Agreed, and there are many more uses for it beyond that of ‘a home security point of view’, which might widen the market appeal of the product, producing more sales.
Not complaining that it doesn’t exist, I knew it didn’t before I purchased, I’m just trying to add support to the request because I could make use of it. Indeed, I already do, using the unofficial toolkit workaround, mentioned above, though I do understand why some might be concerned.
Anyone with security concerns could still make use of this feature, by changing your Blink credentials to some unique, randomly generated, and complex password, before logging in, such as can be generated below, in case you struggle to come up with your own.
Of course this wouldn’t protect your Blink account, if the creator of the previously mentioned tool kit can’t be trusted, because obviously he could potentially harvest your Blink credentials, but it would protect everything else, from someone knowing your Blink credentials. As mentioned by Estpaul above, if you’re using these credentials for something else, maybe for all other things, then yes, it would be way too much of a risk, for sure. Not a good idea to share passwords across platforms and sites anyway, so it might present some with a reason to reconsider their approach to internet security, if they want to use this solution badly enough. If you already share your credentials from other sites with Blink, then unless you have done a security audit of Blink’s security procedures, then you already have no idea what risk you are taking. I haven’t, and for all I know they are held in their database as clear text, for example. Probably not, but I didn’t check, and have no need to, because I don’t care.
Personally, if someone got my Blink credentials, for the system where I’m making use of this workaround, I really couldn’t care any less. Of course I would care if it was the very same person that had the credentials that was trying to break into my remote fishing cabin, in the middle of nowhere, and could reprogram the system, but the odds of that are inconceivably small. Hell the odds of my cabin being broken into in the first place are currently running at once in fifty years, which explains why my primary use for this system is not for that of security, and why I want to get a photo on demand, and better still a video on demand as well.