How to Enable IR on Blink Cameras

This article will show you how to enable the infrared illuminator on Blink Indoor (gen 2) and Outdoor, Mini, XT and XT2 cameras. Illuminating with infrared (IR) LED's allows your camera to see in low, or no-light situations.

Note: Placing your camera on a deep ledge, or beside any reflective surface can result in glare that would impact image quality. Click the link for more information on camera placement.

1. Tap the camera settings icon (this is the slider icon slider icon located above your cameras thumbnail picture on the main screen) to access its settings.
2. Toward the bottom of this screen, you will see a section called "NIGHT VISION".
3. This is where you'll go to enable and configure the infrared illuminator.


Off, the IR illuminator does not turn on.
On, the IR illuminator remains active and images appear in black and white.
Auto, the IR illuminator activates when low light is detected.

IR illuminator control


Changing the intensity adjusts brightness of the IR illumination. This value can be set to Low, Medium, or High, to affect glare or which objects can be seen clearly in the dark.

Intensity setting

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