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Blink Camera Blinking

Seeing your Blink camera blinking can be an alarming experience, especially if you’re not sure what the blinking light means. Unfortunately, several different issues can lead to a Blink camera blinking. Thankfully, these issues are generally not too serious and can be corrected in a matter of minutes.

When your Blink camera is blinking red, that indicates an issue with the battery or internet connection. A green blinking light lets you know there is a network problem, and a blue blinking light means the camera has detected activity.

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The best thing to do is to go over the Blink camera’s owners manual and familiarize yourself with what the colors of the lights mean. Knowing this information before an issue arises will give you a jump to fix the problem as soon as it arises. You will also find various other useful information for your Blink camera in the manual, including troubleshooting tips if the camera malfunctions. Make sure to place the Blink’s owners manual in an easy-to-access location.

Why is my Blink Camera Blinking Red?

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The color red is commonly associated with errors and problems. So, when you see your camera blinking red, panic can quickly set in. A Blink camera that’s blinking red is a sign that the camera either has a low battery or is not connecting to the internet. Thankfully, both of these issues are relatively easy to fix.

If your Blink camera is blinking red, the first thing to check is that the battery isn’t low. When the batteries are low, the camera will flash red five or six times. You can fix this problem by replacing the batteries with fresh non-rechargeable AA 1.5 volt lithium batteries. 

If, however, the camera continues to flash red even after replacing the batteries, then the camera cannot connect to the internet. Check to ensure your Wi-Fi is working properly and restart the router if necessary. It is also possible for the camera to flash red briefly when it detects motion.

Keep in mind, however, that during the initial setup process, the camera will blink a red light. So if the red blinking light happens during the initial setup, there is nothing to be worried about. Only after the setup has been completed should you be concerned about a blinking red light.

Why is my Blink Camera Blinking Green?

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A Blink camera with a steady green light means it is connected to the internet without any issues. But when that green light starts flashing, it could be a sign that the camera is having issues connecting to the network.

When the Blink camera cannot connect to the internet, it will start blinking green. The most common culprit is an issue with your Wi-Fi and internet connection. Check to see if other devices are connected to the internet, such as your computer or cellphone, and then restart the router.  

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If the camera still cannot connect to the Wi-Fi after restarting the router, then the issue is probably due to an internet outage and you will need to reach out to your internet provider. If the other devices are connected to the internet but the Blink camera is not, it could be that the camera is too far away from the router or there is an outage with Blink’s network. Blink cameras are consistently connecting to the Blink network, and if the network has an issue, the cameras won’t be able to properly connect.

Why is my Blink Camera Blinking Blue?

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A blinking blue light on your Blink camera doesn’t mean there is an issue with the camera. In fact, it is to signal that the camera detects activity, such as motion. While this isn’t a bad thing, it can become annoying, especially if you have the camera hidden and don’t want it detected.

When the Blink camera is blinking blue, that indicates that the camera has detected activity. You can turn this feature off by opening the Blink app on your smartphone and navigating to the camera settings. Locate the Status LED section and then select Off. 

Keep in mind that turning off the status LED will also turn off the green light that displays on the camera when it is ready.

Why is my Blink Camera Blinking Red and Blue?

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As if having one blinking color on the camera wasn’t frustrating enough. Seeing both a red and blue blinking light on your Blink camera can leave you scratching your head trying to determine what is wrong. Thankfully, the blinking red and blue light is part of the setup process and will go away once the camera is ready and connected.

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The Blink Camera will blink red and blue during the initial setup process. The red blinking light will be replaced with a blinking green light,  and then a blue light will appear when the camera is connected to the network. All of these are normal and nothing to be concerned about.

If, however, the red light stays on and becomes solid, this means the camera will need to be reset. This is done by using a thin item, such as a paper clip, to push the reset button located on the camera. The light will begin to blink red and then turn blinking green, followed by the solid blue.

Why is my Blink Camera Blinking Red and Green?

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The LED lights on the Blink camera are there to alert you of an issue. When these blinking lights are both red and green, it shows that the camera has detected the network but cannot connect to it.

When the Blink camera is blinking red and green, that signals that the camera has found the local IP address but cannot connect to the internet. Try restarting the router to see if that corrects the issue. If not, then reset the camera by pressing the reset button.

The rest button is typically found near the USB port. The hole for the reset button is small and recessed, so you will need a long, thin item that you can insert into the whole and press the button.

If the camera is still blinking red and green after restarting the router and resetting the camera, reach out to Blink’s customer support for further assistance. The issue may be with the camera’s internal system, which will require help directly from the manufacturer. Blink does offer 24/7 online customer support on their website, as well as phone support. Since Blink is an Amazon company, they also offer an online community forum where customers can ask questions and get help from others.

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