Step 3 complete a Blink System
After you install the Blink phone App and add a system with a Sync Module, the camera is added next.
If you have not completed these actions, please click here to return to the previous step.
A Blink camera, or other Blink device, is added to your system through the Blink App.
To add a camera or other device, you will need to enter its Serial Number, either manually or using your camera to scan a QR code. You can learn how to find the serial number/QR code of your device, here.
A word about batteries. For the best experience, you should have 2, size AA 1.5 volt Lithium non-rechargeable batteries in the camera. Lithium-Ion (li-Ion) and other battery types like Alkaline, Ni-Mh, or rechargeable, are not compatible with Blink cameras. Only Lithium batteries provide the power that Blink products were designed to use.
Add new devices with the Blink App.
1. From the home screen, tap the Add Device icon +.
2. The Add Device screen shows devices you can add to your system.
Note: The Mini camera and Blink Video Doorbell do not require a Sync Module, but they will act like other Blink cameras when added to a Sync Module.
To use Local Storage, you must add the device to a Sync Module 2 with a recognized USB drive.
Click to learn more about Local Storage.
Your selection opens the QR code scanning screen.
3. Enter the serial number.
Your device serial number (DSN) is represented on a sticker in the form of a QR code that is recognized by the camera on your mobile device. If this is your first device added, you are asked for permission to allow the Blink app to use your device camera. Blink will never access your device camera except when you are scanning a product QR code, so you can safely allow access.
The serial number for Mini is printed on the back of the unit, and for other cameras, it is inside the battery compartment. Click for instructions to remove the back cover of a Blink camera.
If you prefer to not use your device camera, tap "Enter Serial Manually" and enter the DSN with your keyboard.
4. Camera addition completed.
When the serial number is accepted as valid, the setup process begins and you are shown the "Camera Added" screen with tips on camera placement.
When setup is complete, a notification appears and you can tap Done.
Click here if you receive an error "Unable to Connect to Sync Module" when adding cameras to a system.
For accounts that were created on or before April 15, 2020 you continue to use 2 hours of free basic cloud storage for all devices. Each clip is deleted when it is 60 days old.
If your Blink and Amazon accounts are not already linked, you are asked to link them by tapping on the "Link Accounts" button. You should link accounts to take full advantage of subscription features.
Note: You also have the option to select "Skip" which sends you to the home screen without linking your accounts. Click to learn how to link your Blink and Amazon accounts later.
The Link Accounts screen asks you to sign into your Amazon account, or create a new one if needed. When the "Success! Accounts linked." message appears, click "Next" to go to the Home screen.
5. The Home screen now shows a blank thumbnail and the camera name is its serial number.
Notes on camera placement: Systems with a Sync Module operate best when devices have 'three bars' of radio signal to both the Wi-Fi router and the Sync Module. Signal strengths are presented in Camera Settings and Sync Module Settings screens in the Blink app.
Click to learn more about mounting your camera.
Click to learn more about using the Blink app.