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Amazon sheds light on your potential intruders with Blink Floodlight • TechCrunch


Weighing in at $100, Amazon’s new Blink Floodlight Camera brings more brightness and smarts to its camera lineup. The company also launched an all-new $30 Blink Mini Pan Tilt Mount, giving safety-conscious customers the ability to look around a little more than before.

The two new additions to the Blink family were launched at Amazon’s fall event today – you can see our full event coverage here!

Blink Wired Floodlight Camera

Amazon sheds light on your potential intruders with Blink Floodlight • TechCrunch

Who’s there? Picture credits: Amazon

The Blink Wired Floodlight Camera adds powerful LED lighting and Amazon’s own AZ2 processors to process video footage locally without having to stream video to the cloud for AI intelligence.

“The Blink Wired Floodlight Camera is our first wired floodlight, and it adds to the existing line of easy-to-use, reliable, and affordable security devices that help customers keep tabs on their homes,” said Mike Harris. , COO at Blink. “With an all-in-one lighting and security design and a sub-$100 price tag, it offers a mix of performance and value that’s hard to beat. Plus, it leverages Amazon’s silicon intelligence, allowing us to offer features like computer vision and local video processing for the first time.

At $100, the Blink Wired Floodlight Camera is a competitively priced camera solution. It includes the features you’re used to from other smart camera vendors, including “favorite motion detection” areas and people detection, so cats, badgers and butterflies don’t send unnecessary notifications to your phone.

The LED lights put out 2,600 lumens of light and the camera can record in 1080p, with high definition live view available. The camera has the ability to store video clips locally, using the optional USB flash drive and a “Sync Module 2”. By using a Blink subscription plan, you can also keep your videos and photos in the cloud for later inspection.

Mini Panoramic Tilt Indicator

Amazon sheds light on your potential intruders with Blink Floodlight • TechCrunch

I feel like someone is watching me. Picture credits: Amazon

The Blink Mini Pan Tilt Mount is the Blink Mini camera’s best friend, giving it the power to pan and tilt so you can look around, track your pets, kids, and burglars through your home .

Amazon’s Blink Mini is the company’s entry-level $35 camera. The new Mini Pan Tilt mount is $30 and can be added to an existing camera by simply plugging the camera in with the included USB-C cable. If you want a whole new bundle, you can buy it with a camera for $60. It gives users the ability to pan (look side to side) and tilt (up and down) using the Blink app. The stand gives you full 360 degree coverage of the room.

The Blink Wired Floodlight Camera will be available in the coming months in the US for $99.99, while the Blink Mini Pan Tilt is available for pre-order today in the US and Canada. Both devices can be found on Amazon’s Blink microsite.

The story has been updated with additional information and images from Blink.

learn more about Amazon's Fall Event, September 28, 2022

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