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Comprehensive Ring vs. Blink Comparison

Blink vs Ring

A Comprehensive Comparison of Ring vs Blink Cameras


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Ring vs Blink Introduction


Blink and Ring are two of the most popular wireless Wi-Fi security cameras on the market.  Although they had different origins, they are actually both now owned by Amazon.

So…which of these Amazon-owned security camera titans makes is best?

Frankly, there is no clear-cut answer to this question.  Both Ring and Blink offer a number of products…and while there are many similarities, there are a few key differences in their respective approaches.

We will start by outlining some of the many similarities, and then take a look at some of the overall differences.

We will then take a closer look at a few of their offerings in various categories – indoor cameras, outdoor cameras, and video doorbells.

Finally, we will wrap things up and summarize our take on which company we feel might be the better option for a variety of situations.

Pressed for time? Our quick jump table of contents will take you to the sections most pertinent to your interests.


Ring Versus Blink

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Although they may carry a somewhat premium price tag, they are chock full of features that meet consumer demand.


  • 1080P
  • Alexa Compatible
  • Premium Feature Set
  • Can be Professionally Monitored


  • Pricey
  • Local Monitoring NOT Available
  • Set Up - 8.5/10
  • Ease of Use - 8/10
  • Features - 9/10
  • Design - 8/10
  • Price and Value - 7.5/10
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Great overall value!


  • Wallet-Friendly
  • Alexa Compatible
  • Can be Monitored Locally



  • Not as Feature-Rich as some of the competition. 
  • Set Up - 8.5/10
  • Ease of Use - 8/10
  • Features - 8/10
  • Design - 8/10
  • Price and Value - 9.5/10

Blink vs Ring Similarities


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DIY Install

Both Ring and Blink have a lineup of wireless cameras and components which are simple to install. There is no drilling or wiring involved (in most situations) and they have provided clear concise easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions that make installation a snap-even for the less technologically inclined.  Each company also provides how-to videos to make it simple and streamlined for anyone to install their own system… without the expense or need to hire a professional.



Because there is no expensive professional installation required, both companies are able to provide effective and affordable video monitoring solutions for the average household.  The equipment costs are reasonable and there are no expensive or long-term contracts required. Both companies offer reasonably priced cloud-based storage.

Indoor and Outdoor Cameras

Both Blink and Ring help you stay on top of what is happening- both inside and outside of your home. Whether you are just looking for a “Nanny Cam” to keep an eye (and ear) on a toddler, looking to thwart porch pirates, or want full-fledged inside and perimeter video monitoring capabilities…both companies have affordable solutions available.

Video Quality

Gone are the days of grainy grey-scale video in 480p or 720p.  Both Ring and Blink offer a full lineup of cameras, all of which record clear, crisp full-color footage in 1080p HD.

Two-Way Talk

Want to be able to communicate to the person (or pet) on the other side of the lens?  Both companies have you covered by offering two-way talk capabilities on their devices.

Alexa Compatibility

As both companies are owned by Amazon, it comes as no great surprise that they are Alexa compatible.  This means that you can easily connect, view and manage your devices using voice commands on your mobile phone and any other Alexa supported device such as the Echo Show, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets.

Night Vision

Cameras are all equipped with night vision so that you can get at least a limited range of view in darkness.  For superior night vision outside of the home, both companies now have an outdoor floodlight camera solution as well.


Their home security cameras are equipped with built-in motion sensors. They are set up to automatically begin recording when the motion sensors detect motion. This saves storage space, as the camera records only the activity that matters, not continually day and night.

Remote Connectivity

Both companies offer mobile apps so that the cameras can be viewed and managed remotely.

Cloud Storage

Both Ring and Blink offer identical, no-contract cloud storage programs so that you can store and review video clips.  Both are reasonably priced at $3/month per camera or $10 for Unlimited.  Annual discounts are available, as well.

In addition, Blink offers a local storage solution….which brings us to our next section.

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Key Differences Between Ring and Blink



Ring vs Blink Security Cameras - Key Differences



Equipment Selection

While both Blink and Ring started out with fairly limited product offerings, Ring has expanded its equipment portfolio more aggressively. They now offer a variety of video doorbell options, inside cameras, outside cameras, floodlight cameras….and most importantly an ever-expanding line-up of home intrusion products.

Although Blink has expanded their offerings as well….they have adopted a bit more limited focus geared to more cost-effective video products and they have chosen (thus far) not to enter the home intrusion and automation field.



While both companies provide quality equipment, Ring has a significant edge when it comes to incorporating more advanced technology.

The Ring Advanced Motion Detection does a better job of screening out false positives, the Ring Floodlight Camera is significantly brighter and The Ring Video Doorbell yields a greater field of vision. All of these things come at a price, however. This leads us to…



This is a subjective term depending on how you you decide to define value. If “value” is measured in terms of providing quality equipment with more basic functionality in the most cost-effective means…one might give the nod to Blink.   However, if one appreciates some of the additional benefits of more advanced technology, then one might find more value in Ring. 


Local Storage Capability – How to Eliminate Blink Subscription Costs

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Blink Sync Module 2 w/ attached Flash Drive

One major difference that provides a clear distinction between the two, is that Blink offers the user a choice of either Cloud storage (the pricing is identical to Ring) or local storage. You can get basic video clip storage without incurring any Blink subscription costs. 

Thankfully, for a bit extra (currently $35 retail…but, included as a bundle in select packages), one can avoid the monthly recurring charge (between $3-$10/mo.)  Cloud storage charge.

The Sync Module 2 can hold up to 256GB of storage (flash drives sold separately) and will support up to 10 Blink cameras.


Professional Monitoring

Another major distinction between the two is that Ring provides an ecosystem in which one can seamlessly integrate the video camera system into a full-fledged, professionally monitored intrusion and home automation system.  The Ring Protect Pro package is available for only $20/mo. and includes Cloud storage.

Blink does not offer that option.  It is, however, a great alternative to save some serious coin on the video component when coupled with one of our best home security companies.


Ring vs Blink Camera Battery Life


If you are going to be installing either a Blink or Ring Camera that is wireless, the battery life is also an important consideration.

When it comes to battery life, there are a number of factors that can impact real-world battery life-such as temperature, settings, and how much the cameras are being used. So, it is important to take the “average” battery life with a grain of salt.

However, the Blink camera battery life specs are significantly better.

When comparing Ring vs Blink camera battery life, one can expect Blink batteries to perform “up to 2 years” vs. a claimed battery life of 6-12 months with a wireless Ring camera.

Depending on usage, I often cut those numbers in half to gauge realistic real-world expectations.

Ring vs Blink Camera Installation

We Installed and Tested Blink Cameras and the Blink Video Doorbell and Here’s What We Found


One of the great things about both Ring and Blink Security cameras is the ease of setup.  Both Blink and Ring Cameras are designed so that the average consumer can easily install them in under an hour.

As there were a number of Blink promotions running at the time this article was published, we purchased an entire Blink camera system so that we could expand the protection around our own home and experience the installation and setup firsthand.

We were able to configure a fairly comprehensive camera system for well under $400.

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1-Blink Doorbell Camera

2- Indoor Blink Minis

1 – Blink Sync Module 2

1 – Outdoor Blink Camera

1 – Blink Outdoor Camera Mount

1 – Blink Outdoor Floodlight Camera


This would afford us enough cameras to cover the main living area in the home, the interior of the garage, the front entrance area, and substantial coverage for the perimeter of the home.

The Sync Module 2 would enable us to store the video locally, without the need to pay a monthly storage fee.  We had the requisite USB drives necessary for storing the footage already.


Packaging, Setup, and Installation


Blink Outdoor Camera Kit Packaging

We were impressed with the packaging and the ease with which even an aging “Boomer” like me was able to set up the system. The packaging even has QR codes to take you directly to Step by Step quick start instructions.

Just snap a shot of the QR with your phone…and it walks you right through the process.

The first step is to download the Blink Home Monitor app and create an account.  One minor complaint I had was that this had to be done on the app.

I prefer to be able to do this on the desktop – which is easier for one who struggles with inputting characters with fumble fingers…but, I digress. The process is straightforward and simple.


Blink QR Code Installation Instructions

Once the app is activated, it is a matter of scanning the QR codes and adding them to the “System”, which will enable you to manage the settings of all the connected devices.

If you wish to apply unique settings to specific devices, you can set up a separate system.

Adding devices was simply a matter of scanning the individual QR codes on the device (or adding the serial # manually) and following the prompts to add each piece to your wireless network.

Once the app indicated that the process is complete, it was simply a matter of returning to the home screen and renaming the cameras (which are listed as serial numbers) based on where we planned to place them.

The interior cameras were strategically placed near power outlets in the living room and garage. The doorbell and outdoor cameras were all battery-operated.  So there was no drilling required.

The only restriction in placing the cameras was that they must be placed where there is sufficient signal strength of the wi-fi network.  We have a pretty good mesh network so that was not an issue.

However, one should be aware that any wireless camera system will require a connection through the wi-fi network.  In some cases, this may require the use of a wi-fi extender. This is true of any wireless camera.  The camera is only as good as the wi-fi connectivity at your location.

Likewise, setting up the outdoor Blink cameras is simply a matter of scanning the QR code and adding it to the system, installing the battery, and screwing the included hardware to the wall.

Basically, Ring installation and setup are pretty much the same…so when considering whether to go with Ring or Blink, the only real distinction is that you can get professional installation with Ring for $99.

Blink vs Ring – Top 5 “Must Have” Camera Features


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Regardless of which company you happen to favor, there are certain features that either Ring or Blink Cameras must have to be considered competitive in today’s home security camera market.

These features are:

  • Motion Activated – The Best Security Cameras have motion sensors that trigger when the camera records
  • Resolution – Modern security cameras typically offer 1080P resolution.
  • Night Vision – Top security cameras are equipped with infrared LED lights to illuminate images in low or no light conditions.
  • Field of Vision –  The area that is covered by the camera…should be at least 120°.
  • Two-Way Talk – The ability to speak and hear through the camera is now a fairly standard feature.


While both Blink and Ring cameras incorporate all these features, the Ring cameras offer more sophisticated motion detection and a larger field of vision.

Of course, the pricing reflects that, so one must decide if the benefits outweigh the costs…

Blink vs Ring Indoor Cameras




Blink vs Ring -  Blink Indoor Camera w/ Alexa


Blink Indoor Mini


135 Degree FOV


Two-Way Audio


Wired or Battery


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Ring Indoor Cam


155 Degree FOV


180P HD Video


Adjustable Motion Detection





Blink vs Ring Indoor Cameras Overview



When it comes to indoor cameras, both Blink and Ring offer entry-level wi-fi cameras that are available in either battery-operated models or traditional plug-in power sources. The Blink Mini depicted above is the most affordable option at just $34.99. The Ring Indoor Camera comes in at $59.99.

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Blink Wireless Indoor Camera

The full range of cameras offered by both companies delivers crystal clear images with 1080P HD resolution. If you are thinking about investing in a security camera system, this is likely one of your primary concerns.  Anything lower than that can produce grainy results when trying to pick up details like license plates or facial features.

Simiarly, both companies also offer completely wireless, battery-powered cameras, which can be seen at the bottom of the page.  As with the entire line-up, Blink is the more cost-effective solution.

In addition to night-vision and two-way talk, they both include motion detection.  This is critical as motion will trigger the camera to record and send notifications to your smartphone through their respective mobile app.

The clips can be stored in the Cloud with either company.  They both include a free month of storage and have additional programs available for $3/mo. per camera (or $10/mo. for unlimited).

Ironically, Blink offers more storage options. This is an important distinction, as they have local storage capabilities, that Ring does not. If you want to pass on the monthly Cloud storage bill, you can store up to 256GB (purchased separately) on a flash with the addition of the Blink Sync Module Two.

Ring Wireless Stick Up Cam

Ring Wireless Stick Up Cam


While Ring does not offer local storage capability. However, in addition to a bit more sophisticated motion detection, the Ring Stick Up Cam does offer a wider 140º Field of View


October 2022 Update

NEW! The Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera


The Blink vs Ring battle continues to heat up!

Blink Mini Pan-Tilt

Blink Mini Pan-Tilt

Blink has recently introduced a new product to their indoor camera line-up…The Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera.

Now, for the same price as the Ring Indoor Cam ($59.99), Blink customers can have the added capability of 360º viewing.

Already have a Blink Mini?  You can purchase a Blink Mini Pan-Tilt mount separately for just $29.99. (both have October 20, 2022 launch date….available to order here )

To be sure, this is a tremendous value and dramatically increases the capability and versatility of the Blink Mini Indoor Camera.


Ring vs Blink Outdoor Cameras




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Blink Outdoor Camera


Battery Powered - 2AA Lithium


2-Year Battery Life


Temperature Monitoring


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Ring Outdoor Cam


140 Degree FOV


Remote Activated Siren


8 LED Spotlights

Ring vs Blink Outdoor Cameras Overview



Moving on to outdoor cameras, Blink and Ring offer a variety of outdoor video monitoring solutions.   The Blink Outdoor Camera shown above is once again, available for just $74.99. (and is currently available with Sync Module 2 at no extra)

It is a completely wireless, outdoor-rated, battery-operated camera that is equipped with motion detection, night vision, and two-way talk.

Ring has a similarly equipped model, the Ring Stick Up with similar specifications and a wider field of view for $99.99-but, no local storage capability.

Ring vs Blink - Ring Floodlight Camera

Ring Floodlight Camera

The divergence is more pronounced as you get into outdoor spotlight cameras.

The Ring Spotlight Camera seen above is a self-contained outdoor camera with built-in LED lights that generates 2000 lumens. It has all the standard features as well as an internal siren that can be remotely activated by the user after receiving a notification and determining that there is a threat.

Pretty neat feature…and the total is $199.99.

Blink takes a different route. They offer a Floodlight Mount to which the Blink Outdoor Camera is attached.  While it has a lower lumen output of 700, they claim a far superior battery life of up to 2 years…as opposed to 2-6 months with Blink.

This unit is available for an additional $39.99.

Blink Outdoor Spotlight Cam

Blink Outdoor Camera with optional Floodlight Cam Mount.

For our test, we elected to go with the Blink outdoor cameras.  We picked up the 2 camera kit, which also included a sync module, at no charge.  We got an outdoor Blink mount kit and set that one up with the existing motion light in the back of the house.

On the side of the house, we paired the other camera with the optional Blink Floodlight Mount. We found the 700 lumens more than adequate to illuminate the side entryway and felt that it represents an outstanding value for the money.

They were both a snap to add to the system and the mounts were sturdy and a cinch to install.




Both companies offer solar charging options as well. Additional models and options can be seen at the bottom of the page.



Common Blink vs Ring Outdoor Camera Questions


How well does the Night Vision work without a spotlight?


Blink Outdoor Camera - Captures Backyard Late Night Backyard BanditBoth Ring and Blink have PIR night vision that works within 25 or 30 feet. As long as the area that you wish to monitor is within that range…they work fine.

We installed one of our Blink outdoor cameras without the optional spotlight add-on and were quite happy with the results…

Clearly, this backyard bandit prowling the premises in the wee hours of the morning was not going to evade detection by our clandestine Blink backyard outdoor camera.



Blink vs Ring Outdoor Cameras- How well do they withstand the elements?


Both cameras are weatherproof and designed to work outdoors.  Blink Outdoor Camera - Mounted

While it is always a best practice to try and mount the camera under the eaves or an overhang, this simply wasn’t an option in our situation.

We mounted our Blink outdoor camera where it would be fully exposed to the elements.  It weathered over 4 inches of torrential wind-blown rain in the past 10 days…and appears no worse for the wear.

We’ll see how it weathers a harsh Maine winter…




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Blink vs Ring Outdoor Camera – Wired Floodlights




Blink Wired Floodlight Camera


Blink Outdoor Camera


2600 Lumens


Local Storage Capability




Ring Outdoor Camera - Wired Floodlight


Ring Outdoor Cam


2000 Lumens


Local Storage Unavailable



Ring vs Blink Outdoor Camera Wired Floodlight Comparison Overview



Blink vs Ring Outdoor Wired Floodlight Camera Similarities


  • 1080P HD Video
  • Wide FOV (Blink 143° vs Ring 140°)
  • Alarm Siren
  • 2-Way Voice
  • Color Image
  • Customizable Motion Detection
  • Works with Alexa


Blink vs Ring Outdoor Camera with Wired Floodlight Differences


  • Lumens
  • Local Storage Capability
  • Price


Blink has just recently introduced the Blink Outdoor Wired Floodlight Camera…and frankly, by almost any reasonable standards, most people would agree that they have hit it out of the park.

While some might argue that they have a preference for the Ring App, other than already owning multiple devices on the Ring platform or preferring their aesthetics…one would be hard-pressed to justify choosing Ring over the Blink outdoor floodlight camera.

The Ring outdoor wired floodlight camera offers a slightly wider field of vison (143 vs 140), a significantly higher Lumen output (2600 vs 2000), the ability to store video clips locally AND does it for half the price!


Ring vs Blink Outdoor Camera – Wired Floodlight Pricing


Ring Outdoor Camera – Wired Floodlight – $199.99

 Blink Outdoor Camera – Wired Floodlight – $99.99


Nuff said…You be the judge.  And feel free to leave your comments and your Blink vs Ring  reviews at the bottom of the page.

Blink Doorbell Camera vs Ring Video Doorbells



Blink Doorbell Cam

Blink vs Ring Review - Blink Video Doorbell


Blink Video Doorbell


Battery Powered - 2AA Lithium


2-Year Battery Life


Temperature Monitoring

Ring Doorbell Cam

Ring vs Blink Review - Ring Video Doorbell


Ring Video Doorbell


140 Degree FOV


Remote Activated Siren


8 LED Spotlights



Blink Doorbell Cam vs Ring Video Doorbell Overview


Ring pretty much pioneered the video doorbell industry about 10 years ago when they introduced the “DoorBot”.

They certainly haven’t rested on their laurels since… and after rebranding as Ring, they have gone on to expand their product line to include a variety of indoor and outdoor cameras, along with their line of home security and automation products.

Blink vs Ring - Blink Video Doorbell

Blink Video Doorbell Camera

When comparing Ring vs. Blink side by side, in markets in which they are both competing, the video doorbell segment is clearly dominated by Ring.

However, Blink continues to punch above its weight class and delivers outstanding value in the Blink Video Doorbell. This 1080p HD Video Doorbell Camera can be hard-wired to existing doorbell wiring or operate off of 2AA Lithium batteries which are rated for up to 2 years of normal operation.

It includes motion detection, 2-way audio, night vision, and when paired with the Sync Module 2 (which you can get at no cost with some of the other camera offers we have shared above), you can have on-demand live video and 2-way audio.

And, right now, you get all this for just $39.99! (Limited time offer subject to change…see the Promo Box below)

Both companies are, of course, Alexa compatible…and come with a Free Trial of their respective Cloud storage for video clips…but, only Blink offers local storage.

The starting price of the standard Ring Video Doorbell is considerably higher. (currently $99.99)  However, it offers a wider field of vision and superior, customizable motion detection.

But Ring doesn’t stop there, they offer a full range of video doorbells  that include advanced features such as:

  • Dual Wi-Fi Band Connectivity
  • Interchangeable Face Plates
  • Hot-Swappable Removeable Battery Packs
  • Power over Ethernet Connection
  • Professional Installation

With prices ranging from $99 to  $349, there is something to fit every budget of the more discerning consumer looking for next-generation technology.

Additional models and options can be seen at the bottom of the page.


Ring vs Blink Video Doorbell Camera…Wants vs Needs?

When it comes down to making a choice between Ring and Blink doorbell cameras, it might be a matter of economics or determining whether or not you can justify spending additional dollars to gain the benefits that the additional features will set you back.

Ring vs Blink Video Doorbell ImageIn our situation, (get details in our Blink Video Doorbell Review) the field of vision of the Blink Doorbell camera was more than adequate.  The resolution would be the same, regardless of whether we used Ring or Blink. And, the distance from the road and the frequency of visitors we have at the front door, means that any advanced artificial intelligence features would have little value.

Because we were not going to be using the existing doorbell wiring, the Blink camera battery life was a primary consideration…and the Blink wireless cameras claim a far superior battery life.  That certainly tipped the scales in their favor…so in this scenario, it was an easy choice to select the Blink doorbell vs Ring.

However, your situation might be very different. There are many factors that come into play when deciding whether Blink or Ring best suits your needs.


Blink Doorbell Cam Installation 

One of the advantages of the Blink Doorbell Camera offered,  at the time of this review, was the fact that the Blink Doorbell Cam could be installed wirelessly.  This was a major consideration for us…as our older home doorbell wiring was not compatible. See our Blink Video Doorbell review for details.

Blink Video Doorbell -a bargain at under $50!

The X-Factors – Blink vs Ring Considerations




Clearly, Blink is a better overall fit for the budget conscientious consumer.



Conversely…Ring offers more features and advanced technology.



Ring offers a wider array of products from which to choose.  Additionally, they carry a line of home security and automation products which enables one to include the cameras and home security in a single platform.



While they both allow you to store video in the Cloud at a fairly affordable rate ($3-$10/mo.), only Blink allows you to store video locally without a monthly recurring charge.



While Blink seems to follow the KISS principle and endeavors to Keep it Simple and provide outstanding value at the most affordable pricing, Ring has adopted a more expansive approach.

They offer a wider selection of more feature-rich products that can work seamlessly together with a full security and home automation ecosystem.

While not as affordable as Blink, they are still very competitively priced.



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Blink vs Ring…Which is Best for Me?


This is certainly not a black-and-white decision.

Although Ring and Blink have many similarities…ultimately they each manage to create products that offer outstanding value- that appeal to somewhat different audiences.

As a general rule of thumb…


Buy Blink if You Want

  • Local Storage Capability – Blink allows you to capture and store video on a flash drive
  • This means you can save money with No Monthly Charges for Cloud storage.
  • In addition, Blink offers an overall More Affordable Product Line


Choose Ring if You Prefer

  • More Advanced Technology.  With superior AI mo9tion detection and wider fields of view.
  • You’ll find that Ring offers More Selection, with a wider range of products.
  • And you’ll be able to seamlessly combine your camera system with additional Home Security and Automation Options.


Overall, Blink is the more affordable option.  If you are willing to forego a few of the bells, buttons, and whistles- you will be delighted by the quality of the products and company support.

If you are not as concerned with budget and don’t mind paying a bit more for the additional features, Ring might be a better fit for you.

Either selection is a very solid choice.


For a more detailed comparison of Ring vs Blink, click on one of the links below…

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Although Ring and Blink have many similarities…there are some key differences.


Buy Blink if You Want

  • Local Storage Capability – Blink allows you to capture and store video on a flash drive
  • This means you can save money with No Monthly Charges for Cloud storage.
  • In addition, Blink offers an overall More Affordable Product Line


Choose Ring if You Prefer

  • More Advanced Technology.  With superior AI mo9tion detection and wider fields of view.
  • You’ll find that Ring offers More Selection, with a wider range of products.
  • And you’ll be able to seamlessly combine your camera system with additional Home Security and Automation Options.


Overall, Blink is the more affordable option

If you are not as concerned with budget and don’t mind paying a bit more for the additional features, Ring might be a better fit for you.

Either selection is a very solid choice.


For a more detailed comparison of Ring vs Blink, click on one of the links below…

And visit us at!



Blink vs Ring…Which is Best for Me?



This is certainly not a black-and-white decision.

Although Ring and Blink have many similarities…ultimately they each manage to create products that offer outstanding value- that appeal to somewhat different audiences.

As a general rule of thumb…


Buy Blink if You Want

  • Local Storage Capability
  • No Monthly Charges
  • More Affordable Product Line
  • Better Battery Performance


Choose Ring if You Prefer

  • More Advanced Technology
  • Better Selection
  • Home Security and Automation Options


Overall, Blink is the more affordable option.  If you are willing to forego a few of the bells, buttons, and whistles- you will be delighted by the quality of the products and company support.

If you are not as concerned with budget and don’t mind paying a bit more for the additional features, Ring might be a better fit for you.

Either selection is a very solid choice.


Ring Alarm System


At this point, any Blink vs Ring alarm system comparison is impossible. While Ring has elected to expand its efforts to include an ecosystem that can encompass home automation, security, and video monitoring, Blink simply has chosen to limit its efforts to that which it does best.

There is equal merit to the practice of doing one thing…and doing it well.

However, our Blink vs Ring comparison would be remiss without at least mentioning the Ring Alarm System. We will review it more thoroughly sometime in the near future.Blink vs Ring - Ring Alarm System

In a nutshell, the Ring Alarm is a very basic wireless security system that will seamlessly support the full line-up of Ring products. While it can function as a completely self-monitored system, it can be professionally monitored 24/7 for protection from police, fire, and medical emergencies.

The Ring Protect Pro is a great value at just $20/month.

Blink, of course, has no comparable service at this time.  However, if one doesn’t mind using a separate App, Blink could be paired with one of our Best Rated Home Security Systems, which, would likely cost a bit more but would provide a great deal more overall value.

Storing video locally, will save any monthly storage charges and could provide the user.



Ring Alarm vs the Competition


A few advantages of combining Blink with one of our top-rated security companies would be:

  • Experience – The best home security companies have many years of experience in supporting their products and protecting hundreds of thousands of families. They specialize in security. Ring is a brand new player.
  • Equipment – The equipment offered by top alarm companies is superior and built by established suppliers.
  • Professional Install Capability– Some of our top picks install the system- if you are uncomfortable with the DIY approach.
  • Professional Monitoring – All of our best home security companies have 5 Diamond Rated monitoring stations with multiple redundancies.
  • Smash and Grab Protection –  Top-rated alarm companies offer some sort of crash and smash protection that prevents an intruder from just destroying the base unit so it can’t send a signal…


If you are contemplating doing more than cameras, these are but a few reasons why it makes sense to look into a company that specializes in home security before making a decision.

Either  Blink or Ring can be used in conjunction with any security and home automation system.  It just means managing the cameras through a separate app.

While Ring might offer a bit more convenience and a cheaper solution…it may not be the best way to provide security to protect your home and family.

It may make sense to get your cameras from either Blink or Ring…but look into one of the  Top Ranked Security Companies for home security that you can count on.  We have provided our security company selection tool to help you narrow down the choices.

Ring Car Cam




While Blink has chosen to focus on expanding and enhancing its budget home camera offering, Ring has elected to expand into new areas…namely the car dash cam space. 

While we are looking to do a complete hands on expert review in the near future, we wanted to include a brief overview of the Ring Car Cam in this Blink vs Ring guide, as it underscores yet another differentiator when comparing Ring vs Blink. 


What is the Ring Car Cam?

The Ring Car Cam is an innovative new technology that offers drivers unprecedented levels of security and peace of mind when it comes to protecting and monitoring your vehicle.

Equipped with a variety of features, this product provides users with the ability to monitor their vehicles 24/7.

As well as offering safety features, Ring Car Cam also allows users to track each other’s driving habits and provide real-time alerts in the event of an accident.

This section looks at how Ring Car Cam works, what it has to offer, and how it can benefit its users.


Ring Dash Cam Design And Features

The purpose of any dashcam is to provide a sense of security and safety in our modern world; an ever-changing landscape that has become increasingly unpredictable.

By integrating these devices with a smartphone app, users can enjoy advanced GPS tracking capabilities and cloud storage for photos and videos. Advanced motion detection systems can even allow for early warning alerts and assist in collision prevention. 

These devices can even serve as eyes in the dark – providing night vision for previously unseen potential threats or hazards. With their combined strength, users have greater peace of mind knowing that no matter what lies ahead, they have a reliable companion in the journey towards safe passage.


Night Vision

The design and features of the ring car cam have been conducive to improved visibility and enhanced safety, no matter what time of day or night.

With its intuitive control panel, users can easily switch between day/night settings for optimized performance in any light condition. This quick installation process allows drivers to take advantage of this technology without spending too much effort on setup.

A big part of improved visibility lies within the camera’s ability to quickly adjust itself when entering environments with varying levels of light intensity.

When darkness falls, the ring car cam automatically adjusts its sensitivity level using advanced algorithms that improve image clarity and detail even under low lighting conditions.

As a result, drivers benefit from improved visibility which translates into enhanced safety – both during nighttime driving as well as regular daytime commutes.

Drivers can rest assured knowing that their vehicle is equipped with an efficient security device designed to monitor surroundings at all times.


Motion Detection

Motion detection is a feature of many modern dashcams. It enables the user to be instantly alerted when motion is detected in their vicinity. 

Additionally, mounting options are available to facilitate installation in any desired location.

Furthermore, power supply sources must be considered when installing a motion detector; most models require an additional power source such as batteries or direct wiring into the vehicle’s electrical system. In terms of convenience and reliability, it is essential that these factors are taken into account when selecting the ideal model for one’s needs.

Moving on from motion detection, automatic recording is another important aspect of some ring car cams.


Automatic Recording

With an advanced camera system installed on cars such as the ring car cam, drivers may feel safer knowing that their vehicle is safeguarded from potential theft or vandalism. To take full advantage of this feature, you will need to connect it permanently to the power source.

Video quality varies depending on the resolution settings but most models that capture footage at 1080p HD and higher resolutions can discern license plate numbers.

The footage captured by these devices can then be stored in cloud services so they are accessible even if something were to happen to your car while you’re away from home. 

As more people become aware of what options exist for keeping their vehicles safe, implications for the automotive industry could include increased demand for better-equipped security systems that feature motion detectors and automatic recording capabilities.



The introduction of Ring car cam technology shows Ring’s commitment to providing comprehensive security solutions, that even extend to the automotive industry.

The Ring Car Cam is capable of providing night vision, motion detection, and automatic recording capabilities which can have an impact on vehicle safety and security.




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Why Trust This Blink vs Ring Review?

Trying to Decide between Ring vs. Blink?

Why you can rely on The Home Security Advisor Reviews to help sort it out.


When it comes to personal safety and security…industry experience counts.

Mike HSAWhile many sites employ journalists and writers, Mike, The Home Security Advisor, spent 20+ years in the trenches of the home security industry. Working for 2 of the largest home security companies in the nation, he has spent thousands of hours in the homes and living rooms of people just like you- listening to their concerns and helping them find the best security solutions to address their needs.

The Home Security Advisor was developed as a resource to share these insights and help our readers simplify the sometimes difficult task of finding the best products and solutions for anyone looking to enhance their lives and better protect their homes and families.


What makes The Home Security Advisor’s comparison review of Ring and Blink different?


When you are trying to sort out the differences between two of Amazon’s most popular security cameras such as Blink and Ring it isn’t easy trying to pick which one is just right for you and your family.

To make it more confusing, there is a myriad of product reviews out there comparing them.  Which one do you listen to?

In a nutshell, here are just some of the reasons The Home Security Advisor should be your “go-to”  resource when you are looking into personal and home security products and services.


Features of the Best Blink vs Ring Reviews



Hands-On Reviews


Many of the products we review are items that we have been sent for evaluation or even chosen to purchase for our own use. In this case, we elected to purchase Blink products to protect our own home and can share the hands-on experience- as well as future long-term updates.

We review hundreds of personal and home security products and companies and thousands of customer reviews so we can lay out both the good and the bad when we evaluate home security cameras …or any other products or services.

However, when this isn’t practical, we research items thoroughly online and may scrutinize hundreds of customer reviews to better assess the actual owner experience.

In many cases, we provide additional sections of important things to consider to help you determine whether Ring cameras or Blink security cameras make the most sense for your situation.


Quick Link TOC


We try to be as thorough as possible in reviewing products and companies.  However, we recognize that your time is valuable and you may not always have time to get into all the “nitty-gritty” of all the factors we analyze regarding home security cameras.

Consequently, we make it easy to jump ahead by inserting direct links Table of Contents that get you right to the sections that you are most interested in.


Common Q+As


You have questions…we have answers.  When reviewing Blink and Ring home security cameras, we do our best to anticipate and answer the most common questions that potential security camera buyers might have.


Video Summaries


Some people are more visual…so we frequently provide video summaries. For example, in this review of Blink vs Ring security cameras and video doorbells, you’ll find a handy video summary that outlines the most important factors that help distinguish between the two.


Forum for Customer Reviews


We make it easy to see how actual customers feel about their experiences with either Ring or Blink.  You can share your experiences in our comment section and see how others feel about their products as well.

How do Blink vs. Ring Camera Monthly Storage Costs Compare?

Ring vs Blink Video Storage Costs


When it comes to storing video clips in the Cloud, both companies have identical costs. Each charges $3 a month per camera or $10 a month for unlimited cameras. 

If you pay on an annual basis, it is $30 and $100 respectively.  Essentially you get 2 months free.  

Are there any contracts with Blink or Ring?

No. Neither company requires a contract.

What was new for Blink in 2023?

Improved Security Features

In 2023, Blink introduced new security features to enhance the protection of your home or business. With these improvements, you can now have even greater peace of mind knowing that your property is well safeguarded.

One of the key enhancements is the advanced facial recognition technology. This feature allows the Blink system to identify familiar faces and send you real-time alerts when someone unfamiliar is detected.

Moreover, the system now offers a two-factor authentication option, adding an extra layer of security to prevent unauthorized access.


Advanced Smart Home Integrations

With the improved security features in place, Blink has expanded its capabilities to include advanced smart home integrations. Now, you can seamlessly connect your Blink security system with other smart devices in your home, such as smart lights, thermostats, and door locks.

This integration allows you to create customized automation routines that enhance your home’s security and convenience. For example, you can set your lights to turn on automatically when your Blink camera detects motion, giving the appearance of someone being home even when you’re away.

Additionally, you can integrate your Blink system with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, enabling you to control your security system using simple voice commands.


Enhanced Camera Performance

Blink’s camera performance has been significantly enhanced in 2023, providing you with sharper and more detailed video footage. With the upgraded cameras, you can now capture crystal-clear images and videos, ensuring that no detail goes unnoticed.

The improved resolution allows for better visibility, even in low-light conditions, ensuring that your security needs are met day and night. Additionally, the enhanced camera performance includes improved motion detection capabilities, enabling you to receive accurate and timely alerts for any suspicious activity.

Blink vs Ring App - which is better?

Blink Home Monitor vs Ring Always Home


When comparing the Ring vs Blink App, the Ring App scores significantly higher:

Blink Home Monitor

  • Google Play – 2.7 Stars
  • Apple Store –  3.4 Stars

Ring Always Home

  • Google Play – 4.0 Stars
  • Apple Store –  4.6 Stars


Can I Store Video Clips Locally with Ring or Blink?

Only Blink provides the means of storing video locally.

This requires the purchase of the Sync Module 2. (which can support a flash drive up to 256G-purchase separately)

This effectively eliminates any need to incur any Blink subscription costs for basic video storage.

This is one of the major advantages of buying a Blink vs Ring camera.

Can Blink and Ring work together?

Does Blink Work with Ring?


Many people want to know …is Blink compatible with Ring?

While there is nothing to prevent one from using both products…even though they are both owned by Amazon they are not compatible.

You cannot store Ring video clips on the Blink Sync Module 2.

It will require the use of separate Apps, and 2 separate accounts if you want Cloud storage.

That said, Blink and Ring can both operate on the same Wi-Fi network and can be set up to work together through Alexa Routines.


Blink vs Ring Review – How to Set Up Alexa Routines to Make Them Work Together


While it is a bit of a process, with a little bit of effort both the Ring and Blink devices can be set up to work together through Alexa.  Of course, this requires that you have an Alexa account and the Alexa App.

In a recent post on, this process is outlined. At the time this Ring vs Blink review was posted, we have yet to test it.


“Setting Up Blink and Ring with Alexa

To connect your Ring and Blink devices in your home, you will need to download skills for them in the Alexa app.

First, let’s go over how to make Blink cameras work with Alexa:

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap on “More” in the lower-right corner.
  2. Select “Skills & Games.”
  3. Search for the skill “Blink SmartHome.”
  4. Select the skill and tap “Enable To Use.”
  5. Enter your email address and password for your Blink account.
  6. Create a 4-digit code that you must say when using voice control to disarm your Blink cameras.
  7. Select “Sign In.”
  8. Select “Close.”
  9. Tap on “Discover Devices.” Your Blink cameras will automatically connect with your Alexa account.

Follow the same steps to link your Ring account to the Alexa app, but search for the Ring skill.

Creating an Alexa Routine

Alexa Routines work with all Blink cameras, Ring cameras, Ring doorbells, and smart lighting. (Routines are not compatible with Ring Alarm.)

Here’s how to create an Alexa Routine:

  1. Open the menu in the Alexa app.
  2. Select “Routines.”
  3. Click on the plus sign in the top-right corner.
  4. Name your Routine.
  5. Click the plus sign for “When this happens.” This will be the trigger that starts your Routine.
  6. Select “Smart Home.”
  7. Choose the Blink camera that you want to trigger the Routine. You can choose for the Routine to start when motion is detected and between what times and days. You can also decide the trigger as when motion is not detected for a certain amount of time.
  8. Add an action that will occur when the Routine is triggered. You can add as many actions as you want and adjust the order they occur in.
  9. Press “Save.”  “

What are the differences between a Blink vs Ring Camera?

Blink Camera vs Ring- Is Blink or Ring Better?


That depends on what you are looking for. There is no definite answer to the question …Which is better blink or ring?

Blink and Ring cameras all offer 1080p resolution.

However, the Ring security cameras offer a greater field of vision and more advanced motion detection.


Blink Subscription Costs vs Ring


If you choose to subscribe to cloud storage, the Blink subscription costs vs Ring ar identical.

While neither Ring nor Blink actually requires a subscription to view the cameras, Blink offers the option of storing video clips locally with the Sync Module 2.  This effectively eliminates any Blink subscription costs for storage. 

Overall, the Blink security cameras are more cost-effective, and the use of the Sync Module 2 will save monthly costs in the long run, as well.


Which is better Ring or Blink? That depends on what your priorities are…they are both solid choices.

Is the new Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera Mount worth it?

Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Review


Well…the Blink vs Ring debate is starting to heat up.Blink vs Ring Review Update - Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera

For the same price as the Ring Indoor Camera, Blink now offers 360º viewing capability.

Already have the Blink Mini?  Well, they’ve got you covered.  For just $29.99 you can purchase the Blink Mini Pan-Tilt mount to convert it.

Just snap off (carefully) the Blink Mini from its base, pop it on the Blink Mini Pan-Tilt mount, plug it in…and presto.

The mount goes through a short series of gyrations and your Blink For Home App automatically recognizes it and allows you to remotely view any angle within a 360º view.

Double or triple the coverage area of a single Blink Mini…and get more bang for your buck with every  Blink camera!


What is the difference between the Blink 3 and Blink 4 Outdoor Cameras?

Blink 4 Outdoor Camera vs Blink 3 Outdoor Camera…is it worth upgrading?


There are a number of differences between the Blink 3 Outdoor Camera and the Blink 4 Outdoor Camera

While both cameras offer 1080HD resolution, the Blink 4 outdoor Camera has enhanced low-light clarity. This sharpens the image and provides significantly better performance in low-light conditions.

Additionally, the Blink 4 Outdoor Camera offers several notable upgrades compared to its predecessor, the Blink 3 Outdoor Camera. One significant improvement is enhanced motion detection as well as smart person detection. These features will effectively decrease the number of unnecessary notifications which improves user experience and will also extend the already superior battery life. (one of the major advantages in most Ring vs Blink comparison reviews)

Another notable difference is the improved battery life of the Blink 4 Outdoor Camera. While the Blink 3 Outdoor Camera already had impressive battery performance, the Blink 4 Outdoor Camera can last even longer without needing a recharge. This extended battery life ensures that the camera remains operational for an extended period, reducing the need for frequent maintenance.

Additionally, the Blink 4 Outdoor Camera introduces a wider field of view compared to its predecessor. With a 143-degree field of view, the Blink 4 Outdoor Camera can cover a larger area, reducing blind spots and providing better overall surveillance coverage.

Considering these upgrades, it may be worth upgrading to the Blink 4 Outdoor Camera if you value enhanced clarity, fewer unnecessary notifications, longer battery life, and a wider field of view. However, if these improvements are not significant factors for your specific needs, sticking with the Blink 3 Outdoor Camera might be a more cost-effective option. Ultimately, the decision to upgrade will depend on your individual requirements and priorities.




Blink vs Ring – Some of Their Best Selling Products


When comparing Blink vs Ring, it is not possible to include every product in their respective ever-changing line-ups.

Both companies are committed to evolving and upgrading their products to stay in step with the latest technologies.

Below are some of their current offerings to help you compare them side by side.


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