If the Blink camera flashes red, then it can be due to incomplete setup, wireless connection issues, low battery, or hardware problems. To fix it, the first step you should take is to check the internet connection and ensure that the Wi-Fi network is working and the camera is within the router’s range.
If the Wi-Fi seems to be unstable, then you can move the camera closer to the router or install a Wi-Fi range extender. You can also reconnect the camera to the network through the Blink app and fix the flashing red error,
In this guide, we are about to discuss the step-by-step methods that you can apply without much hassle.
Common reasons for Blink camera flashing red
Let’s go through the reasons due to which the Blink camera might be flashing red:
If the initial setup process was going on and somehow it got interrupted, then the Blink camera would flash red. You usually see the red signal are the beginning of the setup process, which gets converted to a green light after the setup is complete, and then, it is followed by a blue light, indicating stable functionality. However, if the Blink app is not set up properly, then it will keep flashing red.
Wi-Fi connection issues
If the Blink camera is not connected to the Wi-Fi network, it will flash red and this can occur due to the placement of the camera or weak Wi-Fi signal. A recurring red light flashing indicates that the camera is trying to establish a connection but is unsuccessful every time.
A Blink camera battery lasts for 2 years and it is also affected by the usage period. If you have any add-ons, then it would enhance the battery use. So, you need to replace the battery before it dies out, otherwise, it will keep flashing red.
Some Blink cameras are designed to display a brief red light when motion is detected or while recording videos. However, for hardware problems, if the camera is damaged or malfunctioning, then it won’t be able to connect to the network leading to a red light flashing continuously.
How to turn off the red light on a Blink camera?
Let’s go through the methods that can help to fix the red light blinking on the Blink camera in minutes.
Method 1: Check the internet connection
First, ensure that the Wi-Fi network is stable and the camera is within the range of the router. If the network connection is red, then move the device closer to the router and install a Wi-Fi range extender. If there is no problem within the Wi-Fi network, then try reconnecting the camera through the Blink app.
So, on your Android device, download the Blink mobile app and launch it. Next, within the app, choose Network and Connectivity and click on the Search button to look for available networks. Select the network and enter the Wi-Fi password. When it prompts for a password, fill in and select Confirm.
Finally, verify whether the Blink camera flashing red light has been fixed.
Method 2: Check the batteries
If you find that the Blink camera repeatedly flashing red, then it might be time to replace the batteries. You need to install 2 fresh AA 1.5 volt Lithium non-rechargeable batteries to fix the error.
Method 3: Hard reset Blink camera
If the issue persists, then you need to restore the default settings of the camera by performing a hard reset. Here all the altered and customised configurations will change to manufacturer settings.
To continue, look for the Reset button, usually near the USB connector of the camera, and then using a paperclip, press and hold on the Reset button. As you hold on to the Reset button, the red light will start Blinking and continue for 30 to 60 seconds. Finally, when the Sync Module reboots, then wait for the process to complete and remove the paper clip.
Why Blink camera battery is flashing 6 times red?
If the Blink camera battery flashes 6 times red, then it is an indication of low battery.
How to Resync the Blink camera to Wi-FI?
To resync the Blink camera with Wi-FI, launch the Blink app and go to camera settings. Next, select “Change Wi-Fi network” and follow the on-screen prompts. Wait for the connection to get established successfully.
Do the Blink cameras record all the time?
No, Blink Cameras does not record all the time. Rather, when it detects motion, the recording feature starts, due to its built-in motion sensor.