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Blink Camera Flashing Or Blinking Red? What To Do?

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If you have Blink camera red light flashing issues, you should know that you aren’t alone, and this is something that can happen from time to time.

But what does it mean when the Blink camera flashes red? 

What is the meaning of a blinking red light on your Blink camera? When you see a flashing red light, the reason is that the camera is looking for a wi-fi connection but not finding it.

This can happen for several different reasons:

  • Weak internet wi-fi signal.
  • Low batteries on the camera.
  • Other hardware issues.

Specific Things to Look For

There are also specific things to look at when you see a red light. How many times is it flashing, is it just a solid red light, does it happen while recording, does it happen with both old and new batteries?

If your Blink camera’s red light flashes six times, it usually means the batteries are low and need to be replaced. Usually, you will also notice that this happens after the blue recording light turns off.

To fix this issue, replace both AA batteries at the same time. The blinking red light should stop when you replace them, and the camera should start recording again.

If the red light blinks five times, it is usually the same issue as when it blinks six times. Low battery is causing the camera to not be able to find the wi-fi connection. Replace both batteries at the same time and see if that helps.

When a Blink Mini camera shows a solid red light, this is usually caused by one of two things. Either the camera is not connecting to the internet, or the setup process for the camera was not completed.

To fix this, start by resetting the camera. Take a small pin or paper clip and press the reset button on the bottom of the camera. Wait for the light to change from red to blinking green / solid blue.

If the camera still shows the red light for 2 minutes after resetting it, you may need to call Blink support to get help.

If your camera is flashing red while recording, it usually means that the batteries are low and need to be replaced.

You can also sometimes have issues with your wi-fi connection causing this. If that is the case, you can try resetting the wi-fi connection in your router.

If your camera has a blinking red light after installing new batteries, there are a couple things that you can try to fix it.

First, try different batteries. Maybe the batteries you used were old and not of excellent quality. Next, try resetting the camera.

If this still doesn’t work, you may need help from Blink support, as they have some additional troubleshooting steps to try and fix this, such as calling your router manufacturer or talking to your internet service provider.

We went through a few different recommendations for fixes based on specific red light occurrences, but what if none of those worked? There is actually one other thing that you can try that is successful most of the time:

  1. Take out both batteries.

  2. Insert one battery.

  3. Hold down the reset button and insert the second battery simultaneously.

  4. Let go of the reset button.

  5. Power cycle your Sync Module to reset the Sync Module.

  6. Rescan the camera.

  7. You should see the camera updating itself, and once that is done, it should start working again.


As you can probably see, this really isn’t too hard of an issue to resolve. You should be good to go with a couple new batteries and a reset.

But, sometimes, the blinking red light is much more severe and affects more than just your Blink camera. If this ever happens to you, contact Blink support right away. They should be able to walk you through some additional steps to ensure the issue doesn’t reoccur.