The unfortunate thing is that the camera itself doesn’t seem to report which power source it’s on, and that, to me, is a HUGE gap.
I’ve installed my cameras with their batteries in them, because I want backup in case my hardwired power fails (I use GFCI outlets, since my cameras are outside). I discovered just yesterday that one of my camera’s batteries were drained, which came as a bit of a surprise to me. It seems that some critter had gnawed thru the power cable running into the camera to the point that it was no longer receiving power from the plug, but it kept working because the batteries were present. Or at least it was until those were drained, with NO notification that the power source had switched. If at least there was a notification when power sources switched, I’d have known something was up (I’d have checked the GFCI, found it had power and then kept troubleshooting until I found the frayed wire). But instead, I get to replace not only the wire itself, but also the set of batteries, all because the camera can’t seem to report which power source it’s using.
Please, please, Blink Product Management, think about prioritizing this feature into your backlog. It’d provide real customer value, especially for those of us that have gone to the trouble of hardwiring our cameras.