When I bought Blink, I bought it with the promise that Blink would allow external storage. Fast forward several years later and there is has been no movement to allow this. I, along with others in the IT world, do not like footage of my home and private life recorded and stored outside of my home. I want the ability to handle my data on my terms, not yours.
I love Blink. I have added 2 cameras outside to my two internal cameras and all working well. No issues with the app on my OnePlus 5T. What people fail to realise is that this is more of an alarm system than a system you monitor constantly. What would be great is a quicker re-arm time. Your house coukd be carried out by the time the cameras re-arm. Also, once one camera is triggered the other cameras don't seem to record till the whole system rearms 10 seconds later. Also, when the system is triggered you cannot live view while the camera is recording. Quality is excellent. All in all I still give this a 5 stars.
New update didn't fix various error messages. Camera busy, system busy, live view failed, something went wrong, video stopped unexpectedly. Buggy software. Android 7.0 Deleted camera. Reinstalled batteries. Synced camera. All good.
I like being able to view my vacation home in another state while I'm away. I only use it for viewing outside, however everything is fine with the way it works. I do, however, have the following suggestions for enhancements to the app: 1- a small time stamp on the snapshot or video so when it is emailed or texted to someone the time is on there 2- the ability to schedule a video or a snapshot Through the scheduling option. A recurring hourly short video or snapshot would be very helpful 3- the ability to store self triggered video or snapshots on the server along with the ones that are taken automatically. Personally, I've never gone over 4% of my allotted storage so I don't think it would be an issue. If that option is not feasible maybe the software could let us designate a place in memory on our device or external storage, there the server option would be my first choice 4- a more permanent mount for outside that would deter thefts of the camera I made a lot of these suggestions months ago and still have not seen any progress towards implementing them.
Simple to use. Would like notifications to be sent while recording, not afterwards.
Attempting to view saved video is crashing the application after latest update.
Bug fixes and interface improvements.