Adding the Blink Video Doorbell to a schedule

The Blink Video Doorbell is very similar to other Blink cameras when adding it to a schedule. A schedule controls if the doorbell is "Armed" for motion activation. To save batteries, you may want to set the doorbell to not send motion activated alerts at time when there is a lot of movement nearby.

Schedules are set for a system and all devices connected to it. To keep any single camera from arming with the rest, tap the "running man" icon  to make it inactive , and that camera will not be armed with the rest.

To schedule the doorbell alone, add it to a Sync Module system as the only device, or connect to a compatible wired installation‍, then continue these steps.

The Blink Video Doorbell needs a Sync Module, or connection to compatible powered wiring, to use the system scheduling feature. When you are in Event Response, the Scheduling setting shows "Feature Unavailable " as shown below.


Your Blink system can automatically Arm and Disarm on a set schedule.

To get started, open up the Blink app and tap the settings gear icon in the bottom right of the home screen and select Device and System Settings.

settings icon in the bottom right of the home screen


Then select the system you want to schedule under Systems at the top of the screen. 

select the system you want to schedule


To ensure that your system arms and disarms at the correct times, make certain your timezone is set correctly. Next tap on Scheduling.

tap on Scheduling


On this page, you’ll see your Weekly Schedule. To create your schedule, tap the + symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the app. This will be done in two steps, the first to set when you want your system to arm and the second to set when you want your system to disarm.

tap the + symbol


By default, the toggle on the left will be set to Arm and the toggle on the right will be set to AM. You can drag the clock’s hand to your desired time. This will change the time in 15 minute increments. Make sure to select your desired days of the week along the bottom of the app for when you want your system to arm. Once you have the days and time set for your Scheduled Arm set, tap Save in the upper right-hand corner.

Once Scheduled Arm is set tap Save


You will be brought back to your Weekly Schedule view. The whole week will be filled in blue because we haven’t yet set our disarm times. Tap the + symbol again to set when you would like your system to disarm.

Tap the + symbol again to set disarm


We’re now going to do the same thing that we did before, but we will tap the toggle on the left to set it to Disarm. Drag the clock’s hand to your desired disarm time and select the days of week again. Once you have your disarm schedule set to your desired time, tap the Save button again.

desired disarm time


Your schedule is now set!

schedule is set


You can modify saved schedules by tapping on the arm and disarm toggles and setting new days or times.


If you want to temporarily disable your schedule (like if you’re going on vacation), you’ll now see a toggle on Scheduling in the system menu. If you tap that, you can disable your schedule.

you can disable your schedule


To delete your schedule, go back into your schedule view. There will be a trashcan icon on the top of the screen. Tap that.

delete your schedule


Once you've tapped that, you'll be asked to confirm that you wish to delete your schedule.

confirm delete


Note: Scheduled arming and disarming of your system will override any manually set or IFTTT or Alexa triggered arm and disarm settings. 

In order to record motion events, you must have motion detection enabled for a specific device by tapping on the Running Man icon from the home screen or enabling motion detection in the device's setting screen. Click here to learn more about arming your device for motion detection by using the Running Man icon.





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