Blink Mini in Black or White!

Amazon’s Choice and best-selling Mini camera is now available in black or white, so you can choose the shade that best fits your decor. Starting at $34.99, Mini, an indoor plug-in camera, lets you monitor the inside of your home with HD day and night video, two-way audio, motion detection, and more. Get alerts on your smartphone whenever motion is detected or customize motion detection zones so you can see what matters most to you. Mini also works with Alexa and can be set up in just minutes. Learn more about Mini.

New Feature: Snooze Alerts

We’re excited to announce our new Snooze Alerts feature, which gives you even more control by allowing you to pause unwanted motion-activated notifications without disarming your device. Choose how long you want to snooze for and once the time has elapsed, you will continue to receive motion alerts as usual. Simply tap the feature on or off as desired for any armed system. While your device is in “snooze,” it will still record motion-activated clips for you to review at your convenience. Now available on all Blink devices. For more information, visit Blink Support here.

Your privacy and security is important to us

For added account security, we have released 2-Step Verification (2SV) support using text message or phone call issued verification codes with the latest Blink Home Monitor App versions (Android 6.2.6 and iOS 6.1.5). To take advantage of this feature, enter a valid phone number under Manage Account in your Blink Home Monitor App.  In the coming weeks, Blink customers will be prompted to set up 2SV using a valid phone number. If you don’t have a phone number, please contact Customer Service here.

Introducing the New Blink Outdoor and Indoor

Introducing the new wireless, battery-powered cameras from Blink and Amazon! With a sleek new design and features, Blink Outdoor and Indoor smart home security cameras go where wires can’t to help you protect what matters most. Get even more coverage outside your home with the new weather-resistant Outdoor cam.

With the Blink Home Monitor app, you can see a live view of your home in HD, receive motion detection alerts, and use two-way audio to speak to people or pets right on your phone. You can also create custom “activity zones” to cut down on unnecessary alerts in high-traffic areas, as well as remove sections in your camera’s field-of-view from video recording using Blink’s all-new “privacy zone” feature. Outdoor and Indoor are also compatible with the new Battery Expansion Pack (coming soon) which doubles the battery life of your camera – a total of up to four years. Plus, they both work with select Alexa-enabled devices!

In addition to features like live view and motion detection that come with each camera, you can record and share clips and photos in the app by choosing from two flexible storage options. Want the convenience and added benefits of cloud storage? A free trial of the Blink Subscription Plan comes with the purchase of every new Blink Outdoor and Indoor! The Blink Subscription Plan starts at just $3 a month per device – no annual contract required! Store clips locally for no additional fee using the included Sync Module 2 and a USB flash drive (sold separately). Existing Blink customers with accounts created before April 15, 2020 will receive free storage on any devices added to their existing account.

Starting at $79.99, Blink Outdoor and Indoor are available for pre-order in the U.S. on Amazon and select retailers like Best Buy, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot.

Blink Mini in Black or White!

Amazon’s Choice and best-selling Mini camera is now available in black or white, so you can choose the shade that best fits your decor. Starting at $34.99, Mini, an indoor plug-in camera, lets you monitor the inside of your home with HD day and night video, two-way audio, motion detection, and more. Get alerts on your smartphone whenever motion is detected or customize motion detection zones so you can see what matters most to you. Mini also works with Alexa and can be set up in just minutes. Learn more about Mini.

New Feature: Snooze Alerts

We’re excited to announce our new Snooze Alerts feature, which gives you even more control by allowing you to pause unwanted motion-activated notifications without disarming your device. Choose how long you want to snooze for and once the time has elapsed, you will continue to receive motion alerts as usual. Simply tap the feature on or off as desired for any armed system. While your device is in “snooze,” it will still record motion-activated clips for you to review at your convenience. Now available on all Blink devices. For more information, visit Blink Support here.

Your privacy and security is important to us

For added account security, we have released 2-Step Verification (2SV) support using text message or phone call issued verification codes with the latest Blink Home Monitor App versions (Android 6.2.6 and iOS 6.1.5). To take advantage of this feature, enter a valid phone number under Manage Account in your Blink Home Monitor App.  In the coming weeks, Blink customers will be prompted to set up 2SV using a valid phone number. If you don’t have a phone number, please contact Customer Service here.

Introducing the New Blink Outdoor and Indoor

Introducing the new wireless, battery-powered cameras from Blink and Amazon! With a sleek new design and features, Blink Outdoor and Indoor smart home security cameras go where wires can’t to help you protect what matters most. Get even more coverage outside your home with the new weather-resistant Outdoor cam.

With the Blink Home Monitor app, you can see a live view of your home in HD, receive motion detection alerts, and use two-way audio to speak to people or pets right on your phone. You can also create custom “activity zones” to cut down on unnecessary alerts in high-traffic areas, as well as remove sections in your camera’s field-of-view from video recording using Blink’s all-new “privacy zone” feature. Outdoor and Indoor are also compatible with the new Battery Expansion Pack (coming soon) which doubles the battery life of your camera – a total of up to four years. Plus, they both work with select Alexa-enabled devices!

In addition to features like live view and motion detection that come with each camera, you can record and share clips and photos in the app by choosing from two flexible storage options. Want the convenience and added benefits of cloud storage? A free trial of the Blink Subscription Plan comes with the purchase of every new Blink Outdoor and Indoor! The Blink Subscription Plan starts at just $3 a month per device – no annual contract required! Store clips locally for no additional fee using the included Sync Module 2 and a USB flash drive (sold separately). Existing Blink customers with accounts created before April 15, 2020 will receive free storage on any devices added to their existing account.

Starting at $79.99, Blink Outdoor and Indoor are available for pre-order in the U.S. on Amazon and select retailers like Best Buy, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot.

New SmartHome Skill Features for XT2 and Mini

Alexa Motion Announcements and Routine Trigger Now Available

We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest Blink SmartHome Skill features, Motion Announcements and Routine Triggers, now available on Blink XT2 and Mini cameras.

Motion Announcements are audible notification features for select paired Echo devices triggered by your supported Blink cameras (XT2 and Mini). Upon motion detection, Alexa will announce “Motion detected at [camera name].

To enable Motion Announcements, go to your Alexa app. Under your paired camera’s settings, switch the “Motion Announcement” toggle to “on.”

Routine Triggers allows you to set recurring actions of your choice for Alexa to automatically perform. For example, you can use Routine Triggers to automatically turn on smart lighting each time your Blink camera detects motion. Alternatively, Routine Triggers can turn off your smart lights when no motion has been detected for a set period of time.

To create a Trigger, go to your Alexa app, tap the hamburger (3 line) menu and select “Routines” to customize your experience!

For added convenience, we recommend enabling “Early Notifications” in your Blink camera’s settings so you can receive an audible notification on your Echo device as soon as the motion detection is triggered. Using any connected Alexa device with a screen, you can ask, “Alexa, show me [camera name]” to view the motion event or inactivity that triggered the routine. For more detailed instructions, please visit our Support page for Motion Announcements here and Routine Triggers here.

Introducing Mini from Blink

We are excited to announce Mini – the latest smart home security camera from Blink. Mini is a 1080p HD indoor plug-in security camera that lets you view, listen, and talk right from the Blink app on your smartphone. 

Mini is mighty – but tiny which means you can plug it in anywhere inside your home. It features live view, motion detection, two-way audio and more. Looking to go hands-free? Mini can be paired with supported Alexa enabled devices for additional ease of use. Mini helps you monitor the inside of your home day and night – all for just $34.99.

Learn more about Mini here.

New App Layout

We are excited to announce a refresh of the Blink app user interface! We’ve heard your feedback, and are excited to share our new look & feel. Look out for the new Blink app version in the coming days.

Here are a few of the key updates we’ve made:

Bottom Bar Navigation

Our bottom panel is now where you can access your system homepages, clip lists, account & system settings, & Neighbor’s app.

The Home icon brings you to the home screen where you can view and access your Blink camera systems (along the top panel bar) and individual cameras. From the home screen you can:

  • Arm your camera system by toggling the Disarmed/Armed switch along the bottom of your app.
  • Arm/disarm an individual camera, by tapping the running man icon on (blue) or off (gray) once a system is armed.
  • Access a camera’s settings  by clicking the three sliding bars icon next to each camera’s name.
  • Access your sync module’s status indicator at the bottom of your list of cameras.

The Play Button icon – tap this to access all of your recorded clips in one place. From here, you can filter which cameras or systems you want to see, and even filter the type of event you’re looking for.

The Settings Gear icon brings the settings of your account and systems into one place. Within the system settings, you can:

  • Manage your cameras individually
  • Arrange which order they appear on your homescreen
  • Schedule arm and disarm schedules for your camera systems

The Neighbors icon in the bottom right corner allows you to access the Neighbor’s app.

Adding Cameras or Systems

To add a new camera or camera system, tap the “+” button in the top right corner of your app. From here, you will follow the standard onboarding flow

If you have any questions or need further support, please review our Support Page for more details on how to best use your Blink camera systems.

Strengthening Account Security and Control

Here at Blink the security of our customers is our top priority.  We offer a range of features to keep customers safe and are working to deliver even more protections to strengthen account security. In order to take full advantage of the range of security features available today and for future enhancements, we are requesting that our customers verify their account email address

As an additional layer of protection, starting on March 30, 2020 we will require that every Blink account has a verified email address so that we can provide our customers with the additional layer of security requiring 2-step verification.

What is a verified email?

  • We verify the email address that you provide by sending you an email from no‑reply@blinkforhome.com which contains a “Verify My Account” link button. Clicking on that link button sends us a message letting us know that this is a valid email address and we can use it for security messages.

Why do we need it?

  • We require a validated email address for your Blink account so that we can enhance account security and ensure you receive important communications.

To verify that a valid email address is already associated with your account, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Blink app and navigate to Manage Accounts
  2. Make sure the email address specified in the Email field is correct.  If it is, proceed to step #3. If not, see directions for updating your email address below.
  3. Click on Resend Verification Email button
    • The message “Verification email has been sent and should arrive within a few minutes.” will pop-up in app.
    • Note: if the “Resend Verification Email” button doesn’t appear in the app, then your email address has been verified and no action is required, assuming the email address is correct. 
  4. An email from no‑reply@blinkforhome.com requesting the user to validate the email address should arrive within a few minutes.
  5. Open the email and click on the “Verify My Account” link button to validate the new address. 
    • After you click on the “Verify My Account” link button, Blink will be notified that the email address has been verified, and a message “Your Blink account has been verified.” will pop-up.

Note: The “Verify My Account” link is only valid for 24 hours.  After 24 hours, you will need to open the Blink app, navigate to Manage Accounts, and click on the Resend Verification Email button.

IF VERIFICATION EMAIL IS NOT RECEIVED:

  1. Check your spam, junk, or trash folders
  2. Double check that the email address in the Blink app is valid and update as necessary

How to update your email address:

  1. Open the Blink App and navigate to Manage Accounts
  2. Select the Email field and enter account password when prompted
  3. Enter a valid email address in the “New Email” and “Confirm New Email” fields and click “Change Email” button
    • The message “Email successfully updated” will pop-up in app, then click OK
  4. An email from no-reply@blinkforhome.com requesting the user to validate the email address should arrive within a few minutes.   
  5. Open the email and click on the “Verify My Account” link button to validate the new address.
    • After you click on the “Verify My Account” link button, Blink will be notified that the email address has been verified, and a message “Your Blink account has been verified.”  will pop-up.

Note: The “Verify My Account” link is only valid for 24 hours.  After 24 hours, you will need to open the Blink app, navigate to Manage Accounts, and click on the Resend Verification Email button.

Thank you for being a Blink customer.  Please refer to our support site for more topics.  If you need assistance, please contact Customer Service.