In terms of the ethernet port, it didn’t match our “wireless” philosophy and caused a lot of confusion to many of our users. We’ve found that with this change, many users have had an improved onboarding experience.
I understand, though I do disagree with that approach. Since the new sync modules don’t even have an Ethernet port, I suppose it is a moot point now.
After talking to our engineers, the USB port is still in our plans for future expansion. Because we are a small company, and have other really exciting projects we are currently working on, I do not yet have an ETA on that feature. We realize this is something many of our customers want, and I will keep you updated when I learn more!
I agree with Blink Cameras being able to detect wall power would be very useful, and have passed on the suggestion to our team I’m not sure what the implications are of including that feature, but it would definitely be beneficial!
Thanks! That would be great if possible, because we could have longer recording times if necessary.
Manual recording is another highly requested feature that I totally support! In terms of motion detection, what do you think about Blink releasing a separate motion sensor that isn’t a camera? I thought this could be a cool new product, and would likely be significantly cheaper than the Blink cameras.
To be honest, a standalone motion sensor would be pretty useless to me unless it is exceptionally cheap (under $20) and integrates with SmartThings. Otherwise, I can choose from one of any number of other motion sensors. The thinking about using the Blink camera’s motion detection capability as a motion sensor was to reduce the number of devices deployed and save a little money.
In terms of painting the covers, I believe @lmosenko mentioned that latex paint should work on them… I haven’t tried this out though; great idea!
Interesting, I may give this a shot.
Being able to view Blink through a PC is also a highly requested feature from our users/customers. So i can give our team a better idea, what do you feel is lacking in only being able to view in mobile app? Is it just the convenience of being able to check on your computer?
Viewing from a PC is much more convenient, especially while at work.