Community Wishlist For App & Camera Upgrades

AYE! @ronsec

Great stuff @nick_at_blink ! Now this is how feed back should be. Just completed mine.

Completed and made suggestions for additional enhancements to be voted on and ranked

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Add an option to choose between 12hr and 24hr clock in the Manage account section.

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Whatever happened to the USB port and allowing folks to record video directly to drives attached to it? Will that ever happen?

I didn’t see this thread and posted some of my own suggestions in another thread here:

Here are a few I mentioned which I haven’t seen in this thread yet unless I missed them:

  1. Enable the USB port for video recording.
  2. Speaking as someone who has this integrated with SmartThings, I’d love the ability for Blink cameras to report motion events WITHOUT automatically recording a video.
  3. I’d like the cameras to be able to sense if they’re on wall power and if so, eliminate the recording length limitation. If the hardware doesn’t support it, maybe add an option in the software to specify the camera is on wall power?
  4. I like that Blink released covers for the XTs, but I’d like to see paintable covers.

Hey @blanghorst,

Thanks for your suggestions! I’m an unsure of what the current status of the usb is on the sync module, but I can check with the team tomorrow and let you know!

I really like the idea of cameras being able to sense if they are on wall power; this would be super helpful for me. I am wonderinng what sort of motion/events are you hoping to capture with unlimited recording length? Just wondering because I don’t think I have seen this request yet.

I believe one of our community members actually tried painting the XT covers and it worked very well. I believe @lmosenko mentioned in a previous thread that using latex paint would work well!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


I think it is necessary to have an option to record longer or even indefinite periods of time.
if you are using this as a portable nanny-cam, you are only going to catch what happens in the first minute at the most.
Each sync module has a specific storage amount so there is no harm in allowing the camera to record as much as necessary, but can big significant harm in not recording enough.

Here is something I think was not covered.
Why have a Continue? button during Live View.
If you are viewing it live, you don’t need to tell it to continue.
Currently, when I am watching the front of my house when someone is supposed to be stopping by or a package delivered, I shouldn’t have to hit Continue? every 20 seconds or so.
An End button constantly on the screen is much more realistic and efficient, especially in conjunction with a record live option.


I second this idea by @DPChristman . We should not need to press the “Continue” button in Live View. We need a “Record” button instead @nick_at_blink.


I third that idea , I hate the continue button.

Here is a feature I would love to see and not sure if its been brought up…

A parental control feature would be nice or the ability to have a guest or read(watch)-only option. I would love for my kids to be able to view the camera’s and clips but not to be able to make any changes or delete any videos…

Maybe make it so there is the option to turn on this option and then require a seperate passcode or re-enter the password to be able make any changes like turn motion on or off or view/change settings…

I don’t think it would be that hard to implement either…


@nick_at_blink, @JeffS mentioned this in another thread (Blink XT too sensitive), although in all fairness it has been posted by @A_Person & @jacobjees above, which made me think about bringing a bit more attention to the concept.

While I have no idea of the level of difficulty in implementing this ‘individual camera notification option’, personally speaking it would be a great option for me … and it looks like at least a few others agree.

cc: @Anand_at_Blink


Count me in

Can we add an ability to disable the blue recording light on the interior Blink model?


Hi @mbolch,

I think this may be a current hardware limitation, as the XT camera has a switch built in, to turn it off. However, perhaps we will see this option in a future version of the indoor camera!

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Those of us with multiple cameras and/or cameras at multiple locations would like the ability to turn notifications on/off by individual camera. AND have the ability to partition cloud storage by camera. I have been holding off on buying more cameras for these reasons alone. Some cameras capture more activity and either I don’t need to be notified of every trigger or I need to segregate storage so a single camera doesn’t consume all storage causing files from other cameras to be deleted.


You can already toggle each camera on/ off individually by hitting the running man icon when the entire system is armed

@nick_at_blink, did you ever find out what the status of the USB port was? Are there still plans to make it possible to record to local storage?