If you recently purchased a Blink camera system, you might be wondering why it isn’t detecting motion, even though it’s facing the area you want to monitor. Fortunately, there are several potential causes for this problem. We’ll walk you through each one and show you how to fix it.
1. What Is Blink Motion Detection
Blink Motion Detection is a feature on Blink cameras that helps conserve battery life and storage space. When enabled, Blink will only record when it detects motion. This is done by analyzing video footage for changes in brightness. If the camera doesn’t detect any motion, then it won’t record anything. This helps to ensure that you only capture footage when there is activity in your home.
2. How Blink Motion Detection Works
Blink cameras use motion detection to sense when someone or something is in the frame. By default, Blink cameras are always on and constantly recording. However, the motion detection feature allows you to save storage space and battery life by only recording when something is moving in the frame. When the camera detects motion, it will start recording for a preset amount of time (10, 20 or 30 seconds). If the motion continues, the camera will keep recording. Once the motion stops, the camera will go back to its standby mode.
3. Why Blink Motion Detection Fails
One of the most common issues with Blink cameras is that the motion detection fails to detect motion. This could be due to a number of reasons, including a low battery, incorrect placement, or a dirty lens. If your Blink camera isn’t detecting motion, try moving it to a different location and making sure the lens is clean. If that doesn’t work, you might need to reset your camera. To do this, please follow the instructions in our support article.
4. How To Fix Blink Motion Detection Issues
If your Blink camera isn’t detecting motion, there are a few things you can do to fix the issue. First, try changing the motion detection settings on your camera. This can be done in the Blink app. There are a few different options to choose from, so you can find the setting that works best for you. If that doesn’t work, try moving your camera to a different location. Sometimes, the angle or placement of the camera can impact how well it detects motion. If you’ve tried both of these things and your camera is still not detecting motion, there may be something wrong with the camera itself. In this case, you’ll need to contact Blink support.
5. How To Fix Blink Motion Detection In The App
If for some reason your Blink camera is not detecting motion, there are a few things you can check. First, be sure that you have the latest version of the Blink app. You can check for updates in the App Store or Google Play. Once you have the latest version, try the following: -Check that your camera is turned on and pointed in the right direction -Make sure there’s nothing blocking the camera’s view -Ensure that the room is well-lit -If you have more than one Blink camera, be sure that they’re all on the same account and are detecting motion correctly
Are you looking for a good home security camera that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? Blink is our top pick, thanks to its ease of use and low monthly fees. However, there are some things about Blink cameras that aren’t so great. For instance, the motion detection doesn’t always work right – or at all! In this article we’ll look at why your Blink camera isn’t detecting motion and how to fix it.
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