How to Adjust Blink Indoor (gen 2) and Outdoor Camera Settings

To access the settings for a camera, tap the settings icon  settings icon  in the top right corner of each thumbnail image on the home screen.

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indoor outdoor camera settings


Name: Camera name that will be displayed on your Home screen. You can edit this name at any time from here or at the Home screen.


Battery: This will tell you if your battery is OK or if it needs to be replaced. 

Temperature: The current temperature of that camera. Tap on the temperature to enable temperature alerts or to calibrate the thermometer.

Motion Detection:

Enable: This setting includes the camera when arming the system it is connected to. If enabled,  the camera will detect motion when armed, if disabled,  it will not detect motion when the system is armed.

Zones: Disables motion detection for selected regions of the camera view to prevent unwanted motion clips or alerts. This setting includes both Activity and Privacy Zones.

Retrigger Time: The length of time from the completion of one motion clip to the start of another. This can be set from 10-60 seconds.

Sensitivity: Controls motion sensor sensitivity.
Low sensitivity detects larger objects in motion. High sensitivity detects smaller objects. Adjust sensitivity then test by creating motion alerts to achieve the right balance for your needs.

Clip Length: The length of motion clips to be recorded; this can be set between 5 and 60 seconds.

End Clip Early If Motion Stops: If the camera stops detecting motion, the clip will end before the full clip length is reached.

Early NotificationBeta: This option sends the alert as soon as motion is detected and before the clip is complete. In the Blink App, tap the alert notification to be immediately taken to the Live View of that camera.

Motion Recording: When this setting is off, the camera will only send motion notifications without recording clips; however, Live View is still available.

Night Vision:

Two controls adjust the light source for viewing in the dark.

Control: If set to Off, the illuminator will not turn on. If set to On, the illuminator will always turn on. If set to Auto, the illuminator will only turn on in low light conditions.

IR Intensity: This value controls brightness of the IR illuminator. This value can be set to Low, Medium, or High. Adjust to control glare or show more detail.


Enable Microphone: If enabled, audio will be captured in the Live View and motion clips. If disabled, audio will not be captured.

Speaker Volume: A slider sets the speaker audio level on the camera.


Quality: This allows you to change the image quality of your Blink camera.  More information about the different modes can be found here.

Photo Capture:

If Photo Capture is enabled, a photo is taken once per hour. If no Motion Alerts or other events happen, the images are assembled at the end of the day into a photo-animation in the Clip Roll. When a Motion Alert or other event occurs, the images taken up to that point are assembled into a photo-animation and sent to your Clip Roll.


Status LED: You can set when the LED light displays either as Off or Recording.

Last Updated: This button manually updates your camera status.

Camera to Wi-Fi: The most recent Signal Strength measurement.

Camera to Sync Module:  The most recent Signal Strength measurement.

After moving any part of your system, it is a good idea to visit the Settings page to ensure you have all three segments of the icon visible signal strength icon showing three bars. If not, move the camera closer to the Sync Module or the Wi-Fi router to gain all three segments.

Firmware: Displays your current firmware version.

Delete Camera: This button removes the camera from your Blink system, it will no longer appear on the home screen.

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