Start Here 2 - Add a System

Part 2 - Add a system with your App

Once you have the App installed, you are ready to add a Sync Module and create a System. In the next step you will add devices. To set up the Blink Mini, please click here.


Take the following steps to connect a Sync Module and create a System. The Sync Module is essential for camera function, it needs to be powered on and within "3 bar" range of both your Wi-Fi router and camera/device, at all times. Bars of connectivity are displayed on the Sync Module settings screen.

Note: This instruction asks you to connect to two Wi-Fi networks.
The first network is created by the Sync Module to communicate with Blink cameras and devices, it is named "Blink-" plus four digits corresponding to the Serial Number of the Sync Module. The second network you are asked to join is your Wireless internet. Ensure that your phone/mobile device is connected to the same 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network you intend to connect the Blink system to.

Add a system and Sync Module

INSTRUCTIONS

1. On the home screen, tap the Add Device + icon.

Add Device icon on the Blink app upper right corner


2. The Add Device screen displays three options.

  • Blink wireless camera system - A system contains a Sync Module and XT, XT2, or Indoor camera. Start here if you have these cameras.

  • Blink wireless camera - This option adds an XT, XT2, or Indoor camera after you have added a Sync Module.

  • Mini camera - The Mini does not require a Sync Module to create its own system, but Mini can join another system for benefits like shared scheduling.

add camera and device screen of Blink app


3. After you choose Blink wireless system, the next screen opens your device camera to capture the QR code of the Sync Module.

You may need to give permissions for the Blink app to access your camera. Tap OK to scan the QR code, or you can deny access and enter the serial number manually.

camera access popup to use QR code


To learn where the QR code and Serial Number are, tap your product image at the bottom of the Scan QR Code screen.

capture QR code screen showing camera view


4. Create a new system by tapping the text entry box and providing a name.
    Tap Done to move on.

Select or create a System


5. The Ready Sync Module screen will instruct you to plug in your Sync Module and then wait for the light pattern of blinking blue and steady green.
When ready, tap Discover Device.

Ready Sync Module light pattern blinking blue over steady green


6. Join the Blink app to the Sync Module's Wi-Fi network named “BLINK-" followed by four digits from the Sync Module Serial Number.

join Blink network app dialog


7. Select the network you use to connect to the internet and tap Join.
The Add Sync Module screen displays 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks within range of the Sync Module. The Sync Module stores network settings for devices that are added to its system and uses the internet to communicate with the Blink servers.

add sync module to Wi-Fi internet


8. Enter your Wi-Fi internet network password.

add Wi-Fi internet network password


When setup is complete, you are notified on the screen.

9. Tap Done to complete the install process and view the Blink app Home screen where you can then add a camera.

Adding sync module steps complete


The system name now appears at the top of the Home screen.
Tap plus + to add a device.

home screen after system complete



If completed correctly, you now have a Sync Module and System ready for connection to cameras or other Blink devices. Click here to go to the next step.


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