Setting up your Blink Video Doorbell

We are very glad to help you set up your new Blink Video Doorbell.

The Blink Video Doorbell camera is weather resistant, has two-way audio‍, and can send notifications with video to your Blink app or Alexa device. Follow this link for Blink Video Doorbell Technical Specifications‍.

The Blink Video Doorbell requires the Blink app for setup. 

How to install the Blink app

The most recent version of the Blink app is always available in your app store.

Blink supports most smartphones, tablets, and many Alexa enabled products.

Follow the link or scan the QR code to access the most recent Blink app download.


Blink version 6.12.1
for iOS 12.5 and later.

Blink version 6.12.1
for Android v6.0 and later.

Blink version 6.12.1
for Fire OS v7.0 and later.



To Get Started with the Blink app, follow the instructions below:

1. Launch the Blink App and tap Create Account at the bottom of the screen.


2. Select your country from the drop-down menu and tap Next.

3. Confirm your region and tap OK.
A region is pre-selected based on your IP address.

choose region


4. Enter a valid email address, and tap Next.

enter your email address


5. Create a password and tap Create Account.
    The password requirements are listed at the bottom of the screen.

enter your email address


6. Complete the multi factor account verification process.

Enter the PIN from the email we sent you and tap "Verify".

New Account PIN
New Account with Expired PIN

PIN codes are valid for 40 minutes. After one minute, the "Resend PIN Code" option appears.

When you have verified your email address, the app configures your SMS text phone number to send alerts and for account verification.


When you are presented with a Phone number entry screen, tap the Phone number entry line to bring up a keypad.

Select your country code from the menu that is displayed when you tap the flag icon next to the Phone number entry line.

Enter the phone number you wish to use for device verification and tap "Next".

 

If you prefer to not use SMS, the PIN code can be read to you by an automated Voice call instead.
To choose this option, select "Voice call" and tap "Next".

Note: The SMS text option should only be used with mobile phone lines and will not work with landlines. Blink ONLY uses this number to positively associate your device to the Blink app - to make sure the person making changes is you. Your information is private and will not be used for additional purposes or shared with third parties.

Click to learn why we need your phone number. Contact Customer Service if you don't have a phone number.


At this point, an SMS Text message containing the PIN code is sent to the phone number, and the PIN entry screen is opened for you.

Example SMS Text Message:

Your Blink verification code
is: <123456>


Enter the PIN from the SMS Text message we sent you and tap "Verify".

PIN codes are valid for 40 minutes. After one minute, the "Resend PIN Code" option is presented.

Verify SMS PIN
Verify with PIN

When the verification step is complete, you are prompted to link your new Blink account to your Amazon account, by tapping on the "Link Accounts button". This is an optional step. Click to learn how to link your accounts at a later time.

You also have the option to select "Skip" which will take you to the home screen, without linking your accounts.

enter your email address


Then sign into your existing Amazon account or create a new one if needed. The link is then established between accounts and click Next.




Overview:
Adding the Blink Video Doorbell is just like other Blink devices. 

  • Tap the "Add device" icon + in the Blink app home screen.
  •  Scan the device QR code.
  • Choose which system to attach it to.
  • Follow the app instructions to complete.

Where is the doorbell QR code?

The Blink doorbell has a QR code in the battery compartment to represent the device serial number (DSN).

Doorbell with weather seal on back plate
Doorbell with weather seal on battery cover

If you need to change batteries, or view the QR code after you connect the back plate, use the opening key that was taped to the template, in the box.

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Install choices for the Blink Video Doorbell

The Blink Video Doorbell uses two AA batteries for primary power in every setting. You can add a Blink Subscription Plan‍ any time to receive cloud storage and other features.

Sync Module - When the doorbell is connected to a Sync Module system the batteries last up to two years and the doorbell is 'always awake' to receive commands at all times. A Sync Module 2 allows saving clips to Local Storage on your own USB drive without a subscription.

Wired - When the doorbell is connected to 16 - 24 volts AC wiring from a doorbell you already have, the Blink Video Doorbell is 'always awake' and able to receive commands at all times. This includes arming the system, starting Live View, taking thumbnail images, and updating settings. If the voltage is lower than 16 volts AC, you enter Event Response.

Event Response - With no Sync Module or wired connection, you are in "Event Response". To save batteries, Event Response puts the doorbell to sleep at 60 seconds, so you must press the doorbell button to wake it up and download any new settings, or to arm/disarm the system. For this reason, you cannot start doorbell actions from the Blink app, including Live View and taking a thumbnail.


How to install with a Sync Module

The best way to add the doorbell with Sync Module option, is to install the Sync Module first. That way, the Doorbell will be recognized and added more quickly.

Remember that the Sync Module must be close enough to the doorbell for full connectivity and the best experience. Make sure to set up the Sync Module near to where you will be mounting the doorbell, for the most reliable setup of both devices.

After installation, you can use the Blink app's signal strength indicator to help choose a location if you wish to move the Sync Module. Take note of the system name you create for the Sync Module.

Add a Sync Module and create a system

1. From the home screen, tap the Add Device + icon.

Add Device icon on the Blink app upper right corner


2. The Add Device screen displays your device options.

add camera and device screen of Blink app


3. The serial number is also printed as a QR code. To scan a QR code, the Blink app requires permission to access the camera on your mobile device.

Tap OK to permit the Blink app to scan the QR code, automatically entering the serial number. If you prefer, you can deny access to the camera by tapping Don't Allow and enter the serial number manually.


To learn where the QR code and serial number are, tap the "Help me find my QR code and serial number" link at the bottom of the Scan QR Code screen.

put the QR code into the Blink app viewscreen. You can tap the camera image below to locate the serial number QR code.


4. When the QR code is recognized, you are asked to create a new system by tapping the text entry box and providing a name. Tap "Done" to continue.

Select or create a System


5. The Add Sync Module screen will instruct you to plug in your Sync Module and then wait for the light pattern of blinking blue and steady green.

When you see the pattern on your Sync Module, tap Discover Device.

Ready Sync Module light pattern blinking blue over steady green

Note: If you don't see the blinking blue light pattern, then you may need to reset the sync module. Click for instructions to reset the Sync Module.

6. The Blink app needs to connect to the Sync Module's Wi-Fi network. It is named “BLINK-" followed by four digits from the Sync Module Serial Number.

Tap Join, then you are asked to join your local Wi-Fi network.

join Blink network app dialog


7. The Add Sync Module screen displays 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks within range.  The Sync Module stores network information for devices that are added to its system. If you do not see your local Wi-Fi network, tap Refresh List at the bottom of the screen. You can troubleshoot Wi-Fi connections here.

add sync module to Wi-Fi internet


8. When you tap your Wi-Fi network name, you are presented with a password entry field. Ensure that your password is correct before you enter it. Incorrect password is a common cause of difficulty getting started. Tap Join to continue.

add Wi-Fi internet network password


9. When network setup is complete, you are notified on the screen. Tap Done to complete the install process and view the Blink app Welcome screen where you can now add a camera.

Adding sync module steps complete


The system name should appear at the top of the Home screen. You are notified that the Sync Module has been added, the 'cloud' icon shows a green connection line indicating that the Sync Module is communicating with the Blink servers, and you can now tap the plus symbol  +  to add a device.

home screen after system complete



Next, add your doorbell to the Sync Module system you just created.

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Add your new Doorbell

From the Home screen of the Blink app, tap the blue "Plus" sign + in the upper right corner of the screen to add a new device.


In the next screen, tap the device you wish to add. Then the blink app requests to use your device camera to scan a QR code to automate some of the setup process. The QR code represents the device serial number (DSN).

Tap "OK" to safely permit camera access.

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If the doorbell is not already open, remove the back plate with the opening key that is taped to the paper template inside the doorbell packaging. Insert and lift the key to open, and turn over the doorbell to find the battery compartment and DSN label.

     

Make sure the QR code on the doorbell is in your camera view and in focus. Tap the flashlight icon to turn on your camera flash if needed.

A green square appears when your phone camera 'understands' the QR code. 

 

Choose a system or create one
Next, you are asked to choose a system you already have, or create a new system for the doorbell to manage by itself. 

If you have already set up a Sync Module, choose that system, otherwise create a new system name.


Sync Module Install

If a Sync Module is not detected, you are asked if you would like to install one now.

If you choose to "Add a Sync Module", the QR code scanner opens for you to set up a Sync Module. When that setup is complete, you end up at the home screen.

It is easiest to choose "Add without a Sync Module" and continue installing the doorbell.

To add a Sync Module later, just tap the Plus + and choose the doorbell system during set up, they will be connected automatically.


Power-up and Connect

Next, you are shown how to remove the back plate of the doorbell. The metal opening key is attached to the paper template in the doorbell packaging. Keep the key in a safe place for future use. When the back plate is removed, tap "Continue".

Opening Key  


Your battery compartment has one of two designs.

Just the back plate
Insert the key, lift, or pull towards you, and pull the doorbell off.

With battery cover
Remove back plate, then press the release button on the battery cover, lift, and remove.
chime wiring step chime wiring step


Then you are shown where to place 2 size AA lithium non-rechargeable batteries according to the type of doorbell that you have.


With battery cover
chime wiring step chime wiring step


When the batteries are inserted correctly, a red LED flashes slowly to indicate the doorbell is ready to be installed. Tap "Discover Device" to complete doorbell installation.

Use the help link if you do not see a flashing red LED at the top of the ring.


Connect the app to your doorbell's "BLINK" network
When your doorbell is discovered, a popup asks if you want to connect the Blink app to the doorbell directly. This connection configures your system. You can safely tap "Join".


Connect the doorbell to your Wi-Fi network
The available 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks in range of the doorbell are displayed. Select yours.

If you do not see your Wi-Fi network in the list, tap the "Refresh List" button to scan the area again. Be sure your Wi-Fi router is transmitting at 2.4 GHz.


Enter your Wi-Fi password and press "Continue". To be sure you enter the password correctly, tap the "eye" icon to view the characters.


When complete, you are shown a success screen. Tap "Continue" to go to the Home screen.




Mounting the doorbell

You have the choice to install the doorbell connected to your own wiring. Batteries are always the main power source, even when the Blink Video Doorbell is connected to powered wiring from an existing doorbell system.

chime wiring step

If you tap "Maybe Later", the mounting instructions are not presented, and the install process finishes with some introductory information.

If you wish to continue the mounting steps, choose if you will use existing powered wiring from a chime system.

How to mount without wiring

If you are mounting the Blink Video Doorbell in the place of your old doorbell button, but not using the wires, please use the provided wire caps to keep the wires from accidentally touching and activating the main chime or causing sparks.

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

Mounting Video

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 ship with a pair of shortened all-purpose screws. They are meant to be used to secure the back plate to the accessory ("2" in the image). Use the pointed, regular-length screws to secure the accessory to your wall or surface ("1" in the image). 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.
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 opening

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 toward the backplate, and '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.

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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".

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.

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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 ship with a pair of shortened all-purpose screws. They are meant to be used to secure the back plate to the accessory ("2" in the image). Use the pointed, regular-length screws to secure the accessory to your wall or surface ("1" in the image). 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.
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 opening

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 toward the backplate, and '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 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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How to Mount with Wiring

If your chime wiring power is less than 16 volts AC, the Blink Video Doorbell enters Event Response, and you are not able to directly control the camera from the Bink app. In Event Response, all setting changes must be completed by pressing the doorbell ringer button to 'wake it up' and update the configuration, or wait for the once-daily check-in.
Please view the next section "Event Response" for more details.

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.

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Warning

Electrical shock hazard. Disconnect power to the installation area at your circuit breaker or fuse box before beginning installation. Always use caution when handling electrical wiring. Please consult a qualified individual familiar with video doorbells.


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.

No

If you are not installing a wedge or corner mount, use the included template to show where the mounting holes are to be drilled.
Tape the template in place, approximately 40 to 48 inches (102cm to 122cm) above the ground.


Installation and mounting are slightly different for each type of back plate. If your back plate has screws, follow the left side instructions.
Back plate with screws Back plate with opening
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 wall with the two included screws. On a smooth surface, use the top and bottom holes. On an uneven surface, use the top and middle holes.

Attach the back plate 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.
Attach one doorbell wire to each machine 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 toward the backplate, and '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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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 ship with a pair of shortened all-purpose screws. They are meant to be used to secure the back plate to the accessory ("2" in the image). Use the pointed, regular-length screws to secure the accessory to your wall or surface ("1" in the image). 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.
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 opening

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 toward the backplate, and '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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Next, you are asked to turn power back on.

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Connection successful, tap "Continue"

Power level is not compatible, enter Event Response mode.

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.

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If you have not connected a Sync Module, and you are not connected to wiring (or if your wiring provides less than 16 volts AC) you enter Event Response. Click the title below for more details.

Event Response

Event Response mode starts automatically when the doorbell has no Sync Module connected and powered wiring is not compatible. When the doorbell is connected to a Sync Module system, or to compatible powered wiring, the doorbell exits Event Response.

In Event Response mode, the Blink Video Doorbell powers all of it's own communications, and batteries drain faster than if the doorbell is connected to a Blink Sync Module or powered wiring from a chime system you already have.

"Event Response" appears on the Blink app home screen as an overlay, shown in the image below. In Event Response, the doorbell is not connected to the internet full time, so you must press the ringer button to complete any Settings or Arm/Disarm action.


If you install a Sync Module after the doorbell

When you add a Sync Module after the doorbell has been installed, select the doorbell system when you reach that step. If you complete the Sync Module setup on its own system, the doorbell informs you that it is available for connection.

Link: Adding the Blink Video Doorbell to your system

Event Response Details

Saving Clips
Event Response mode, by itself, provides motion alerts and doorbell press alerts only. To save video clips when motion is detected or the ringer button is pressed, add the doorbell to a Blink Subscription Plan, or connect to a Sync Module 2 with a recognized USB drive inserted for Local Storage.

Viewing Clips
On the clip list screen, Doorbell clips are shown with a "Bell" icon , and if you do not have a subscription or Local Storage you see the "Non Media Event" screen indicating that an event happened, but no clip was saved.

Alerts and Notifications
When the doorbell button is pressed, or when the doorbell is "Armed" and motion is detected, you receive alerts in the Blink app. You can tap the alert within 60 seconds to enter a Live View session with two-way talk. To save batteries, the doorbell enters a sleep mode after 60 seconds.

Press Doorbell to Save Changes
In Event Response, you must press the doorbell button to 'check-in' and download any new settings changes. Without a button press, or motion activation event, your doorbell checks-in once every 24 hours to automatically download any new configuration changes.

Photo Capture
Photo Capture is available if you have an active Blink Subscription Plan or free trial. Photo Capture stores a photo every hour, and if there are no other events, it puts them together into a compressed-time video you can see in the Blink app's clip list. When a motion event or doorbell press does happen, the Photo Capture stops so your notification can get through, and then resumes after. Each time Photo Capture stops, you receive a video of the images taken up to that point.

Video Thumbnail
When the doorbell is in Event Response mode, and a subscription is active, the on-screen thumbnail is updated each time the doorbell ringer button is pressed.

Unavailable Features
These features are not available in Event Response at all:

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  • Live View started from the Blink app
  • Thumbnail image started from the Blink app
  • Scheduling
  • Live View on Alexa enabled devices

When there is no active subscription, and no Local Storage configured, these features are not available in Event Response:

  • Save Motion Clips
  • Save Live View
  • Receive Photocapture clips


Battery Life
Battery performance is directly related to the amount of use. To improve battery life and gain features, visit Using the Blink Video Doorbell with a Sync Module‍, or consider connecting your doorbell to an existing chime with Blink Video Doorbell wired installation‍.

In Event Response, without a storage configured, or a subscription, you will not be able to save motion clips, live views, or Photocaptures.

Event Response Installation

Setting up your doorbell to use Event Response happens automatically when you do not connect to a Sync Module or powered wiring.

Adding the Blink Video Doorbell to your system

Add your new Doorbell

From the Home screen of the Blink app, tap the blue "Plus" sign + in the upper right corner of the screen to add a new device.


In the next screen, tap the device you wish to add. Then the blink app requests to use your device camera to scan a QR code to automate some of the setup process. The QR code represents the device serial number (DSN).

Tap "OK" to safely permit camera access.

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If the doorbell is not already open, remove the back plate with the opening key that is taped to the paper template inside the doorbell packaging. Insert and lift the key to open, and turn over the doorbell to find the battery compartment and DSN label.

     

Make sure the QR code on the doorbell is in your camera view and in focus. Tap the flashlight icon to turn on your camera flash if needed.

A green square appears when your phone camera 'understands' the QR code. 

 

Choose a system or create one
Next, you are asked to choose a system you already have, or create a new system for the doorbell to manage by itself. 

If you have already set up a Sync Module, choose that system, otherwise create a new system name.


Sync Module Install

If a Sync Module is not detected, you are asked if you would like to install one now.

If you choose to "Add a Sync Module", the QR code scanner opens for you to set up a Sync Module. When that setup is complete, you end up at the home screen.

It is easiest to choose "Add without a Sync Module" and continue installing the doorbell.

To add a Sync Module later, just tap the Plus + and choose the doorbell system during set up, they will be connected automatically.


Power-up and Connect

Next, you are shown how to remove the back plate of the doorbell. The metal opening key is attached to the paper template in the doorbell packaging. Keep the key in a safe place for future use. When the back plate is removed, tap "Continue".

Opening Key  


Your battery compartment has one of two designs.

Just the back plate
Insert the key, lift, or pull towards you, and pull the doorbell off.

With battery cover
Remove back plate, then press the release button on the battery cover, lift, and remove.
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Then you are shown where to place 2 size AA lithium non-rechargeable batteries according to the type of doorbell that you have.


With battery cover
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When the batteries are inserted correctly, a red LED flashes slowly to indicate the doorbell is ready to be installed. Tap "Discover Device" to complete doorbell installation.

Use the help link if you do not see a flashing red LED at the top of the ring.


Connect the app to your doorbell's "BLINK" network
When your doorbell is discovered, a popup asks if you want to connect the Blink app to the doorbell directly. This connection configures your system. You can safely tap "Join".


Connect the doorbell to your Wi-Fi network
The available 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks in range of the doorbell are displayed. Select yours.

If you do not see your Wi-Fi network in the list, tap the "Refresh List" button to scan the area again. Be sure your Wi-Fi router is transmitting at 2.4 GHz.


Enter your Wi-Fi password and press "Continue". To be sure you enter the password correctly, tap the "eye" icon to view the characters.


When complete, you are shown a success screen. Tap "Continue" to go to the Home screen.



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After adding the doorbell to your account, you can choose to mount it.

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 ship with a pair of shortened all-purpose screws. They are meant to be used to secure the back plate to the accessory ("2" in the image). Use the pointed, regular-length screws to secure the accessory to your wall or surface ("1" in the image). 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.
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 opening

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 toward the backplate, and '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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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.

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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 ship with a pair of shortened all-purpose screws. They are meant to be used to secure the back plate to the accessory ("2" in the image). Use the pointed, regular-length screws to secure the accessory to your wall or surface ("1" in the image). 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.
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 opening

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 toward the backplate, and '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 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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Event Response does not have special mounting instructions.

  • Use the provided template to set mounting hole locations.
  • Attach the back plate to a flat surface.
  • Attach the doorbell to its back plate.
  • If doorbell camera view requires adjustment, click to learn about installing a wedge or corner mount‍.
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Other Options
To improve the battery life of your Blink Video Doorbell and to have more features available, add a Sync Module‍ to your system, or connect to existing wiring‍ from a doorbell.

With a Sync Module 2, you have the option to save clips from the doorbell onto a USB drive as Local Storage without needing a Blink Subscription.

With a Blink Subscription (purchased through Amazon.com) you have a range of features available to cover either one camera or the entire account. Click for more information on subscriptions and pricing.‍


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Setup complete
The image below shows the newly installed "Doorbell" system having a doorbell named as its serial number, and a Sync Module connected to the cloud. The grey area shows that a thumbnail image has not been set. If you did not set up a Sync Module, the banner is not present.

Tap the "G8T1-XXXX..." text to change the name of your doorbell, and tap the home screen appearance after installing doorbell and sync module to the same system icon for the Doorbell Settings screen. chime wiring step


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If you choose to mount the doorbell later, you can find the Mounting Instructions in the Doorbell Settings screen.


Helpful tips

If your doorbell is not found, an error screen appears and you are invited to retry. There are two ways to reset the doorbell. The doorbell notifies you it is ready by flashing a red LED in the ring around the doorbell button on the front.

  1. (Preferred) Remove and re-insert the batteries, then wait for the red LED to blink.
  2. (Not recommended) Factory Reset - Press and hold the reset button until the red light flashes.

If you do not see LED lights and you are sure that the batteries are fresh, please contact Customer Support.





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