How to Configure Activity Zones

Activity Zones let you mask off certain regions to selectively prevent motion alerts. This can help with excessive motion clips or false alerts.  This feature is great if your cameras are outside and you have a tree or bush randomly triggering a motion clip. Click here to learn about on-camera Privacy Zones available on the new Blink Indoor (gen 2) and Outdoor cameras.


To use Activity Zones, tap the settings icon  above the thumbnail of the camera you want to change.

settings for camera  


From camera settings, tap Activity Zones.

Activity Zones


In the Activity Zones screen, you see the camera thumbnail with a grid pattern.
Tap the Update Photo button to refresh your thumbnail image.

Activity Zones config


The Activity Zones screen for Blink Indoor (gen 2), Outdoor, and XT2 cameras include Basic and Advanced options.

Activity Zones settings

The Advanced mode provides a zoomed view of the thumbnail image for more precise zone selection. Use a finger swipe to move the view and tap to select areas that are active or inactive for motion detection.

Advanced mode


A selected section is greyed out. The area within the square does not register motion detection does not happen even if motion occurs in the areas surrounding it.  In this example, we select the areas that have bushes, since they attract animals, or can blow in the wind, causing false alerts.

tap the squares that you DON'T want to record motion clips


When complete, tap Done.

click done button to complete settings


You are then returned to the Settings screen, and the grid pattern now reflects the areas you just set.

Settings screen

Click here to learn about on-camera Privacy Zones available on the new Blink Indoor (gen 2) and Outdoor cameras.



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