Blink cameras are one of the most popular choices for home security systems. They are easy to install, wireless, and offer high-quality video recording. They also work with Alexa and other smart home devices, making them convenient and versatile.
But how many Blink cameras can you have on one module? And how can you add more cameras to your existing Blink system? In this article, we will answer these questions and more, so you can make the most of your Blink cameras.
Can You Have Multiple Blink Cameras On One Sync Module?
The answer is yes, you can have multiple Blink cameras on one Sync Module.
The Sync Module is a small device that connects your Blink cameras to your Wi-Fi network and the Blink app on your smartphone or tablet. It acts as a hub or a bridge between your cameras and the cloud, allowing you to view, control, and manage your cameras remotely.
The Blink Sync Module also enables some features that are not available on the cameras alone, such as local video storage, camera grouping, and scheduling.
Most Blink cameras, such as the Blink Indoor, Blink Outdoor, and Blink XT2, require a Sync Module to operate. This is because these cameras use a proprietary low-power wireless protocol to communicate with the Sync Module, which in turn communicates with the Wi-Fi network and the cloud. This way, the blink cameras can conserve battery life and reduce bandwidth consumption, while still providing reliable and secure video streaming and recording.
However, there are some exceptions to this requirement. The Blink Mini and the Blink Video Doorbell do not require a Sync Module, as they connect directly to your Wi-Fi network and the cloud. These cameras are designed to be plugged into a power outlet, so they do not need to worry about battery life. They also have a higher video resolution and frame rate, which require more bandwidth and storage.
The official limit of how many Blink cameras you can have on one module is 10. This means that you can connect up to 10 cameras to a single Sync Module, and view, control, and manage them from the Blink app on your smartphone or tablet.
The reason behind this limit is that each camera and each module consumes a certain amount of bandwidth, storage, and power.
The more cameras you have on one module, the more resources you need to support them. If you exceed the limit, you may experience some issues, such as poor video quality, slow video loading, frequent video buffering, video recording failures, camera disconnections, or module malfunctions.
However, there are some exceptions to this limit as well. The Blink XT2 and XT cameras can be connected to either the original Sync Module or the Sync Module 2, which is the newer and improved version of the module.
Blink Sync Module 2 has some additional features, such as local video storage, USB port, and enhanced Wi-Fi performance. If you have both types of modules, you can connect up to 10 cameras to each module, and have a total of 20 cameras on your account.
How Can I Access Multiple Blink Systems from One Account?
If you have more than one Blink Sync Module, you can create multiple Blink systems on your account. A Blink system is a group of cameras and accessories that are connected to the same Sync Module. You can name each system according to your preference, such as “Home”, “Office”, “Garage”, etc. You can also assign different locations to each system, such as “Living Room”, “Bedroom”, “Backyard”, etc.
You can access multiple Blink systems from one account by using the Blink app on your smartphone or tablet.
To switch between different systems, tap on the system name at the top of the app screen, and select the system you want to view from the drop-down menu. You can also swipe left or right on the app screen to scroll through different systems.
You can view, control, and manage each system separately, such as arming or disarming the cameras, adjusting the settings, viewing the live video, playing back the recorded clips, creating camera groups and schedules, and integrating with Alexa and other smart home devices.
How to Add an Additional Camera to a Blink Sync Module?
Adding an additional camera to a Blink Sync Module is easy and quick. You just need to follow these steps:
- Fully charge the new Blink camera you want to add using the included USB cable.
- Check the LED light on the camera. Power on the camera and confirm it blinks blue, indicating it is in “ready for setup” mode. If not, press the setup button to initiate it.
- Ensure the Sync Module is plugged into power, turned on, and connected successfully to the home Wi-Fi router.
- Disarm your Blink system on the app. Tap the disarmed toggle on the app home screen.
- Ensure the Blink app is up to date. Check on your respective app store.
- In the Blink app, tap the “+” icon at the top right corner of the screen.
- Select that you want to add a Blink Camera.
- Choose the specific model number of the camera you’re adding.
- Scan the QR code on the back of the device (for outdoor wireless cameras, the QR code is in the battery compartment).
- The app will search for cameras in syncing mode nearby. When it finds your camera, tap to add it.
- The camera will be added to your system and you can customize its settings, such as name, location, motion detection, video quality, etc.
- Install the camera in the desired spot within your network’s range and 100 feet of the Sync Module.
Conclusion | How Many Blink Cameras Can You Have On One Module?
Blink cameras are great for home security and smart home integration. You can have multiple Blink cameras on one Sync Module, up to 10 cameras per module, and up to 20 cameras per account.
You can also access multiple Blink systems from one account, and switch between them easily on the app. Adding an additional camera to a Blink Sync Module is simple and fast, and you can enjoy the features and benefits of your Blink cameras. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you for reading and happy Blinking!