In a "wired" installation, the Blink Video Doorbell is connected to chime-wiring that you already have. When the Blink doorbell button is pressed, the wiring circuit is closed, and the chime rings. The Blink Video Doorbell is always powered by batteries not the wiring.
Once the Blink Video Doorbell has been added to your system and you have chosen to complete a wired connection, the following screen appears in the Blink app.
When you have the required items (the Doorbell kit, a power drill, and tape) tap "Continue".
Next, you are presented with a screen that describes the power requirements and a checkbox to show that you know your chime fits within these limits: 16 - 24 volts AC at 50 - 60Hz, and 40VA maximum.
Tap "Agree and Continue", then you are guided to turn off electric power to the doorbell and chime you already have, then tap "Continue".
Follow the app instructions to remove your old doorbell.
Are you installing a Wedge or Corner? These can help adjust the doorbell view. Tap the tab below to read the "Yes or No" choices.
Attach one doorbell wire to each machine screw on the backplate. Either wire can be connected to either post. 2 extra screws are provided in a packet in the box.
Attach the backplate to your surface with the screws that are included. If you are not using screws, the holes must be covered with waterproof tape to keep weather resistance.
The camera in the doorbell has a field of view pointing straight out from the mounting surface. If the image does not capture the view you want, adding a wedge or corner mount can help. A Wedge offers 5° vertical tilt (up and down), and a Corner Mount offers 25° horizontal tilt (side to side).
|Wedge (5º up and down)||Corner Mount (25º left or right)|
Check the doorbell view and placement by pressing the doorbell button, and then in the Blink app, tap the notification you receive, to enter Live View.
While in Live View, you are looking out of the doorbell camera. You can adjust the position and location to get the view you want, before drilling into your wall.
The included drill template works for the mounts and the doorbell.
1. Drill mounting holes.
Tape the template in place approximately 40 - 48 inches (102 -122cm) above the ground. If you want to use the wiring from a doorbell you already have, place the template so that the wires will reach through the central open area of the wedge.
2. Attach the accessory then the back plate.
The Wedge and Corner Mount ship with a pair of shortened all-purpose screws. They are meant to be used to secure the back plate to the accessory (part 2 below). Use the pointed, regular length screws to secure the accessory to your wall or surface (part 1 below). See diagram for more details.
|1. Regular length multi-purpose screws attach the Wedge or Corner Mount to your location through slots in the accessory.
||2. Shortened screws secure the back plate to attachment points molded into the Wedge and Corner Mount.
Doorbell shown attached to Wedge and back plate.
3. Attach the doorbell and test.
Once the doorbell is in place, if it has already been set up, press the doorbell button and you will receive an alert notification. Tap the notification to see through the doorbell camera and make sure the view is what you want. If you have not set up the doorbell yet, visit Setting up your Blink Video Doorbell.
If you have set an Activity Zone or Privacy Zone, be aware of how they have been affected by the change in camera view. You may have to re-set the Activity or Privacy zones.
Click to learn more about Blink Video Doorbell Motion Detection.
Finally, use a two step motion to attach the doorbell to the backplate.
Use the included key to open the doorbell when needed.
Next, you are asked to turn power back on.
Connection successful, tap "Done"
No connection, check router and internet.
Now, you are asked to select whether you have a mechanical or digital chime. A mechanical chime makes sound by a physical hammer striking a metal bell or bar. A digital chime plays an electronic recording. If you are having difficulty, please tap the "I'm not sure which chime I have" link in the Blink app or visit this article for more help.
Make your selection and tap "Continue".
When you make a chime selection, the Blink app will present a calibration screen that is appropriate to your system. Please choose the correct link below to continue with chime calibration instructions.