Best Accessories for Blink Security Systems 2021
Blink home security cameras are affordable and versatile models for protecting your home, but you won’t unlock their full potential until you combine them with these Blink security accessories. We’ve collected the best mounting brackets, cables, and tech for the newest generation of cams and the original XT and XT2, including official Blink accessories that you’ll need to use more than one camera at once. Improve your Blink home security system with these handy accessories.
The best Blink security accessories
Blink home security cameras are excellent on their own, but to create a functioning Blink system of cameras, the Sync Module 2 is a vital purchase if you don’t already own it. With it and a USB drive like the Sandisk 64GB USB 3.0, you can store motion-activated clips from up to ten cameras locally to your PC. If you don’t pay for this upfront, you’ll have to pay a monthly fee for a cloud subscription plan starting in 2021, which will cost you much more than the hardware in the long run.
We also highly recommend you invest in an official Blink Battery Extender for any Blink Indoor or Blink Outdoor you purchase. In theory, the built-in 2-year battery life for these cams works great on its own. Still, most cameras don’t live up to the company’s lofty promises — especially outdoor cams mounted to observe high-movement areas where they’ll detect motion frequently. Double the actual capacity of your cams, and you won’t be disappointed.
Any other Blink security accessories you buy will depend on which cams you own and where you need to place them for the best security angle. Out of all the perfectly functional accessories we found, we’d recommend the Hidden Mount Case / Pencil Holder because it makes installing your Mini simple and makes you feel a bit like a spy.