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Blink Mini is the perfect cheap security camera for most people

Published May 6th, 2024 7:43AM EDT
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Plenty of people out there have embraced smart home tech. They have all sorts of web-connected devices around their homes, and they love all the complex scenes and automations they’ve created. But the smart home industry is still very overcomplicated, and not everyone wants to deal with the hassle. They just want a few home security cameras that are cheap, easy to set up, and easy to use.

If that describes you, then you should definitely check out the Blink Mini — especially while it’s on sale for just $19.99 per camera. Practically anyone can set up Blink Mini in a matter of minutes, and you’ll be streaming live video from any room in your house in no time. Plus, Blink is an Amazon brand, so the Blink Mini works great with Alexa. That means you can say things like “Alexa, show me the living room camera,” and you’ll enjoy smart home functionality without the hassle of setting up a smart home hub.

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Ring is definitely Amazon’s most popular video doorbell and home security camera brand. And there are also plenty of great Ring Video Doorbell deals available right now if you’re interested. But Amazon has another brand that makes great home security cameras, and they’re an even better option for many people.

Starting with the Blink Mini home security camera, this is one of the most popular cameras out there among our readers. The Blink Mini couldn’t be any easier to set up and use, plus it’s one of the cheapest home security cams out there.

I personally recommend Blink home security cameras to friends and family all the time. I even set up a Blink camera system at my parents’ house. They love it because it’s easy to use in Blink’s smartphone app. Plus, the wireless Blink Outdoor models I gave them have 2-year battery life, which means they almost never need to worry about them.

But the most popular Blink camera is definitely the Blink Mini, and Amazon’s current deal drops it to one of the lowest prices ever. The Blink Mini installs in mere minutes, and it’s so easy to use, just like the rest of Blink’s lineup.

The regular $30 retail price for the Blink Mini camera is already among the lowest you’ll find for home security cameras. But right now, while it’s on sale, you can load up and as many as you want for only $19.99 each.

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If you also happen to be in the market for a video doorbell, you can pick up a Blink bundle and save some money. At just $79.98 for a Blink Video Doorbell & Blink Mini bundle, you’ll probably spend less on both cameras than you would on a single video doorbell from another brand.

At its full retail price, the Blink Video Doorbell is one of the cheapest wireless video doorbells you can buy. And the best part is that just about anyone can install it anywhere in 15 minutes or so. Or, there’s also a wired option so you can connect it to the wires from your existing doorbell. That way, you never need to worry about charging it.

This model has tens of thousands of 5-star ratings on Amazon. Read the reviews, and you’ll see that people love it because it’s so easy to use. Plus, if you have an Echo Show or another Alexa gadget with a screen, you can set it to show you who’s at your door anytime someone approaches.

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Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.