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Amazon introduces new Blink security cameras for indoors and outdoors

Blink, one of the home security camera companies owned by Amazon (the e-commerce giant also owns Ring), today announced a pair of new cameras, the Blink Indoor and Blink Outdoor.

The security cameras feature a new, small square design and are capable of recording video in 1080p, and they also have IR night vision, motion detection, and two-way audio. Using the Blink Home Monitor app, users can view video feeds from their cameras, as well as talk to people at home through them.

One of the big features touted by the new cameras is the battery life, which Amazon says can last up to two years on two AA batteries with regular use. Amazon will also sell a battery expansion pack that doubles that battery life, but that will arrive later in the year.

The other big feature is flexible storage. The cameras come with a free trial of the cloud storage service through the end of the year, after which you can pay $3 per month if you only have one camera, or $10 per month for unlimited cameras in the same location. If you want to, though, you can store the recordings locally at no additional cost. A Sync Module is included with the cameras, and users can plug in a USB drive to store data from to 10 connected cameras.

The new cameras are available for preorder today. The Blink Indoor costs $79.99, and the Blink Outdoor, meant to resist weather conditions, costs $99.99, and each is available packs of two, three, or five units for discounted prices. You can't combine Indoor and Outdoor cameras for the discounts, however.

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