Notifications

Notifications, or ways to alert you about updates when you do not have the Blink app open, are very similar across device operating systems. Android allows you to customize alert sounds per-app.

Certain Blink system alerts and events show you Push notifications according to your Notification Options. Motion alerts and doorbell presses create notifications that you can tap to enter Live View with two-way talk. The doorbell in Event Response will only allow tap for 60 seconds.

Push Notifications:

  • Low Battery - Sent when camera battery State is ok and drops quickly to 2.5 or less; or it can send when two reports in a row show battery Status of 2.6 or less.
  • Camera Offline Notification - If a camera is unresponsive for two heartbeats (approximately 30 minutes).
  • Sync Module Offline - If a Sync Module is unresponsive for two heartbeats (approximately 30 minutes).
  • Doorbell Offline -If a doorbell is offline for two heartbeats (30 minutes, or up to 48 hours in Event Response).
  • Motion Alert - You can tap the motion alert to enter Live View in the Blink app.
  • Doorbell Press - You can tap the notification to enter Live View.


See the article about notifications not showing up on Android devices here.

The Blink app sends notifications to your mobile device for activity on your Blink systems. You can fine-tune which notifications you receive. If you are using a smartwatch, these notifications are controlled by the watch settings.

You can also control which mobile devices have access to your account. Learn more about how to manage devices with Account Access.

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Email notifications

For security purposes, when you perform significant actions in the app such as updating the account password, changing the phone number, or deleting a camera, an email is sent asking if the action was intentional. These types of notifications are automated and cannot be disabled.

Mobile device notification options

iOS

  1. Change your Notification Options by going into Settingsin the footer of the Blink app.
  2. Then tap Notifications to view the Notification Options screen to access all of the settings.

Choose which events you want to receive notifications for and then tap the back arrow to return to the Settings screen. The settings save automatically.

 

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Android

  1. Change your Notification Options by going into Settingsin the footer of the Blink app.
  2. Then tap Notification Options. You'll be transferred to the Android notifications  Settings for the Blink app. 
  3. From here, tap Notification categories to access all of the settings.

Choose which events you want to receive notifications for and then tap the back arrow to return to the Settings screen. The settings save automatically.

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