Blink cameras have become increasingly popular for their convenience and ease of use in both indoor and outdoor settings. Many people looking to invest in a security camera system often wonder if Blink cameras are waterproof and suitable for various weather conditions.
Blink cameras are not waterproof but some Blink cameras are water resistant, only the Blink Outdoor camera is specifically designed to withstand rain and wet conditions.
However, water resistance is different from being fully waterproof. Blink Outdoor, Blink XT, and XT2 Outdoor Cameras provide a level of water resistance ideal for outdoor use, but additional protective measures may be necessary for extreme weather conditions.
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Blink Camera Waterproof and Weatherproof Features
Blink Outdoor cameras come with an IP65 rating. This rating indicates that the camera is protected against dust ingress and low-pressure water jets from any direction. While not waterproof, it offers a decent level of protection against various weather conditions.
Blink Outdoor cameras are designed to withstand various weather conditions, such as heat, cold, and humidity. This makes them suitable for outdoor use and ensures their functionality is not compromised by external factors. However, it is important to remember that being weather-resistant is not synonymous with being waterproof.
The Blink Outdoor camera provides water resistance, which means it can withstand some exposure to water but is not entirely waterproof. Water resistance is different from waterproofing, as the latter implies the device can be fully submerged in water without any damage. Blink cameras are mostly designed to handle rain and other minor water exposures.
Rain and Flood Resistance
Although not entirely waterproof, Blink cameras can resist rain reasonably well. They can function in rain and offer some level of flood resistance. However, it is crucial to ensure that the cameras are not submerged in water, as this may cause irreversible damage to the device.
Overview of Blink Cameras
In this section, we will provide an overview of the various types of Blink cameras available in the market.
Blink Outdoor is a weather-resistant camera designed for outdoor use with IP65 weather rating. It is a wire-free, battery-powered security camera that offers 1080p video recording, motion detection, and cloud and local storage options. It provides some level of water resistance, allowing it to withstand rain but not completely waterproof.
Blink Indoor is a wireless, battery-powered camera meant for indoor use. It is not waterproof. It offers features such as HD video, motion detection, and two-way audio. It has customizable motion zones and privacy settings to cater to different security needs.
The Blink Mini is a compact, and affordable indoor camera. The Blink Mini is not waterproof. It provides 1080p video, motion detection, and two-way audio, making it an ideal option for monitoring smaller areas such as apartments or small rooms. It requires a power outlet and is not wireless like the other models.
Blink Video Doorbell
Blink Video Doorbell is a doorbell camera that offers high-definition video, two-way audio, and motion-activated alerts. It allows users to see and speak to visitors through the Blink Home Monitor app. It is weather-resistant, so it can withstand outdoor conditions but not completely waterproof.
Blink XT and XT2
Blink XT and XT2 were earlier versions of Blink’s outdoor security cameras, offering a measure of water resistance and able to withstand rain. Both cameras feature 1080p HD video, motion detection, and cloud storage. They are designed to be semi-waterproof and weatherproof but should not be submerged in water or exposed to heavy rain.
Weatherproof Gutter Mount and Case
Blink Outdoor cameras are designed to withstand weather conditions, but you can improve their durability using waterproof gutter mount and case accessories. These enhancements can help provide additional protection to your cameras against direct sunlight, rain, and snow.
- Weatherproof gutter mount: A 360° adjustable mount that can easily attach to a gutter for proper positioning and increased coverage.
- Protective case: Designed to fit snugly over Blink Outdoor cameras, the protective case provides an extra layer of protection against environmental factors like dust and moisture.
Silicone covers offer another way to protect your Blink cameras from the elements. Made from high-quality, weather-resistant silicone material, they provide a snug fit around your cameras while ensuring unobstructed access to the lens unit and other essential components.
- Easy installation: Silicone covers can be effortlessly installed and removed as needed.
- Customizable colors: They are available in various colors that can help your cameras blend seamlessly with their surroundings or make them more visible, depending on your preference.
Taking advantage of these protective accessories can help ensure the longevity of your Blink cameras, allowing them to continue delivering reliable security coverage in various weather conditions.
Warranty and Customer Support
Blink offers a one-year limited warranty (two years for EU/UK) for their Blink Cameras, Video Doorbell, Floodlight, Solar Panel, and Sync Modules. This warranty covers the products against defects in materials and workmanship under ordinary consumer use from the date of original shipment.
In case of any defects within the warranty period, Blink is responsible for repairing or replacing the defective device. It is important to note that the warranty only applies for Blink’s outdoor cameras, such as the Blink Outdoor or Indoor & Outdoor Camera and the Blink XT and XT2 Outdoor Cameras.
Remember, while Blink Outdoor cameras do have some water resistance against rain, it is advised to use additional protective measures, such as a waterproof gutter mount and case for optimal protection.