What are blink add-on sync module 2 features?
- Conveniently control all of your blink devices right from the blink home monitor app with the blink sync module 2. The sync module 2 connects up to 10 of any blink indoor, blink outdoor, xt2, xt, video doorbell and blink mini devices (not required for mini).
- Supports local video storage for up to 10 outdoor, indoor, video doorbell and mini devices. Record and store motion clips when you insert a usb flash drive (up to 256 gb – sold separately) into the blink sync module 2. Does not support live view recording.
- View, share, and download locally stored motion alerts from outdoor, indoor, video doorbell and mini devices through the blink app anytime or watch the footage on your computer by plugging in the usb flash drive (sold separately).
- No monthly fees are required to use local video storage functionality. Local video storage functionality is not compatible with blink xt2, xt, and 1st generation indoor cameras.
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Can i get a clear answer on if i can not have anything going to the cloud. Can this be set to never upload any video to the cloud?
Why usb storage? It’s obtrusive. Why not a simple sd card?
Since the manufacturer didn’t answer the question, i can only guess. I have yet to log into my blink account on a pc. So is that even possible? If not, then wifi transfers would be to the phone. But that is not where i would want the video files. I would want them on my pc for backup on a hd drive. Taking a sd card out (i presume microsd), putting into a usb adapter to transfer to a pc, then reinstalling would be a pain. Especially the part where you are trying to reinsert the sd card, not touch the contacts, and not have the metal contacts exposed to the tens of thousands of volts of static charge on ones hands. Also, usb drives can have 10 times the write cycle life.
Is any usb flash drive compatible with the blink sync module 2? If not, what are the requirements?
I have received the sync module 2, do i have to buy all new cameras?
Does the sync module 2 do anything more than that the original sync model does (other that store local video for some select devices)?
Can you use the outdoor cameras indoors?
Since the blink cloud subscription plan is launched, can you check the video clips that are saved in the sync module in live just like the cloud?
Is a subscription required for live views?
Can you use this instead of the monthly subscription? Are the features any different? Thanks!
Do i need this so i can watch my doorbell with live view? I cannot get a live view.
Does the sync module 2 works with any kind of usb drive?
Description: “connects…any blink indoor, blink outdoor, xt2, xt…” then says the opposite: “not compatible with blink xt2, xt…” why?
I bought the blink 3 camera system from costco ,would this item work with my system .this stores the video footage does this require a a contract with
A subscription is not required for local storage. When your trial ends or you cancel, local usb storage via the sync module 2 will still be available for the blink mini, blink indoor and blink outdoor cameras at no charge. You will still be able to access motion clips within the app.
What is the range of the module? Does it communicate with the cameras through wifi or radio?
Do i need this in order to operate my indoor & out door cameras
The sync module would ship with all blink kits/systems.
It says that it does not support live video recording and i’m wondering if this means that i can not record a video anytime from anywhere?
If the question is regarding a blink camera, you are able to save a live video without a trigger prompting. So if you log in from a phone and watch live, you could save that video either to your blink account or to your sync module.
Hope that helps.
Will this increase the cloud storage if i have a mini?
How many modules can be added to one system to increase coverage in a maaonry house
I have blink installed on my phone. How do i also install it on my wife’s phone?
I’m trying to get a clear answer on live views. Do you need the sink module to get a live view any time? I’m wishing to do this without a subscription
What are our customers saying?
I have a blink doorbell cam and when i installed it and hooked it up to the blink app it mentioned the blink sync module 2. So i went on amazon and did some research on it and couldn’t really see what it did. I also read a lot of reviews that mentioned that you didn’t need it and some other reviews that said that they had trouble installing it. But, i ultimately decided to buy it and see what it did even though i planned on keeping the cloud storage here is what i have learned.
If you have a blink camera that doesn’t plug in it is a good idea to get this and the cloud storage. The blink sync module 2 takes the video from the blink camera’s that don’t plug in and uploads them to your cloud storage for them. The cloud storage plus plan is about 10.60 a month with taxes and all included as of the writing of this review. And you can use the blink module 2 with just a usb drive but know that if someone breaks into your home and takes the usb drive with them when they leave you will have no photo’s or video of who was in your home.
Because the video of the break in was not uploaded to the cloud and stored off site.
So what happens with the devices from blink that use batteries (this can apply to solar powered devices as well) is that they try to conserve their energy so the best way that they do that is to only upload to the cloud as needed. Meaning without the module they are only uploading pictures, and (in my experience) no video.
So when they do have the module they are communicating with it via wifi and saying ‘hey i saw something and it needs to go to the cloud (if you have it) but i dont want to waste my power can you do it for me?” and the sync module responds back and says “sure im plugged in and i have plenty of power give it to me and i will send it”. The camera then send the video to the module (using a lot less power) then sends the video to the cloud storage (that you can pay for yearly or monthly) and it is saved.
I think that the sync module 2 is nice, but i also think that they can do a better job on this site. They need to explain exactly what the module does and what will happen if you don’t get the cloud storage and what will happen if you do.
I personally believe in redundancy when it comes to things like this and i think that if you are going to have this security system it is best to have the cloud storage, and to use a thumb drive. But if you really want to have just a thumb drive and you need this to do it i would suggest hiding this device somewhere where it will not be seen and where thieves cant get to it. Like one reviewer said it would be nice to be able to use this with an ethernet cable, but you cant. Which is something that i don’t like other than that i would buy it and my blink doorbell camera again.
That’s my two cents sorry about the long review. I hope that this helps you make a good decision about your home security needs. I did the best that i could so if it is a little confusing i am sorry.
Just discovered blink and bought a pair of indoor cameras during prime days. Then i bought the sync module which you really need if you want this to work properly. All three were inexpensive compared to other systems that are out there. I have a different/complete video system outside my home and will soon replace it with blink outdoor cameras. The blink interface/app is easy to use, and provides good excellent image quality and sound. Setup is straightforward and programming each camera is simple. I do not appreciate, however, the hard sell to use the blink cloud service. You get it free for 30 days and, while it is convenient, you really don’t need it because they offer you the much-appreciated option of capturing and storing videos on a usb drive. But whenever you go to view your usb stored items, you get a ‘commercial’ that states something to the effect of ‘usb clips take a little longer to load.’ the *wait* is inconsequential. But it is a constant pitch for a *faster* cloud service (and faster it is, indeed)(but not by much). Still 5-stars for me.
This is a must buy if you have a blink doorbell. This sync module will allow you to view your doorbell in live view without this module you can only see video after. You can also arm the doorbell with the app when you have the module without it you can only arm doorbell by pushing doorbell which is annoying.
Honestly it does a job in it as well my blink cameras never disconnect unless it’s unplugged or i lose power and there’s actually no alternative to that you can get online and buy a backup power supplies for your cameras now
Does what i expected it would do. It records with no subscriptions, and i can easily log on the device and remove old recordings without having to take out the usb stick and plug it into a computer and delete.
If you have any ring camera/doorbell, this is a must have ! You add a sd card and it automatically recorded all the videos for free so it’s a roi of 3/4 months! And you access the video super easily.
Plug it in & follow the directions & it’s as easy as 123. It made using my blink products much easier & if you have a doorbell you’ll definitely need this product!
It saves you money. Instead of using a subscription service.you control and monitor everything yourself!
This is all it says it is. Works perfect. I will purchase more from blink.
I love the blink door bell because you don’t have to subscribe to save videos if you buy the module that saves recordings to a thumb drive. Only thing i have trouble with is i would like to change the notifications sound and have watched several videos on how to but can’t get any of them to work on my iphone.
Neither my new blink video doorbell or my blink sync module 2 can be set up using the instructions provided neither cand establish connections through my xfinity home network, despite this network working well at high speeds for every other device in my home. I have tried repeating the setup numerous times for both items and neither has any problem connecting to my iphone 13, but every attempt with both aurtomatic and manual connections end with the ‘cannot connect to the blink servers’ message. I have tried calling the blink home tech support line and have waited over 30 minutes listening to please wait messages.
Updated – changed a setting on my wifi network. Video doorbell and sync model 2 now working, but it took a lot of trial and error.
These do the job well enough, but last week we had thunderstorms and my system went down. That’s the first time in 2+ years. After hours trying to get back online, i broke down and ordered a new blink module 2. It still didn’t work. So i deleted all cameras and uninstalled the phone app. I put the old module back in, reinstalled phow app, and set everything up just like i did when it was new. All is well. Also note that your password requires special characters, but you can’t use &.
I like it
The sync module set up and link to the outdoor camera took longer than expected.
I am satisfied with my purchase
Daytime videos/pictures are great, beautiful and clear but nighttime visuals are the complete opposite. Poor vision at night cloudy/ fuzzies videos/pictures faces not clear at night!
I had this sync module for 10 days before finally getting it to work properly. A solution to the problems i had would be to simply include some detailed instructions! Seems to be working fine now but it was super frustrating to have to search for answers to my problems when a set of instructions could have been included. Tech support finally helped me but even that took several days.
Does what it shows
It has a good video quality, day or night. Motion detection is as sensitive as you want it. My only concern is it randomly goes offline
We use this tool to talk to our westie as she is too talkative.