Mounting the Blink Video Doorbell

Mounting is slightly different for each style of back plate, but they each use only two screws.

Two mounting holes
Three mounting holes
     
This back plate needs to form a weather tight seal with the doorbell. A flat sturdy placement is important.
This back plate does not need to form a weather tight seal. The seal is in the battery door, which gives the doorbell its IP-54 weather resistance rating.


Two hole back plate

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Prepare a location to mount the Blink Video Doorbell

Once you decide on proper placement‍, clean the surface well. The back plate needs to form a weather tight seal, so mounting on a flat sturdy surface is important.

To adjust the view 5º up-down, or 25º side-side, click to learn about installing a wedge or corner mount‍.

A paper template is included with your doorbell to show how far apart you drill the mounting holes. The template is shipped with the doorbell opening key attached. Save the key for future use. The same template also works for Wedge and Corner Mounts.

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How do I mount on vinyl siding?

We recommend only using the included mounting kit. However, there are "screw-free" kits available to fit standard vinyl siding. Some good search terms are "surface block" and "vinyl siding wall plate".

To maintain a weather seal, both mounting holes must be covered if they are not being used. Waterproof tape is a recommended option. By design, the included mounting screws fill the space, keeping your doorbell weather resistant.

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How do I attach the back plate before mounting?

We recommend only using the included mounting kit. If you prefer to mount in a way other than the mounting screws, the following video shows one way to connect the back plate to the doorbell before it is mounted.

To maintain a weather seal, both mounting holes must be covered if they are not being used. Waterproof tape is a recommended option. By design, the included mounting screws fill the space, keeping your doorbell weather resistant.

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Should I install a Wedge or Corner Mount?

The wedge and corner mounts (included in some packages, or sold separately) can correct the doorbell view when the only available surface is angled, or you want to adjust the view. 

  • Wedge changes the view 5º up-down 
  • Corner Mount changes the view 25º side-side.


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).

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Wedge (5º up and down) Corner Mount (25º left or right)

Click to visit the Amazon purchase page for the Wedge and Corner Mount accessories (external link, opens in a new browser window).


How to Install the Wedge or Corner Mount

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. Mount accessory then attach back plate.

The Wedge and Corner Mount accessories ship with a pair of shortened all-purpose screws. These screws are used to secure the back plate to the accessory ( ② in the image below). Use the pointed, regular-length screws to secure the accessory to your wall or surface ( in the image below). See image below for more details.

Note that the doorbell comes with two replacement terminal screws that are shorter and have very fine threads as compared to the accessory mounting screws.


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.
a Blink Wedge mount accessory providing 5 degrees of perspective change is shown by a numeral 1 to have regular length screws entering a slot molded into the accesory. To the right of that is an image depicting the blink video doorbell back plate being attached to the wedge accessory by shortened screws that are entering molded receptacles in the mounting accessory.


Click for detailed instructions

1. Use the longer pair of screws to secure the wedge or corner mount, first. Make sure to put the screws through the slot openings as shown.

Wired installation details

Back plate with screws Back plate with three mounting holes

Attach one doorbell wire to each machine screw on the back plate. Wire color is not a factor for this installation.
If needed, 2 extra screws are in the box.

Attach the back plate to the wedge or corner mount, with the shorter pair of screws, included in the accessory packaging.

Attach the back plate to the wedge or corner mount, with the shorter pair of screws, included in the accessory packaging.

Attach one doorbell wire to each terminal screw on the doorbell.
Wire color is not important here.
If needed, 2 extra screws are in the box.

 

Finally, use a two step motion to attach the doorbell to the back plate. 

  1. Line up the pins on the back plate with the slots in the doorbell
  2. Press the doorbell firmly against the back plate, and then 'down' to make the two parts even at the bottom.
    You should feel/hear a slight click as the connection secures.


 

Now, attach the doorbell to the back plate by lining up the top and pivoting downward. Press until you feel or hear a click and the doorbell is secure.
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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.


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How do I use wall anchors?

The wall anchors are made of white plastic and are to be used when the threads of the screw cannot dig into the material, such as with brick. You drill a hole large enough for the wall anchor to fit tightly into, then when you use the mounting screw, it's threads can hold securely.

  1. Drill a 7/32-inch (5.41 mm) hole, 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep.
  2. Insert the wall anchor until it is flush with the mounting surface.
  3. Continue with the installation.
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Tools
You will need tape to hold the template in place, a screwdriver, a drill, and the clear plastic pouch with screws and wall anchors. To drill mounting holes, select the bit size you need:

  • Just the screws:  3/32-inch (2.375 mm)
  • Wall anchor: 7/32-inch (5.41 mm)


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Caution

Electrical Shock HAZARD. If you are drilling into a wall or replacing an existing chime anywhere near live electrical wires, it is important to turn off all power to the location from the circuit breaker. Please consult a qualified person with experience installing doorbell cameras.


Tape the paper template 40 - 48 inches (101.6 - 121.9 cm) above the floor.

Drill two guide-holes approximately one inch deep (2.5 cm). 

For mounting on brick, stucco, or drywall-type materials, you may want to use the included white plastic wall anchors. Wall anchors grip the threads and provide outward pressure against the walls of a drilled hole. Included wall anchors fit the hole from a 7/32-inch (5.41 mm) drill bit.

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Remove the paper template.

Secure exposed wires if necessary.
If you are not using existing wires, but they are present, twist a grey terminal cap onto each exposed wire tip to prevent dangerous sparking or other issues. Find two terminal caps in the accessory bag with the mounting screws.


Attach the back plate to your surface with two screws (do not over tighten)
All-purpose screws are included with two wall anchors and wire terminal end caps in a clear plastic pouch. Use only two screws to mount the back plate.

chime wiring step
Note: Mount the back plate on a firm, flat surface, to form a weather seal with the doorbell. We recommend only using the included mounting kit, but if you do not, the mounting holes must be covered with a watertight seal.
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Three hole back plate for weather resistant doorbell

The back plate with three holes is not designed to provide a seal from weather, because the Video Doorbell it comes with is rated IP-54 weather resistant. For best installation, we recommend using the top and bottom mounting holes on a flat surface. 

For uneven or smaller surfaces, use the top and middle holes. Be careful not to over tighten the middle screw.  If a gap appears between the back plate and the doorbell, loosen the middle screw slightly.

Mounting Video


Prepare a location to mount the Blink Video Doorbell

Once you decide on proper placement‍, clean the surface well.

To adjust the view 5º up-down, or 25º side-side, click to learn about installing a wedge or corner mount‍.

A paper template is included with your doorbell to show how far apart you drill the mounting holes. The template is shipped with the doorbell opening key attached. Save the key for future use. The same template works for Wedge and Corner Mounts.

1633639985754-doorbell-package-contents.png

How do I mount on vinyl siding?

We recommend only using the included mounting kit. However, there are "screw-free" kits available to fit standard vinyl siding. Some good search terms are "surface block" and "vinyl siding wall plate".

When mounted, the three-holed back plate does not need to form a weather tight seal. The seal is in the battery door, which gives the doorbell its IP-54 weather resistance rating.

Delete

Should I install a Wedge or Corner Mount?

The wedge and corner mounts (included in some packages, or sold separately) can correct the doorbell view when the only available surface is angled, or you want to adjust the view. 

  • Wedge changes the view 5º up-down 
  • Corner Mount changes the view 25º side-side.


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).

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Wedge (5º up and down) Corner Mount (25º left or right)

Click to visit the Amazon purchase page for the Wedge and Corner Mount accessories (external link, opens in a new browser window).


How to Install the Wedge or Corner Mount

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. Mount accessory then attach back plate.

The Wedge and Corner Mount accessories ship with a pair of shortened all-purpose screws. These screws are used to secure the back plate to the accessory ( ② in the image below). Use the pointed, regular-length screws to secure the accessory to your wall or surface ( in the image below). See image below for more details.

Note that the doorbell comes with two replacement terminal screws that are shorter and have very fine threads as compared to the accessory mounting screws.


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.
a Blink Wedge mount accessory providing 5 degrees of perspective change is shown by a numeral 1 to have regular length screws entering a slot molded into the accesory. To the right of that is an image depicting the blink video doorbell back plate being attached to the wedge accessory by shortened screws that are entering molded receptacles in the mounting accessory.


Click for detailed instructions

1. Use the longer pair of screws to secure the wedge or corner mount, first. Make sure to put the screws through the slot openings as shown.

Wired installation details

Back plate with screws Back plate with three mounting holes

Attach one doorbell wire to each machine screw on the back plate. Wire color is not a factor for this installation.
If needed, 2 extra screws are in the box.

Attach the back plate to the wedge or corner mount, with the shorter pair of screws, included in the accessory packaging.

Attach the back plate to the wedge or corner mount, with the shorter pair of screws, included in the accessory packaging.

Attach one doorbell wire to each terminal screw on the doorbell.
Wire color is not important here.
If needed, 2 extra screws are in the box.

 

Finally, use a two step motion to attach the doorbell to the back plate. 

  1. Line up the pins on the back plate with the slots in the doorbell
  2. Press the doorbell firmly against the back plate, and then 'down' to make the two parts even at the bottom.
    You should feel/hear a slight click as the connection secures.


 

Now, attach the doorbell to the back plate by lining up the top and pivoting downward. Press until you feel or hear a click and the doorbell is secure.
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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.


Delete

How do I use wall anchors ?

The wall anchors are made of white plastic and are to be used when the threads of the screw cannot dig into the material, such as with brick. You drill a hole large enough for the wall anchor to fit tightly into, then when you use the mounting screw, it's threads can hold securely.

  1. Drill a 7/32-inch hole, 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep.
  2. Insert the wall anchor until it is flush with the mounting surface.
  3. Continue with the installation.
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Tools

You will need tape to hold the template in place, a screwdriver, a drill, and the clear plastic pouch with screws and wall anchors. To drill mounting holes, select the bit size you need:

  • Just the screws:  3/32-inch (2.375 mm)
  • Wall anchor: 7/32-inch (5.41 mm)


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Caution

Electrical Shock HAZARD. If you are drilling into a wall or replacing an existing chime anywhere near live electrical wires, it is important to turn off all power to the location from the circuit breaker. Please consult a qualified person with experience installing doorbell cameras.


Tape the paper template 40 - 48 inches (102 - 122 cm) above the floor.

Drill two guide-holes approximately one inch deep (2.5 cm). 

For mounting on brick, stucco, or drywall-type materials, you may want to use the included white plastic wall anchors. Wall anchors give the mounting screws a way to grip the threads and provide outward pressure against the walls of a drilled hole. Included wall anchors fit the hole from a 7/32-inch (5.41 mm) drill bit.



Remove the paper template.

Secure exposed wires if necessary.
If you are not using existing wires, but they are present, twist a grey terminal cap onto each exposed wire tip to prevent dangerous sparking or other issues. Find two terminal caps in the accessory bag with the mounting screws.



Attach the back plate to your surface with two screws (do not over tighten)
All-purpose screws are included with two wall anchors and wire terminal end caps in a clear plastic pouch. Use two screws even if there are three holes in the back plate.

For a flat surface, use the top and bottom screws. For uneven or shorter mounting locations, use the top and middle screw.

chime wiring step

Note: The back plate with three mounting holes does not need to form a weather seal with the doorbell. IP-54 weather resistance is provided by the battery cover.

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Install is complete!

Now check your placement using Live View, or if your doorbell is in Event Response, press the ringer button, then tap the notification that appears in your mobile device.

To adjust the view 5º up-down, or 25º side-side, click to learn about installing a wedge or corner mount‍.


Other install options

Sync Module
Using a Sync Module is strongly recommended to improve doorbell battery life. With our Sync Module 2, you can save daily cloud backups onto a compatible USB flash drive, or save motion events and ringer button press video clips without a subscription.

Wired to 16-24 vAC chime
Ring your existing chime when the doorbell is pressed, and use on-demand live view with two-way talk.

Click to visit the Blink Video Doorbell FAQ‍.





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