I have also experienced a problem with shady neighbors using a jamming device on my blink cameras. Less than a month after installing my Blink XT the neighbor started jamming the signal. Initially when the problem started I didn’t make an issue of it, but it was apparent that something was being used to jam the signal.
Before you ask how I know… I installed a smart light outside and the light was constantly going offline. Then I noticed a trend: when I was in my front rooms – either the kitchen or bedroom and was using a wifi based device, those devices would lose their wifi signals – Fire Tablet, Smart TV, Laptop, inside camera and smart light all lost their wifi signal when the neighbor walks pass my condo.
Five months later the videos were distorted or it appeared as though a flash went off during the video. The videos were so badly distorted that you could barely make out the person. In January 2020, the same neighbor and now a girlfriend are going jam happy on that camera to the point that it could barely maintain a wifi connection. Blink’s tech support connected to my system everything appeared fine. After I sent them a few videos, they replaced that camera. I installed 2 Blink XT2 cameras in October and those were fine until the week of February 24th! The neighbors upped their jamming game a few weeks ago and whatever they’re using completely took the XT offline and jammed the XT2 positioned nearest to the XT. The XT2 appeared to be online and operating fine, until I noticed that it hadn’t detected live motion for hours. I called tech support and asked if they could tell me when the live motion stopped… It was at the same time that the 3rd Blink recorded my neighbor passing my condo. During the week of March 2nd it happened again. Fortunately, the XT and 3rd Blink was able to record the neighbors girlfriend, but the 2nd Blink XT2 was jammed and no longer able to record live motion. Again, I called tech support and was told the camera detected motion but was unable to record due to some type of interference. The jamming is not the primary issue for me. The constant use of the jamming devices damages the cameras. Also, when the camera goes offline, the only solution is to remove the batteries and put back in, but what happens if you’re on vacation… The cameras remain offline.
On February 3rd, I installed the xFi offered through xFinity that has a monitoring system that detects outside attacks. Within 2 days, there were 6 hacking attempts made to a different security camera – not a Blink camera. I have to speak with xFinity to see why their systems aren’t recording the attempts on the Blink cameras.
BTW, I live in FL and noticed that someone posted about a similar problem a year ago. Either FL has the craftiest crooks or the dumbest ones. Jamming devices are illegal in FL, however, when I spoke with my local police I was told that my neighbor has as much right to own and use a jamming device as I do to own security cameras… Camera mic dropped!