Why is My Blink Camera Flashing Red?

There are a few reasons why your blink camera may flash red. These include a bad internet connection, low battery, or even software issues.

Luckily, there are a few easy solutions to help resolve the issue. These can be tried one at a time to pinpoint the issue and get your Blink camera back up and running.

Check the Batteries

If the batteries in your blink camera are flashing red, it may be time to replace them. Blink cameras use 1.5 volt lithium non-rechargeable batteries, which last for about 2 years of standard usage.

Why is My Blink Camera Flashing Red?
Why is My Blink Camera Flashing Red?

Some other reasons that might cause your camera to show low battery status are if it’s receiving false motion alerts, or if you’re armed all the time (this can lead to long periods of Live View). To optimize your device’s battery life, try to reduce the amount of motion clips you record and live views you use.

You can also try reducing the IR intensity in your camera settings or changing the sensitivity setting on your devices to lower false alarms and shorten the length of motion clips. By doing these simple things, you can maximize your device’s battery life and reach the expected two-year lifespan for your Blink camera.

Check the Wi-Fi Connection

The Blink cameras need a working Wi-Fi connection to upload footage and run cloud features. If this connection drops out, the camera might try to reconnect again.

To check the Wi-Fi connection, use the app to tap the sync module icon. Then, view the signal strength readings for your Wi-Fi and camera.

If you see three connectivity bars, your Wi-Fi signal is strong enough for your Blink cameras to operate. If you don’t, it might be time to get a new Wi-Fi extender or a different router.

To change the wi-fi network, open up the app again and tap the Sync Module icon at the bottom left. Next, tap “change Wi-Fi network.” Then, enter the new SSID and password for your new Wi-Fi. After a few seconds, the app will tell you that both your Wi-Fi and your cameras are now connected to the same network again. Once this happens, you should be able to regain a steady network connection without any issues.

Check the Network Settings

When the Wi-Fi signal strength is low, the blink camera may have trouble connecting to the Internet. The device also needs a strong Wi-Fi connection in order to capture high-quality video.

To solve this issue, reset your Wi-Fi network. To do this, locate your Wi-Fi router’s reset button and hold it down for 10 seconds. Then wait for 30 seconds before pressing it again.

This process should clear up the problem and connect the Blink camera to the Internet again. If the issue still persists, it’s likely that there is a problem with the router or internet provider.

You can also try changing the batteries to see if that fixes the problem. If this does not, then it may be time to power cycle the Sync Module component to reset it. This will quickly and easily reset the system.

Check the Battery Level

If you notice that your Blink camera is flashing red, it is likely because its battery is low. Depending on the model of your Blink device, you may need to change the batteries or purchase a battery extension pack to increase its life span.

You can also try reducing the length of motion clips or Live View usage to reduce battery drain. You can do this by changing the settings for these features or creating schedules to ensure that your system is only armed and working when you need it.

In addition to battery drain, the environment in which you have your Blink device can also impact its life span. If your Blink camera is positioned in an area with high traffic, it will be subjected to more use and deplete its battery faster.

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