How to Mount Your Blink Mini 2 Security Camera | Digital Trends

The Blink Mini 2 offers a cost-effective way to keep an eye on your home. Priced at just $40, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a security camera that offers better value for money. In addition to recording 1080p footage, you can set up custom motion zones, enable people detection, and change a number of other settings via the Blink mobile app. However, the best thing about the Blink Mini 2 is that you can mount it on a wall or ceiling for a better view. A base stand for table use is also included.

Not sure how to mount your camera or worried about breaking the plastic stand in half when removing the camera? Here’s a closer look at how to mount the Blink Mini 2 and remove it from its stand.

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How to remove Blink Mini 2 from its stand

By default, the Blink Mini 2 comes pre-installed on its stand. This allows you to manually pan and pan the camera to find the best viewing angle for your home. It also raises it a few inches off the ground, ensuring your view isn’t blocked by nearby objects. However, if you want to remove it from the stand to make it more compact, Blink offers you this alternative. The process is simple – but can be intimidating if you’re trying the procedure for the first time. That’s how it works.

Step 1: Hold the base of the stand with one hand. Consider positioning the assembly spindle between two fingers for added stability.

Step 2: Hold the camera with your other hand.

Step 3: Pull the stand and camera in opposite directions.

Step 4: You have to apply quite a bit of pressure, but the camera will eventually pop off the stand. The process can also cause unpleasant popping noises and bending of the plastic. Don’t worry – this is normal and will not cause any damage to the product.

Step 5: That’s it! The camera is now removed from the stand. To replace it, simply align the camera with the mounting spindle, apply downward pressure and it snaps back into place.

The Blink Mini 2 installed outside.

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How to mount the Blink Mini 2 on a wall or ceiling

The Blink Mini 2 includes everything you need to mount the camera to a wall or ceiling. That’s how it works.

Step 1: Remove your Blink Mini 2 from the stand.

Step 2: Slide the outer plastic ring off the stand. This will reveal two screw holes.

Step 3: Determine where you want to place your camera (make sure there is an outlet nearby for the plug), then attach the mounting bracket to the wall or ceiling with two screws.

Step 4: Replace the outer plastic ring by aligning the notches on it and the mounting bracket. This shouldn’t require much effort as the two are designed to fit together exactly. If you find that you are applying a lot of pressure, try repositioning the outer ring to better align it with the mounting bracket notches.

Step 5: Snap your camera onto the mounting spindle.

Step 6: Plug the power cord into the back of your Blink Mini 2.

Step 7: That’s it! Depending on how you installed the camera, you may need to dive into the settings menu and enable it Flip video Special feature. This can be found by selecting More Click the button on the device thumbnail in the Blink app. Next, go to Device settings and find Video and photo. Here you have the possibility to do so Flip video.

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