Blink Mini 2 FAQ

Mini 2 is Blink's compact indoor and outdoor plug-in smart security camera with 1080p HD video, night view in color with a built-in spotlight, motion detection, Person Detection (with a subscription, sold separately) and two-way audio. You can also use your Mini 2 as a chime for Blink Video Doorbell. Outdoor IP65 weather resistance allows Mini 2 to be mounted outdoors, when using a required Blink Weather Resistant Power Adapter (sold separately), to fit your security needs.

60-day US/CA/MX or 30-day EU/UK unlimited cloud storage is available for your Mini 2 when you have a Blink Subscription Plan or you can use Local Storage with a Sync Module 2.

What's in the Box

What new features does Mini 2 have?

Mini 2 has the following new key features:

Where can I purchase the Blink Mini 2?

US/CA - Blink Mini 2 is available to order from Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Home Depot, and Lowes.
EU/UK - Visit Official Blink Retailers.
Mexico - Visit Official Blink Retailers.


How does my Mini 2 work with other Blink products?

Blink Mini 2 is lightweight and versatile. It doesn't use batteries and doesn't need a Sync Module to operate unless you're using Local Storage. Add your Mini 2 camera to any system (including Mini or Video Doorbell cameras) for group arm, disarm, and scheduling features.


Do I need a Blink Subscription Plan for media storage?

If you had an account on or before April 15, 2020, media storage for your Mini 2 operates like the other camera systems you already have. Otherwise, you can subscribe to a Blink Subscription Plan for (60 days US/CA/MX or 30 days EU/UK) unlimited cloud storage or use Local Storage.


Is Mini 2 weather resistant for outdoor use?

Mini 2 has an IP65 rating and can be safely placed outdoors when plugged into Blink Weather Resistant Power Adapter (sold separately), within operating temperatures of -20° to 45°C (-5°F to 113°F).


Does Mini 2 work as a chime with the Blink Video Doorbell?

You can add Mini 2 to any system with a Blink Video Doorbell and have the doorbell chime play through Mini 2. This way you can be alerted to visitors when you are not near your phone, or if your home doesn't have a chime installed. Learn about using your Mini 2 camera as a chime.


Does Mini 2 require a Sync Module to work?

No, Mini 2 just requires 5 volt, 1amp, standard USB power through the included adapter or a Weather Resistant Power Adapter for outdoor use (sold separately), and an always-on Wi-Fi internet connection. Mini 2 does not need a Sync Module, but is compatible with one. Adding Mini 2 to an existing system with a Sync Module and USB power adapter also allows for shared scheduling and Local Storage.


Is Mini 2 Alexa compatible?

Yes, you can view live streams, playback motion clips (with a subscription, sold separately), arm/disarm your camera and more using your voice when you enable the Blink SmartHome skill. Learn more about Alexa integration.


How do I arm my Mini 2 to record motion?

Once your Mini 2 is set up, you can Arm and Disarm it from the Blink app Home screen. Mini 2 camera settings allow you to control if clips are saved, when you are notified, and what kinds of events create a notification. For more information, read the articles below.

Does Mini 2 have Person Detection?

Yes, Mini 2 has the ability to detect people using embedded computer vision (CV). Person Detection is available as part of an optional Blink Subscription Plan (sold separately).


Can both Local Storage and Cloud Storage be used?

Yes, you can use both forms of storage. The subscription offers Cloud Storage which allows you to access motion clips directly from your Blink app and saves Clip Backups to the USB flash drive.


How long is the USB cable?

The included USB-C cable is 2 meters (6.5ft / 78in) and the Blink Weather Resistant Power Adapter (sold separately) is 4 meters (13ft)


Can I power my Mini 2 with any standard USB-C cable?

Your Mini 2 will operate with most compliant USB-C cables and power supplies. Weather resistance of your camera, however, is only guaranteed with the Blink Weather Resistant Power Adapter (sold separately).


Does Mini 2 have IR night vision?

Yes. Mini 2 produces details with an infrared (IR) LED light and a wider field of view. It also includes a spotlight for night view in color.


Can the spotlight on Mini 2 activate when motion is detected?

Yes, the spotlight on your Mini 2 can turn on when motion is detected. Learn more about controlling the light on your Mini 2 camera.


Will my Mini 2 work with my Pan-Tilt Mount?

No. Mini 2 is powered by a USB-C cable, where the Pan-Tilt Mount uses a Micro-USB cable and is only compatible with Mini (1st) Gen.


Can I extend my Live View sessions since Mini 2 is powered by a USB cable?

Yes. Blink Subscription Plans enable many premium features including Extended Live View - exclusively for Blink Mini cameras. Extended Live View provides images and sound directly from a Mini 2 to the Blink app for 90 minutes with a single tap. Live View sessions with a subscription plan are by default five minutes long.

When your Mini 2 camera is not part of a Blink Subscription Plan, the Live View sessions are by default 60 seconds long. They can be extended to five minutes by tapping Continue when it appears every 60 seconds. When using an Alexa compatible device, the Live View session is five minutes by default.


Does Mini 2 use two-way audio?

Yes, Mini 2 has two-way audio capability allowing you to communicate through the Live View player in the Blink app. Learn about two-way audio and camera placement recommendations.


Can a Mini 2 detect motion through a window or glass?

Mini 2 was not designed to function correctly while viewing through a window. Motion detection and night time image quality can be impacted; therefore, we do not recommend installation placement for viewing through a window or glass.


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