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Why won't my Blink wireless camera connect? ›

If you are unable to add a camera to your Blink system, it may be due to the following: Be sure that the batteries have been installed correctly in the camera. Upon inserting them, you will see a bright red flash for about 5 seconds as the camera powers on. Restart your router and try the add camera procedure again.

Why does my Blink take so long to connect? ›

Obstacles and distance reduce signal strength. Placing your devices behind dense building materials such as brick, stone, concrete, steel, and aluminum can interfere with signal strength as well. Some examples of a poor location are behind a television, inside a basement or attic or on top of your wireless router.

How do I connect to smart life? ›

Connect the Smart Life App with Google Home

If you already see Connect Smart Life at the top, tap it. If not, tap on the plus symbol in the top left, search under “Add and manage” -> “Set up devices” -> “Compatible with Google devices”. 2. type “Smart Life” in the search and choose the right option “Smart Life”.

Why is the live view on my Blink camera not working? ›

Live View can fail if the internet connection is too slow or not reliable. Cameras with a microphone and speaker display a tap-to-talk button on the Live View screen of the Blink app. If your mobile device does not have echo cancellation, the push-to-talk button must be held when you are speaking.

How do I connect my Blink camera to Wi-Fi? ›

To start, tap on the gear icon in the bottom row of the app to enter Settings and select Device and System Settings. Then tap on the name of your system under Systems. Tap on Sync Module to see the status screen, and tap "Change Wi-Fi Network".

Does Blink camera connect to Wi-Fi or sync module? ›

Cameras receive information from the Sync Module, then send images and notifications through your local Wi-Fi. For optimal performance, your camera must show three bars of signal strength from your Sync Module in addition to the three bars of signal strength to Wi-Fi. Obstacles and distance reduce signal strength.

Is Blink easily hacked? ›

Blink cameras have multiple security vulnerabilities. Any of these security vulnerabilities can allow unauthorized access to the cameras, resulting in spying, snooping, and footage and data theft. Hackers can even access the two-way audio streaming facility to spy on you.

How far can Blink camera be from Sync? ›

What is the range of the Sync Module? How far away can camera units be placed? Assuming standard construction techniques (single building, no unusually dense construction materials) the Sync Module should be able to communicate with Blink cameras up to (and perhaps over) 100' away in any direction.

How long does Blink sync module take to connect? ›

About 30 seconds after being plugged in, a flashing blue light and solid green light pattern appears. It is important that the light pattern is present, otherwise you may have to contact support. Only when you see this light pattern, tap Discover Device in the Blink app.

How do I connect my Smart Life to WIFI? ›

Download & register an account on the Smart Life or Tuya App. Open app then select “+”. Now follow the instructions on the app. Enter your WIFI credentials to connect to your home network.

Why are my Smart Life devices not connecting? ›

Uninstall and reinstall the Smart Life app – You could be experiencing a connection failure due to an outdated Smart Life app. First, clear the app cache, and check on your respective app if any updates are available. If an update is due, download and install it on your device and try reconnecting your light.

How do I reset my Smart Life device? ›

Hold the reset button (or switch the bulb off and on for 3 times) until the indication LED (or lighting device) flashes SLOWLY (as shown in example) If the light is flashing quickly, reset again by holding the reset button for about 5 seconds or switching the light off and on 3 times.

How do I get my Blink camera to show live? ›

Doorbell Live View in the Blink mobile app
  1. To see your doorbell camera view in the Blink mobile app, tap the Live View icon in its thumbnail area. ...
  2. If you hear feedback, the doorbell and your mobile device are 'hearing' each other. ...
  3. Doorbell live view with Alexa.

Can you view live on Blink camera without subscription? ›

Live View sessions can only be saved with an active Blink Subscription Plan, and viewed in the Blink app.

Can you Live View all Blink cameras at once? ›

Yes, you can view multiple Blink cameras at once. This system is entirely expandable, so you can add up to 10 cameras. When you have everything set up and open the Blink app, you can see all the camera feeds on one screen, allowing you to scroll through all the feeds to get a quick glance at each.

What is the Wi-Fi password for Blink camera? ›

If Blink's WiFi is password protected, the default password is: 1234567890 and cannot be changed. If you have previously connected to Blink's WiFi but the connection is not working, you should to remove Blink from your known WiFi networks before reconnecting to Blink's WiFi signal.

Does Blink need 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi? ›

Blink products use only 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n). Many newer routers provide 5 GHz Wi-Fi, or switch between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz automatically. The Sync Module will not respond if it has been switched to a 5 GHz network.

What network does Blink use? ›

Blink devices use your 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network to communicate with the main servers. Some routers create a 5 GHz network that may be visible to your phone or tablet, but will not be visible to the Blink system. Important: Blink devices communicate on port 443 – HTTP Secure (HTTPS).

Do you need two sync modules for Blink? ›

To add more than ten cameras, or to add cameras at a different location, more than one Sync Module is required. You manage all of your Sync Modules and their attached Blink devices from a single account using the Blink app. Each Sync Module manages one system and the devices connected to it.

Why do I need a sync module for Blink? ›

The Sync Module is plugged into an electrical outlet to relay commands and network details to devices in the system it manages. Blink cameras enjoy longer battery life because the Sync Module is always available. Each system is visible in the Blink app, and can have up to ten devices attached.

Can someone else access my blink camera? ›

At this time, Blink does not offer multiple profiles per account. More than one person can login with the account email address and password. For some interactions, a verification code is sent to the main account holder, who must then share the security PIN number for verification to complete.

What are the cons of Blink cameras? ›

Blink is Amazon's line of security cameras which are designed for self-monitoring through a mobile app. Blink's main selling points are its inexpensive cameras and its lack of subscription or data fees.
Pros and Cons of Blink Home Security.
✔ No contract or data fees✘ Doesn't offer professional monitoring
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How do you know if someone hacked into your blink camera? ›

You will be able to see if there are any recent logins from another location or time than your own. If there are, this means someone else has logged into your account and taken control of your camera.

What is the best position for Blink Sync module? ›

We recommend positioning your Sync Module in a "Man-in-the-Middle" style location, where it can receive a good signal from your Wi-Fi router but also have visibility to your cameras. Putting a Sync Module in a hidden area can also reduce its visibility and cause it to suffer from interference.

How many phones can connect to Blink? ›

The Blink app can be added to a maximum of 100 devices. If there's an attempt to log in to over 100 devices, the account owner will see the screen below.

How far can Blink cameras see in the dark? ›

The motion and light intensity sensors turn on the light only when it is dark and a motion is detected up to 26 feet away. Mentioned below are the features Wasserstein 2-in-1 Solar Panel Charger & Security Light Compatible with Blink Outdoor & Blink XT2/XT Camera has for Blink cameras.

Why is my sync module not working? ›

If you have a Sync Module that frequently disconnects from your network, consider moving the Sync Module closer to your Wi-Fi router. The most common cause of disconnection is poor signal strength.

How do I know if my Blink Sync module is working? ›

Verify your Sync Module is displaying a solid green and solid blue light. If you see any other light pattern, power cycle your Sync Module, unplug the power cord from the back of the unit for 10 seconds and plug it back in.

Can I unplug and move my Blink Sync module? ›

The Blink Sync module would need to remain plugged into a normal wall outlet at all time for the Blink cameras to operate, you are able to however manually arm and disarm your Blink System or even individual cameras on your system at anytime through the APP.

What is the Smart Life Wi-Fi password? ›

Press "Hotspot Mode" on the App Reset Device: Press and hold the On/Off smart button for 5 seconds until it flashes. Press "Connect" - Device name is "SmartLife-XXXX" Password is 888888888 (9 *8) Confirm Device.

How do I change my Wi-Fi to 2.4 GHz? ›

Open the Settings app for your Android device. Tap Connections. Tap Wi-Fi. Select a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network.

What devices work with Smart Life? ›

Many Smart Life products have an integration with Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Cortana. This means that you can operate the devices by means of voice commands.

How do I fix unresponsive smart devices? ›

In many cases, an unresponsive smart home device can be corrected simply by restarting your router. The exact process of resetting the router differs from model to model, but you might be able to reset the router just by unplugging it and plugging it back in.

How do I find my Smart Life password? ›

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it here by entering the email address you used to create an account with Smart Life in Fife. This should be in the format. After you have submitted your email address here, please check your inbox for a message from Smart Life in Fife.

How do I get my Smart Life switch back online? ›

To get your Smart Life device back online, restart it and ensure it is connected to a working power outlet. Once the device reboots, give it a moment to initialize and connect to your home network. Refresh the Smart life app and check whether the device is back online.

What is the best retrigger time on Blink camera? ›

Retrigger Time

Blink allows you to choose between 10 seconds and one whole minute. The 10-second setting is the way to go. That way, you won't miss a beat, and you'll be able to capture all the action without any delays.

How long does Blink save video without subscription? ›

Photo Capture clips are temporarily stored in the cloud up to 60 days. Blink Subscription Plans provide extra features and benefits for Blink devices. Click here to compare plans, or visit the Blink Subscription purchase page.

Does Blink charge a monthly fee? ›

With the Blink Outdoor, Indoor, and Mini, we chose from one of two subscription plans: the Basic plan for $3 per month, or the Plus plan for $10 per month. Both offer 60 days of cloud storage, which is quite generous in our view.

What happens when Blink free trial ends? ›

Once your 30 day trial at no cost Blink Subscription ends and you have not yet purchased a subscription plan, you will be limited to only having motion-activated notifications and live view streaming capabilities on your camera.

Can multiple phones see Blink camera? ›

Can the Blink app be accessed from more than one device? Yes! You can download our app and log into the same account from as many iOS and Android devices as you'd like, so the entire household can receive alerts or check in at home.

Can you have 2 Blink systems on one phone? ›

With our multi-system support feature, you can access and use two or more (up to 5) separate Blink systems from the same Blink App account. This means if you have the need for all of the above you can have it. With Blink you can add all of the zones you need coverage for quick and easy by following these simple steps.

How do I reset the Wi-Fi on my Blink camera? ›

From the the Camera Settings screen, select General Settings and tap Change Wi-Fi. In the Change Wi-Fi screen, follow the instruction to "Press and release the reset button on the camera until red and blue lights flash.

Why won't my Blink connect to my phone? ›

Try refreshing your networks list to see if it becomes an option. If it still hasn't appeared, try switching your mobile device's Wi-Fi off and back on. If you don't see the Blink-#### network, you will want to perform what is called a “hard reset” on the unit.

Where is the reset button on Blink wireless camera? ›

The Blink Mini has a reset button on the bottom side of the camera. This reset button can be used when you add your Mini to a new or existing Blink system or when you move your Mini to a new location or Wi-Fi network.

Can I use my Blink camera without Wi-Fi? ›

Blink cameras can't operate offline and require a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Internet connection. One important reason is because cameras use Wi-Fi to send images and notifications. Blink systems minimally require a high speed connection of at least 2 Mbps upload speed.

Can I delete my Blink account and start over? ›

If you delete your Blink account, you lose access to clips that are stored on our systems, and you lose access to any Blink devices through the Blink app. When you create a new Blink account, there is no way to access the clips or settings from any other account, past or present.

Can Blink cameras be factory reset? ›

First, try power cycling your camera or Sync Module. If that doesn't work, use the reset button to perform a full reset. Blink cameras have a small manual reset button on their frame. You can also press the reset button on the Sync Module to fix issues.

Can a stolen Blink camera be used? ›

Can a stolen Blink camera be used? Since the camera is probably already tied to your account, it cannot be used unless you delete it from your account.

How do I connect my Blink camera to my phone? ›

On the Blink app Home screen, tap the + icon in the top right corner.
  1. On Add Device, tap the Mini Camera. ...
  2. You will be instructed to plug in your camera and wait for the lights on the camera's face to appear. ...
  3. Once camera successfully connects to your network and reaches out to the Blink servers, your Mini is added.


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