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Wyze and Blink are two smart home security brands that have become quite popular in the US in recent years. Both brands specialize in wire-free security cameras designed for residential consumers and these include devices such as video doorbells, floodlight cameras, and compact indoor smart camera systems.

In this comparison, we will delve deeper into the specs of the most widely used cameras of each brand and figure out which is the best option for your home.

Let’s begin.

Wyze vs Blink at a Glance

Mid-Range Wire Free Camera Head to Head

Video Doorbell Head to Head

Mid-Range Indoor Head to Head

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Mini Indoor Security Camera

Floodlight Head to Head

Wyze vs Blink Overview

Wyze (formerly known as Wyzecam) is a smart home company that was founded in 2017 by several former Amazon employees. The company was based in Seattle, Washington, and started out with a single product: The Wyze Cam.

Fast forward five years, they are going strong and have released their third iteration of the Wyze cam (The Wyze Cam v3) along with a plethora of other wire-free cameras and smart home devices.

Blink is also a US-based company that was founded in 2009. Currently, Blink is owned and operated by Amazon and features a rich collection of video doorbells, indoor cameras, floodlight cameras, and many more.

Both brands cater to residential consumers and have a significant stake in the smart home automation market. Both companies offer a cloud subscription service with different tiers of service. As is the case with these types of brands, you need a cloud subscription service to unlock the full potential of their security cameras.

However, Blink offers a local storage option using a dedicated device called the Sync Module 2, which opens up local storage options. (Although you will have to purchase this base device separately.)

Both brands have decent mobile apps that do quite well in the App Store and Google Play store, with aggregate app reviews of 3.7/5 for the Wyze app and 4/5 for the Blink Home Monitor App.

Year Founded
2017
2014
Customer Focus
Consumer Leaning
Consumer Leaning
Aggregate App Reviews
3.7/5
4/5
Cloud Platform Name
Wyze Cam Plus
Blink Subscription Plans
Cloud Subscription Features
Cloud StorageSmart / AI NotificationsRich App PreviewsAdvanced App Features
Cloud StorageSmart / AI NotificationsExtended WarrantyAdvanced App Features
Cloud Subscription Costs
Limited Free Plan Available. $1.99 per month per camera (billed annually
Starting from $3 to $10 / Month
Note: PoE & Coax cameras typically require a connected NVR, DVR or surveillance software package (like Blue Iris) to gain access to desktop, mobile or browser apps along with availing of Intelligent Video Surveillance (IVS) Features. The specs below are based on integration with the manufacturers recommended NVR / DVR.

Mid-Range Wire Free Camera Head to Head

Key Differences

In our first head-to-head, we will be comparing the mid-range wire-free cameras, specifically the ones designed for outdoor applications. Specifically, the Wyze Cam Outdoor and the Blink Outdoor 3rd Gen.

The primary difference between these two devices is the price, as the Wyze cam is a bit cheaper than its Blink counterpart.

The Blink camera supports USB flash drive storage (plugged into the Sync Module 2) and direct integration with Amazon Alexa and Echo Show (as its manufactured by Amazon).

The Wyze camera has only infrared night vision. However, it has an advantage over the Blink camera in terms of intelligent motion detection, thanks to its ability to carry out human, vehicle, animal, and everyday object detection.

Price
Power Options
Battery
BatterySolar Panel
Storage Options
microSDWireless HubCloud
CloudUSB Flash Drive
Max Supported Frame Rate
20fps
30fps
Smart Motion Detection Features
Person DetectionVehicle DetectionObject DetectionAnimal Detection
-
Smart Integrations
-
AlexaEcho ShowFire TV
Are Camera Features Limited without a Cloud Subscription?
Yes
No
Apps
AndroidiOS
AndroidiOS

Key Features in Common

Both cameras are IP-based devices with support for 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. (No 5GHz option)

They are both strictly battery-operated (with different battery capacities and charging speeds) and offer the option to record audio and carry out two-way communication.

Also, they both record footage at 1080p resolution and have an IP65 rating which is quite decent for an outdoor installation.

Case Type(s)
Cube
Cube
Camera Location
IndoorOutdoor
IndoorOutdoor
Data Type
IP
IP
Camera Wire Type
Wireless Data & Battery Power
Wireless Data & Battery Power
Data Transmission
2.4GHz WiFi
2.4GHz WiFi
Integrated Microphone
Yes
Yes
Two Way Audio
Yes
Yes
Integrated Siren / Alarm
No
No
Resolution
2MP: 1080P / HD: 1920x1080
2MP: 1080P / HD: 1920x1080
Lens Type
Fixed Focus
Fixed Focus
Night Vision Functionality
Yes
Yes
Night Vision Type
Infrared
Infrared
Spotlight
No
No
Motion Activated Recording
Yes
Yes
Continuous Recording
No
No
IP Rating
IP65
IP65
Motorized Pan Feature
No
No
Motorized Tilt Feature
No
No
Optical Zoom Feature
No
No
Cloud Subscription
Optional
Optional

Video Doorbell Head to Head

Key Differences

Next up, we have the head-to-head between the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro and the Blink 2MP Video Doorbell.

In this case, the Wyze Video doorbell is the more expensive option due to its additional support for a hardwired AC connection and high-bandwidth 5GHz Wi-Fi.

On top of that, it is also the only video doorbell camera (between these two devices) that can carry out human, vehicle, animal, and everyday object detection.

Meanwhile, the Blink camera has built-in integration for Alexa, Echo Show, Fire TV, and USB flash drive storage support.

Price
Power Options
BatteryAC Power
Battery
Data Transmission
2.4GHz WiFi5GHz WiFi
2.4GHz WiFi
Resolution
Quad HD: 1440x1440
2MP: 1080P / HD: 1920x1080
Storage Options
Wireless HubCloud
Wireless HubCloudUSB Flash Drive
Smart Motion Detection Features
Person DetectionVehicle DetectionObject DetectionAnimal Detection
-
Smart Integrations
-
AlexaEcho ShowFire TV
Apps
AndroidiOS
AndroidiOS

Key Features in Common

Both video doorbells have a weather-resistant IP65 protection rating along with infrared night vision and two-way communication facilities.

Despite having different camera resolutions, they both utilize fixed-focus lenses and can only carry out motion-activated recording. (Even with the AC hardwired option in the Wyze doorbell).

Case Type(s)
Video Doorbell
Video Doorbell
Camera Location
IndoorOutdoor
IndoorOutdoor
Data Type
IP
IP
Camera Wire Type
Wireless Data & Battery Power
Wireless Data & Battery Power
Integrated Microphone
Yes
Yes
Two Way Audio
Yes
Yes
Integrated Siren / Alarm
No
No
Lens Type
Fixed Focus
Fixed Focus
Night Vision Functionality
Yes
Yes
Night Vision Type
Infrared
Infrared
Spotlight
No
No
Motion Activated Recording
Yes
Yes
Continuous Recording
No
No
WDR
Unsure
Unsure
IP Rating
IP65
IP65
Motorized Pan Feature
No
No
Motorized Tilt Feature
No
No
Optical Zoom Feature
No
No
Cloud Subscription
Optional
Optional
Are Camera Features Limited without a Cloud Subscription?
Yes
Yes

Mid-Range Indoor Head to Head

Key Differences

In our third comparison, we put the famous Wyze Cam v3 against the Blink 2MP indoor security camera.

Among these two, the Wyze camera seems like the better option despite being pricier than the Blink alternative.

What’s great about the Wyze Cam v3 are the integrated sirens, MicroSD support, and full-color night vision (using lowlight sensors).

On top of that, it also has complete human, vehicle, animal, and everyday object detection capabilities along with IFTTT, Google Assistant, and Alexa smart integration.

The only thing that the Blink 2MP security camera has going for it is smart integration with Echo Show.

Price
Camera Location
IndoorOutdoor
Indoor
Integrated Siren / Alarm
Yes
No
Night Vision Type
InfraredFull Color (via Low Light Sensor / Tech)
Infrared
Storage Options
microSDCloud
Wireless HubCloud
Max Supported Frame Rate
20fps
30fps
Smart Motion Detection Features
Person DetectionVehicle DetectionObject DetectionAnimal Detection
-
IP Rating
IP65
Not Weather Proof / Resistant
Smart Integrations
AlexaGoogle AssistantIFTTT
AlexaGoogle AssistantEcho Show
Apps
AndroidiOS
AndroidiOS

Key Features in Common

Differences aside, both of these cameras are solid devices for an indoor setting. Both of them support AC hardwired options and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity.

On top of that, they record footage at the same 1080p resolution and can record footage in infrared whenever the ambient light levels drop down to zero.

Case Type(s)
Cube
Cube
Data Type
IP
IP
Camera Wire Type
Wireless Data & Wired Power
Wireless Data & Wired Power
Power Options
AC Power
AC Power
Data Transmission
2.4GHz WiFi
2.4GHz WiFi
Integrated Microphone
Yes
Yes
Two Way Audio
Yes
Yes
Resolution
2MP: 1080P / HD: 1920x1080
2MP: 1080P / HD: 1920x1080
Lens Type
Fixed Focus
Fixed Focus
Night Vision Functionality
Yes
Yes
Spotlight
No
No
Motion Activated Recording
Yes
Yes
Continuous Recording
No
No
WDR
Unsure
Unsure
Motorized Pan Feature
No
No
Motorized Tilt Feature
No
No
Optical Zoom Feature
No
No
Cloud Subscription
Optional
Optional
Are Camera Features Limited without a Cloud Subscription?
Yes
Yes

Floodlight Head to Head

Key Differences

In our final comparison, we will be setting up the Wyze Cam Floodlight versus the Blink Outdoor 3rd Gen security camera.

The Blink camera is the more expensive option out of these two because it uses batteries for power and supports integration with Amazon Alexa and Echo Show.

Along with that, the Blink camera also has support for a Wireless Hub and USB Flash drive. These local storage options are significant improvements since they allow you to forego the online subscription entirely.

Meanwhile, the Wyze Cam Floodlight has no battery-powered option. It needs DC power (through an AC adapter) and needs the cloud subscription service for full functionality. Nonetheless, this device has an integrated siren and MicroSD card support.

Also, since it has a hardwired DC connection, the device can record footage continuously and carry out advanced object detection algorithms such as human, vehicle, animal, and everyday object detection.

Unfortunately, it lacks any support for smart assistants or other smart integration platforms such as Alexa and Google Assistant.

Price
Camera Wire Type
Wireless Data & Wired Power
Wireless Data & Battery Power
Power Options
DC Power
Battery
Integrated Siren / Alarm
Yes
No
Storage Options
microSDCloud
Wireless HubCloudUSB Flash Drive
Continuous Recording
Yes
No
Smart Motion Detection Features
Person DetectionVehicle DetectionObject DetectionAnimal Detection
-
Smart Integrations
-
AlexaEcho Show
Apps
AndroidiOS
AndroidiOS

Key Features in Common

Both cameras use 2.4GHz Wi-Fi for data transmission (without 5GHz compatibility), and they both stream footage at the exact 1080p HD resolution.

In terms of audio features, despite the Wyze cam having an integrated siren, both of these devices include two-way communication and audio stitching to the recorded video footage.

Also, these cameras can seamlessly carry out full-color night vision thanks to the built-in spotlights. (They include infrared as a backup option.)

Case Type(s)
Floodlight
Floodlight
Camera Location
IndoorOutdoor
IndoorOutdoor
Data Type
IP
IP
Data Transmission
2.4GHz WiFi
2.4GHz WiFi
Integrated Microphone
Yes
Yes
Two Way Audio
Yes
Yes
Resolution
2MP: 1080P / HD: 1920x1080
2MP: 1080P / HD: 1920x1080
Lens Type
Fixed Focus
Fixed Focus
Night Vision Functionality
Yes
Yes
Night Vision Type
InfraredFull Color (via Spotlight)
InfraredFull Color (via Spotlight)
Spotlight
Yes
Yes
Motion Activated Recording
Yes
Yes
WDR
Unsure
Unsure
IP Rating
IP65
IP65
Motorized Pan Feature
No
No
Motorized Tilt Feature
No
No
Optical Zoom Feature
No
No
Cloud Subscription
Optional
Optional
Are Camera Features Limited without a Cloud Subscription?
Yes
Yes

The Wyze vs Blink Verdict

So, there's our take on the Wyze VS Blink debate. As you can see, both brands have impressive smart cameras that boast intelligent object detection algorithms, integration with Smart assistants, latency-free video streaming, and compact wire-free configurations.

Even though it’s hard to pick a clear winner, we highly recommend Wyze mainly due to its rich object detection algorithms. Wyze security cameras can not only carry out human and vehicle detection, but they can also perform animal and everyday object (packages, furniture, etc.) detection.

It was a difficult decision, but these intelligent detection features are always more useful over guaranteed integration with Amazon Alexa and Echo Show. (Which was the only redeeming characteristic of the Blink devices.)

Don’t agree with our decision? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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