Amazon-owned Blink is jumping into the budget security cam

Amazon-owned Blink is jumping into the budget security cam market with the Mini, a compact and Alexa-friendly indoor camera with night vision, motion sensing, cloud storage for videos, and a $35 price tag.

Slated to ship on April 15 and available for pre-order now, the Blink Mini ranks as the least expensive security cam in Blink’s lineup, which includes the $100 indoor/outdoor Blink XT2 and the $80 Blink Indoor.

With its budget sticker price, the Wi-Fi-enabled Blink Mini is poised to compete with such inexpensive security cameras as the ultra-cheap but well regarded $20 Wyze Cam v2, as well as the $40 Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera, which is our current Editor’s Choice for budget smart cams.

Capable of capturing 1080p video and equipped with a 110-degree field of view, the Blink Mini boasts infrared night vision, motion detection, and customizable motion-detection zones that let you pick which areas can trigger motion alerts. There’s no word on people detection, however, which means that your dogs, cats, or robot vacuums would trigger alerts as well as humans.