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[Amazon.ca] Blink XT2 Wifi Security Camera Kit (5 pack) $374.99

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Sr. Member
Dec 25, 2010
894 posts
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Vancouver

[Amazon.ca] Blink XT2 Wifi Security Camera Kit (5 pack) $374.99

Amazon has the Blink XT2 five camera pack on for $374.99, so only $75 per camera. Good deal if you need a number of cameras to cover your property properly. Blink has free cloud storage (limited but adequate) and uses easily replaceable AA lithium batteries.

Currently back-ordered. Order now for stock arriving July 30.

Comparison of battery life, detection rates, and other features of the main battery-operated wifi security camera systems:
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Jr. Member
Oct 24, 2010
185 posts
75 upvotes
Toronto
Seems like a decent price. I am wondering if it will be a little bit cheaper for prime day? Going to sit on it.
Member
Dec 11, 2008
248 posts
147 upvotes
Toronto
I ordered these Monday and received the order Tuesday afternoon.

I wish Canada Post could deliver this fast. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Aug 15, 2006
323 posts
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bam136 wrote: Seems like a decent price. I am wondering if it will be a little bit cheaper for prime day? Going to sit on it.
Rumor is prime day is in Sept
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Aug 1, 2009
222 posts
188 upvotes
Ontario
Amazing price, if you feel you need 5 cameras, these look amazing and get great reviews!
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Jun 13, 2017
465 posts
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Ajax, Ontario
bam136 wrote: Seems like a decent price. I am wondering if it will be a little bit cheaper for prime day? Going to sit on it.
Not sure. According to camel, the lowest for this particular one was $349.99 last August.

I got mine, which was like 1st or 2nd generation for like $300. It was a 3-camera kit.
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ArloCopter
Newbie
Dec 10, 2019
26 posts
31 upvotes
Vancouver
I had these cameras since January and they are pretty good quality. Good part is they can be wire or wireless. Free storage is nice to have. Pros are that they you have to keep clicking to continue the stream of video and if not then it shuts off the live view. There is some lag when you want to view the live view. Sometimes even with sensitivity set it won't detect people walking by, apparently it's heat sensor.

If I had to buy a set of cameras again I'd avoid blink cameras.
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Dec 12, 2006
1056 posts
121 upvotes
Calgary
Lol, you had me sold in your first few sentences and then did a complete 180.
Newbie
Nov 26, 2013
26 posts
13 upvotes
Thornhill, ON
Agreed the lag was a downfall of these cameras; you'd get a notification shortly after it happened and wouldn't be able to live view until the clip of the event had been sent. There's a beta fix they're calling "early notification" in the settings that seems to have helped however. I've joined a few events in real-ish time.
Considering the cost vs other systems, the wired and cordless capabilities, and the free storage, if you get these at a good price, I would bite.
Member
Mar 21, 2010
383 posts
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I've had these since last November and they are great. The free cloud storage is awesome. It seems they are moving to a pay-per-month model (for the new Blink product) and so hopefully they keep it free.
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Nov 15, 2007
651 posts
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I bought this from Bestbuy a few weeks ago. I am going to return it. Problem is that the live view isn't live at all, the delay of the video is about 4 seconds.
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Jul 15, 2019
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PierreV851 wrote: Pros are that they you have to keep clicking to continue the stream of video and if not then it shuts off the live view.
I think you mean this is a con. This is my biggest gripe of the Blink cameras - wish it could let you do continuous surveillance. I guess if you want that then definitely look elsewhere. Otherwise it's decent for the price. You get what you pay for. I have a Blink camera on my front door as well as a Ring doorbell. Kind of redundant but I find it's faster to see live view through Blink than Ring.

I didn't know there was a delay, but maybe YMMV based on network strength?
Member
Dec 11, 2008
248 posts
147 upvotes
Toronto
andrewonice wrote: How do these stand up in Canadian winter?
This is a good question.
Batteries don't handle the cold very well, below freezing.

There are companies that sell solar panels (Wasserstein) that will also power and/or charge the batteries in various cameras but they claim that they don't work below freezing.
I've been trying to get an answer out of them, if their battery will still provide power in below freezing temps but they will not answer that question.
Frustrating.

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