If you have an old Blink camera and it needs to be replaced, you might want to replace the memory card before replacing your entire camera. The reason for this is that the new cameras will not function without a sync module.
The Blink Outdoor Camera is one of Amazon’s most recent releases. The wireless security camera is resistant to rain, high winds, and harsh temperatures.
Amazon even claims that the setup procedure takes only a few minutes. The Sync Module is sometimes included with the Blink Outdoor Camera, although it is more frequently not. Is this additional device required for the camera to work?
I’m sure many of us are wondering if there is any way we can use our existing Blink cameras with no sync modules at all? Well, let’s find out.
- Can the Blink Security Camera Work without a Sync Module?
- Why use a sync module with Blink Security Camera?
- Does Blink mini work without sync module?
- What happens if you don't use a sync module?
- Where is the reset button on Blink Sync module?
- What does sync module offline mean?
- How do I get my sync module back online?
Can the Blink Security Camera Work without a Sync Module?
No. Blink cameras cannot function without an active WiFi connection or an online Sync Module. To function, the Blink Outdoor Camera requires a compatible Sync Module. The Sync Module is intended to assist your camera in connecting to the internet, increasing battery life, and providing local storage alternatives. It can accommodate up to ten Blink cameras at the same time.
The Sync Module enhances the performance of your Blink Outdoor Camera. It not only allows you to connect your camera to the internet, but it also allows you to conserve the camera’s battery life. You may also utilize the Sync Module for local storage if you don’t want to pay for one of Blink’s cloud storage subscriptions.
Sometimes included with the camera is the Sync Module, but it’s not always included. The Sync Module is designed to help your camera connect to the internet and adds battery life and Support up to 10 Blink cameras at once.
Why use a sync module with Blink Security Camera?
Adds to battery life
The Blink Camera is designed to work on its own power source, but if you want more than two years of battery life, you can purchase a Sync Module. This module will get two years worth of battery life from the camera and give it extra power as well.
Because it is always plugged in, capturing data does not place a significant burden on your camera, allowing the battery to survive considerably longer compared to other smart security cameras.
Sync Module adds to camera’s internet connection
Blink Security Camera requires a sync module to connect to the internet. This is due to the camera’s reliance on WiFi and its inability to work without an external connection. The Sync Module acts as a “middle man” between your camera and network, enabling your device to connect to the internet and transmit data.
The Blink Outdoor Camera is able to withstand rain, intense winds, and extreme temperatures. Furthermore, the setup process takes mere minutes to complete and Amazon boasts that it’s compatible with every major camera system in existence.
The Sync Module is designed to help your camera connect to the internet, offers local storage options and battery life. It also helps reduce lag time while taking photos or videos. However, some people have found that it can make their cameras run slower in comparison with other modules on the market.
Maintains a Stable Wi-Fi Connection
Blink Security Camera needs a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection to operate properly and has a limited range of operation. The camera also needs an internet connection in order to access the cloud, send notifications, and receive software updates.
According to Blink, if your Sync Module isn’t blocked by walls, concrete, or appliances, it can cooperate with your Wi-Fi to maintain a solid connection.
It also enables your device to reconnect to the internet automatically if you lose power. While it will not capture data while you wait for the lights to turn on, you will not have to log in again to power your device.
Does Blink mini work without sync module?
The Blink Mini does not require a Sync module to control the camera or stream live view. It can be connected directly to the internet and send video straight through, which makes it more convenient for users who don’t have access to a USB port on their device.
It does not require a sync module because it can be connected directly to the internet, send its video feed to the cloud, and then recorded on any device that has an app for Blink Mini installed.
This mini-camera is compatible with both iOS and Android devices so you are able to record in real-time wherever you happen to be without worrying about storage limitations or transferring your clips back home before reviewing them.
What happens if you don’t use a sync module?
If you don’t use the Sync Module, then the Blink Indoor and Outdoor cameras will not work. It would be unable to connect to the internet and transmit notifications without the Sync Module. Unfortunately, you couldn’t use its two-way audio or live stream functions as well.
Where is the reset button on Blink Sync module?
The reset button on a Blink Sync module is located near the USB port. When you hold it in, the blinking light will stop and your camera’s battery pack will be recharged.
The one thing that most people want to know about the Blink Camera before investing in it is whether you can use it without a sync module. The answer is yes! You just need to follow these simple steps:
- Press and hold for 3 seconds on the reset button
- This will reset your device back to factory settings instantly
What does sync module offline mean?
This signifies that your Sync Module or Mini camera is not connected to the Blink servers. This can occur if your wireless network is changed, or if your system loses power or Internet access.
If you recently changed the Wi-Fi network, such as installing a new router or changing the password, hit the Change Wi-Fi button to reconfigure your Sync Module or Mini camera on the new network.
You should ensure that your Wi-Fi is operational and that your Sync Module is powered on. When your Sync Module is turned on, both the green and blue LEDs illuminate continuously.
How do I get my sync module back online?
If you notice a “Sync Module Offline” banner across the top of the Blink app and the problem does not fix itself within a few minutes, please follow the troubleshooting instructions on here.