Blink Outdoor – wireless, weather-resistant
HD security camera User Manual
- Download the app.
Visit the App Store, Google Play Store
- Launch the App.
Open the app on your iOS or Android device
- Follow in-app instructions.
The Blink app will walk you through creating an account and setting up your new Blink system.
Detailed setup instructions can be found on page 5.
Blink connects to the Internet via a wireless connection.
Wi-Fi Network Requirements
In order for Blink to connect to your home Wi-Fi network, it must meet the following requirements.
✔ Your Wi-Fi network broadcasts at 2.4GHz (802.11 b/g/n)
✔ Your network does not block port 443.
✔ Your network upload speed is at least 2 Mbps.
To set up Blink using an iOS device, it must be running iOS 8.1 or later. The following devices support that:
✔ iPhone (4S or newer)
✔ iPad (2nd gen or newer)
✔ iPad Mini (1st gen or newer)
✔ iPod Touch (5th gen or newer)
To set up Blink on an Android device, it must be running Android 4.4 (KitKat) or later.
The Sync Module is the central hub of your Blink system. This connects to your WiFi network and your Blink cameras.
Micro USB Cable & USB Wall Adapter
Our Indoor camera operates on 2 AA Lithium batteries and with standard use can last up to two years before needing to be replaced. (Alkaline or Rechargeable are not recommended and standard use is defined as 40,000 seconds of Live View and Motion Clips over a 2 year period).
2 x AA Lithium Batteries
Mounting Bracket & Screw
This is an overview of the setup process. Once you’ve downloaded the Blink app, create your account and follow these instructions.
Adding your Cameras
The Home Screen shows you the cameras that you have on your account. From here, you can update their thumbnails, access them using Live View, and more.
- Name: Camera’s individual name
- Battery: Battery indicator
- Temperature: Current temperature
- Motion Detection: Enable or disable
- Retrigger Time: Time between motion clips
- Sensitivity: Sensitivity of motion detection
- Clip Length: Length of motion clip
- End Early: Ends clip if motion stops
- Control: Camera’s LED lighting
- Intensity: Brightness of LED illuminator
- Audio: Enable or disable microphone
- Update: Refresh camera’s readings
- Camera to WiFi: Signal strength to WiFi
- Camera to Sync Module: Signal strength to your Sync Module
- Delete Camera: Deletes camera from your account.
How fast do they begin recording after motion? My arlo cameras continually miss cars coming in the driveway.
I own two outdoor (black) blink cameras. The only thing i hate about the system is timing. I try to catch a possum that goes past my front door. The possum has to clear seven feet of open space. Now the possum is slow, however by the time the blink samara starts recording all i get to see, if I’m lucky is just the tail end of the possum but most of the time the recording does NOT record on time. Also, the street is probably 60 feet away from my camera by the time cars travel in front of my blink its never clever enough to turn on fast enough. Five seconds is an eternity when cars go by at 25mph. The camera always turn on; however 5 seconds is horrible… It would be great if it start recording within 2 seconds of detecting motion.
I see conflicting information on the size flash drive that can be used to store files on the sync module 2; is it limited to 64GB?
The Sync Module 2 is capable of accepting up to a 256 GB USB Flash Drive. According to Seagates Storage Calculator, if your System has 6 Cameras it’s recording at 30 frames per second (FPS) in 1080p (Resolution) using Medium Video Quality and H.264 Compression, you could record up to 2 Hours per Day from Each Camera for 15 Days before you would start to hit the limit of the 256 GB USB Flash Drive. Seagates Storage Calculator indicates “Required Storage Space” = 243 GB for this scenario. If you want to use High Video Quality (vs Medium), then you would be able to record up to 1 Hour per Day from Each (of the 6 Cameras) for 15 Days before you would start to hit the limit of the 256 GB USB Flash Drive. If you have fewer Cameras, you can simply do the Math (e.g., a 3 Camera System would be able to capture twice as much time (Hours/Day) or days compared to a 6 Camera System used in this example. Now keep in mind, no one needs to capture 1 or 2 hours of Video per Day so if you are only planning to capture perhaps 30 minutes per Camera per Day, the Number of Days of Storage Capacity would double or quadruple.
Whats the difference between this camera and the last one? Also can u see good at night?
This is one night video from the XT2 camera. Note there is a motion light shining on the area. I have 7 blinks around the house, one inside camera-fair day resolution, grain at might. My outdoor one has very good daytime resolution. It may depend somewhat on location. My daughter in a state 3,000 miles from me got Blink 4 camera system with her own module after she visited and liked mine. She helped me set up the last one of my 4 camera system. She linked it to my Blink account and we could see each other’s in and outside cameras and activity. I added 3 more after a couple great deals, and sent 4 more to her. It was easy for her too and worked well until she tried to add the additional cameras with the others on her module. None of her cameras worked after that. We both read every available trouble shooting thing on line and could not get any solution. She ditched her system. I miss being able to check her in and outside cameras but she can still get to my account and see my cameras. I wanted to add two more on my module but now am wary after the debacle with hers. I’m not concerned about a storage subscription. I send my pictures/video to Amazon photo storage included with Prime. The August 6th video above was from there, works so far. Also noticed off bands are on a Blink search here as well.
Do they come with mounts?
Yes the blink outdoor cameras do come with standard mounting brackets and hardware. They have about a 150 degree range of motion. You can buy many aftermarket ones also if you want something with more range of motion
What is the wireless range of this device?
Assuming a fairly standard home (single building, no unusually dense construction materials), the Sync Module should be able to communicate with Blink camera units up to 100ft away in any direction. As far as how far away the system can be from the wireless router that would depend on the strength of your internet/WIFI, we recommend at least three bars of signal strength for optimal performance.
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