The Blink XT2 is a 1080p HD WiFi security camera with night vision, motion detection, and weatherproofing. It can be mounted outside or inside your home for full-time monitoring. Mount Blink XT2 outside by following these step-by-step instructions. Use this guide to find the right spot for your camera and make sure it’s safe and secure.
Today we are going to talk about how to install the blink xt2 outdoor security cameras outside your house. we got these cameras on Amazon and one of the things that attracted us to these little guys is that they’re battery-powered and they cost less.
They are battery-powered which means if the power goes out in your home your cameras will still Work which can be awesome.
The blink XT2 is also motion activated and they connect to your phone through this hub that connects wirelessly to your network so you can if they’ll automatically start recording when it senses motion and send it to your phone so you can see what’s going on.
In the packaging, the Blink XT2 includes a camera mount, mount riser, and two screws. If you want to buy more, you may do so at amazon.com.
The mount that comes with the Blink XT2 or Blink Outdoor is a little difficult to install. The mount’s spherical point latches onto the rear of the camera, although it takes considerable power and coordination to do so. It’s not difficult once you know how to do it.
The mount riser extends the distance between the mounting surface and the camera, providing for a greater range of motion while placing the camera. The two screws included are wood screws. If you intend to install on a different surface or any sort of masonry, you should contact your local hardware shop about the appropriate screw type.
We propose holding the camera in the location where you wish to mount it and attempting a Live View by hitting this button in the app. This allows you to confirm that the camera has a decent vision and signal strength in that area. When a person travels across the field of view horizontally rather than straight toward or away from the camera, the best motion detection occurs. Please take this in mind while deciding where to attach the device.
After you’ve settled on a place, you’ll assemble the mount and riser. (Use of the mount riser is entirely optional.)
How to mount the Blink xt2 outside your home
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to mouth the Blink XT2 outdoor camera.
Many consumers who had the previous fragile mounts decided to go with aftermarket alternatives. These new factory mounts, which come with the XT2 systems or may be ordered individually, have been published by Blink. These mounts are made of plastic, have a ball-type joint, and fit perfectly on the back.
- There are two mounting places for screwing it in, and an extra spacer is included if you wish to position the camera at a better angle.
- The screw holes on these two attachments are aligned.
- Then, using the two supplied screws, connect the mount to the chosen place.
- Please keep in mind that using the provided screws for the mount will result in two holes in the wall’s surface.
- Snap the camera onto the mount after the mount (and optional mount riser) is securely in position.
- The mount’s circular part will attach to the center circle on the rear of the XT2 camera.
- It is simple to install; simply press it into place until you hear a click.
- After that, it’s extremely simple to adjust, and you may rotate it to your chosen viewing angle. This seems much more sturdy than the original ones, and removing it is as simple as pulling it off.
- These new black mounts will work with all of the blink cameras, so if you already have cameras and are searching for mounts, this is an excellent choice. Simply use the two provided screws and optional spacers to assemble.
- Once they’re in place, just clip the camera on.
In the video below, you can see how simple it is to adjust and how well it remains in position.
This is a much-appreciated improvement that works extremely well. You can see more reviews and the current pricing for them on Amazon.
How do you mount a blink XT2 camera without screws?
in this section, we are going to show you mounting options for your blink XT2 cameras that you don’t need to drill holes. Using one of these alternative mounts below, you can put a Blink Camera on a home without drilling holes.
For this application, we used the LANMU Vinyl Siding Clips. These clips are quite easy to install. They are essentially metal hooks with a screw and a hole in them.
They make use of the mount included with the Blink XT2 and Blink Outdoor cameras. The base of its mount contains two holes. Two clips will be used, one for each hole. Attach the base to each clip. Tuck the clip’s hook part behind the vinyl paneling.
It fits into the siding quite well, but I found the screw connection to be a little loose. I believe a different size screw length might make a difference, but I’m fine with it for now.
These clips can most likely be used for other things, such as holiday lights, and they could certainly be used for other security cameras that have a base with a wall mount screw.
There are a couple of additional non-drilling options for putting a Blink camera on a home.
Consider the Weatherproof Gutter Mount with Universal Screw Adapter for Blink Outdoor and XT/XT2 Outdoor Cameras. This mount allows you to connect a Blink Camera to the rain gutter’s lip.
The mount is securely attached to the front of the gutter by two screw clamps. I have one of these on my house and it works fine, except when the roofer knocks it off the gutter. This mount, like the original one, comes with a custom adaptor to suit the latch area for the battery compartment.
A suction cup mount is another intriguing concept. A suction cup will adhere to any smooth and flat surface. Consider the sides of a metal filing cabinet or windows. Even a tabletop may work as a good venue.
Consider the Wasserstein Suction Cup Mount with Universal Screw Adapter for Blink XT2 Outdoor & Indoor Camera. This mount includes a suction cup connection as well as the unique adaptor required to attach to the camera’s back.