A blink outdoor camera mount guide for newbies

Updated: May 15, 2023
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A blink outdoor camera mount guide for newbies
by Peter Davis
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Do you always want to be able to monitor the area around your home and have peace of mind when it comes to security? Then you should install a surveillance camera, which will help you monitor online what's going on. Howly team has prepared blink outdoor camera mounting instructions that will help you understand if you need to install a camera, where to place it, and how to do it correctly. And at the end of the article, you will find useful installation tips.

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Why do I need to attach blink camera to mount?

If you are worried about the safety of your family and home, then install a surveillance camera in your yard. That way, you'll always know what's going on around your house. And if an emergency happens in your home or yard, you'll have video footage to help you determine what happened and who's to blame.

Modern cameras have many features that allow you to take full advantage of the cameras. For example, night mode will allow you to monitor your safety even at night. Using a surveillance camera on the house, you can not be afraid of thieves, intruders, and wild animals.

What is the best blink outdoor camera placement

If you are planning to install a camera, you should think about where to place it. There are several factors to think about in the installation process:

  • The first thing to think about is lighting. It is better to choose a place with a view of the area, which is well-lit by sunlight and artificial light.
  • When selecting a location, consider the wavelength of your Wi-Fi. For the camera to work correctly, you need to choose a site where the network connection works well.
  • Do not forget that external factors affect the performance of the camera. It is better to choose those areas that are protected from the brisk wind and rain.
  • When it comes to the height of the camera mount, there is a balance to be struck. Don't mount the camera too high so that the image on it is clearer, and all important objects are displayed on it. You also don't need to mount the camera too low, as it will cover a small area and will be easy to damage by ill-wishers.

How to mount blink outdoor camera?

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There are two options for installing the camera: vertical and horizontal. You should choose the right one depending on where you plan to install the camera. Here are the instructions for each option:

How to set up blink cameras with vertical mounting

  1. First, you need to fix the volcano mount to a pole or flat wall.
  2. Now you have to snap the camera on the back side to the mount. Check whether the camera is securely fastened.
  3. Go to your smartphone app and watch the camera online. Now check whether the picture on the camera is up-to-date. If necessary, turn it to the right or left and change the tilt.
A blink outdoor camera mount guide for newbies

How to set up a blink camera with horizontal mounting

  1. To mount horizontally on flat surfaces, you will need a right-angle adapter.
  2. On the mount, secure the adapter to the mount.
  3. On the back of the camera, remove the silicone protection and attach the camera to the adapter. When the mount locks into place, you will hear a click.
A blink outdoor camera mount guide for newbies

Installing blink outdoor camera — tips and tricks

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If you're in the process of installing a camera, here are some tips to help you make no mistakes and install everything quickly and correctly:

  • If you doubt that you will be able to fix the camera tightly on the chosen surface, you can use additional brackets.
  • If you want your camera to be less visible, you can paint it or add a special print.
  • If something goes wrong during the installation process, you should not try to take the camera apart or go against the installation rules. Better yet, contact the experts who can help you. For example, the technicians on the Howly team can help you solve the problem online quickly.


Can I mount blink camera by myself?

Yes, you can install the camera yourself. It is only important to follow the instructions and mount the camera in the right place.

What is the best height for blink camera?

The ideal height for the camera is determined by your initial data: the height of the building, and the size of the yard. It is important to mount the camera at a medium height so that the entire area around the house is in view.


If you want to keep your home and yard safe, it is important to install blink outdoor camera. This way you can monitor the cameras and, if anything, be aware of any emergencies that occur. This article has all the best tips to help you choose a location to mount and fix your camera in two ways. Keep these instructions to yourself, so you can have them handy at all times.

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Loren Henders
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Awesome! This article helped me a lot. Thank you!
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I was just starting to install the camera and it wasn't working for me. But your instructions helped me. And I was able to install the camera vertically in a few minutes.
Moronic Miliana
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Thank you so much for your help! I am very glad that I found your article. I was able to install the camera very easily and quickly horizontally thanks to your instructions.
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Still don't feel safe
Scrummy Baby
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Cool, thanks!
the Philips
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This article is great! I will send it to my dad, he just can't install the camera without instructions. Your article will definitely help him.
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Wow! Very helpful article. I'll save it to use the instructions when I install a camera in my house.
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Cool! I've been thinking a lot about whether I should install a camera in my yard. I was worried that my car might get stolen. But now I'm pretty sure I need it. I will install it following your instructions!
Nubbly Neil
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Very useful article! I finally figured out how to fix the camera horizontally!

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