When shopping for security camera systems, Blink is probably one of the brands you’re considering. It offers smart devices at a relatively affordable price. But if you want to buy more than one unit, you may wonder if the Blink system can operate multiple cameras simultaneously.
Blink cameras connect to a Sync Module, which is the main control hub. You can use up to 10 cameras on one module.
However, a Sync Module has a specific camera range, so using devices in multiple locations in your home may be impossible. This article will teach you how many Blink cameras you can use in one module and the factors affecting this number. We’ll also cover why it’s important to use the Blink Sync Module.
How Many Blink Cameras Can You Have On One Module?
Most Blink cameras work with a Sync Module, which lets you control multiple devices from a single account. Each module can manage up to ten cameras.
However, the exact number of Blink cameras you can have on one module varies depending on several factors. These include the placement of the devices, the strength of your WiFi network, and possible obstructions in your home.
The Blink Sync Module has a WiFi range limit of 100 meters in ideal conditions. That scope decreases when you place the camera behind thick walls or devices that emit electromagnetic waves. Weak or unstable internet can also affect device connectivity. So even if you own ten Blink cameras, the module system is unable to handle them if you don’t set them up correctly. Make sure to install the Sync Module in a central area near the WiFi router for optimal connection.
What Is A Blink Sync Module?
By now, you know how many Blink cameras you can have on one module. Still, you may be curious to learn more about this device.
The Blink Sync Module is a separate device from the camera. It serves as the main control hub for most Blink smart devices. The exceptions are the Blink Wired Floodlight, Blink Video Doorbell, and Blink Mini models, which all have their own systems and local storage spaces.
The module connects your security cameras to the WiFi network. As such, it helps these devices communicate with the mobile app, where you can view and upload data in the cloud storage. It also gives you access to the smart features of your Blink camera, such as two-way audio and photo capture.
Another benefit of the Sync Module is that it can improve the battery life of the camera. Since it already manages WiFi connection, data capture, and transmission, your camera can last up to two years on a single charge. In contrast, the Blink Doorbell and Mini Camera, which don’t use a module, have a shorter battery lifespan.
Finally, the Sync Module notifies you when it detects unwanted motion or once an update is available for your Blink devices.
What Happens If You Don’t Use a Sync Module?
The Blink camera won’t work properly without a Sync Module because it doesn’t have built-in WiFi connectivity. And if you don’t use WiFi on the camera, you cannot take advantage of its smart features.
As mentioned, the Sync Module serves as the connection between your Blink camera and WiFi router. It allows you to connect to your Blink account, so you can view live video, activate two-way audio, and use other advanced functions.
Should You Use Multiple Sync Modules?
Although the number of Blink cameras you can have on one module is limited, the number of modules you can own is technically unlimited.
It’s recommended to use multiple systems if you want to install devices in another location inside or outside your home. For example, you can set up one single-sync module to control only indoor cameras. Meanwhile, place another module outside your home for the Blink Video Doorbell and Outdoor models.
Do you also want to monitor your home office or commercial space? You can install multiple modules to manage the smart cameras outside your home. Don’t worry, because you can still link the modules to one account.
How to Set Up A Blink Sync Module?
It’s relatively easy to set up a Blink Sync Module to control your security cameras.
First, download the Blink app on your mobile device or tablet. You can find it in Google Play, Apple Store, or Amazon App Store.
Next, launch the Blink app and create an account, or log in to one if you already have an existing profile. Enter your personal details and complete the multi-factor authentication (MFA) process.
After creating your account, you’ll be redirected to the home screen. Tap the Plus “+” sign on the upper left corner of the screen.
Select “Sync Module” on the following screen to add the device. You can opt to scan the QR code on the back of the Sync Module or enter its serial number manually.
Choose “Create a New System” on the prompt that will appear. Then, enter a unique name for the module system. Tap “Continue” once done to save the changes.
Now, expect the Sync Module to produce a blinking blue light and a steady green one. Select “Discover Device” to proceed with the next step.
This time, you’ll see a notification on your phone as the module temporarily uses it to connect to the WiFi network. Simply tap “Join.”
After joining is successful, you can now enter your WiFi password on the Blink app. Click “Join” to save the details.
Finally, wait for the Blink device to complete the connection process.
To add a Blink camera to the Sync Module, follow these simple steps:
- Return to the home screen of the Blink app.
- Select the Plus “+” button at the upper corner of the screen.
- Choose “Blink Wireless Camera” or another category on the selected devices, depending on their type.
- Scan or enter the QR code found at the back of the Blink smart camera.
- Enter a unique name for the device and tap “Save” to sync the camera with the system.
Do you want multiple users to access the Sync Module from another phone? You can do so by downloading the app. Then, follow the same steps as above to set up the device.
Blink cameras rely on a Sync Module to communicate with the WiFi network and mobile app. However, the system can only handle a limited number of devices.
You can use up to 10 devices on one Sync Module. The exact number can still change, though, as mentioned above. This depends on the WiFi signal strength, obstructions, and other factors.
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