If you need a little peace of mind while you're out of the house or away on vacation, consider getting a security camera set up inside your home. You can also use it to keep an eye on your pets or kids when you're out and about. One of our favorite models on the market is the Blink Mini because it's small and inexpensive. Plus, it even works with Alexa-powered devices so you can control it with your voice. It was already very affordable at just $35 retail, but it's currently on sale on Amazon for 30 percent off, making it just $24.
You'll get Full HD live streaming and two-way audio, so you can talk to house guests via the Blink app. The camera detects motion too. It's certainly good enough to be a fan favorite, with over 160,000 five-star ratings on Amazon.
"I have an elderly family member in a care home and needed some extra peace of mind that she was being cared for properly," shared a five-star fan. "This camera allows me to see what I need to see and also check in with her. I can communicate with her from the talk function, which is wonderful because the cell service is horrible there, so we can communicate perfectly via wifi on the camera. If you have little ones or elderly family members this is a perfect buy."
Another said it's worth every penny. "I didn't expect much for $25. I was wrong! This mini camera was easy to set up and detects motion immediately for me. I have this pointing out my second floor window towards the street. [...] Everything about this camera exceeded my expectations. I turned off night vision and the active lights in order to see through the window at night and it still provides a clear picture and detects motion flawlessly. I'm extremely impressed and will be purchasing more cameras after only one day of use. Your money is very well spent on this mini camera!!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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