The Blink system relies on having good signal strengths for optimal performance in viewing Live View feeds, uploading motion clips and video quality. It is critical for the cameras to have 3 or more bars to avoid performance issues. Anything less can exhibit intermittent issues with the performance of your system. Its important to note that the cameras utilize two types of signals for communication:
- LFR - a.k.a "Low Frequency Radio", is the signal that cameras share with the Sync Module
- WiFi (2.4 GHz) - is the signal that the cameras share with your WIFI router
Poor WiFi will result in failed motion clips and early battery drains. Obstacles and distance are the biggest contributors to poor signals. Please keep in mind that all building materials, especially cement, brick, stone, and aluminum, can seriously degrade the quality of your wifi signal at a distance.
Where to find Signal Strengths
Tap the three lined icon next to your camera's nickname. This will present the camera's settings page. Scroll down and tap the "Update" button to pull the latest readings for both the Camera to Sync Module and WiFi categories.
As a first step, power cycle your WIFI router to see if signal strength improves by tapping on the Update button as shown above. If that does not resolve the signal strength issue, move the camera closer to the WIFI router until you can see 3 bars of signal strength when you tap the button.