Reports that web connected cameras can be taken over by a stranger are a reason to be very careful with your account information. Most often, the account password was guessed or discovered, then used to gain access. Blink products have not been associated with unauthorized account access, and we are constantly making our products more secure.
For your system security and safety, Blink cameras always use encrypted connections.
Blink takes this one step further by hiding your account details from Blink support until you grant access permission from the Account Management screen of the Blink app.
Another way Blink ensures customer security is by enforcing account email verification. When you create an account, we email a security code to confirm that the email account works and that you have access. When the app requests, you enter the code from the email.
Every time someone logs into your Blink account, they are asked to complete a multiple factor security step of entering the security PIN that is sent by SMS Text message to the account owner. To enter the Blink app, other users need to contact the account owner to get this code.
The most common way systems are compromised is by a guessed or leaked password.
Even your Wi-Fi network is not secure without a strong password. If your Wi-Fi password is compromised, all of your activity online could be viewed, including when you log-in to secure sites or access secure equipment. Create a "guest user" account instead of making an easily guessed password. This way, you decide what access is allowed, and maintain control of your system.
We strongly encourage all Blink users to follow these security best practices.
We understand what a big decision it is to choose a home security product. We don't take that decision, or your trust, lightly. We will continue to introduce security features that keep you ahead of any threat to your Blink account and devices.
If you have questions, or need assistance changing your password, please contact Support.