Coaster-sized camera offers tighter security

Creative positioning of security cameras can be key to catching a thief who thinks they may have evaded any watching technology.

A new wireless camera range from Blink is designed to help this by being quick to install and simple to reposition around the farm.

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When the camera detects motion, it sends a push notification to the owner’s mobile phone alerting them.

The user can then view the HD video streamed from the camera in the Blink app, which is available on both iOS and Android platforms.

The app lets the user remotely arm or disarm the system, check the status of the camera, and also set temperature change alerts: ideal for livestock farmers at lambing time.

The battery-powered unit can run for two years on two AA-sized lithium batteries and is totally wireless with no monthly fees.

A farm-ready weatherproof XT range starts at £149.99 including VAT and all systems are supplied with a base station sync unit, with discount on subsequent purchases.

Up to 10 cameras can be added to the network, so all corners of the farm and house can be covered.