Skip to main content

Python API for the Blink Home Security Camera System

Project description



Python API for the Blink Home Security Camera System

This is based off the documentation at:


import blink
b = blink.Blink()
events =
an_event = events[0]
mp4_data = b.download_video(an_event)

This assumes you have a file ~/.blinkconfig that looks like this: my_password

Alternatively, you can init Blink like so:

b = blink.Blink(email='', password='my_password')

Archiving Video

Blink eventually deletes old video clips. If you want to archive your videos locally, run:

$ python -m blink --archive path/to/archive_dir

Typically this would be put into a cron job.


Function Description Implemented Works
connect() Client login to the Blink Servers. yes yes
networks() Obtain information about the Blink networks defined for the logged in user. yes yes
sync_modules(network) Obtain information about the Blink Sync Modules on the given network. yes yes
arm(network) Arm the given network (start recording/reporting motion events). yes yes
disarm(network) Disarm the given network (stop recording/reporting motion events. yes yes
command_status() Get status info on the given command. yes unknown
homescreen() Return information displayed on the home screen of the mobile client. yes yes
events(network) Get events for a given network (sync module). yes yes
download_video_by_address Get a video clip using its address. yes yes
download_video(event) Get a video clip from the events list. yes yes
download_thumbnail(event) Get a thumbnail from the events list. yes no
cameras(network) Gets a list of cameras. yes yes
clients() Gets information about devices that have connected to the blink service. yes yes
regions() Gets information about supported regions. yes yes
health() Gets information about system health. yes yes
capture_video(camera) Captures a new video for a camera. no
capture_thumbnail(camera) Captures a new thumbnail for a camera. no
unwatched_videos() Gets a list of unwatched videos. no
delete(video) Deletes a video. no

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

blink-cameras-0.3.13.tar.gz (5.5 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Built Distribution

blink_cameras-0.3.13-py3-none-any.whl (16.4 kB view hashes)

Uploaded py3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page