Home Security is no longer a wise choice, it is necessary. Whether it’s your property, pet, or family, a home security camera system so that you are aware of what happens at your property 27/7.
The Blink XT vs XT2 are home security systems that are discrete and easy to use. We are going to compare the specifications of the two security cameras, taking a closer look at the functions, set up, and value for money. You will be able to find a comparison chart and some pros and cons before our final verdict.
Let’s begin with how the Blink XT and the Blink XT2 are similar.
Let’s recap with a comparison chart of the Blink XT and the Blink XT2 followed by some pros and cons.
For the sake of this article, we will be looking at the kit with one camera. You can buy kits with more cameras and add the cameras on to your system with a maximum of 10 cameras. The cameras are 1080p HD. You can take advantage of live video streaming and image shots.
Motion Detector Alarm
When the Blink XT and the Blink XT2 detect any motion, an alarm is triggered. Via Wi-Fi, a message is sent to your smartphone with a short recording of what has set the alarm off.
You will need to first set up the Blink XT and the Blink XT2 via Wi-Fi. You can then choose to use the cameras from your smartphone or with Alexa (you will need Alexa beforehand or buy it separately).
The Blink XT and the Blink XT2 are incredibly easy to set up in just three steps. First, you need to download the Blink app and create an account. Then you need to plug in the Blink XT or the Blink XT2 and sync it with your Wi-Fi. Finally, pop in the batteries and you are ready to place the camera.
Included with the Blink XT and the Blink XT2 are 2 AA lithium batteries. These batteries have up to two years of life. On top of that, you will be able to see the battery life on the app.
For use at night, the Blink XT and the Blink XT2 have infrared night vision and the option for LED illumination.
With an IP65 rating, the Blink XT and the Blink XT2 can be used indoors or outdoors as they are water-resistant.
Field of View
The Blink XT and the Blink XT2 have a diagonal field of view of 110º.
The Blink App
The Blink app is free to download and compatible with Android 5.0 or higher and iOS 10.3 or higher. From the app, you can set up your camera, add cameras, set schedules, see your alarms, and obviously watch live streaming videos.
You will get free cloud storage with the Blink XT and the Blink XT2. This way, you can save hundreds of clips for up to a year with no extra monthly fees.
You will receive a 1-year limited warranty with the Blink XT and the Blink XT2.
Now that we have covered what makes the Blink XT and the Blink XT2 similar, we will talk about the two features that make the difference.
There is nothing that sets them apart in terms of design. They are both black. You will also receive a black sync module that has power and Wi-Fi light indicators. Even their size is the same.
It really is a very compact camera at 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches. It weighs just 3.15oz.
This camera is also 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches; however, it weighs a fraction more at 4.19oz.
The Winner Is- A Tie
This may well be the deciding factor if you want to enjoy two-way communication.
There is no two-way communication with the Blink XT.
With the Blink App, you can talk to people in front of your camera thanks to the built-in microphone.
The Winner Is- The Blink XT2
Pros and Cons
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