We've been smartening up various aspects of our homes and, in recent years, it's become a whole lot easier to install a smart home security system of your choice too. With HD security cameras becoming super affordable, there's little-to-no reason that you wouldn't add some cameras to your home. And right now, you can pick up the Blink XT2 camera kits (opens in new tab) at Amazon with 25% off. That's absolutely exceptional value and drops entry-level pricing down to just $75. These kits have never gone lower. But the real kicker? That's the free Amazon Echo Dot thrown in with your purchase. What a little Black Friday treat that is.
Blink XT2 Smart Security Cameras + Echo Dot (opens in new tab)
These operate on AA batteries that are designed to last for up to two years so you can install them just about anywhere. They can be used inside or outside so take your pick. All the kits are 25% off and get you an Echo Dot at no extra cost.
There are a bunch of options available for purchase from the 1-camera kit (opens in new tab) to a huge 5-camera set (opens in new tab), but if you can't find the one that meets your needs, you can always add on an extra camera (opens in new tab) for just $70 each. The cameras operate on two AA batteries each, so there are no wires to deal with when mounting them. This adds versatility to the kits and gives you the freedom to install them where you want, instead of where you can get them powered. The batteries are said to last for up to two years, depending of course on the motions it captures, the amount of live viewing you do, and more.
You can use these cameras inside your home or outside. They offer two-way audio so you can hear and talk to whomever is on the other side of the camera right from your phone, anywhere in the world. Blink continues to add new features via software updates in the app, like the ability to schedule the arming and disarming of the cameras, the ability to configure cameras individually for notification preferences, and more.
Of course, you can use your bundled Echo Dot to add voice control and even speak to any visitors. On top of that, you can use it on its own to ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
One of the biggest highlights here is that Blink does not charge a monthly fee to access the footage the cameras record. Most other companies are charging a few bucks a month, so that's an additional cost savings by going with this kit. Be sure to check out our full review of these cameras, and then grab some for yourself today!
Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.
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