What Is A Blink Sync Module 2 & Do I Need One? Probably!
The article discusses the Blink Sync Module, a device that connects all Blink cameras, doorbells, and home security systems to a single IP address. It includes:
- A story about the issue that I encountered with my Blink Sync Module and how I quickly resolved it.
- Benefits of the Sync Module.
- How to set it up.
- Troubleshooting common issues.
- Differences between Blink Sync Module 1 and 2
- Provides tips on the best location for the Sync Module and how to reset it.
Are you looking for a way to aggregate multiple security cameras into a single interface? Are you concerned that your security system is only effective if each camera is operational? Do you have more than one security camera but wish you could view them all from one location?
If any of these questions apply to you, then the Blink Sync Module may be for you.
We put together this complete guide showing you how to set it up, troubleshoot issues, and more.
On This Page:
- What Is A Blink Sync Module 2, And What Does It Do?
- Do I Need A Blink Subscription If I Have A Sync Module?
- Accessing Blink’s Cloud Storage
- Blink Sync Module 1 Vs 2
- Do You Need A Sync Module For Blink Doorbell, Outdoor Camera, Indoor Camera, Or Blink Mini??
- Can A Blink Camera Work Without A Sync Module 2?
- Blink Sync Module 2 Setup
- How to Add A Blink Camera to Sync Module
- Get the Blink app
- Add a new device.
- Choose the device.
- Authorize device.
- Scan QR code.
- Name Device.
- Power up Sync Module.
- Device discovery.
- Connect to Wifi.
- Can You Use 2 Blink Sync Modules? – Using Blink Multiple Sync Modules
- Blink Move Camera To A Different System
- How Far Can Blink Camera Be Away From Sync Module?
- Delete Blink Sync Module
- Best Location For The Blink Sync Module
- How Many Blink Sync Modules Do I Need?
- How To Reset Blink Sync Module
- Blink Sync Module Red Light
- Blink Module Blinking Green Light
- Other Blink Sync Module Lights Meanings
- Best USB Flash Drive for Blink Sync Module USB Port
- SanDisk 256GB Ultra Flair USB 3. 0 Flash Drive
- An Issue That I Encountered – IP Conflict
- Blink Camera Won’t Connect to Sync Module
- Keeps Going Offline
- Already Registered to a Different Account
- Won’t Reset with the Reset Button
- Blink Camera to Sync Module Signal Is Weak
- Blink Sync Module Data Is Bad
- Why Do I Need a Blink Sync Module?
- Does Blink Camera Connect to Wifi or Sync Module?
- How Many Blink Cameras per Sync Module?
- Can I Use Blink Camera Without Sync Module?
- Can You Use 2 Blink Sync Modules?
- Does the Blink Sync Module Need to Stay Plugged In?
- Can I Move Blink Camera to a Different Sync Module?
- Can I Unplug My Blink Sync Module To Move It?
- Does the Sync Module Come With the Blink Camera
- Can You Use It Without A Blink Cloud Subscription?
- Related Posts
What Is A Blink Sync Module 2, And What Does It Do?
The Blink Sync Module is the boss of all your Blink cameras, doorbell, and home security system. It’s a little device that connects all your cameras to one IP address, so you don’t have to deal with many different ones. Plus, you can even hook up a USB flash drive for local storage of your video files. Remember that the storage capacity depends on the flash drive you use.
And let me tell you, the latest and greatest version is the Blink Add-on Sync Module 2. It was just released on January 28th, 2021. You’ll find the Blink Sync 2 module, a wall DC power supply, a USB-A to Micro-USB cable, and an instructions booklet when you open the box.
Do I Need A Blink Subscription If I Have A Sync Module?
In order to be able to store your video clips to the cloud, you’ll need a subscription to Blink’s cloud storage plan, which is only $10 a month. But trust me, it’s totally worth it!
If you do not have a subscription, it will still work. You will just need to have a USB stick inserted into the module in order to store the video.
Accessing Blink’s Cloud Storage
Accessing your cloud storage is done through the Blink app. Just tap the cloud icon on the home screen.
Blink Sync Module 1 Vs 2
Last year they dropped version two of the device, and it’s a total upgrade, like woah! They made a few tweaks to make it even better. Both modules can handle up to 10 cameras, but there are a couple key differences between the two. So, what’s the deal with Sync Module 1 and 2? What sets them apart?
- Module 2 is faster and more responsive.
- Module 2 adds local storage to the flash drive USB port.
Do You Need A Sync Module For Blink Doorbell, Outdoor Camera, Indoor Camera, Or Blink Mini??
Can A Blink Camera Work Without A Sync Module 2?
Yes. A Sync Module is not required. Technically, you do not need a sync module for your outdoor camera to work. However, it does provide a few benefits. First is simplicity: instead of having an IP address for every camera on your network and configuring each IP individually, you just have one address to deal with, and that’s it.
The second benefit is that the sync module will provide faster data streaming from the cameras to your phone/tablet/computer than the stable wifi connection. This works for Blink security cameras, Blink mini, XT2 outdoor cameras, video doorbell cameras, etc.
Blink Sync Module 2 Setup
Setting up the module is a quick and easy process. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you start:
- Module placement – the best location for your Sync Module is as close to equal distances from each camera as possible. It doesn’t have to be exact, but if you can find a viable place that is equally close to all cameras, you will get the best results.
- Range – going along with the placement of the module, you should be aware of the range you can expect from it. The max range is around ~100 feet. If you place it close to your router, that should help increase the distance. So if you need to place your camera far away – on the other side of your house – this may not be the best option for you. This will be fine if you only need to place the unit close to the router or in a central spot in your home.
How to Add A Blink Camera to Sync Module
Setting up this configuration is very easy:
Total Time: 3 minutes
Get the Blink app
Install the Blink Sync Module software app on your device.
Add a new device.
Tap the plus sign on the top right-hand side of the screen to add a new device.
Choose the device.
Choose the specific device that you want to install. This would include wireless cameras, mini cameras, video doorbells, and other accessories.
You may be prompted for permission to access the camera to scan a QR code. Click OK to allow this.
Scan QR code.
Scan the QR code on the device that you are installing. You can usually find the QR code on the back of the device.
Give it a unique name.
Power up Sync Module.
Plug in your Sync Module and wait for the lights to display on the unit. You are looking for a blinking blue and solid green light.
When the lights appear, tap “Discover Device.”
Connect to Wifi.
You will be prompted to join your wifi network.
Once you are connected to wifi, tap Done.
Can You Use 2 Blink Sync Modules? – Using Blink Multiple Sync Modules
Been busy collecting cameras for your Sync Module, and you’ve hit double digits? Congrats! But don’t worry, I got you covered. It’s time to expand your setup and add a second Sync Module. It’s just like adding a new bestie to your squad. You gotta scan that QR code and give it a cute name. And don’t worry. It’s as easy as setting up your Sync Module the first time. So give your cameras some room to breathe, and let’s get that second Sync Module added to the mix!
Blink Move Camera To A Different System
Moving your Blink camera from one Sync Module to another is very easy. Simply delete it from the module and add it to the new one.
How Far Can Blink Camera Be Away From Sync Module?
The Blink Sync Module range is 100 feet. If you need more range, you can use a wifi extender, but I have never had the need to use one because 100 feet is plenty for me.
Delete Blink Sync Module
If you want to reduce the number of cameras you are using and no longer need a specific module, you can quickly delete it from your system.
- Open your Blink app.
- Tap on settings.
- Scroll down to System Settings and select the system that has the specific module you want to delete.
- Tap on the Sync Module.
- Tap Delete Sync Module.
Best Location For The Blink Sync Module
The best place to keep your Blink Sync Module is in a central location. Pick a place that has a good wifi signal. I prefer to keep mine right beside my internet router.
How Many Blink Sync Modules Do I Need?
Figuring out how many Sync Modules you need is very simple. You need one Blink Module for each group of 10 cameras that you install. so, if you plan on setting up 6 cameras around your home, you need one module. If you increase that number to 11-20 cameras, you will need two.
How To Reset Blink Sync Module
At some point, you may want to reset your sync modules due to them not working correctly or not showing up in the app. You can reset this by simply unplugging it from the power and then plugging it back in again. That should reset it.
If this does not resolve any issues, you can try using the reset button. The hard factory reset button can be found next to the flash drive’s USB port. You will need a paper clip to press the button. Hold it down for 5 seconds, and you should see a red flashing light, then blue flashing lights, and then a solid green light.
Blink Sync Module Red Light
If you are experiencing a solid red light on your Blink module, it means that there is no internet connection. Check your router to make sure it is connected to the internet.
Blink Module Blinking Green Light
If your module is showing a flashing green light, it means that you are not correctly connected to the internet. We have a complete article on what to do when it is blinking green.
Other Blink Sync Module Lights Meanings
- Blinking blue light – the camera is connected, but the connection is poor. This may be because the camera is too far away from the module.
- Solid blue light only – your device has been reset and ready to connect to your network.
- No lights – no power. Plug it in!
Best USB Flash Drive for Blink Sync Module USB Port
SanDisk 256GB Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Flash Drive
This is the latest technology in storage, transfer speeds of up to 150MB/s means you’ll never have to wait around for files to transfer again. The metal casing and durable design mean it can withstand knocks and bumps. Supplied with password protection so only you can access your files. This USB 3. 0 connector is ideal for quick and reliable data transfers.
Here is a list of some of the most common issues and how to resolve them if they happen to you:
An Issue That I Encountered – IP Conflict
Setting up the cameras themselves was a piece of cake and everything seemed to work great for a few days. But, just out of the blue on day, I ran into a bit of trouble.
The camera went offline due to an IP conflict with another device on my wifi network.
I turned everything off and on again. I restarted my router, unplugged all my devices, and even did a little rain dance for good measure.
And you know what? It worked! After resetting everything, I was able to set up the Sync Module without a hitch. It was like magic.
From then on, the Blink system worked like a charm.
Blink Camera Won’t Connect to Sync Module
Suppose your camera or other devices aren’t connecting. In that case, the first thing you should try is giving ’em an excellent old-fashioned reset. Just unplug ’em and plug ’em back in. It’s like giving them a little wake-up call. Most of the time that’ll fix the problem.
If that doesn’t trick, try moving your devices closer together like a little family reunion. See if that helps. If that still ain’t working, try using a different wifi network. Your current one may be too picky.
If none of these options work, you might want to give support a call. They’re like IT wizards and will help you out in no time. But before you do, ensure you’ve tried all these steps, so you don’t look like a total tech novice.
Keeps Going Offline
If the module drops off the internet periodically, I would first make sure that you are close enough to the router.
If this does work, the next step is to ensure that the wifi connection is actually dropping and not something else causing the disconnect issue. To do this, I recommend that you first disconnect from wifi on the module itself and reconnect to it.
To read more about solving this issue, take a look at our Blink Sync Module offline article.
Already Registered to a Different Account
If your Sync Module is already registered to a different account, you will need to contact support to help resolve this issue. To get them, open the app and go to settings > help > contact us > submit a ticket. They will send you a confirmation email so that you can verify your account before helping you out further.
If you know what account it is assigned to and know someone that has access to it, you may be able to resolve the issue yourself by asking them to remove it from their account.
We have a more detailed instruction article on Sync Modules that are already registered to a different account here.
Won’t Reset with the Reset Button
If the reset button is not working, the only other option is to unplug it and then plug it back in.
Blink Camera to Sync Module Signal Is Weak
Having trouble getting a solid connection between your devices? Don’t sweat it. It’s probably just because they’re a little too far apart. Try moving your camera closer to the router and see if that helps. If not, give a different wifi a shot. It might be the ticket.
Blink Sync Module Data Is Bad
Suppose your videos or data are acting all corrupt. In that case, it’s probably because your sync module is having trouble connecting with the camera or the internet.
First things first, make sure you got a decent internet connection. You can check your router settings and see if there’s a better signal closer to you. If you’re too far from the router, try moving closer and see if that fixes the issue.
But if it ain’t working, you might wanna look into getting a new internet connection. And if you’re using a flash drive, try switching it up and see if that helps.
Why Do I Need a Blink Sync Module?
The main reason to get a Blink Sync Module is to centralize all of your security cameras into one easy-to-use application on your mobile device or computer.
It makes it easy to view your cameras at once and see what is happening around your home.
You can also use this to store all your security camera recordings for later viewing as well.
Does Blink Camera Connect to Wifi or Sync Module?
It kind of connects to both. The Sync Module connects to wifi, and then the camera connects to the Sync Module.
How Many Blink Cameras per Sync Module?
You can connect up to 10 cameras per module.
Can I Use Blink Camera Without Sync Module?
Yes, you can use the Blink camera without a Sync Module. So no, you do not need one. However, you will be limited to how many security cameras you can connect with it at one time, as well as not being able to view all of them at once in the mobile app.
You will also have to manually back up your recordings to a USB drive or other local storage location instead of being able to automatically upload them to cloud storage like you can with a synced system.
Can You Use 2 Blink Sync Modules?
Yes, you can add a second Sync Module if you get to a point where your home has more than 10 cameras.
Does the Blink Sync Module Need to Stay Plugged In?
There are a couple different ways that you can power the module. First, you can use the power supply that was included with the unit and plug it into the wall. In this case, yes, you will need to keep it plugged in.
However, if it is close to a router, you can also plug it into the router with the USB cable, and it will be powered that way instead.
Can I Move Blink Camera to a Different Sync Module?
Yes, you can move the cameras to different modules if you change your mind about where to place them or if you have more than one home and want to place different ones in each location.
Can I Unplug My Blink Sync Module To Move It?
Yes, you can unplug the module at any time if you want to move the cameras to a different location or if you just need to charge the battery back up again. But it is not going to work without power.
Does the Sync Module Come With the Blink Camera
No, the Sync Module does not come with the camera.
Can You Use It Without A Blink Cloud Subscription?
Yes, you can use the Sync Module without a subscription. However, the footage gets transferred to the cloud with a subscription. It will be stored locally on the flash drive without a subscription.
Are you in the market for a new security system for your home? Look no further! Keeping your home and loved ones safe is a top priority if you’re like me. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good deal? The Blink Sync Module 2 and its wireless camera options are seriously the bee’s knees regarding affordability and reliability. Trust me, it’s worth checking out.
How To Reset Blink Sync Module
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The blink sync module acts as the communication hub for your blink security system, allowing you to control and access the connected devices from the Blink app. From time to time, you might want to reset your blink system for whatever reason. So, how to reset the blink sync module?
To reset your Sync module, find the reset button on the device and use a thin non-metallic object to press it for 5 to 10 seconds. This resets the sync module and subsequently resets the connected cameras.
In this post, I’ll walk you through the complete process of resetting your blink sync module and reconnecting it to the app.
How To Reset Blink Sync Module
Reset the sync module by pressing the reset button for 5 – 10 seconds. Release the button once the LED indicator flashes red. This begins the reset process, which takes approximately 15 seconds. After resetting the sync module, enter pairing mode – with a blinking blue light and solid green on the LEDs.
Blink recommends power cycling your module and exhausting other options before performing a reset. Power cycling restarts and refreshes the module’s connection and could fix your connection or functionality issues.
To power cycle;
- Unplug the sync module from the power outlet
- Wait for 30 seconds – for it to completely discharge
- Reconnect to the power outlet
- Give it a minute to reconnect to your network and observe the indicator lights. Solid green and blue LED lights show that it’s connected.
If rebooting the sync module doesn’t fix your problem or it wasn’t the intended action, you can proceed and reset it.
Resetting The Blink Sync Module
To reset your sync module, remove it from the connected system on the app, then perform the physical reset.
You can delete the sync module from the app by removing it from the connected system or deleting the entire system.
Deleting the entire system removes the sync module and all the associated devices from the app. You must set it up afresh to reuse your blink devices.
Removing the Sync module from the app
- Navigate to the sync module section. If your sync module is offline, tap the “Sync Module Offline” banner to load up the details screen. Select the system > navigate to the sync module if your system is online.
- Hit the “Delete Sync Module” button and confirm your option by tapping OK.
- Verify the serial number. Enter or scan the serial number on the sync module’s back to verify ownership. Tap Continue.
- Tap Delete on the pop-up window to finalize your action.
Deleting the sync module destabilizes your system. The connected cameras aren’t deleted but won’t be accessible on the app. The sync module must be reconfigured to return the cameras back to action.
Once you have hooked off the module from the app, you can proceed to reset it manually.
Resetting the sync module
- Press the reset button for 5 – 10 seconds. Use a thin object to do so.
- Release the button once the LED indicator flashes red.
- This begins the reset process, which takes approximately 15 seconds.
- Once the LED lights turn solid green and blinking blue, the sync module is ready to pair on your app.
The sync module can now be reconnected to your Wi-Fi network. Resetting helps clear out functional or connectivity problems; sometimes, it could be termed a lifesaver when fixing a sync module that won’t connect to your Wi-Fi network.
Forcing a Firmware reset
Sometimes, the conventional reset method doesn’t work, especially when dealing with a Wi-Fi connection problem. Performing a forced firmware reset is handy in such cases.
Here is how to go about it;
- Unplug the Sync module
- Press and hold the reset button of the sync module while unplugged
- While holding the reset button of the sync module, plug in the power cord
- Wait for the red light to show, then release the reset button.
- Wait for the Blinking blue and solid green, then re-add it to the app.
Reconnect your module to the app, open the app > Add new device (Sync Module) > Scan the QR code > add to your system > Discover devices > Enter your 2. 4 GHz network details > Let the firmware update.
If you can get your module to reset or are interested in fully factory resetting your sync module, conduct the blink customer support for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Is the Blink Sync Module Reset Button?
The sync module reset button can be found on its side next to the USB port. The reset button is with a small hole. To reset, insert a paperclip or thin item into the hole and press.
Can You Remotely Reset Blink Sync Module?
To reset a blink sync module, you must be physically present at the location to press the reset button on the device. Again, when reconnecting, your device must be connected to the same network as the sync module. Therefore, remotely resetting a sync module isn’t a viable option.
Synchronization module DSM-12/24-R (Cooper Wheelock)
The DSM-12/24-R module is a dedicated controller developed by Wheelock Inc. (USA), for synchronous activation of Wheelock sirens: RSS, RSSP, AH, AHWP, NH, MT, E70, E90, ET70, ET90, ET1080, ET1081, CH70, AS, NS.
The module converts separate sound and light warning control loops (from the central fire control panel) into one two-wire loop. The DSM-12/24-R module provides the following functionality:
- synchronous activation of annunciators reproducing a special sound signal “Tone code 3”;
- synchronous inclusion of light strobe flashes;
- turning off sounders that play a special sound signal “Tone code 3” for the duration of the strobe flashes (approximately 25 ms).
The DSM-12/24-R module has three inputs: two (In1 and In2) – for connecting external light warning control lines and one (Audible) – for connecting an external sound warning control line. There is also a special synchronization input for connecting DSM-12/24-R modules to each other – it is allowed to connect up to 20 DSM-12/24-R modules in a single system. All module inputs are polarized for compatibility with control panels that monitor loop integrity with reverse polarity voltage.
The DSM-12/24-R module has two outputs for connecting two-wire notification loops. The outputs support both Class A (loop) and Class B (radial) loops. In the first case, one DSM-12/24-R module provides one class A loop, in the second case – up to two class B loops. Accordingly, when connecting DSM-12/24-R modules to each other, support is provided for up to: 40 class loops B or 20 class A loops or combinations of class A and class B loops.
The module is intended for use with central fire panels or power supplies that supply 8…33VDC direct voltage to the warning lines. It is not allowed to connect the DSM-12/24-R module to sources that supply impulse voltage to the notification lines (coded systems).
The sirens are powered from the central fire control panel or an external power source.
- Acoustic and combination sirens
- Light (strobe-flash) annunciators
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Synchronization module ZET 7175 by GPS/GLONASS signals
Principle of operation
Synchronization modules ZET 7175
Synchronization module GPS/GLONASS ZET 7175 is used to synchronize the time of widely spaced objects in large control, monitoring, data acquisition systems . To work, you need to connect a GPS antenna through the SMA connector.
The synchronization module is located in the electrical cabinet together with interface modules that provide information transfer. Inside the device, on the bottom side, there is a magnet, which allows, if necessary, to install the sensor on a metal surface in a position convenient for the user. The ZETLAB electrical cabinet is much smaller than the analog one, and the advantage of the ZETSENSOR modules is easy installation and dismantling, as well as power indication and signal transmission, which in turn facilitates system diagnostics on site.
Connector pin assignment for connection to the CAN line
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|3||CAN 2.0 line “L”||White-blue|
ZET synchronization modules 7175
Long distance systems
No Internet access
High time accuracy
Communication with a weak signal
Time is the most important concept in the modern world. All events, phenomena have certain coordinates on the time axis. Time synchronization is important in control, debugging, when analyzing the causes of accidents, especially when it is required to determine the time of an event that has already taken place. Asynchrony in time can lead to a decrease in performance and a complete stop of event control systems. For distributed measurement systems, time out of sync leads to incorrect calculation of instantaneous measurements.
One of the synchronization methods is time synchronization based on navigation satellite signals using the ZET 7175 GPS synchronization module.
Free access to GPS time allows companies that need accurate time to make a significant breakthrough in productivity. For example, the integration of GPS ZET 7175 synchronization modules in seismic monitoring networks allows you to quickly detect the epicenters of earthquakes and other seismic events.
Oil and gas companies have a fundamental need to control the integrity of the pipeline walls for the safe transportation of gases, oil and petroleum products.