Amazon is currently discounting the Blink XT Home Security Camera (this is the outdoor model), bringing the price down to just $110.49. That is a pretty fantastic price for this security camera right now, knocking around 15-percent off of the regular price. This is also the first time that the Blink XT has been discounted since Prime Day back in July.
The Blink XT is a rather interesting security camera. This one actually runs off of two AA batteries, which are included, and will last around two years before needing to replace them. This is because the data is sent over WiFi from these cameras, and it only sends data when it sees motion. So it is not recording a bunch of dead time, when there's nothing happening. This camera is very simple to install, according to Blink, and it even comes with mounting tools. This is going to allow you to easily mount the Blink XT outside where you need it most. This way you can keep an eye on what's happening outside of your home. This is the outdoor model, which means that it is weatherproof, so you can let it sit outside in the rain, sun, snow and other weather conditions that happen. It also has nightvision, so that it is able to see what's going on at night. You may want to put it near your street lights or porch light, so that it does get at least a little bit of light to use.
One of the great things about the Blink XT is that it does not require a monthly fee for storage of your data. It is all done wire-free, and storage is also absolutely free. Which is pretty impressive. As expected, the Blink XT also works with Amazon Alexa. What this means is that you can ask Alexa to pull up the stream from your camera on your Fire TV, Fire Tablet or the Echo Show/Spot. Which is a great way to check in on what's going on outside, even if you don't have your phone nearby. So if you think something's going on, you can quickly ask Alexa to show you what's happening.
This is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. However, if you are in one of the select areas that has Prime Now, this is also available and you can get it within a couple of hours, if you are in desperate need. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits. That includes Amazon Prime Video, Twitch Prime, and even some benefits at Whole Foods.