Blink Camera Mounting Instructions – Install With Ease

Last updated on April 13th, 2024

Are you all ready to equip your home with a smart Blink camera? Though it might sound like a complex deal; the process is pretty simple. It varies depending on which camera you have, and in this article, we will get you through with the installation instructions for all types.

Before you begin, you’ll need to collect a few tools: a screwdriver, and a drill machine.

Note: We advise you to set up the camera with the app before you mount it.

There are different procedures for mounting different types of cameras. Let’s discuss them one by one.

1. Indoor and outdoor cameras

Mounting a Blink camera on a wall
Mounting a Blink camera on a wall

The process for installing a Blink indoor and an outdoor camera is the same. With both these cameras, you get a conical Blink camera mounting bracket with two holes in the base for screws and an attachment piece connecting the camera to this mount. After finding a suitable location for the cam, here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: Mark the positions for the screws with a pencil or a marker.

Step 2: Drill the marked screw holes with a drill machine.

Step 3: Place the bracket over the drilled holes and insert both screws individually. Use an appropriate screwdriver to fix their position. Make sure the bracket is secure and not moving.

Step 4: Attach the attachment piece to the bracket.

Step 5: Attach the camera to the other end of the attachment piece. Press hard till you hear a strong click sound.

And you are all set!

2. Mini cameras

Mini cameras are the easiest to install because they don’t need drilling. The camera comes pre-attached to the bracket in the box. All you have to do is plug in the power cord and connect it to an adapter.

  • Find a suitable location near a power outlet.
  • The surface must be flat to place the mini.

In case you want to immobilize it, place a magnet below so it won’t move from its location. The magnetic ring at the bottom will attract the magnet.

3. Video doorbells

A Video doorbell
A video doorbell

Video doorbells are entirely different from the rectangular outdoor camera. You can attach these to the existing doorbell wire present in your home or use batteries to power them.

Step 1: Find a nice spot at your front door to mount the bell.

Step 2: Use the provided template to mark the screw holes on the door.

Step 3: Use a drill machine to make two holes.

Step 4: Next, take the back case and align it with the holes.

Step 5: Use the provided screws to hold the case in place with the help of a screwdriver.

Step 6: If you want to connect the wires, loosen the two screws at the back of the bell and fix the wires under them. Tighten when done. If you don’t want to connect the wires, skip this step.

Step 7: Line the doorbell with the back case with the top part first and then the bottom. Slid it down a bit until you hear a clicking sound.

And you have successfully installed your Blink video doorbell.

You just saw how to install different types of Blink cameras. But what if you want to use Blink camera mount replacements like flood lights, solar panels, or pan-tilt? Let’s see how you will do the installation in that case.

1. Floodlights

Flood lights
Floodlights

The floodlight attachment has a metal slider, which you can easily slide under a vinyl casing for no drill attachment. But if you don’t have a wall with a sider, follow the below process.

1. Prepare the camera

Remove the circular rubber casing from the middle of the back of the camera. Open the back cover and pop off the rubber piece blocking the USB port. The piece’s notch is inside, so you must open it. Also, insert the batteries and scan the QR code on the back while you are at it. Complete the camera setup process before mounting.

2. Prepare the floodlights

The floodlights have a plastic cover on the batteries, which block the connection. You need to take it off before you attach it to the camera. To do that, rotate the back cover anti-clockwise with a slight twist. It will get detached.

There’s an extra casing protecting the battery as well. Hold down the two tabs on either side and pop open that case. Now, take off the plastic cover that we wanted in the first place. Put the battery cover back on and the back cover by rotating it clockwise to click in.

Now it’s time to do the mounting.

3. Final installation

Step 1: Connect the wire from the floodlights to the port whose rubber cover we removed before.

Step 2: Now, connect the camera to the circular bracket.

Step 3: Mark the three spots on the wall where you must insert the screws. Two are at the panel’s top on either side, and one is at the bottom center.

Step 4: Now, drill these three positions with a drill machine.

Step 5: Align and insert the screws to attach the mounting base in place.

Step 6: Now, there’s an opening on the right side to slide in your flood lights. Just insert and slide from right to left to click the lights in place.

Here, you have the entire assembly in place. It’s a bit more complicated than just the camera, but you can easily do it.

2. Solar panel

Solar panel attachment
Solar panel

Step 1: Like the previous attachment, you must prepare the camera and remove the yellow battery tab from the solar panel.

Step 2: Insert the USB wire into the back of the cam and mount it on the circular bracket just beside the wire.

Step 3: The back cover of this panel is smaller than the panel itself, so make sure you select a position that will accommodate the cam. Choose a spot that receives ample sunlight.

Step 4: Drill two holes that will align with the back cover and place it in with two screws and a screwdriver.

Step 5: Carefully attach the solar panel to each of the four hooks on four corners.

And that’s how to set up an outdoor camera with a solar panel.

3. Pan-tilt

A pan-tilt attachment
A pan-tilt attachment

Step 1: Take the Blink mini camera and remove the conical bracket to which it is attached.

Step 2: Now, take the pan-tilt and insert the cord coming out of it into the back of the Mini.

Step 3: Once connected, mount the bottom of the cam to the circular bracket on the pan tilt. You’ll need to apply some force.

Step 4: Lastly, attach the power cord to the base of the pan-tilt and connect it to a favorable power source.

And now your Blink Mini camera can be rotated 360° with the app console.

To mount a blink camera without drilling holes, there are three methods.

Using a pan and tilt mount: It uses strong adhesive to attach to the wall and allows you to adjust the camera’s angle without drilling. But keep in mind that it might not be suitable for rough surfaces or outdoor use.

Using a third-party adhesive mount: Some blink cameras are compatible with third-party highly adhesive mounts which provide a drill-free solution.

Using vinyl siding hooks: If the wall on which you want to attach the camera has a siding, you can use a siding hook, and then place the blink mount over it.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the mounting process is straightforward. If you don’t know how to handle a drill, ask for help from your neighbor or a handyman. The drilling is the hardest part. The rest anyone can do swiftly.

If you are not sure whether a particular location is suitable, reach out to us in the comments, and we’ll try to give you the best solution.

FAQs

Where do you mount a Blink camera?

A Blink camera can be mounted on a wall, a tabletop, or any plain surface that does not hinder the camera’s view.

Can I stick a Blink camera to the wall?

Yes, you can stick a Blink camera to the wall with its wall mount.

How to mount a blink camera without screws?

To mount a blink camera without screws, you can use a pan-and-tilt mount or a third-party adhesive mount.

How to remove a blink camera from a mount?

To detach the camera, keep the mount steady and gently pull the bottom of the camera away from the mount.

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