I’m a new Blink user … love the product, but I wanted to add my voice to those requesting / wanting / needing to enable or disable alerts on a PER CAMERA basis. The default behavior is that you can only either disable or enable motion detection (and therefore) recording and alerts on a systemwide or PER CAMERA basis.
Just like @stevemcmillen, I’ve got lots of alerts from my porch and front yard cams, but very few from my backyard and back of house cams. I’d like to disable front yard and/or porch alerts only on a PER CAMERA basis (therefore in the app) so that I still have a video record of activity that I can review, while still being able to independently leave alerts enabled for the rear cameras.
It would be extremely easy to add an alert on/off toggle to the PER CAMERA settings screen. Even better would be to allow alert scheduling on a per camera basis. Why? Because I’d ideally want alerts for the front or porch cameras only during certain hours (e.g. late at night, or when we’re away), while the back cameras should always alert. However, if we’re working or entertaining in the backyard for hours, we’d like to individually disable alerts only for those cameras … while still having the option to continue quietly recording whenever motion is detected.
Lastly, there needs to be a way in the app to mark all video clips as “viewed” without actually viewing each of them one by one. When I visit the clip vault, I frequently have dozens and dozens of clips that I do not need or wish to view based on the time and/or camera and my knowledge of what was going on at the time. Yet, if I want to reset the yellow dot on the clips folder which indicates that there are new, unviewed clips, I must laboriously and tediously visit and view a little of each clip. Solution: add a “mark all as viewed” button to that clip vault screen.
On playback, a nice added convenience would be if there was an continuous playback option such that playback automatically proceeds from one clip to the next. Currently one must keep hitting the next (or previous) button.
Also, at least on my iPad, there is a bug where the clip playback window sometimes overlaps and partially obscures the time and date of recording (above the playback window) and also half obscures the playback controls (below the playback window). When it happens, the time and date are more than half obscured, so deciphering this text is very difficult when this occurs (you have to exit back out to the clip vault in order to see time & day of recording). It only seems to occur only after launching the app manually (instead of from a motion notification). My guess is that when the bug occurs, the vertical scaling on the video playback window is off … and so the video window partially overlaps things it shouldn’t both on the top and bottom.