If you want a truly wireless camera system that is as hassle-free as it can possibly be, there’s really only one system you should even bother considering. Blink XT Home Security Camera System offers all the same features as comparable wire-free systems, but it has one huge advantage over everything else out there: insane battery life. Each camera is powered by two regular old AA batteries, and they last for a whopping two years on average before you need to change them. Similar cameras typically last for three or four months at most! The 1-camera Blink XT package costs just $129, and there are packages with up to 5 cameras available as well. Then once you’re set up, you can always add on individual cameras whenever you need to.
Here are the key details from the product page:
- WEATHERPROOF FOR OUTDOOR OR INDOOR USE: Place and move your wireless Blink camera anywhere around your home both inside and out. Start off with a small system and expand to up to 10 cameras on one Blink Sync Module
- MOTION DETECTOR: Built-in motion sensor alarm, when motion detector is triggered, Wi-Fi cameras will send an alert to your smartphone and record a short clip of the event to the cloud
- BATTERY POWERED SECURITY SYSTEM: Wireless home camera with 2-year battery life, powered by 2 AA Lithium batteries (included), data is sent from IP cameras over Wi-Fi
- SMART HOME VIDEO SECURITY WITH HD VIDEO: Simple self-install home monitoring in minutes; easy to control wireless cameras with the free Blink Home Monitor iOS or Android app (Requires iOS 9.3 or Android 4.4 KitKat or higher)
- FREE CLOUD STORAGE: Totally wire-free, with no monthly fees or service contract required