I wanted to share a personal story of how Blink has influenced my life, particularly because it is relevant at the present moment…
Last Summer (when I started working for Blink) my then 85 year old grandpa decided he wanted to upgrade from his ancient flip phone to a basic smart phone so he could view the Blink cameras I installed in my grandparent’s house. I had initially installed a few indoor cameras throughout the main living areas of the house so I could occasionally check in on them while I was at school and ensure that if I couldn’t reach them it wasn’t because of a fall or some other accident.
Fast forward to about a month ago and my grandpa fell and suffered a compression fracture in his back when I wasn’t there. Because I had my Blink cameras installed, including an XT at the front door, I was able to monitor everything that was happening after I found out that he fell and ensure he was taken to the hospital with my grandma. Although my Grandma was there to help him, it definitely gave me some peace of mind to be able to monitor the situation and make sure everything was going ok.
Following his fall, my grandpa has been in the hospital and in rehab for about a month so he could recover his strength and gain the ability to walk again. While he has been there I made sure he had access to his smartphone the whole time because I know how much it meant to him to be able to check on my Grandma while she was at home alone and be able to see her when they couldn’t be together (they’ve been married for 65 years). Although we make sure to visit him and call him as much as we can, I occasionally see the blue light of our indoor cameras pop on and know he is checking in to make sure everyone is doing well and that my grandma is safe.