How to setup a Blink device

This is a general guide to setup different Blink devices

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  1. Install the Blink app on your Android or iOS device and create an account
    1. Once the app is installed on your device Launch the app and tap Create Account
    2. Follow the on-screen prompts to input your personal information
    3. Once you create your account you will be asked the verify the email address you entered. You should receive an email with a 6 digit PIN within 40 minutes
    4. Input the 6 digit PIN in the prompt in the Blink app
    5. On the next screen you will be prompted to enter your phone number. Once you enter your number you will be given a choice between receiving a code via text or call
    6. Select your preferred method and input the PIN you receive in the Blink app
  2. Setting up the Sync Module
    Every Blink device requires that you have a Sync Module connected to your account
    1. From the home screen of the Blink app, tap the Blue plus icon in the upper right corner of the screen to add a device
    2. Select the device you plan to add after configuring your Sync module from the list
    3. If on iOS you will be prompted to give the Blink app access to the camera. Click yes
    4. Once the camera appears, use it to scan the QR code on the bottom of your deviceput the QR code into the Blink app viewscreen. You can tap the camera image below to locate the serial number QR code.
    5. Once the QR code scans, you will be prompted to name your system
    6. Tap on the text box and input a name for your system
    7. Follow the on-screen prompts to turn on your Sync Module
    8. Once your device is powered on tap on Discover Device
    9. You will be prompted to join a WiFi network, tap Joinjoin Blink network app dialog
    10. Once connected you will be prompted to connect to your home WiFi network
    11. Choose your network from the list of available WiFi networks and input the WiFi password when prompted
    12. Once your device connects, click Done
    13. Your Sync Module should now be listed on the home screen of the Blink app
  3. To connect a camera, repeat steps 2.a-2.m