How to Adjust Blink Indoor and Outdoor (3rd Gen) Camera Settings

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To access the settings for a camera, tap the settings icon  settings icon  in the top right corner of each thumbnail image on the home screen.

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Device Settings

General Settings
Rename and check the status of your camera.

Motion Settings
Set motion detection and various notifications.

Video and Photo
Access video quality settings and features.

Audio Settings
Modify your audio streaming and volume settings.


General Settings

Camera name that will be displayed on your Home screen. You can edit this name at any time from here or at the Home screen.

This will indicate if your batteries are OK or need to be replaced.

The current temperature of that camera. Tap on the temperature to enable temperature alerts or to calibrate the thermometer.

Status LED
You can set when the LED light displays either as Off or Recording.

Last Updated
This button manually updates your camera status.

Camera to Wi-Fi
Displays the Signal Strength from the last time the camera connected. After moving your camera it is a good idea to return here and ensure you have a good signal strengths.

Camera to Sync Module
Displays the most recent Signal Strength measurement. After moving any part of your system, it is a good idea to visit this settings page to ensure you have all three segments of the icon visible signal strength icon showing three bars. If not, move the camera closer to the Sync Module or the Wi-Fi router to gain all three segments.

Displays your current firmware version.

Delete Camera
This button removes the camera from your Blink system, it will no longer appear on the home screen.


Motion Settings

Enable Motion Detection
This setting must be on for the camera to detect motion. If this setting is off, the camera will not detect motion. Note: Once you enable motion detection, arm your camera to receive Motion Detection notifications and to save motion clips.

Disables motion detection for selected regions of the camera view to prevent unwanted motion clips or notifications.

Retrigger Time
The length of time from the completion of one motion clip to the start of another. This can be set from 10-60 seconds.

Controls motion sensor sensitivity. Low sensitivity detects larger objects in motion. High sensitivity detects smaller objects. Adjust sensitivity then test by creating motion notifications to achieve the right balance for your needs.

Clip Length
The length of motion clips to be recorded and this can be set between 5 and 60 seconds.

End Clip Early If Motion Stops
If the camera stops detecting motion, the clip will end before the full clip length is reached.

Early Notification
This option sends the notification as soon as motion is detected and before the clip is complete. In the Blink App, tap the notification to be immediately taken to the Live View of that camera.

Motion Recording
When this setting is off, the Mini camera will only send motion notifications without recording clips; however, Live View is still available.


Video and Photo

If set to Off, the illuminator will not turn on. If set to On, the illuminator will always turn on. If set to Auto, the illuminator will only turn on in low light conditions.

IR Intensity
This value controls brightness of the IR illuminator. This value can be set to Low, Medium, or High. Adjust to control glare or show more detail.

This allows you to change the video quality of your Blink camera. More information about the different modes can be found here.

Photo Capture
If Photo Capture is enabled, a photo is taken once per hour. If motion notifications or other events happen (or not), the images are assembled at the end of the day into a photo-animation in the Clip Roll.


Audio Settings

Enable Microphone: If enabled, audio will be captured in the Live View and motion clips. If disabled, audio will not be captured.

Speaker Volume: A slider sets the speaker audio level on the camera.


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