I recently switched from my old Ring Doorbell to a new one made by Blink to experiment with something different and break free from the constraints of Ring’s ecosystem. However, after a few weeks of operation, I noticed the camera feed would randomly disconnect throughout the day.
When this occurred, I examined the camera and found a red light blinking around it. This caused the camera feed to disappear from my phone. I was puzzled by what this red light represented so I started researching.
Armed with the support material included with the doorbell camera and Blink’s online help pages, I sought to understand the cause of the red light and how to rectify it. I also referred to several popular forums for additional input.
After a considerable time online, I gathered enough information to attempt fixing my camera. For those experiencing total failure of their Blink camera, there’s another guide that may be useful.
In less than an hour, I successfully resolved the issue and I believe you can too, once you’ve read through this article. This guide should help you fix your Blink camera flashing red swiftly.
In the meantime, the blinking red light on your Blink Doorbell Camera signifies a lost connection with your home Wi-Fi network and it is currently attempting to re-establish the connection. To cease the blinking light, you could consider resetting the Sync Module.
Why is my Blink doorbell blinking red light?
The Blink doorbell flashing red light is an indicator that the camera is not connected to the internet. It also means that the battery is low and needs to be replaced. The red light should turn green and blue light when the connection is complete.
What does it mean when my Blink doorbell is Flashing red light?
1. Faulty Batteries
One of the reasons for the red light blinking on your doorbell is because of faulty batteries. The Blink doorbell will continue to work even with faulty batteries, but it is not recommended to leave the doorbell without working batteries for an extended time.
To replace the batteries in your Blink doorbell, open up the back panel and remove the old ones. Insert new batteries into the battery slots, making sure that they are facing the correct way. Replace the back panel and test your Blink doorbell by pressing the button on top.
2. Faulty Setup
A faulty setup can cause the occasional flashing of light in your blink doorbell camera. To fix this, you will need to delete the device and set it up again.
Make sure that you are using the latest version of the Blink app, and that your phone is connected to the internet. If you continue to have problems, please contact customer support.
3. Network Connectivity Problems
Blinking red lights is also an indication of connectivity issues on your blink doorbell. To troubleshoot this issue, you can try resetting the device by pressing and holding the reset button for 10 seconds.
If that doesn’t work, please try unplugging the device from the power outlet for at least 15 seconds and then plugging it back in. If you’re still having trouble, please contact our support team for assistance.
4. Detected Motion
When your doorbell detects motion, it can cause the red light to blink. If you are seeing this message, please check to see if there is someone at your door. If not, please try adjusting the placement of your Blink Doorbell.
5. Hardware Issue
This can be caused by many different things, such as a low battery or a broken device. If you are seeing this error message, we recommend troubleshooting the issue as soon as possible. You can do this by following these steps:
- Check the battery level of your Blink device and replace if needed
- Reboot your Blink device by unplugging it from the power outlet for 10 seconds and then plugging it back in
- Reset your Blink device by pressing and holding the reset button on the back of the unit for 10 seconds
If you are still experiencing problems after trying these steps, please reach out to our support team for assistance.
How to fix the Blink doorbell camera if it’s blinking red light?
If your Blink camera is blinking red, it could mean that there is something wrong with the device and it needs to be fixed. If your Blink doorbell camera is blinking red light, try the following:
Check your Blink Doorbell setup
If you are seeing a red blinking light on your outdoor Blink camera, the first thing to check is your internet connection. The blinking light is used to indicate when the camera is not connected to the internet.
Replace the Batteries
before you replace your blink doorbell batteries, first check the battery health.
To this this, go to your blink app, then go to camera settings.
Here is how to replace the battery if it is faulty
You’ll first need to remove the cover of the camera.
On the backside of the doorbell camera, you’ll see two screws. Remove these screws and set them aside. The cover will then pull off of the camera.
There are three battery slots in total, two on top and one on the bottom. Replace any old or dead batteries with new ones and put the cover back on.
Make sure that you replace the screws so that they’re tight, as this will keep moisture out of the camera.
If you have any questions about how to replace your Blink doorbell batteries, please reach out to our support team for assistance.
Check Your Internet Connection
If your Blink doorbell camera is blinking red light, you’ll need to check the internet connection. First, plug in any power cords and make sure all of them are plugged into outlets that are working.
Next, check the internet connection on your Wi-Fi router and make sure it’s connected to a modem that is powered on. Here are the steps to connect your blink doorbell camera to the internet and Blink sync module
- Please launch the Blink Application and ensure you are logged in.
- Proceed to the “Add Device” button, which is represented by a plus symbol, on the home screen.
- Locate the QR code on the product packaging and scan it using your smartphone.
- Next, connect it to a system.
- Continue adhering to the instructions provided within the application to finalize the setup process.
Reset The Doorbell Camera
If your Blink doorbell camera is blinking red, it means there’s a technical issue with the device. To fix this, you need to reset the camera: Press and hold the power button on the side of the camera for 5 seconds.
Contact Blink support
If you are wondering why your Blink doorbell camera is blinking red light, then you should contact customer support of Blink. They will be able to help answer any questions or concerns that may arise.
What should I do if my Blink doorbell isn’t working properly?
If your Blink doorbell isn’t working properly, you should check to make sure that the doorbell is properly plugged in and that the batteries are fully charged. If the problem persists, you should contact Blink customer service for assistance.
If your Blink doorbell isn’t working, you’ll need to troubleshoot the issue. The first step is to check if the camera’s batteries are charged and if there is an internet connection at home.
If this doesn’t work, troubleshooting steps can help fix any problems with the device’s software and hardware components. Troubleshooting steps include checking for a faulty Blink Sync Module or bad battery life in the device itself.
The blinking red light on your Blink doorbell usually indicates that the camera isn’t working properly. In most cases, resetting the camera and sync module will fix any issues.
If resetting doesn’t solve your issue, try another power source or check if your Wi-Fi is turned off in the settings on your phone/tablet.
If none of these solutions works, then you may have a more serious hardware problem with your Blink doorbell that will require additional troubleshooting steps.