Blink

1 August 2014Technology

From the recently funded Kickstarter project:

Meet Blink, the one-of-a-kind home monitoring system that’s ultra-affordable, simple to set up, and equally perfect for renters or homeowners. Our stylish, totally wire-free design houses innovative HD video technology, plus motion and temperature sensors, to deliver instant home insight through the Blink app for your iOS or Android device.

Blink is battery-powered and truly wire-free, so it’s simple to place, position and move within any environment. Create a system that covers your entryways and windows, monitors the garage, or keeps a watchful eye over the kids’ rooms (or even the cookie jar). Plus, our unique technology delivers more than a full year of battery life for extended, no-hassle peace of mind.

Not the prettiest design and raises the same privacy concerns as Sense by storing video clips on a remote server, but this is the type of home monitoring device I’ve been waiting for. When I previously researched buying a Dropcam, I abandoned the idea because of the requirement of positioning the device near a power source. Blink’s lack of monthly fees is a great selling feature as well.