Blink XT is an outdoor IP camera that is battery-powered and loaded with attractive features for the security-minded individual. Its weatherproof design combined with an internal power source shoot it to the top of our list, bypassing those that require an outlet nearby. Just how good is the battery life? Blink promises up to two years of use before it needs a refresh. This impressive longevity is due to the way that the new XT model operates. It records in five to sixty second clips depending on your settings versus continual monitoring.

A myriad of sensors help to detect movement and changes in environment with an eye on maximizing battery life. Motion and temperature detectors highlight the list of features that includes a IP-65 rating for protection against the elements. Blink is also introducing Alexa compatibility on this model, which allows users to control the camera via voice in addition to a smartphone app. Perhaps best of all is Blink’s commitment to free cloud storage, which can be quite pricey with similar products. The XT Outdoor Camera is available for pre-order today with a $119 price tag.

If you’re in the market for an all-weather camera today, we recommend the Nest Cam Outdoor that’s currently on sale for $182.87 (Reg. $200).

Our most popular requested features has been to take the affordable indoor camera that our customers absolutely love and release an official outdoor version. With the Blink XT, you can now protect your entire home, inside and out, with the same video-first security that you have come to love. Water-resistant unit features temperature sensors to ensure clear, HD-quality video no matter what the forecast entails. New in XT, allows for round-the-clock surveillance day or night.

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