How do I use my Mini camera as a chime?

One or more Blink Mini cameras can act as a chime for your Blink Video Doorbell when they are on the same system.

When the doorbell button is pressed, it makes a chime sound, and the same sound plays from each Mini camera that you have connected. Mini cameras can be a chime for more than one doorbell if they are all on the same system.

When your Mini is playing the chime sound, it will stop for any "Mini-based" event like recording a motion clip, or entering Live View.

Blink Mini cameras are plugged into any electrical outlet within range of your Wi-Fi network, they provide motion-activated video with Live View and two-way talk. Click to learn more about the Blink Mini.


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How do I set a Mini to sound a doorbell chime?

If you already have one or more Mini cameras on the same system as your doorbell, tap the "settings" icon1637608783271-settings.png for your doorbell on the Blink app home screen.
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On the Doorbell Settings screen, tap "Use Blink Mini Camera as a Chime" to open the Mini camera selector. All Mini cameras on the system will be displayed.


Select one or more Mini cameras by tapping the circle to the right of the camera name.

Tap "Save" to configure the cameras and return to the Doorbell Settings screen.


When the Doorbell Settings screen appears, any selected Mini is now active and you may tap "Save" to record any other Doorbell settings changes and return to the home screen.

Event Response
If your doorbell is in Event Response, any doorbell Settings change must be confirmed by pressing the doorbell ringer button. This wakes the doorbell up to check-in and download any new settings. After you save the settings and return to the home screen, an alert reminds you to press the doorbell.

No Mini Found
If no Mini camera is detected by the doorbell, an alert is shown in the selection screen: "Requires a Blink Mini Camera". If you have already installed a Mini camera to a different system, it will not be recognized here.
 


"Requires a Blink Mini camera"

To add a new Mini camera:

  1. Tap Blink app home screen icon, house shape, bottom left corner of the Blink app to open the home screen.
  2. Tap the Add a device icon + and add your Mini camera to the system your doorbell is on.


If you have already set up a Mini camera on a different system from the doorbell:

  1.  Delete the Mini camera (instructions below).
  2.  Add the Mini to the system your doorbell is on.


How do I add my Mini to a doorbell system?

The Blink Video Doorbell can support its own system, or be part of another. When you install the Mini, you are offered a choice to create a new system or add to an existing system.

If you have a doorbell installed, it is already part of a system. Make a note of the system name that the doorbell is on, and then when you add your Mini camera, choose the system with the doorbell.


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Mini settings for the chime

In the Settings screen for the Mini camera, under the "Audio" section, the "Enable Audio" switch controls whether any sound comes from the Mini camera. To hear the chime sound from your Mini camera, the "Enable Audio" setting must be On as shown in the image below.

A "Chime Volume" slider controls how loudly the chime sound is played by the Mini camera.



What if I don't see my Mini ?

Each Mini camera used as a chime must be on the same system as the doorbell. If you open the Doorbell Settings > Chime Settings screen and do not see a Mini camera that you have already set up, check the system it is connected to.

If you can see your Mini camera on the Blink app home screen, the text at the top will tell you which system it is on. In the image below, you are looking at the system named "Front" and both the Doorbell and Mini cameras are visible. You may have to scroll down if you have more than three cameras, but when the Mini camera is visible in the same view as the doorbell, they are on the same system.

If necessary, delete the Mini camera and add it to the system that the doorbell is on.

For example, if you have a Mini camera set up on the system named "Garage" and a doorbell set up on the system named "Front", you would not see the Mini camera available as a doorbell chime. "Garage" and "Front" are different systems, as shown in the Blink app under their own tabs.

In this case, to use the Mini as a chime for the doorbell, you delete it from the "Garage" system, and then add it to the system named "Front".

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How do I delete a Mini camera?

There may come a time that you need to remove a camera from your account either temporarily or permanently. This can be done in just a few steps, depending on if your camera is online or offline. When Mini cameras are offline, they will display a "Camera Offline" message on the Home screen.


The following explains how to delete your camera when it's online.

1. From the Home screen, tap on the settings icon camera settings iconnext to the camera you want to delete.

Home screen

2. Scroll to the bottom of this screen and tap on the red Delete Camera button. You will be prompted to verify that you want to remove the camera.

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3. Tap DELETE to remove the camera and be brought back to the home screen.

If you plan on adding the camera again to this system or another system, be sure that you remove the batteries for at least 15 seconds before attempting to add the camera.


The following explains how to delete your camera when it's offline.

1. On the Home screen, tap on the "Camera Offline" notification button.


2. Tap on the red "Delete" button at the bottom of this screen. You will be prompted to verify that you want to remove the camera.


3. Tap DELETE to remove the camera and be brought back to the home screen.


4. If you are deleting a Mini camera, unplug the power cord to clear any old settings.

After your camera is successfully deleted, you will receive an email confirmation with the camera's name and serial number.

To reactivate a deleted camera, you may use the normal process of adding a camera, the instructions are here.


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