A few months ago, we covered the fact that Blink had announced a video doorbell to their smart home camera line-up. There doorbell was going to feature and HD resolution (at the time was unknown what that resolution was going to be) and launch sometime in 2018.
Since then we have discovered a wealth of information to look forward to when the camera does release. First, they are including a 720p resolution (now we have an answer there). The price of $99 will be for current Blink customers that already have the system, else $129 total if you need the Blink hub as well. This still keeps the camera within an affordable range compared to many of their competition. It will feature the typical options you’d expect to find in a video doorbell, and offer a wire-free design to keep installation user-friendly. Instead of having to rip your old doorbell out and figure out where to run what, the doorbell will be completely wireless, running up to two years on a pair of AA batteries. Not bad if it can pull it off.
To make the deal sweeter though, they won’t be charging for their cloud storage option. No charge means no monthly fees, which really changes things a bit since the competition does require a monthly fee, usually starting around $3-$6 a month.
So there are a number of things to look forward to, including the release date which might be happening sometime around March of this year. In the meantime, if you have been following along, then you now you know a little more than you did before.
You can find out what Blink currently has available here on Amazon, where you will also be able to find the doorbell once it releases.