Checkout this story shared by @Manxman. Thanks for inspiring the creation of this category and thank you to @RightHand and @Icuhowie for also sharing their experiences! [quote=“Manxman, post:1, topic:306, full:true”]
Suggested topic would cover "Why did you buy your Blink system? What features of the system have helped your life? What new proposed features would make your system better? " And so on----
Example- my own short story:
I have used two CCD bullet camera/DVR system for decades surrounding my house in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Central Coast California. The neighborhoods surrounding my house have many houses that are vacant during each day, and some are used as vacation homes that are vacant most of each year. This situation attracts thieves, and my older surveillance systems have worked pretty well to keep burglars away (with warning signs and obviously real cameras). But those old style camera/DVR systems have inherent problems. So far, Blink does not have those problems.
I broke my left knee helping a neighbor in our mountains fight a fire in his back yard in October 2016. Was confined to a wheelchair with no allowed weight bearing on the injured leg for four months (from October '16). The flooding rains of Winter 2016-2017 in California (and elsewhere) are now infamous). We experience non-stop disasters through the winter. The two-lane mountain road in front of my house collapsed, leaving only one lane for two-way traffic. Two 60-70 foot tall trees died of root rot and fell onto my house and onto my car. While all of this was happening, I could only learn about each episode from my wife and from visiting friends-- could not see the outside disasters because my old DVR hard drive had stopped working. While confined to the wheelchair and needing a “walker” to hop around the house, I never knew where my wife or pets were around the house.
I first learned about “Blink” when the inside-only system was being given away on a daytime TV talk show. I looked up the web site and bought a five camera system. Could not walk or stand, so could not install the system yet. Then I got an email regarding the as-yet in development XT outdoor cameras. I ordered three of the XT cameras and waited for them to be available for shipment.
I finally regained the ability to stand and walk (still under development) and was able to climb ladders and install all cameras. I was so impressed with the XT camera performance that I ordered two more- waiting now for delivery. Just today, I received the email concerning using more than one Sync Unit to separate my system into “zones”, so I ordered a second Sync Module to be able to isolate indoor cameras from the outdoor ones.
Overall, the design and performance of the Blink products has been fantastic, and new features are being added as time goes by. Customer service from this company has been absolutely first rate. I am extremely pleased with product performance and customer service.
I congratulate the Blink designers and marketers for offering such great (and continually improving) products. As a retired manufacturing engineer, I greatly appreciate the thought and care that have produced this product line.