Pan-Tilt Mount FAQ

For Indoor Use Only

New! The Pan-Tilt Mount is now available and exclusively for use with the Blink Mini camera.

The following are commonly asked questions about the Blink Pan Tilt Mount.

What is the Pan-Tilt Mount?

The Pan-Tilt Mount is a motorized mount compatible with only the Blink Mini Camera and can be controlled remotely using the controls found in the camera's Live View player in the Blink app.

Does the Pan-Tilt Mount work with cameras other than the Blink Mini?

The Pan-Tilt Mount is made to work exclusively with the Blink Mini camera.

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Does the Pan-Tilt Mount require batteries?

The Pan-Tilt Mount does not require batteries. We've designed the Pan-Tilt mount to use the power cord from your Mini camera which connects easily to the base. Power is then supplied through a short USB cable from the Pan-Tilt mount, that you insert into the Mini power port.

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Does the standalone Pan-Tilt Mount come with a USB cable and power adapter?

No, the standalone Pan-Tilt Mount Accessory does not come with a new USB cable and power adapter. You can use the USB cable and power adapter from your existing Mini camera to power your Pan-Tilt Mount.

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Do I have to use the USB cable and power adapter that came with the Mini Camera (or in my Pan-Tilt Camera Bundle)?

Yes, the included USB cable and power adapter should be used due to power consumption when the Pan-Tilt Mount and Mini Camera are running. The provided cable and adapter have been tested for compatibility and optimal functionality. Compatible USB cables can also be purchased here.

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What color does the Pan-Tilt Mount come in?

The Pan-Tilt Mount is available in black and white, just like its compatible Mini Camera! You can use a black or white Pan-Tilt Mount with either color of Mini camera.

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Will the Pan-Tilt Mount work outdoors?

No, the Pan-Tilt Mount is only for indoor use.

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Is the Pan-Tilt Mount water resistant?

Since the Pan-Tilt Mount is only made for indoor use, it is not water resistant.

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Can the Pan-Tilt Mount be connected to my existing Mini Camera?

Yes, the Pan-Tilt Mount can be connected to an existing Mini camera attached to your account. During setup, you will have the option to connect to an existing Mini camera or a new Mini camera. Click to learn more about how to setup the Pan-Tilt Mount.

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Can I swap which Mini camera is attached to my Pan-Tilt Mount?

Yes, you can swap which Mini camera is attached to the Pan-Tilt Mount. If the Mini camera is already connected to your account, you can unplug the current Mini camera attached to your Pan-Tilt Mount and plug in your second Mini camera in its place. The Pan-Tilt Mount will automatically configure to the new Mini Camera and perform a calibration sequence. Be sure the mount has enough room to preform the full range of motion.

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What is ‘Calibration’ and when does it occur?

Calibration is an automatic process that your Pan-Tilt Mount will complete during setup, after power loss or when initiated manually from within the Blink App. It is necessary in order to maintain accuracy of movements and for optimal device performance and ensures that the mount is working as expected.  Click to learn more about calibration.

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In which directions does the Pan-Tilt Mount move?

The Pan-Tilt Mount can move 350 degrees left and right and 125 degrees up and down. You will be able to achieve a 360 degree view using the Pan-Tilt Mount when attached to a Blink Mini Camera!

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What is the ‘Default Position’ for the Pan-tilt Mount?

The ‘Default Position’ is the position in which the Pan-Tilt Mount will return to when the ‘home’ button is tapped during Live View. When the Pan-Tilt mount is first added, it will have a set default position which can be customized later from the Live View screen. Click to learn how to control the Pan-Tilt Mount in the Blink app.

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Where is the ‘Default Position’ for the Pan-Tilt Mount?

The ‘Default Position’ is 180 degree pan position from the USB port and 90 degree tilt position from the base. When you are in Live View you can manually set or update the default home position. Click to learn more about using the Pan-Tilt controls and setting the default position.

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Can the Pan-Tilt Mount be mounted on both horizontal and vertical surfaces?

Yes, the Pan-Tilt Mount is designed to be mounted on horizontal surfaces such as a table, shelf, or counter. It can also be attached to walls and ceilings using the built-in 1/4 in. threaded screw in the base, when using a third party mounting accessory (not included). When using a third party mounting accessory, please refer to their manufacturer instructions for assembling the mount and attaching the device.

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Can the Pan-Tilt Mount scan my room?

Yes, when you tap the '360º pan button', the mount automatically moves to its left most point and then pans to the right most point before returning to its Default position. This button can be found in the ‘More’ menu on the Live View Screen. Click to learn more about Pan-Tilt Controls.

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Does the Pan-Tilt Mount work with Alexa?

No, the Pan-Tilt Mount does not work with Alexa commands; however, you can still access live views and all other regular functions from your Mini camera on Alexa devices. Click to learn more about Alexa and the Mini camera.

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Can I invert the view of my Mini Camera and Pan-Tilt Mount?

Yes, if mounting on a ceiling, you can invert the camera view using the “Flip Video” button in the Mini Camera settings. Click to learn more about inverting your video.

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Does the Pan-Tilt Mount have a warranty?

Yes, the Blink Pan-Tilt Mount has a 1-year limited warranty (2 years for EU/UK). Click to learn more about Blink's Limited Warranty.

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Does the Pan-Tilt Mount come with a ceiling or wall mounting device?

No, the Pan-Tilt Mount does not come with a ceiling or wall mount. It does have a built-in 1/4 in. threaded screw hole in the base that can be used to attach it to a third party mounting accessory. When using a third party mounting accessory, please refer to their manufacturer instructions for assembling the mount and attaching the device.

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Can the Pan-Tilt Mount be purchased as a standalone product or only bundled with Mini cameras?

The Pan-Tilt Mount can be purchased as a standalone product to work with your existing Mini camera or as a bundle with a Mini camera. Click for more information on these Pan-Tilt Mount purchase options in the US, Canada, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain.

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Does the Pan-Tilt Mount automatically track and follow detected motion?

No. You can adjust your camera’s field of view by panning and tilting your camera using the Blink app.

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Can I schedule the Pan-Tilt Mount to automatically pan and tilt?

No. You can pan and tilt the camera when using Live View from the Blink app.

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Does the Pan-Tilt Mount work with Extended Live View?

Yes, the Pan-Tilt Mount with attached Mini Camera will work with Extended Live View if you have a Blink Subscription Plan (not included). Learn more about Extended Live View and Blink Subscriptions.

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Will the Pan-Tilt Mount affect me if I am using Mini as a Chime?

You can use your Mini as a Chime for your Blink Video Doorbell when Mini is connected to your Pan-Tilt Mount; however, the chime will not play when you are accessing a camera in Live View or moving your camera using the app controls. The Pan-Tilt Mount does not limit your access to any additional Blink features.

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