How to Stay Connected to Your Home

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I can’t help it, I am kind of a crazy dog mom. I dote and fawn over Mochi all day long! When I am not with him, I always want to know that he is safe. Understandably, I cannot be by his side 24/7, so instead, I rely on some tech that allows me to check in with Mochi. Here’s how to stay connected to your home, no matter where you are.

When Ernie and I moved into our new home last month, the first item of business is to make sure the home is safe and secured while we are at work or on vacation.

There are a lot of options for home security in the tech space right now, but we have fallen in love with the ease and reliability of Blink Home Security.

Blink offers affordable and functional video-first home security products for both inside (Blink $99) and outside (Blink XT $129) your home that sends “as it happens” updates directly to smartphones or tablets when motion is detected.

For example, you can place your Blink product facing your back door. When the door opens and motion is detected, an instant alert through a push notification goes to your phone or smartwatch device.

Perks about using Blink

  • Blink products offer two years of battery life on just two AA lithium batteries – double the battery life of its competitors
  • Blink products’ sleek, discreet, completely wire-free design allows Blink’s indoor and outdoor security cameras to fit seamlessly into any home layout
  • You can check-in anytime through Blink’s live view mode, and get push notifications to show motion be detected straight to your connected smartphone.

What I enjoy most about being connected to my home is the ability to turn on the Blink cameras and check in on Mochi. When we first moved to the new home, he was just getting settled in but continuing to panic bark when we left. I felt calmer knowing that he would only bark for a few minutes before laying down on the sofa. If I didn’t have a camera in the house, I would only imagine the on-going barking that would ensue after we left him!

With the ability to place Blink cameras anywhere in the house, the options are endless. It’s great to not have to worry about concealing wires!

If you are also interested in a video doorbell for your home (I am!), you can sign up for their waiting list to be notified when the doorbell is released. It has two-way audio and it will allow you to talk to anyone who comes to your door…no matter where you are!

It’s amazing how far technology has come! Gone are the days of expensive home security systems that were only deemed as a luxury item.

If you have thought about a home security system for your home, check out Blink on Amazon!

 

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10 Comments

  1. Erica wrote:

    Technology is pretty amazing. My oldest son is getting older and starting to stay home alone for short periods of time. It’d be nice to be able to check in on him with this system.

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Hi Erica! This system would be perfect. You can place the camera wherever you want in the house. It’s great to get notified if the door opens. It also lets you know if he has unplugged the cameras 🙂

      Posted 7.23.18 Reply
  2. WOW, these seem pretty cool. I love that they’re wireless and have a battery life of 2 years. That makes them a winner in my book!

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I also love the fact that they are wireless – it also makes it a breeze to set up around the house!

      Posted 7.24.18 Reply
  3. These are the neatest little things. I love the option of the video doorbell mainly because I don’t want to have to put on pants. Glad to hear your pup calmed down, if it were me in my house, I’m pretty sure I’d catch the cats plotting against me.

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      LOL, agreed! There are so many times that the UPS driver comes *just* when I hop into the shower. I swear he’s timing it!
      I love being about to check on Mochi. I only imagined that he was just barking all day since he has the lung capacity to do so. Luckily I can see that he calms down relatively fast.

      Posted 7.24.18 Reply
  4. I have a camera on our front door and find it very helpful. I like the idea of also have a portable option that you could move to different places around the home.

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I am putting a camera on the front door as well! I think it will be a great deterrent for anyone who thinks that grabbing a package off of my front stoop is a good idea 😉

      Posted 7.24.18 Reply
  5. What a great idea for times when being away from home. I like the portable option with Blink. Thanks for the information.

    Posted 7.24.18 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      You’re welcome!

      Posted 7.24.18 Reply