Mounting a Blink Sync Module to a Power Outlet

Mounting a Blink Sync Module to a Power OutletOptimal placement of the Blink Sync Module is key to ensuring uninterrupted video from these wireless cameras.  Ideally, the Blink settings will show five bars from the sync module to the wireless access point as well as five bars from the camera to the sync module.  If the optimal location of the device doesn’t have a table or shelf nearby, an alternate means of placement would be handy.  Hence, we’re going to discuss mounting  Blink Sync Module to a power outlet.

We discussed mounts for the Blink XT2, Blink XT and Blink Indoor Security System in the past.  There are lots of alternative mounts for the cameras themselves, not too many for the sync module.  The same sync module is used for all three models of Blink camera.

Ideally, try to receive five bars signal strength.  Anything less than three bars can result in sub-optimal performance.  This recommendation from Blink includes the signal strength from the camera to the device.  It also includes the signal from the Blink Sync Module to the wireless router or access point.  Balancing the two can be a challenge, especially in a larger home or office.  You may need to use an extender or even migrate to a mesh network in larger structures.

Mounting the Blink Sync Module in a non-traditional means might be called for when a table or shelf isn’t available.  So, let’s look at an alternate mount for the sync module.

The photo that accompanies this article shows the module mounted to a power outlet using the Aobelieve Outlet Wall Mount for Blink Sync Modules.  This is exactly what is needed in instances where no table space is available in that optimal location.

From experience, it’s recommend using this on upper floors of a home or office.  Generally, the higher the better when it comes to obtaining the best signal, but it can be used on lower floors too.

This mount includes two parts.  First is a plastic bracket that attaches the devices to the existing charger.  The mounting kit also includes a very sort cable replacement that facilitates using the power outlet as the mounting point.  Ideally, use these on a lower plug so that you can still access the upper one to power a lamp or other accessories.  This mount will use the existing charger as that’s what plugs into the wall for power.

Another advantage of this solution is that it somewhat hides the module.  The existence of the Blink Sync Module in plain view is a tip-off that a monitoring device exists and disconnecting or stealing that module renders the Blink system inoperable.  So keeping it out of plain view adds a bit of an additional stealth aspect to the security camera system.

I have seen other ways to do this including a somewhat rigid shortened replacement for the power cable that doesn’t use a mount.  I don’t feel comfortable putting the weight of the sync module onto the USB connection.  The recommended mount doesn’t do that and results in a sturdier solution.