Blink Security Cameras
Review date: 11/02/2020
Amazon's other line of security cameras--they also own Ring--are these indoor and outdoor Blink security cams. They come in a mini-cam, an indoor cam, and an outdoor cam and feature all the usual: HD video, two-way audio, motion detection and night vision. It's Amazon, so of course these work with Alexa. And they use the tag line, "Just Blink and you're home," which seems a little odd but hey, if it's a Wizard of Oz reference, why not?
What could happen if something goes wrong
Blink was acquired by Amazon in Dec 2017. Amazon's other security camera maker--Ring--has had a plethora of privacy issues they've had to deal with over the past couple years. Blink is not Ring. Blink does not sell users' information. And Blink cameras don't easily work on the Ring Neighbors app that has raised concerns for us around public safety and racism. You can manually upload a video to Neighbors app, but you can do that with any video. All in all, these Blink security cameras don't worry us too much.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, address
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
In December 2019, Blink fixed a security flaw that would allow hackers to hijack the camera.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
2-step verification is required for all logins.
Amazon encourages responsible reporting for security vulerabilities. For Blink, security researchers can report a vulnerability by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.