I got interested in blink primarily as a home monitoring solution. I started with one XT camera on an exterior doorway so I could see who’s at the door, get a visual confirmation of my wife and/or kids coming home, stuff like that.
I don’t personally need a professionally monitored security system. And if I were to spring for one, I would be highly skeptical of one that’s primarily a cloud-based system.
I suppose if the 4G sync module were released, and the system could still function even if a user’s home internet connection was down, AND the blink cloud was down, it would still be worth considering.
I agree with @egnj that we need to have the option to adjust individual camera sensitivity based on time of day (or possibly other conditions too). That was one of the most useful features of the SmartThings integration for me. At this point, I don’t really care whether blink ever integrates with SmartThings again, and I think the likelihood of that happening is pretty much nil.
More options in the IFTTT channel are needed and could replicate much of the functionality we lost when the ST integration was blocked anyway.
Lastly, you guys have a mobile app (obviously), you should be able to offer native geolocation function for arming/disarming the cameras (again, on an individual camera basis, not just sync module/system-wide basis).
Thanks for listening, Nick. I hope that the blink engineers/devs and management are listening too. And I suppose if the corporate overlords at Amazon aren’t listening, this is largely an exercise in futility .