A Blink camera Python library running on Python 3.
pip3 install blinkpy
Installing Development Version
To install the current development version, perform the following steps. Note that the following will create a blinkpy directory in your home area:
$ cd ~ $ git clone https://github.com/fronzbot/blinkpy.git $ cd blinkpy $ rm -rf build dist $ python3 setup.py bdist_wheel $ pip3 install --upgrade dist/*.whl
This library was built with the intention of allowing easy communication with Blink camera systems, specifically so I can add a module into homeassistant https://home-assistant.io
The simplest way to use this package from a terminal is to call Blink.start() which will prompt for your Blink username and password and then log you in. Alternatively, you can instantiate the Blink class with a username and password, and call Blink.start() to login and setup without prompt, as shown below.
import blinkpy blink = blinkpy.Blink(username='YOUR USER NAME', password='YOUR PASSWORD') blink.start()
If you would like to log in without setting up the cameras or system, you can simply call the Blink.login() function which will prompt for a username and password and then authenticate with the server. This is useful if you want to avoid use of the start() function which simply acts as a wrapper for more targeted API methods.
The cameras are of a BlinkCamera class, of which the following parameters can be used (the code below creates a Blink object and iterates through each camera found)
import blinkpy blink = blinkpy.Blink(username='YOUR USER NAME', password='YOUR PASSWORD') blink.start() for name, camera in blink.cameras.items(): print(name) # Name of the camera print(camera.attributes) # Print available attributes of camera