What does Armed Mean on Blink? Protecting Your Property!

Blink is one of the most reliable and popular brand names for security cameras. If you are going to use the Blink camera system for the first time, you might be confused by different terms and phrases that are bound with Blink technology. So, today, we will be discussing the significance of ‘Blink armed’ in this blog post. What does armed mean on Blink? If you are looking for the answer to this question, today’s discussion is for you. It is worth knowing the exact meaning of those terms before using the camera system.

What does Armed Mean on Blink? 

There is a mode in the Blink camera system called ‘Armed.’ When you have enabled armed mode, the motion detection alerts are activated. Thus, whenever the camera detects a motion, it starts to record it, and you can check them on your mobile device.

Usually, the camera records a 5-second video when it can detect a motion. Since it is saved in the cloud for two months, you are able to watch it later.

This setting on Blink cameras is really helpful because it can identify any change in the position of an object that exists within the camera’s sight.

When you have armed the camera, motion detection is automatically activated. There is no way to arm only one camera in your Blink system yet; you should arm the entire system.

However, when one camera is armed, alarms and motion detection notifications can be disabled. This mode can be totally turned off, and it is known as ‘disarmed.’

How Do I Arm My Blink System? 

You are able to arm and disarm your Blink camera system using the Blink application or Alexa voice command. The below-mentioned procedure explains how you can use the Blink app to arm the cameras. Indeed, there is no complex procedure; it is so easy.

  1. Go to the Blink app on your device.
  2. There is a toggle switch right-side corner of the screen below, which can be toggled to arm or disarm.
  3. Tap on the toggle button; then, the camera will be armed.

When you want to disarm the cameras, follow the same procedure. If you want to arm or disarm the cameras using just a voice command, it is possible to order Alexa to enable the mode.

Should Blink Camera be Armed or Disarmed? 

It is up to you to decide whether the camera should be armed or disarmed. If you want to often get updates regarding the security of your land, it would be better to use this mode. So you will be able to watch particular video clips of motion detections whenever you want to.

You do not have to bother about arming and disarming from time to time since there is a procedure to schedule these modes. And also, the footages of motion detections last up to two months in the cloud, so you can check them later when you are free.

If you are satisfied with only live view from the cameras, it is okay to disable armed mode because you can view the area live using your mobile device even though you have not armed the camera.

Can Blink Cameras be Armed Automatically? 

Yes, it is possible to set the timing for cameras to be armed or disarmed automatically without doing it manually. In order to do that, you should follow these instructions.

  1. Open the Blink application and tap on the settings button.
  2. Next, choose your Blink system from the menu.
  3. Then select the time zone.
  4. Choose the ‘Scheduling’ tab.
  5. There will be a plus sign at the top right-handed corner of the screen; tap on it.
  6. Now you can set your timetable to enable armed or disarmed.
  7. Finally, save your timetable.

It is possible to schedule more than one timetable in different cameras of your Blink system.

Why is My Blink Camera Armed but Not Recording

Why is My Blink Camera Armed but Not Recording? 

If your Blink camera does not record motion detections despite the armed mode being on, here are our recommendations to troubleshoot the case.

  • First of all, check whether the armed mode is on. Since there is only a toggle switch to enable and disable the mode, you may have mistakenly disabled it.
  • Next, check the internet connection. If your Wi-Fi router does not provide a stable connection, it would be better to keep your camera closer to the router. But sometimes, it will not be practicable because the camera is installed outside most of the time. So, make sure to use a stronger connection.
  • And also, it is vital to keep your camera system updated. Whenever there is a firmware update, do not miss it; otherwise, you will have to face these kinds of bugs.

Should I Leave Blink Armed? 

When you no longer want to get motion detection notifications, it is okay to leave Blink armed mode.

On the other hand, you might not worry about the security much if you have some other security means. Then, there is no need to get motion-detection video clips every single day.

In fact, there are no complaints about this mode from Blink customers, so you can use this mode to be updated regarding the security of your land.

What does Disarmed Mean on Blink? 

If you have disarmed the Blink camera system, you will not receive motion detection notifications. And also, motion-activated video recording is disabled through this feature. But it is possible to disable some cameras in your network.

Then the Blink system will remain on. And disarming does not affect to live view and two-way audio of your camera system.

In the default settings of the Blink system, the cameras are disarmed. So, you should arm them when you want to.

Does Blink Record When Disarmed? 

The direct answer is no. When you have disabled arm mode on a particular camera, it cannot record motion detections of the objects it captures.

Thus, you will not receive the video clips of recordings. Therefore, it is recommended to enable the armed mode if you want to keep the backup of motion detections.

However, it is possible to check the live view of the cameras, although they are disarmed.

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