The Blink Outdoor Camera packs a lot of useful features into a small home security camera—including a good weather-resistant rating. It can also be used inside. If you want one camera that can do double-duty, this is a great option. Best of all, it only costs about $20 more to go with the Outdoor camera over the Blink Indoor camera.
It’s powered by batteries, so it doesn’t need it to live near an outlet. This grants you the flexibility to keep an eye on what’s going on inside the house or on the back deck.
We didn’t even bother mounting the Outdoor camera. It was just so darn useful to put it on the picnic table to watch for a car to pull into the driveway, then on the porch to watch for a package, and then inside to watch the pets.
Of course, if you want a dedicated outdoor camera, mounting it somewhere permanently is ideal so it doesn’t get knocked over. Installation is easy. It just takes two screws and a few minutes to attach the Outdoor camera to its forever home.
Because it has two-way talk, you can use the Blink Outdoor in a pinch as a video doorbell substitute. No need to add another piece of hardware to keep an eye on packages or talk to visitors when you’re not home.
Pro BulletBattery powered
Picks up background noise
Con BulletSmall video width
Specification: Blink Outdoor Camera: Most versatile
Field of view
Record and view in 1080p HD video during the day and with infrared HD night vision after dark.
View captured images in 640 x 360 nHD
Camera frame rate
Up to 30 fps
71 x 71 x 31 mm
Immedia Proprietary – AC1002B, 4 cores / 200 MHz
Camera battery: 2 AA 1.5V lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries Sync Module 2 power: 100-220V AC to 5V DC converter included.
Always-on high-speed internet connection (such as broadband, fiber, or DSL). Wifi network: 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n.