How to Turn Off the Red Light on a Blink Security Camera

How to Turn Off the Red Light on a Blink Security Camera. If you have a blink mini, Blink Outdoor, Indoor, XT2, or XT security camera that’s flashing red, you are probably wondering what it means.

This flashing red light is usually a sign that your Blink Security camera is trying to reconnect with your home Wi-Fi network. Reconnecting your device with the included smart phone app is quick and easy, and it should restore service and Wi-Fi connectivity.


Blink cameras can sometimes have a red light that flashes while recording. This can be caused by faulty batteries or an issue with the wi-fi connection.

How to Turn Off the Red Light on a Blink Security Camera
How to Turn Off the Red Light on a Blink Security Camera

The blink Security camera’s battery is powered by AA 1.5 volt Lithium batteries. Usually these batteries can be replaced to fix this problem.

If the red light still flashes after you replace the batteries, it could be a sign that your camera is unable to connect to the internet. This can be an issue that requires a hard reset on the camera.

You can do this by pressing the reset button with a small and thin item (like a paper clip).

After doing so, the Security camera should stop flashing the red light and switch over to blinking green / solid blue. If it remains red for two minutes, you might need to call support and ask for help.

Alternatively, you can power cycle your sync module and individual cameras to see if that will restore the internet connectivity. This will normally take about 30 seconds and should give you a better chance of reconnecting the Security camera to its wi-fi network.


Wi-Fi is a technology that uses radio waves to transmit data between devices without wires. It’s used in computers, mobile phones, and many other electronics.

In fact, this wireless networking technology is so important that it has become a branding name for the industry. Its popularity is attributed to the convenience and productivity it provides.

Aside from connecting to the Internet, Wi-Fi also allows devices to interact with each other within a network, called the “Wi-Fi Network.”

Blink Security cameras connect to a router using WiFi, which then acts as a wireless access point. A router sends out a wireless signal that can then be picked up by any nearby device, like a computer or phone.

When you first connect your Blink camera, it will try to detect a wifi network. If it can’t, the app will ask you to set up a new one. You will need to provide your Sync Module serial number, the new wifi network name and password, and a good signal strength.

Sync Module

You can turn off the red light on your blink camera by pressing the Sync Module reset button (number 3 pictured below) for more than 5 seconds. Pressing this button will bring your system offline until you reconfigure it.

This can help you troubleshoot issues that you might have with the Sync Module. For example, if the Sync Module is having issues connecting to your Wi-Fi network, try resetting it.

Alternatively, you can unplug the power cord from the Sync Module and then plug it back in to restart the device.

Once you have reset your Sync Module, make sure to reconnect it to your Blink System. It will take a few minutes for the Sync Module to connect, but it should be up and running.

Blink App

When the red light on a blink camera flashes it usually means that the Blink app is still trying to connect to the camera. This is an important step in setting up the device as it helps you to upload recordings, view live video and get notifications when motion is detected.

If the blink app is not connecting to the camera it is most likely due to an internet connection issue. If this is the case then you will need to fix your internet before you can use the Blink app again.

If you have a Blink indoor or outdoor camera that has a Sync Module then you will need to reset this unit. Generally, the Sync Module has a button that you can press on its side. It is a small signal delivering tool that connects to your Wi-Fi router and allows your cameras to send information back to the Blink servers.

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