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How to turn off your Blink cameras temporarily?

You might want to turn your Blink cameras off occasionally–here’s how.

Blink indoor and outdoor cameras on the purple background
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Quick Answer: To temporarily turn off your Blink cameras, you can remove power from the cameras or from the Sync Module.

Blink makes some of the best home security cameras, but there are times when we might want to turn off or disarm our Blink cameras—be it due to privacy issues, routine maintenance, or to save battery life. 

No matter why you want to do so, we are here to help. 

We can turn off or disarm a Blink Camera by removing batteries or powering down the Sync Module. You’ll also want to know how to take it off the mount, so you can get at the battery door.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through both methods.

Turn off and disarm a Blink camera by removing the power

Most Blink cameras are battery-powered. Just remove the batteries to turn off the camera.

Here are the steps to remove the batteries from the Blink indoor camera (3rd Gen), but the steps are similar for any model.

  1. Unmount the Blink camera
    This image shows instructions to pull out a blink camera from an outdoor mount

    Remove the Blink camera from its mount.

  2. Open the battery door
    Instructions to remove the back cover of you blink camera to reach the battery compartment

    Use a flat-head screwdriver or a coin to unscrew the battery door.

  3. Remove the power
    Image shows a person hands holding a blink camera from back side opened

    Removing either of the batteries will turn off your Blink camera.

If you have a different Blink camera, we’ve got a longer post showing how to remove the cover on those, too.

Turn off a Blink camera by powering down the Sync Module

Another way to turn off your Blink camera is by powering down the Sync Module. 

The Sync Module serves as a bridge that connects the cameras wirelessly to themselves and Blink servers and controls their functionality. It’s like a hub that connects all parts together. 

Unplug the Sync Module from the power source, and all your cameras attached to it will stop working.

However, Blink Mini camera and Blink Video Doorbells are the only exceptions to this case. They work without a Sync Module. So, to disarm them, you have to unplug them individually.

Now you know how to power down your Blink cameras

Keeping your Blink cameras running all the time is the best way to capture any issues affecting the security of your home.

That said, you might want to turn them off occasionally or only have indoor-facing ones on when you’re not home.

To do so, you’ll have to physically remove the power supply, whether that’s the batteries or the USB power cable.

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