How do I use my Mini Camera as a chime?

If you use both a Blink Mini Camera and a Blink Video Doorbell, your Mini can work as a chime. This is useful if you don't have a doorbell chime installed in your home.

How it works

When the doorbell's button is pressed, a chime will play from its speaker. The same chime sound plays from each Mini camera that you have connected.

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

Add your Mini and Doorbell to the same system

As long as the cameras are added to the same system, your Mini can act as a chime for one or more Blink Video Doorbells, or any combination of Blink Video Doorbells and Mini cameras.

Blink device How to add a Mini as a Chime
Sync Module 2 with a Blink Video Doorbell Add a Blink Mini to the Sync Module system
Sync Module 2 with a Blink Mini Camera Add a Blink Video Doorbell to the Sync Module system
Blink Video Doorbell only Add a Blink Mini Camera to the Video Doorbell's system
Blink Mini Camera only Add a Blink Video Doorbell to the Mini Camera's system

Setting up a Mini as a Video Doorbell chime

  1. If you already have one or more Mini cameras on the same system as your doorbell, tap the More  button located at the bottom-right corner of the doorbell's thumbnail to access Device Settings and select Doorbell and Chime Settings.
  2. Tap Use Blink Mini Camera as Chime.
    • All Mini cameras that are on the same system as your doorbell will be displayed. If you don't see your Mini, see the troubleshooting tip below.
  3. Select one or more Mini cameras by tapping the circle to the right of the camera name. Once selected, a blue checkmark displays.
  4. Tap Save and your Mini camera(s) will chime when your Video Doorbell's button is pressed.

Event Response Mode
If your doorbell is in Event Response mode, you must press the doorbell's button to save changes to your doorbell's Settings.

Mini settings for the chime

Once your Mini and Video Doorbell are on the same system, you can control the chime volume by selecting the More  button located at the bottom-right corner of the doorbell's thumbnail to access Device Settings. Then tap Audio Settings to adjust volume levels.

Speaker Volume: Adjust this slider to change the speaker volume of your camera.

Mini as a Chime Volume: Adjust this slider to change how loud your Mini camera's speaker will play the chime.


Troubleshooting

How do I add my Mini to my Video Doorbell system?

When you add a new Mini in the Blink app, you will be prompted to select your existing system or Create a new system. Tap your existing system and select the system that contains your Video Doorbell.

If you have already added your Mini in the Blink app:

  1. Delete the Mini from its current system. Learn more about how to delete a camera.
  2. Add the Mini again and tap your existing system and select the system containing your Video Doorbell. 
Delete

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 and Chime Settings and do not see a Mini camera that you have added, the Mini may be in a different system. If you have multiple systems, they will be separated by gray tabs at the top of the home screen. If your Mini camera displays on the Blink app home screen, the system name is located in gray tab above it.

If you have already added your Mini in the Blink app:

  1. Delete the Mini from its current system. Learn more about how to delete a camera.
  2. Add the Mini again and tap your existing system and select the system containing your Video Doorbell. 
Delete

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