How Do I Adjust My System to Avoid Alerting Motion on My Pets?

The Blink system is designed to capture motion based on heat moving across the field of view of your Blink camera.  The system will often detect motion from pets walking in front of the camera.  Using the Sensitivity setting in camera settings, you can make adjustments to fine tune the system to avoid alerting pet motion.  

This process will take some 'guess and check' to determine the best sensitivity value for your Blink system depending on camera placement and size of your pet(s).

Each camera has an individual sensitivity setting.

1. From your home screen, tap the settings slider settings slider next to the camera you want to adjust.

2. Scroll down to Sensitivity and move the slider a small distance toward L, for Low. Tap Save to save this setting and walk out of the frame of view of this camera.

Sensitivity setting

3. From the home screen, you can arm the system to enable motion detection.

Now you must convince (or wait for) your pets to walk through the field of view of this camera (treats may be helpful). If your pets can walk through the field of view of the camera when the system is armed and you do not receive a motion alert, then you have successfully adjusted the system to a level where your pet will not trigger a motion alert.  To ensure you haven't turned down sensitivity too low that a person would not be detected, walk past your camera and check that you receive a motion alert.  If you do, your system is optimized to let your pets roam freely and still alert you when there is motion you want to know about.

If your pet still triggers a motion alert, you can return to camera settings to lower the Sensitivity and check after each adjustment to perfect this setting. If the camera fails to alert on motion after you have walked through the frame, you will want to ensure that you increase motion sensitivity.  Adjusting and then sending a pet and person through the camera field of view should help you to fine tune the setting.

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