ã€Exclusive Designã€‘This indoor/outdoor wall mount is designed for use with your Blink XT Camera , doubles as both an XT cover and a mount
ã€Stable Mount Bracketã€‘Unlike original Latch-Buckle base, this mount bracket is equipped with screw-fixing base and make your Blink XT more stable both on wall and ceiling
ã€Great Device Protectionã€‘Made of high grade plastic, stable and durable, protect your Blink XT camera for all kinds of potential damage in any circumstance and prolong your device working life
ã€Extended Edge Appearanceã€‘Simple geometry design makes your device more adorable and attractive, ideal decoration for your overall household
★★★★113 real customer reviews average rating: 4.2 stars (scroll to see all)
5 Stars By Leo on 2018-05-10 1) Good quality. 2) Easy to assemble Update a week after inspection. The Blink XT camera mount works great. And as I suspected from the beginning can be used for the internal camera as well with some light filler. Take a look at it in the posted photos. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Just received the package and want to drop a few words from my initial experience on this product. The packaging leaves nothing to imagination. You can see two scenarios for the Blink XT Wall-Mounted Bracket. You see an indoor and outdoor view (Wet/Dry). I ordered the 3-Pack and in my opinion, it is worth it. Out of the box, you notice that the contents of the box is meant to be safe in transit. What is inside: 3 x Front Plates 3 x Back Plates 3 x Wall-Mounts 3 x Sets of Fillips screwdrivers and screws to close the covers. Each Wall-Mount comes with all the hardware needed for either Drywall/Brick wall install and screws.
Pros: 1) Good quality. 2) Easy to assemble. 3) Can be a self-install if you have a drill and a little elbow grease. 4) All the needed hardware included. 5) Looks like you can paint it with some Rus-Oleum paint if current Black color is not for you.
Cons: 1) Only comes in Black color at the moment. Would recommend making other color options available (Red Brick, White, Yellow, etc.,)
All in all, I would recommend this product without a second thought. Check out posted pictures and the un-boxing video and outside mounting of my camera.
Side project update: can be used as a case for the Blink original camera too. Disclaimer, will need to center the original camera and fill in extra space with filler. See result photos.
5 Stars By Kevin Morris on 2018-05-08 A must buy for any Blink XT owner! Anyone who owns a Blink camera knows the biggest complaint is the mounting clip that come with them. The limited articulation makes positioning and stability a real headache.
These outdoor weather mounts and cases remove many of the issues I have had with mounting the Blink XT cameras outside.
The camera is housed in a 5 screw secured case that itself screws into the camera wall mount with a ball hinge. This mount has a base that, when tightened, will secure the ball hinge in the position that you placed it.
I found this mount much easier to get into the right position with little difficulty.
These mounts are also more secure that those that come with the Blink XT camera. With the old mounts, the camera just snapped into the mount making it very easy to steal. These, while obviously not theft proof (and they don't claim to be), are more involved in their mounting. This allowed me to put the cameras in places that are more easy to reach, because once I used these mounts I was unconcerned that someone would be able to walk off with them so easily.
Some things to note:
It will make battery changes a little more cumbersome having to unscrew the case to get to the camera, but I see this as a benefit to the additional weather proofing and security the case provides. Additionally, the inclusion of a downward facing hole for a power cable means I will be able to eventually connect the camera to power, eliminating the need for frequent battery changes.
The camera itself remains unobstructed. The case fits well, in that it is not exposed to the camera. Additionally, the hood over the lens is also out of sight and provides a good amount of coverage to protect the lens from rain.
The mounts do not appear to affect the signal that the camera needs to function. It's similar to the same signal strength as I had before.
Build quality is good, and each individual mount (in this 3 pack) comes with all the necessary equipment, plus extras in the case of the screws (ie. only 5 are needed for the case screws, but they give you 7). The only required tool I needed was a screwdriver for the wall part of the mount (this set does include a screwdriver for the case screws.)
Overall, I am highly satisfied and will be getting more of them when I expand my camera system.
5 Stars By Mary Laiuppa on 2018-05-15 Now I'm secure! I really like the Blink XT system I purchased but was very disappointed in the cheap and flimsy mount that came with it. That might be fine for indoors but for an outside security camera it was the weakest link in the system. I could see someone coming in fast from out of range, jumping up and just pulling the camera off of the mount and tossing it aside. Not even enough time to record an image.
But with this mount that is not going to happen. It is very secure and much easier to adjust the direction of the camera.
The casing is quite nice and has a sun shield on the top to help shade the lens. I don't need it on my porches but it is a great feature. The casing fits over the camera and there is a port on the bottom to run a cable if you are hard wiring your cameras. I use a battery. While it will be harder to change the battery with this new mount the battery is supposed to last for two years so that is hardly a minus.
The case screws on with five small screws. Seven are included so extra points for including extra screws. They are tiny and a small screwdriver is included. It was a bit tricky to get them screwed down as they are so small and my eyes aren't as young as they used to be. But not what I would call difficult.
The casing attaches to the stem of the mount much more securely than the original mount that came with the camera. That was basically a plastic ring the camera snapped into. With the new casing, you screw the stem onto the casing, then lock it down by twisting a ring. It would take someone time to undo this and take the camera off the mounting. There is an adjustable collar at the base of the stem that allows you to tighten and loosen it for adjusting the direction of the camera. Three sturdy screws mount it to the surface. Four screws are included. Again, extra points for extra screws. I appreciate having an extra screw or two including in anything I buy as it is easy to drop and lose one and screws are so cheap including an extra one should be no problem for anything of quality. There are also screw sleeves for dry wall mounting if this in an indoor application.
All in all I can't praise this system enough. Blink should contact the designer and contract to include this mounting system with all of their XT outdoor cameras. It is far superior to the small little mounts they use for their indoor systems. Those are simply not adequate for outdoor security. This mount is.
5 Stars By Scott Wise on 2018-05-09 Great accessory for the Blink XT giving a more secure mount This hooded mount adds a lot of benefits with few downsides to the Blink XT. I own a total of 8 Blink cameras with three of them being XTs and I have had issues with the Blink provided mount failing allowing the camera to drop or move out of position. Given how the camera is sandwiched between the two pieces of this mount and the three screws to secure it to a wall my fears of my cameras dropping are gone. The mount also makes it easier to connect the Blink XT via usb power in a more weather proof fashion, but it is not full proof.
Pros: * Very adjustable mount that can be tighten to lock it into position. This will prevent wind and my kids from changing where it faces casually. * Built in sun shade. This is very helpful for one I have over my garage watching the driveway to cut down on glare. * Ability to route the USB cable outside of the mount.
Cons: * There is no weather stripping or seal between the two halves. Because of this if it was out in the open and you had it on USB power I feel you would need to take additional steps to weather proof it. This could be accomplished with some simple dielectric put around the lip, around the USB connection on the back of the camera so when it was tightened together it made an actual water tight seal to prevent any water from leaking in and onto the USB plug or connection.
5 Stars By Right Hand on 2018-05-10 Perfect fit with sturdy material. Easily adjustable and locks into place. The mounts are made of a sturdy plastic and are easily adjustable. Each mount contains 3 separate parts that are easily put together. The Blink XT sits properly in the mount, you can feel it go into place. The back is tightened together using 5 small screws provided in the package and includes a small screwdriver. The wall bracket is screwed into the back of the mount and has space for the USB power cable. The wall bracket has a ball joint that makes it easily adjustable. When the perfect position is found it's easy to lock the mount in place and don't believe it would move during medium to high wind speed. Wall anchors and screws are included to mount to the wall. The front portion of the mount has a visor that may help to further weatherproof the camera. The only opening on the mount is where the cord from the USB power will extend.
5 Stars By SMO on 2018-07-01 Perfect. I have a Blink XT on the back of my house and always thought how easy it would be in an open access area to just pop it out of the bracket.
When I got another to install alone the side of the house to monitor some windows that are blocked from view by a privacy fence I didn't want someone to just come along and take it, as it's from an easily accessible area. Looked for options and found this and it perfectly suits my needs.
You insert the camera into the case and secure it with five small screws (they even provide the correct size screwdriver). Then you screw the entire fixture into a wall or fence. Obviously you need to unscrew the case when you replace the batteries but the screws are good quality and didn't have any stripping at all when I installed them. Will gladly exchange this small extra step when replacing batteries for the security of this mounting bracket.
Was able to adjust it to exactly the view I want, another improvement over the mount included with the Blink XT camera. For the modest price this is a great Blink accessory.
5 Stars By Green_Steve on 2018-06-03 The only mount to buy period! I purchased this hooded mount for the Blink XT around mid May 2018, in the backyard of my mother's house. I came to discover this mount through the awesome community forums on the Blink for home website. During my short time as a Blink customer I was overcome with mixed emotions of the prospect of providing affordable video security to my mother who lives alone. One one hand we are new to video security and were overjoyed with the video and build quality of the Blink XT camera and the robustness of the mobile app. However, on the other hand, anyone who has purchased the Blink XT camera would be equally disappointed with the lack of articulation of the included mount. What comes in the box is merely a hinge joint that simply flexes like one ones own elbow effectively restricting an otherwise great product. The DG-Direct Blink XT Camera Wall Mount Bracket is the bracket that should have come included with the purchase from Blink. What you get in the package is a case for further protection and a mount that is not an to a shoulder joint allowing for a much higher range of motion. The case comes in two pieces that sandwich together and fasten by screws, which when assembled has an adorable little baseball cap that act as a rain hood. Furthermore, the assembled case forms around the camera with a small hole near the bottom. For what purpose you may ask. Well, this will allow those wishing to run power over USB to the camera.
4 Stars By A. Atta on 2018-08-01 A Must for any Blink XT user Great addition to securing my Blink XT Camera outside my front door. The flimsy bracket that came with the Blink lasted not even a year outside. It cracked and tumbling down came my camera. Luckily it was not damaged. When I saw this completely enclosed wall mount with a metal attachment, I knew this would be a much more secure way to attach my Blink camera. Installation was a snap, place your camera in the front bracket enclosure, put on the back enclosure and screw them together with the screws and screwdriver enclosed. Then attach the mounting bracket ( screws ALSO included) to the wood around my front door and screw the enclosure to the bracket. Very well engineered. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was the Blink XT camera felt loose in the enclosure so I took it apart and placed some cardboard on the back of the camera then screwed everything back again. Possibly a piece of foam attached to the back enclosure could be added to avoid this issue. Also the screwdriver enclosed, which was a nice touch, apparently had issues tightening up the screws. It was hard to tell if the metal end was slipping in the handle of the screwdriver, but not a biggie because I just used a screwdriver I had at home and everything screwed in nicely. DEFINITELY a MUST BUY if you have a Blink XT camera
4 Stars By Silence on 2018-05-14 Excellent Blink Camera Mount Upgrade! I ordered these late last week after searching for a replacement mount/bracket for my external Blink XT cameras. The mount that comes with them are very flimsy and hard to get in the correct orientation. These are more like the mounts you would find with a professional camera solution. Upon receiving the box, I was impressed with the quality of the packaging and the contents. There were no instructions, besides an illustration on the side of the box. Upon opening I found the following:
Qty. 3 Camera Holders (Front and Rear Plates) Qty. 3 Wall Mounts Qty. 3 Packages of Wall Mount Screws and Anchors (4 screws and anchors in a package, so one extra as a bonus) Qty. 3 Packages of screws for plates and a mini screw driver (again an extra screw is provided).
Setup was simple, and i no time i had them mounted in place of one of my cameras. Overall this was an excellent buy, and provides for a better overall mounting experience. Gives much more freedom in orientation and holds the camera very secure. This is what the cameras should have had initially. I only have a few complaints (cons below), that if those are addressed, this would be a perfect product (as it is now, it is a very very good upgrade).
Pros: 1.) More Secure than other Mount 2.) More flexibility and Range of Motion 3.) Excellent Quality 4.) Great Packaging
Cons: 1.) Seems to be a little slop of the camera inside the mount. Some foam tape inside to hold it when compressed together would be perfect. 2.) More difficult to get to the batteries. An easier mechanism for opening the two halves would be ideal (have to remove 5 screws). 3.) Wall mount screws seem to be a little soft (one rounded during install).
5 Stars By Rich on 2018-05-09 Amazing!!! These mounts are light years ahead of the junk mounts that come with Blink XT cameras. I was not expecting such high quality parts at this price. All the mounts are plastic but are excellent. The camera shell fits perfectly around the camera and the halfâ€™s are held together by 5 small screws. This makes for a tight seal around the camera. The kit comes with screws and a small screw driver too.
I had a camera mounted with the OEM mount outside my garage for weeks and I eventually had to turn it off because the wind would shake it so violently that the motion would go off dozens of times a day. Since Iâ€™ve mounted the camera in the new mounts I have had ZERO false alerts from wind. We have 30+ mph winds and it is holding strong.
This is a must buy for Blink XT outdoor cameras!!!