The Blink Home Security Camera System is a new device that is the byproduct of a recent Kickstarter campaign. They have a lot of lofty product plans as they try to fit the product space that’s halfway between a home security camera and an affordable home security system. The mounts provided with the Blink Home Security Camera System are very limited. We are going to recommend some alternative mounts for the Blink Camera.
We don’t review cameras on this site but can recommend this thorough review on the Blink Home Security Camera System.
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely you may already have a Blink System. The system includes a sync module and one or more cameras. The sync module plugs into the wall and all the Blink cameras attach to this little white box. The cameras are completely wireless. They are powered with a pair of Lithium batteries.
The mount that is included with each Blink camera attaches to the back of the camera. You can then attach the camera to a wall or ceiling. The Blink camera is very small measuring 2.77” x 2.77” x 1.17” and weighing in at 3.3 oz (including the batteries). That means there are some mounts with expandable cradles that will fit the Blink camera. Let’s take a look at what’s available.
A suction cup mount comes in handy for attaching your camera to a window. As for recommendations, I have used and really like the Arkon MegaGrip Suction Cup Windshield and Dash Mount. The mount features a vacuum locked suction assembly attached to a pivoting arm. The cradle opens and closes at a push of a button and expands up to 3.4 inches so it will fit the camera with room to spare. The camera can swivel into any orientation.
A similar type of mount that might be even better is the Arkon MegaGrip Flexible Gooseneck Suction Mount. This mount has the same holder as the last which opens to 3.4 inches which holds the 2.77″ wide camera just fine. The 8.5″ flexible stem can be bent into any orientation and is handy for getting around objects and corners. The suction cup has a vacuum mechanism to improve adhesion.
The last mount to discuss is one that can be used on a round rail. The Arkon MegaGrip Handlebar Mount comes with the same cradle that opens to 3.4″. These mounts will fit any round rail or bar up to 1.25 inches in diameter. These mounts are typically used on motorcycles but they will fit your camera as well. The mount comes with a safety strap that would not be used on stationary platforms like a rail.
You may have noticed that these mounts aren’t made specifically for a Blink camera. These are typically used as phone mounts for places like a car or motorcycle. But that’s the purpose of this site, to uncover mounts that you may not have discovered before. Although these mounts are normally used for a phone, the size of this particular cradle is perfect for use with your camera. Remember, the camera is 2.77″ wide and the MegaGrip cradle is 3.4 inches so it’s going to fit perfectly. You can feel confident that if these mounts hold up well in a moving car or on a motorcycle, they will work out well at home with your camera. All of these mounts come with a 2-year warranty from the manufacturer.