Red Light on a Camera

Blink Video Doorbell

The Blink Video Doorbell flashes a red LED on the ring surrounding the doorbell button when it is seeking connection. During setup, and change of system or Wi-Fi, the red LED shows if the doorbell is ready to connect. If the red LED is not flashing as expected, remove the batteries for five seconds and replace them.

Blink Mini

A red light on the Blink Mini shows when the camera is not connected to the internet.

As a first step, unplug and plug-in the Mini camera. If the Mini was already connected to your network, the red LED changes to solid blue and blinking green lights as the Mini reconnects. Once connected, the Mini does not show lights on the front unless you have the blue recording indicator active.

The red light also briefly appears during the Mini camera setup process, just before the solid green and blinking blue light show that the Mini is ready to be added to your system.

If a steady red light remains, use a thin object to press the reset button shown in the image (using a sharp object like pin or thumb tack can damage the camera) then wait for the red light to change to the appropriate green and blue LED pattern.

Blink Mini reset button location

 

If the red light does not change within 120 seconds, please contact support to ensure all updates complete correctly.


Blink Outdoor, Indoor, XT2, and XT

Battery powered Blink cameras quickly flash a red LED every 3 seconds when disconnected from the internet.

When you first insert batteries, the red LED shows 5 long flashes and then repeats a short flash every three seconds, until an internet connection is established. If you do not see 5 long flashes, insert a fresh pair of Lithium non-rechargeable AA batteries.

It is also possible to see a brief red flash during motion detection.

If the flashing camera is new, you may tap the Add Device icon + in the Blink app and follow the directions.

If the camera has already been set up, visit the troubleshooting Wi-Fi Connections‍ page. You may also click for instructions to reset the camera Wi-Fi. Another option is to delete the camera‍ and add it to a system again.


1624060390615-IR Light and LED light.pngOutdoor/Indoor (gen 2) Camera showing LED on left, and IR emitter on the right.

When the batteries are failing, the camera LED flashes Red 5 or 6 times after the Blue recording light goes out. Please make sure you have 2 fresh size AA 1.5 volt Lithium non-rechargeable batteries installed.


XT2 & XT
  1. Reset button
  2. Device Serial Number
  3. Serial Number QR code
  4. USB power port


If the red LED stays on, please contact support.




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