Generally, a green light doesn’t signal any threats or issues.
But if it seems unusual or is becoming a bother
Then it’s normal to ask why it’s happening.
But I’m here to enlighten you and give simple techniques to get it fixed.
Continue reading to find out:
- Why your Blink camera is flashing green.
- When you should contact Blink support to fix the issue.
- 5 easy steps to solve the flashing green light on your Blink camera.
- And this is just the beginning…
Why is my Blink camera flashing green?
Your Blink camera is flashing green because it’s turned on. But if it flashes out of the blue, this means the device is connected to a local IP address that has no internet. Or there’s a connection, but the signal strength is weak. Otherwise, Blink servers are experiencing some issues.
Blink camera flashing green: 5 fixes
#1: Power cycle your Blink camera
Let’s begin with the easiest one.
This may help you avoid spending time on other steps.
So, power cycling your Blink camera simply means you’ll have to turn off your device…
And then turn it on again.
By doing so, you’re allowing the device to have a quick rest.
Once you turn it back on, it should run smoothly.
Moreover, you can also do this step if your camera is lagging or unresponsive.
And you have to do it manually. Here’s how:
- Unmount your device from the wall.
- Remove the batteries from the battery compartment.
- Wait for at least 15 seconds.
- And then insert the batteries back.
Make sure you put the batteries back in the right positions.
That’s it. Such a piece of cake, isn’t it?
Note: Power cycling is far different from resetting. As mentioned, power cycling is a simple turn-on-turn-off action, while resetting is reenabling the equipment’s default settings.
Furthermore, if you’re not sure how to open the battery compartment…
You can rely on the physical or online manual.
Reminder: The steps will depend on your Blink camera’s model. So, it’s important to know your camera to get the correct method on how to remove the battery cover.
You may also read: (9 Fixes) Blink Camera Not Working
#2: Check if your Blink camera is getting a good signal
No issues with the device?
Then this could mean that your Blink camera isn’t supplied with the right amount of signal it needs.
As a security camera user, it’s important to understand this.
Any security cameras should receive good signal strength.
According to experts…
This signal strength allows your camera to function while mounted on your wall.
It indicates whether your device has sufficient internet.
Generally, security equipment should have at least 3 bars of signal.
Otherwise, this means your Blink camera is too far from the router.
Most wireless cameras can go farther than 500 feet…
But others are only up to 70 feet.
There are also physical barriers that can affect signal strength, such as:
- Big trees.
- Brick walls.
- Concrete flooring.
If at least one of these is in between your camera and router…
Then this suggests you have to reinstall your security camera to a better spot.
It’s best to hire an expert for the installation to avoid mishaps.
Note: If your windows are made of glass, or you’re using standard drywalls, these don’t affect signal strength. However, if your camera is placed in the right area, then the type of signals it uses may be a factor.
According to science…
Like mobile phones and radios, security cameras receive radio waves for communications.
For your device, it has Low-Frequency Radio (LFR).
Along with it is your Wi-Fi network.
These two are important pair that allows electronic equipment to do its duties.
And since they’re at work 24/7, they also need some updates.
- Open your Blink Home Monitor app.
- Go to “Camera Settings.”
- Look for the Status section.
- Tap on “Update.”
This should fix the flashing green light issue.
#3: Check your internet and router
Any device that relies on the internet may go through issues with the network itself.
And that’s normal.
To find out if the internet is the problem, here are some easy steps:
- Connect your other devices to the internet.
- Try opening a few websites.
- Check if they’re loading.
If you can open the sites without any issues…
Then this means your internet isn’t to blame.
But, make sure that you reload at least 3 websites you normally visit.
This is a way to check that the website server is not the problem.
Moreover, you can also use a Wi-Fi network scanner to analyze the movement of your internet.
If everything is working fine, then you have to go to your router.
Like other devices, a router also needs a quick break.
Sometimes a router acts up even when it has sufficient internet speed.
This means you have to power cycle it.
And as mentioned in #1, power cycling is just a piece of cake.
- Look for the router’s power button.
- Turn it off.
- Wait for 15 to 30 seconds.
- Then turn it back on.
Once you’re done, your camera should be able to connect to the internet.
Note: Generally, a power button and a reset button are two separate things in a router. This means you should double-check if you’re pressing the correct button. Power buttons are usually a bit bigger than the latter.
If your router doesn’t have it, then you can:
- Unplug the power cord.
- Wait for 15 to 30 seconds.
- Plug the cord back into the router.
Rebooting routers should fix the problem now.
#4: Reset your Blink camera
If the green light continues to blink…
Then resetting your device is your last resort.
But, this is also something not to worry about.
Resetting security cameras is safe.
It’ll only reboot the entire settings of your device.
This means your camera will go back to its factory setting.
And like other methods, this step is quick and easy.
All you need is a paperclip or a small screwdriver, or any sharp and thin object.
Important note: Never use safety pins or thumbtacks. These items are too sharp, and that could damage your device.
- Detach your camera’s back lid.
- Find the reset button (It’s a tiny hole, usually near the batteries).
- Insert the sharp object into the button.
- Hold down until a red light flashes.
- Connect your device to the Sync module.
This should fix the flashing green light.
If you want to learn more, click watch this video:
#5: Check if there’s a Blink server outage
It can be frustrating when you’ve done everything, and nothing helps.
But sometimes, this means the problem isn’t on your end.
Maybe by this time, there’s a Blink server outage.
To verify, you can use Blink’s down detector.
This should show you the status of your server.
Whether you have to wait for a while or not.
Moreover, you’ll be able to see a chart of problem reports in the last 24 hours.
By this, you’ll get to understand why your device is acting up.
BONUS: Contact Blink support
As a client of Blink, feel free to contact them.
Head to Blink support to get a response from them.
If you don’t want to spend on long-distance calls, you can submit a request for free.