Blink Outdoor camera flashing red (solved)

In this article, I explain how to fix a Blink camera that is flashing red.

Blink camera

Sure, the camera's LED flashes in different ways to indicate the camera status, but the red one brings you more reason to be concerned about some problem.

What causes the camera flashing red light

The flashing red LED usually indicates a problem related to the Internet connection or a battery that doesn't have enough charge.

No worries, there's a solution to this problem. Let's talk about it.

How to fix a Blink camera that is flashing red

Yeah, the Internet is essential to keep many different devices working and communicating to remote servers, and that's the case for Blink cameras. 

A Blink camera uses the Internet to establish a secure connection to its server, so you need to double-check that the Internet connection is good.

The first time you install the camera and start the setup process, the camera's red LED may flash for a while until it establishes a connection to the Internet. That's normal behavior.

So, please don't get confused with the red LED flashing during the first setup; just make sure everything related to your Internet link is working correctly.

Here's a step-by-step to troubleshoot the problem:

  • Make sure your camera is completely charged.
  • Test your Internet connection (navigate to website);
  • Make sure your router has the 2.4GHz band available;
  • Set up your Blink camera to connect to this band;
  • Move the Internet router close to the camera.
  • These are basic steps that usually solve the problem.

    If it is difficult to move the router close to the camera, you can use Wi-Fi repeaters instead.

    The battery is very important for the camera to communicate via Wi-Fi since it requires power to reach the router, so it may struggle if there's not enough power.


    The Blink cameras need to communicate to the Internet in order to work; if there's not enough power to the signal to reach the Wi-Fi router, or if something is wrong with the Internet connection, you may see annoying red flashing LED constantly. 

    Just make sure to follow the procedures in this article to get your Blink camera up and running correctly.

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