Blink Introduces Video Doorbell

Blink, maker of one of the more popular home security camera systems on the market, has announced a new product — the Blink Video Doorbell.

Blink

Blink’s Video Doorbell is immediately notable for its low price, as the doorbell camera will start at $100 for users who are already in the Blink ecosystem. The doorbell works with existing Blink products, as expected. (The Blink system is also compatible with IFTTT, in addition to Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.)

The Blink Video Doorbell System — for customers who aren’t already Blink users — is $130. An additional Doorbell Chime is also being shown on Blink’s page, but no pricing information is available as of yet.

It appears that the small doorbell camera won’t take up much space on a door frame. Video Doorbell will come with a black and silver clip-on cover, and users will also be able to buy a white and bronze clip-on cover.

Blink’s first video doorbell will feature a live view, two-way audio, motion detection, video alerts, and night vision. The doorbell boasts HD video, though no further specifics are given on Blink’s webpage.

Blink

The weatherproof video doorbell works with a mobile app. Blink is offering free cloud storage, and the company claims the two AA lithium batteries which power the unit can run Video Doorbell for two years.

Blink claims that “Almost all existing home doorbell wiring will be able to connect to the doorbell through the simple connection of 2 wires to the back of the doorbell unit.” The Video Doorbell FAQ page also offers simple instructions on installing the doorbell.

Video Doorbell has no ship date listed yet, with Blink only saying the product will be released “in the coming months.” Blink is currently allowing interested customers to sign up for early access by entering an email address on the Video Doorbell’s web page.

For more information, read our review of the Blink Indoor Camera or our review of the best home security cameras. 

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy is the former editor in chief of Security Baron. Before, he has worked as a freelance writer and editor at websites like Wirecutter.com and iLounge.com along with publications like the Lockport Union Sun & Journal and the Greater Niagara Newspapers. With digital and print experience under his belt, Phil has a passion for all things technology including home security, cyber security, and the smart home. His bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park initially landed Phil his first job at the Beaver County Times, which has lead to over 15 years of experience as a journalist.

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