So many people refuse to update their systems despite the fact that they no longer meet their demands just because of the stress that follows setting up everything and getting it to work accordingly.
However, you should know that setting up a new system is not as difficult as you think it is. In this article, I’ll go into details on installing the whole Blink system around your home.
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Blink Sync Module
Blink security cameras
You can get a complete indoor and outdoor security system from Blink and get it effortlessly installed to cover your whole home.
Blink delivers inexpensive smart security cameras and accessories. It’s also necessary you get the Sync Module to link all the cameras and lengthen their battery life expectancy if you get more than one product.
Create an Account
To start with, you’ll be needing a Blink account to set and sync all your security devices.
▪️Download and install the Blink app, then open it on your phone.
▪️At the bottom of the app’s home screen, you’ll see the Create account button, tap it.
The Blink app on the create account or login screen.
▪️Choose your location and create a password.
▪️Using a phone number and PIN, set defaults to two-factor authorization (2FA).
The app will request for your phone number and then send you a PIN.
▪️To log in to your account, enter the PIN.
Note that you must have your phone close whenever you log in from a new device.
▪️ A window drop down will show on the app to sign in to your Amazon account.
If you have Echo devices that announces activities from your cameras, signing in to Amazon is largely useful. Linking the Amazon account with your Blink account at this point is simple, however, you can decide to do this later.
▪️Tap the Enable To Use button right after you’ve signed in to the account.
The Blink app showing the downloadable Blink skill for Alexa.
Install Sync Module and Systems
You’ll have to install the Sync Module if your aim is to use numerous Blink devices.
In the top-right corner on the Blink app’s home screen, tap Add Device button.
Click Sync Module and tap Blink Wireless Camera System. This option permits you to add cameras and devices to the Sync Module.
Input the Sync Module’s serial number then tap OK to permit Blink to connect to your phone’s camera so you can scan the QR code.
On the back of the Sync Module, find the QR code and scan it with your phone.
You’ll be asked if you are adding the device to an existing or new system. Input a name for it if you’re creating a new system.
Connect the Sync Module and hold on for the lights to flash blue before you continue. What you are waiting for is a blinking blue light and a steady green light. This can delay for 30 seconds.
A pop-up will show on your phone to connect to its Wi-Fi network immediately the Sync Module is set. Tap Join.
After it has connected to the Sync Module’s Wi-Fi, enter your Wi-Fi details to make sure the Module is connected to your home network.
Tap Done to finish and go back to the app’s home screen.
Inserting Blink Cameras to the System
You can begin adding cameras and other Blink devices to the system you just made.
To add more products to the system, go back to the home screen on the Blink app.
In the top-right corner on the home screen, you’ll see a Plus sign. Tap it to add a clearly defined camera.
Tap on the exact model in the list that you want to add.
Scan the QR code on the camera.
Observe the onboarding prompts in the app once scanned.
Literarily every camera in the Blink system has its own onboarding method, though if truth be told, they all follow the same processes as the Sync Module — Scan the QR code, connect both Wi-Fi networks, tap Done, and you’re done.
You can give them a new name in the system after the cameras are added.
Go back to the home screen. You should see the freshly added camera with a numeric name and a gray thumbnail, tap on the Numeric name and edit it into something more effortlessly recognizable, for example, “Front door camera.”
After editing the name of the device, tap the Camera icon in the lower left of the camera’s thumbnail to update it to a up to date photo of the camera’s view.
Note that, if the Video Doorbell is connected to pre-existing doorbell wiring, it can update its thumbnail every half hour.
To add more cameras to your system, redo these steps.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Blink system be used without a subscription?
Yes, the Blink home system can be used without a subscription, but there are some features you will not have access to. Such as, the 60-day limitless history which is accessible only on Blink’s subscription plans, and video sharing.
Does Blink camera connect to Wi-Fi or Sync Module?
While some Blink devices can be used on your Wi-Fi network without the Sync Module, others can only be used within a system with a Sync Module. For instance, the only Blink cameras that can be used just with your home’s Wi-Fi are the Blink Mini and Blink Doorbell, while the Blink Outdoor and Indoor wireless cameras needs a Sync Module.
How to connect Blink to Wi-Fi
You have to, first of all, connect your phone to the device’s Wi-Fi to connect Blink devices to Wi-Fi. As soon as it’s linked, you’ll be able to enter your home’s Wi-Fi network and connect. Whether you have the Sync Module or not, this step must happen with every camera install.