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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
January 4, 2017


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CES 2017 sneak peak: Blink set to unveil home security system with moisture sensors for leak detection

Blink is launching an install-it-yourself home security system that supports existing Blink and Blink XT cameras at CES 2017, which begins in Las Vegas on Thursday.

The solution comprises one Blink camera, a Blink XT camera, one 4G cellular sync module, 1 siren, 2 entry sensors and a keypad.

The Seecurity system boasts entry sensors you can install on doors and windows, loud 105 decibel sirens to scare off would be intruders, a moisture sensor to alert residents to possible leaks or floods and a 4G Cellular Sync Module with backup battery so that even a power cut or internet downtime doesn’t stop it working.


Launched in the US in the Spring, the starter kit will be priced at $339.

A cheaper upgrade at $149 is meant for those who already own the cameras and therefore excludes them.

The US-based home automation company is also announcing a two-tier monthly service plan, at $9.99 and $19.99. The two are practically identical in coverage though with the lower $10 tier, you will have to do all the monitoring yourself, usually after the fact. For $20, however, you get round the clock professional monitoring.

In September Blink launched a miniature wireless security camera that runs for two years on a pair of AA batteries.

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