Start Here 2 - Add a System

Part 2 - Add a system with your App

Now that you have the app installed, we need to create a system to hold up to 10 cameras and devices.

Camera systems are managed by a Sync Module. The Blink Mini and Blink Video Doorbell‍ can manage their own system, or join a Sync Module system.

Installing a Sync Module

Note: Your phone/mobile device should be connected to the same 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network you want to connect the Blink system to. During installation, you are asked to connect to the Sync Module's network, then you are asked to reconnect to your Wi-Fi network.

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

When complete, you now have a Sync Module with a system, ready for connection to cameras or other Blink devices. The next step is adding a device.

If you have a Blink Video Doorbell, visit Adding the Blink Video Doorbell to your system‍.

To install an accessory or light product, visit the Accessories category.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Contact Support