The 3 best surveillance cameras to protect your home

The 3 best surveillance cameras to protect your home
The 3 best surveillance cameras to protect your home

Are you looking for a security camera that won’t let you down at the first gust of wind, or the first winter?

The Blink Outdoor 4 might just be your new silent guardian. With its promise of a battery lasting up to two years (yes, you read correctly, two years!), this little wonder is here to last.

I installed it myself, a real breeze. No need to be a DIY pro, a few minutes are enough to set up this box that is resistant to our summers, but especially our winters.

The image quality, in 1080p HD, is impeccable. Every detail counts and with the Blink Outdoor 4, there is no shortage of details. I was particularly impressed by the sharpness of the nighttime images. The infrared in this model does a remarkable job, even in almost complete darkness.

Every movement, even minimal, is detected. Sometimes it borders on overzealous, especially if you live in a busy neighborhood. Imagine receiving notifications every time the wind shakes the branches outside your window! Fortunately, you can easily adjust the camera’s sensitivity and motion detection zones, so you only receive useful alerts.

Its only fault? The obligation to take out a subscription for the storage and subsequent viewing of videos ($5/month per device, or $15/month for an unlimited number of cameras) or via the additional purchase of a local Sync module.

My verdict:

  • Effectiveness: 4.5/5
  • Use: 4/5
  • Price: 4/5
  • Quality: 4.5/5

Advantages and disadvantages of the Blink Outdoor 4

Buy if…

  • You’re looking for a long-lasting monitoring solution without the hassle of frequent recharging.
  • You demand a crystal-clear image, even when owls are the only witnesses at night.
  • “Alexa, show me who’s in the aisle” is a phrase you dream of saying.

Don’t buy it if…

Features of the Blink Outdoor 4

  • Video resolution: 1080p HD.
  • Night vision with integrated infrared.
  • Field of view: 143° diagonal, covers a wide area without requiring repositioning.
  • Battery life: Up to two years with the two included AA lithium batteries.
  • Works with Alexa for easy integration into smart homes.
  • Data storage: Local storage options via Sync module with USB drive (not included) or cloud subscription (paid).
  • Weight: Lightweight, only 112 grams, ideal for flexible installation.
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