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Early Notification Setting Now Available

We’re excited to announce our newest feature available for XT2 users, Early Notification. This option allows you to receive alerts as soon as motion is detected on your XT2 (as opposed to once a recording has completed). With this feature enabled, you will also be brought to a live view when you tap the motion notification, allowing you to respond to events in real time. To enable this feature, go to your camera settings and switch the “Early Notification” toggle to “on”.

We recommend this configuration if you frequently use two-way talk, or if you typically respond to alerts as soon as they are received. If Early Notification is not activated, you will continue to receive alerts once a motion clip has finished recording.

Amazon Dash Replenishment Now Available

Alexa can now help to keep your Blink Camera Systems running with Smart Reordering for Batteries!

As you may already know, Blink cameras run on two standard 1.5V AA lithium batteries that last up to two years! But, when the time finally comes to replace those batteries and you don’t feel like making a special trip to the store, smart reorders through Amazon Dash Replenishment can help! With the smart reorder feature available on select Alexa-enabled devices, you can automatically receive batteries from Amazon.com, the moment a replacement is needed. To set up smart reorders for your Blink camera batteries and ensure you have batteries when you need them, enable the Blink Smart Home Skill in the Alexa app by following the steps below.

Setting up smart reordering for Blink camera batteries:

  1. If you haven’t already, enable the Blink Smart Home Skill in the Alexa app by following the steps outlined at the?Alexa Setup and Troubleshooting Guide.
  2. After enabling the Blink Smart Home Skill, follow the on-screen prompts to set up smart orders by selecting the battery you want to automatically reorder and confirming your payment and address information.

If you have already enabled the Blink Smart Home Skill, start by opening the Alexa app, then:

  1. Tap “Devices” on the bottom right hand corner.
  2. Tap “Cameras” then select the camera you wish to set up smart battery reorders for
  3. Navigate to the “Supply” section and tap on “change”.
  4. Under the “Supply Settings” header, click the little arrow.
  5. From here, select “Automatically reorder when supply is low” and choose battery that you want to automatically reorder. Confirm your payment and address information and Amazon will send you replacement batteries when time is right.

Have questions? Contact?customer support?for help!

Frequently Asked About Features

Frequently Asked About Features

Welcome to the “What’s new” blog! Learn more about new features or updates as they are added. Find this page under the top left menu in your Blink app, and tapping “What’s new”. Please note that this requires the latest app update to discover.

To begin our What's New series, below are some of the most asked-about features the Blink system provides, which you may not be aware of:

Scheduled arming

You can schedule all cameras on your system to automatically arm/disarm for motion detection at preset times each day. To do this, tap your system name at the top of the Blink app home screen, select “scheduling”, and then tap the plus button in the top right corner to add your arm/disarm times. Once brought to the next page, toggle between arm/disarm and “save” after you set the schedule for each day.

For additional information, please review our Technical Support article: https://support.www.carplazza.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003931372-How-do-I-use-Scheduled-Arming-

Individual Camera Arm/Disarm

Tap the running man icon above the thumbnail of each camera to individually arm/disarm each camera. When the icon is blue, the camera is armed to detect motion. When the icon is gray, it is disarmed. When you toggle your system to arm, your cameras will default to the last configuration you set.

For additional information, please review our Technical Support article: https://support.www.carplazza.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003932092-Individual-Camera-Arming-or-Disarming

?Blue Recording Light Switch

You can manually turn the blue recording LED on or off from within your Blink XT or Blink XT2 cameras. To do so, simply remove the battery cover, and use tweezers or a similar tool to adjust the switch under “REC. LED” to either, “ON” or “OFF”. When “ON” the blue light will turn on each time the camera is in use, when “OFF” the camera will not indicate when the camera is in use. See photos below for help:

Blue Switch 1

Blue Switch 2

For additional information please review our Technical Support article: https://support.www.carplazza.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003931252

What is a sync module

The sync module is the hub for all of the cameras in your system, and allows your Blink cameras to communicate with our servers and relay commands to your app.

Your cameras and sync module can best communicate when positioned within 100 ft. of each other without thick walls blocking the line of 100 ft. See image below for suggested placement. ?

If you do not have a Sync Module OR if it is offline, you will be unable to do the following:

        • Create a Blink system
        • Add new Cameras or Blink devices
        • Manage or access your system