But these are things that I would’ve thought about when building the cameras in the first place. The ability of the camera to detect it is running on AC power and letting it have uninterrupted live views or recording as a result seems pretty obvious to me - so incredibly obvious, in fact, that when I expressed that in one of the many Blink suggestions thread, I was completely stunned when the Blink employee who responded acted like it was something he had never heard or considered. I mean really? They NEVER thought about that possibility?
Yes, you can argue that perhaps Blink was afraid of the impact of all that video being stored on their servers, but remember, local storage was promised and hasn’t materialized in 2 years. I get they’re working on new products and maybe that’s where the large majority of their resources are, but with undelivered promises still out there along with outstanding issues (has the XT motion sensor sensitivity been fixed), you’d think they’d want to put those behind them.
Also, the ability to arm/disarm individual cameras is also a no-brainer and we all know it is possible as RBoy demonstrated. The Blink IFTTT implementation should have included that but didn’t, which shocked me. I’m hoping they’re working with RBoy in the background and will eventually re-enable that integration, but I’m not holding my breath.