Blink Camera Troubleshooting – Solid Red Light on Blink Camera

If your Blink camera has a solid red light, it may indicate a problem with the Sync Module or internet connection. However, it can also mean that your battery is low.

Whatever the problem, there are various methods you can try to resolve it. One of them is to reset the camera.


Your blink camera may occasionally flash red lights when it is searching for a network connection. This is a normal part of the setup and initialization process.

Blink Camera Troubleshooting - Solid Red Light on Blink Camera
Blink Camera Troubleshooting – Solid Red Light on Blink Camera

Once the Blink camera is connected to the internet, the solid red light will be replaced with a green light and a blue one. If the flashing light persists, this is a sign that your network connection is failing or the batteries are running low.

To fix this, you should replace the batteries and perform a reset on your Sync Module (if you have one). Locate the reset button on the side of the Sync module; use something thin and pointy to press it in.

This reset will allow the Sync Module to reconnect with all of your cameras. Once this is done, you should be good to go! It’s also a good idea to power cycle all battery-powered Blink outdoor cameras at least once every month. This will drain the device of any static charges that might have built up over time, reducing the likelihood of issues in the future.


A solid red light on your blink camera is an indicator that the camera is not connected to the internet. It is also a sign that your battery is running low and needs to be replaced.

The Blink cameras use a small signal-delivering tool called the Sync Module to connect with Wi-Fi routers and Blink apps. If the Sync Module can’t connect, you can reset it to start working again.

This is a fairly simple process. All you need to do is put something thin in the reset hole on the back of the device.

Once you have done this, the Sync Module will reboot into setup mode and re-connect with the Wi-Fi network. Once it has reconnected, you can begin recording again with the Blink app. This should take no longer than two minutes.


The Blink system relies on good signal strengths for optimal performance of Live View feeds, uploading motion clips and sending alerts. Each camera and the Sync Module must show 3 bars of connectivity for this to happen.

If your camera is showing a solid red light, this usually means that the Wi-Fi connection is unstable. This can occur if your home WiFi network isn’t stable or your router has changed to a different provider.

Sometimes, this can be resolved by resetting your connection. Open the app and tap “Change Wifi Network” in the settings section, then enter your Wi-Fi password.

If this doesn’t fix the issue, you might need to reset the Sync Module. Locate the reset button on the right-hand side, usually around the USB port. Press down and hold it until a red light flashes, which should take 30 seconds. This will reboot the Sync Module and allow it to connect.

Sync Module

If your Blink camera is flashing a solid red light, it means that it’s trying to connect to the internet. This usually happens if the camera is too far away from the router or if the network connection is poor.

If the red light remains steady, you can try resetting the camera using a thin object to press the reset button on the right side of the device (using a sharp object will damage the camera). Once this is done, wait for the red light to switch to a blinking green and solid blue pattern.

If the camera isn’t responding to commands, resetting it can help get it to reconnect with the Sync Module and your account. If that doesn’t work, it may be time to contact Blink support. They can walk you through a few additional steps that will fix the issue and ensure it doesn’t happen again. They can also help you remove the camera from your Sync Module and account if that’s what you need.

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