Blink smart security devices can only be managed remotely from a compatible app. The Blink Home Monitor app provides instant access to the device’s user interface, where there ia a broad range of customization features. To gain access to the user interface, you must download the Blink app for PC. But, first, you need to learn about the app’s features – their purpose, importance, and functionality.
Knowing the ins and outs of the Blink Home Monitor app in advance will help determine if a specific compatible Blink device is right for you. The app’s main features are listed in the article below.
The Blink Security Camera is integrated with a motion sensor. When activated, the motion sensor initiates the transmission of an alert to the connected device(s). The alert is available in several forms – a video clip, an audio alarm, and an image depending on the enabled options
Motion detector alerts are important because they can capture a potential burglary in action. If the connected device is not set up to a professional security service, an event alert will prompt the homeowner to take the right course of action.
Hands-Free Control Option
There are control and management options available through the Blink app. First, you have the hands-free option, which is exactly as its name entails. With this option, Blink devices can be controlled with audible commands. Utilizing Amazon’s virtual assistant “Alexa,” you can manage all of your Blink devices with voice commands.
The two-way audio feature bridges the gap between homeowners and guests when they are away from the home. The feature allows for two-way communication via the connected device and Blink Security Camera.
Live Feed View
The live feed view option is extremely popular among Blink customers. This feature allows homeowners to access the area in the camera’s view remotely. Depending on the setup, you can access a real-time, live view of the area in front of your home. This is the most common place to install a security camera.
The live feed is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week but only through the Blink app. The live feed is in real-time to ensure a high level of accuracy. This basically means there are no streaming delays to worry about. What you see on screen is exactly what is happening in the camera’s view.
Every home or business has high traffic areas that do not require constant monitoring. Blink security devices are designed to detect motion, resulting in endless false alarms. To minimize your false alarms, the Blink Security Camera utilizes what is known as an Activity Zone.
The first step is finding an emulator, a device that allows a host computer to emulate (copy) a guest computer. Utilizing an emulator to download the Blink app on a Windows PC offers several benefits. Unfortunately, most smart devices have an iOS and Android app, not a Windows app. This is very unfortunate because it can prevent download to a computer with a Windows operating system.
To get avoid this issue altogether, a Bluestack or NOX emulator will simulate the Windows operating system (OS).
Once you choose from the NOX and Bluestack emulators, you will need to download it to your PC. Click the Download feature and wait. When the download is complete, a small window will pop up with an Install option will pop up on the screen. Click Install and wait.
Open the emulator to access the app store. Search through the options until you locate the Blink App feature. Click on it to start the download.
Once the download is complete, you will have access to the interface. Scan through the Blink app’s many features before continuing forward.