If you’re like me, you probably have a few Blink cameras scattered around your home. They’re a great value, and I love the convenience of not having to worry about batteries. But sometimes, I wonder if they’re recording or not. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to tell if your Blink camera is recording!
How To Tell If Blink Camera Is Recording?
- Check the Status Light: The status light on your Blink Camera will indicate whether or not it is actively recording. If you see a steady blue light, then it’s recording; if it’s blinking, then it’s in standby mode and not currently recording.
- Listen for Audio Cues: Your Blink Camera may make some noises when it starts and stops recording. If you hear a chime or other sound, then the camera is likely recording.
- Check Your App: The Blink app will also tell you if your cameras are recording or not. Just open the app and look for any cameras that have a “live” indicator next to them.
- Check Your Smart Home System: If you have a connected home system, such as Wink or Samsung SmartThings, then you can use that to check on your Blink Camera’s recording status.
- Remote Viewing and Downloading: Using the Blink app, you can remotely access and view your recordings from anywhere in the world. This is a great way to check if your camera is recording, as well as download any recorded footage you may want to keep.
- Use Motion Detection Alerts: If you have motion detection enabled on your Blink Camera, then you’ll get an instant alert when it detects something moving in its field of view. That’s a surefire way to know if your Blink Camera is recording.
- Check Your Storage: You can check the amount of storage space remaining on your Blink Camera by logging into the app and going to Settings > Storage. If you’re running low on space, then it’s likely that your camera has been recording recently.
- Manually Record: You can also manually start and stop recording your Blink Camera by pressing the record button on the side of the camera. This should give you a good indication if the camera is actually recording or not.
- Check Your Network Connection: If your Blink Camera isn’t connected to a Wi-Fi network, then it won’t be able to record anything. Check your network settings to make sure the camera is connected and has a strong signal.
- Check Your Settings: Finally, you can check your Blink Camera’s settings to make sure it is configured correctly for recording. Go into the app and make sure that motion detection, audio detection, and recording are all enabled on your cameras.
The Benefits Of Having A Recorded Video Of Your Home Or Office
- Deterrent for criminals – Having a recorded video of your home or office gives thieves and other criminals less incentive to break in as they know their actions are being documented.
- Better security – Recorded videos provide evidence of what happened at any given time, meaning that you can refer back to them if something happens on the premises.
- Accessible to search – Recorded videos can also be searched quickly, allowing you to find what you’re looking for in no time.
- Time-saving – With recorded videos, there’s no need to wait for footage from live CCTV cameras, making it much more convenient and time-saving.
- Accessibility – Recorded videos can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, enabling you to keep an eye on your home or office even when you’re not there.
- Increased safety – As recorded videos are stored in a secure location offsite, they can’t be easily damaged or stolen and therefore provide increased safety for the footage.
- Increased coverage – Recorded videos can monitor multiple areas of the property, meaning that you have better coverage and no blind spots.
- Low cost – As recorded video footage does not require any ongoing monitoring or other costly upkeep, it is much more affordable than live CCTV surveillance.
- Easy to store – Recorded video footage can be stored for long periods, meaning you don’t have to worry about it taking up too much space on your hard drive.
- More detailed information – Recorded videos are often more complex than live CCTV footage. They can provide valuable insights and evidence in a security breach or incident.
Ten Ways How To Access And View Your Recorded Videos With Blink Camera?
- Log in to your Blink app and select the camera you want to view recordings from.
- Select the “Recordings” tab at the top of the screen.
- Select a timeframe from which you would like to view recordings, such as 2 hours ago or 7 days ago, or all-time if you wish to view all recordings.
- Select the type of recording you want to view, such as motion-based or sound-based recordings.
- Select the camera from which you want to view recordings if more than one is connected to your system.
- Select “Play” on a recorded video clip to view it in real time.
- Download any recordings you would like to keep as evidence or reference material.
- Delete recordings that are no longer needed or have already been downloaded and saved elsewhere.
- Share a recording with others by sending them a link via email, text, or another messaging app.
- View the playback speed of your recordings, allowing you to scan through footage quickly.
Using Blink cameras to record video can be a great way to increase the security of your home or office. With the ability to view recorded videos from the Blink app, you can easily keep an eye on what’s happening in and around your property. It’s also easy to share recordings with others for reference or evidence purposes, as well as delete any recordings that are no longer needed. Keep your property secure with Blink cameras and their recorded videos!
- Can I access recorded videos from multiple cameras?
- Yes, you can view recordings from multiple cameras in the Blink app if they are connected to your system.
- How far back can I view recordings?
- Most recorded video clips will be stored for up to two weeks, but this may vary depending on the type of recording and how much storage space you have available.
- Can I share recordings with others?
- You can share recordings with others by sending them a link via email, text, or another messaging app.