Where Is the Speaker On a Blink Camera? (Models XT2, Doorbell)

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Where is the speaker on a Blink camera? This is one of the most frequently asked questions about Blink smart cameras that many people can’t seem to get a satisfactory answer to. You see, different models of Blink cameras normally come with a speaker that can be found at one location or another, depending on the camera model.

For example, the Blink XT2 indoor/outdoor camera or even the Blink Generation 2 & 3 indoor/outdoor cameras usually have their speakers located on the lower front of the cameras just below the lens.

Similarly, the Blink indoor/outdoor video doorbell usually has its speaker put up right below the LED encircled push button. This makes the speakers very easy to see and you’ll quickly see one when you take a quick look at any of these smart home cameras or even the doorbell.

Location of speakers in Blink Generation 2 3 indooroutdoor camerasdoorbell

On the other hand, the speaker of the Blink Mini indoor camera isn’t as easily noticeable. In fact, it’s very easy to assume that it’s speakerless, especially if you see it from far away. This is because the speaker isn’t located at the camera’s front, which your eyes see first, but at the rear top of the camera that faces upwards.

Why The Location of the Blink Mini Camera Speaker Is Disastrous?

There’s no doubt that the location (the top part of the camera that faces upwards) of the Blink Mini indoor camera’s speaker is a huge drawback.

This is because it makes the camera unsuitable for outdoor usage, thanks to rain and other wet conditions that could see water easily find its way into the camera’s internal components.

If it wasn’t for this disadvantage, there’s no doubt that the camera would be suitable both for indoor and outdoor usage like many other smart cameras from the manufacturer.

Why Blink Is One Of The Best Choices for Weather-Proof Smart Cameras?

A few brands are popular for smart cameras to use at home; Blink, Nest, Wyze, and Arlo. These brands boast a diverse range of smart cameras in their lineups. You’ll find that each company’s lineup consists of cameras intended for indoor setups only, outdoor setups only, or both setups.

But when it comes to multipurpose weather-proof smart cameras, Blink, Nest, and Wyze remain the top go-to choices for many buyers, unlike Arlo. This is because the first three mentioned brands seem to focus on weather-proof products more than non-weather-proof ones. Buyers appreciate that because it allows them to use their cameras both indoors and outdoors.

For example, the only non-weather-proof smart camera from Blink you’ll ever find is the Blink Mini smart camera. The rest of the cameras from this brand are weatherproof.

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Similarly, the only non-weatherproof smart camera from Nest you’ll ever come across is the Nest 1st Gen indoor smart camera. The other smart cameras from this company are weather-resistant. The same can be said about Wyze. All Wyze smart cameras except the Wyze Cam Pan V2 smart camera are weather-proof.

As for Arlo, the company manufactures a lot of weather-resistant and non-weather-resistant smart cameras. For example, their weather-proof cameras include the Arlo Ultra, Pro, Pro 2, Pro 3, and Go smart cameras.

Their non-weather-proof smart camera lineup consists of not one, but three different cameras; the Arlo Q, Q Plus, and Baby smart cameras. These smart cameras can’t be used outside of the house or a building because they will get damaged by the elements.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to buying a smart camera, different buyers pay attention to different things. For example, some buyers look out for the location of the speaker whilst other buyers pay attention to weather resistance.

Different models of Blink cameras will come with a speaker located at one location or another, depending on the camera model. And some people want to know exactly where the speaker is located on their Blink Camera.

If it’s a Blink Generation 2, 3, or Blink XT2 indoor/outdoor camera, the speaker is located on the lower front of the camera just below the lens. But if it’s a Blink Mini indoor camera, the speaker can be found at the rear top of the camera that faces upwards.

For those interested in weather resistance as opposed to any other consideration as far as choosing the right smart camera goes, Blink, Nest, and Wyze are some top go-to brands. Unlike Arlo, these brands have no more than one non-weather-proof product in their individual smart camera lineups. The rest of the products in their smart camera lineups are weather-proof.

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About James Beetie

James - a self-confessed nerd - has owned smart home equipment for close to a decade, and he loves communicating the best ways of setting them up... and resolving the various bugs and issues that you'll no doubt come across!