Add a Camera to the Blink System

Add a Camera to the Blink System

This is a how to add a camera to the blink system. You will need to have installed a Sync Module first. See How to Install a Blink Sync Module. Once that’s done, you’re ready to install a camera. I’m using a Blink Mini but the procedure is the same for the other types of cameras.

Blink 2 Camera Box
Blink 2 Camera Box

I’ve created a video of the whole procedure and below that is a step-by-step guide in words and pictures.

Firstly, open the Blink app on your phone. and press the + icon on the top right of the home section

add a blink device
add a blink device

Press on the camera you wish to install and scan the QR code on the camera.

Blink Camera set up QR code
Blink Camera set up QR code

Then you’ll get the option to add the camera to the system. I have two systems to choose from. Choose yours by pressing, of course, on the desired one.

Add camera to existing blink network
Add camera to existing blink network

Now plug the camera in, if you haven’t already, and wait for the light to flash blue. When it does press on ‘discover device’.

Adding a blink mini camera to sync module
Adding a blink mini camera

The message searching for devices will appear. Then once it has found the camera you’ll be asked to connect to the camera’s wifi. After that you will be prompted to connect to your own wifi network. once connected to your own network

set up a blink mini camera
set up a blink mini camera

And then it’ll probably want to do a firmware update!

Updating blink firmware
Updating blink firmware

And then finally, you’ll be done. The video at the beginning shows this in real-time and also shows the camera options section and how to rename the camera and what settings do what.

Add a Camera to the Blink System – Extras

Blink Mini Camera mounting system
Blink Mini Camera mounting system

The above picture shows the removal of the base ring exposing the mounting screw holes. The camera is supplied with 2 screws but no rawl plugs – you’ll have to supply your own. I’m really pleased with the cameras and they give a lot better picture than my old Dlink system while being substantially smaller too. Of Course, technology moves on!

Reset Button on Blink Mini
Reset Button on Blink Mini – It’s on the bottom and you may need to pull off the stand to access

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