Blink Camera Flashing Green: How To Fix [2022]

The LED indicator on the Blink Camera is a killer feature that alerts users of issues with the device. The flashing Green LED indication reflects problems with the network.

Among the many Blink Cameras in my arsenal, the Blink Mini is my most recent addition, and I was baffled to see the flashing Green LED right after I set up the Camera.

It turns out that the issue was with the network but not with the connection per see. The culprit, in this case, was the Blink Servers being down.

If the Blink Camera is flashing Green, check the network status (make sure it's working fine) and reboot the Camera. Server outages can also trigger the Camera LED to flash Green. Waiting it out is the only fix for this scenario. Factory resetting the Blink Camera could alleviate issues with the hardware.

Here's how to fix this issue on the Blink Camera:

Reboot Blink Camera

Reboot Blink Camera

The status LED on Blink Cameras indicates various issues with different colors appropriate for the corresponding problem.

While most issues warrant a more focused approach to fixing, rebooting the Blink Camera is the best and perhaps one of the most effective fixes for issues on the Camera.

In performing a system reboot, you give the Blink Camera its long-awaited rest, which may be crucial for monitoring devices that tend to work 24/7.

And the best way to reboot a Blink Camera - power cycle it. This method brings especial effectiveness when dealing with networking issues like the one at hand.

A power cycle test is a mode of system refresh with the added advantage of depleting the Camera of all the pent-up static charges, which can weigh down the system.

Here's how to do so:

1. Remove the batteries from the Blink Camera by unscrewing the Back Plate. With Blink Mini, unplug the power cable.

2. Leave the Camera to rest for a few seconds, preferably a minute.

3. Plug back in the batteries (plug in the power cable).

Power ON the Camera and check for the issue now.

Check for Blink Server Outages

Even if there is no explicit issue with the Camera or the network, the LED can blink GREEN due to one other crucial aspect of Blink.

Blink Cameras flash GREEN when internet access is unavailable while connected to a network.

The culprit here can either be the network or Blink servers.

Putting aside issues with the network for a later time, let's concentrate on server outages for the time being.

Blink occasionally performs routine server maintenance, repairs, or upgrades for the betterment of the service and to be updated with changing geography of the digital realm.

Blink Outages

And to do so, Blink has to take down the servers for the entirety of the service. Thus, giving rise to a server outage.

When Blink servers are down, Blink Cameras can no longer perform as intended, especially if you have an active Blink Subscription plan.

With a Blink Subscription plan, users can record and save event clips directly to the Blink Cloud services.

The Clips remain in the cloud servers for 60 days, after which they get deleted in a first-in-first-out manner.

The only fix for such a case is to wait out the outage.

You can check the server outage status by accessing websites like downdetector for Blink and AWS since Amazon is the parent company of Blink.

Venting your frustration on social media handles and forums of Blink can also trigger quick responses for aleatory outages.

Check the Status of the Network

Check the Status of the Network

On the obverse side of the coin, the network shares a similar notoriety as the server outage issue regarding the problem at hand.

Even if the device has network access, it doesn't mean the Camera has internet access.

For reasons that elude most of us mortals, a stable network connection does not constitute a stable interment connection.

Connecting to a network is easy. All you have to do is to join a WiFi band. But internet access is governed by several other factors.

Blink Cameras connect to the 2.4 GHz network. Do not connect them to the 5 GHz network.

Data transfer speeds, latency, signal strength, etc., all determine whether you have stable internet access or not.

You can check the status of these networking parameters through a speed-testing application. Run the speed test on your network through sites like speedtest.net or fast.com.

Check the results for any anomalies with the networking parameters, like throttling latency or dropping speed.

If you find a visible discrepancy, try refreshing the Router/Modem.

Here's how to do so:

Power Cycle Router/Modem

Power Cycle Router/Modem

Just like how we power cycled the Blink Camera, you may also want to reboot the Router/Modem when things seem sketchy with the network.

Apart from issues with the ISP, instabilities on the network can be fixed with a Router/Modem refresh.

Here's how to do so:

1. Unplug the Router/Modem from power, and leave it idle for a few seconds.

2. Press and hold various buttons on the Router for a couple of seconds. Repeat this step a couple of times.

3. Plug back in the power cable and turn ON the Router/Modem.

Run the speed test once again on the network. If everything is working fine, connect back the Blink Camera and check for the issue.

Disable VPNs, IP Masks, and Other Network Filters

Disable VPNs, IP Masks, and Other Network Filters

Any form of networking filter or proxy connection can affect networking capability.

VPNs, though they provide additional security and access to otherwise prohibited domains, can significantly affect the network latency and speed.

With reduced speed and high latency, Blink Cameras may not get the required bandwidth to transfer clips and communicate with the Blink app.

Blink Cameras require a minimum data transfer speed of 2 Mbps. Keep an eye out for the upload speed as Blink Cameras transfers clips from the Camera to the Sync Module.

Other networking filters like IP masks and MAC address filters may block Blink systems, which restricts access to the internet.

If the Camera flashes GREEN, try disabling any such filters.

Most VPNs and IP filters facilitated through corresponding applications can be disabled from your PC.

Other services made possible through the Router may require you to disable them from the Router portal. Case and point - MAC address filters.

Some masks and filters may require ISP authorization to be disabled. Contact your ISP for further assistance.

Relocate Blink Camera

Signal strength plays a crucial role in facilitating communication on Blink Camera.

If the Camera has network access, but the signal strength is faint at best, the Blink Cam may have trouble accessing the internet. Hence, prompting the status LED to flash GREEN.

The fix for such a predicament is to relocate the Camera closer to the Sync Module/Router or vice-versa.

Most Blink Cameras connect to the network through the Sync Module. Although, a couple of Blink devices, namely, Blink Mini and the Video Doorbell, can connect to the network without the SYnc Module.

Depending on how you deploy a Blink Camera, it may not be imperative to relocate the Camera, especially with outdoor placements.

Instead, relocate the Sync Module or the Router closer to the Camera. With Blink Mini or Blink Indoor Cameras, you can do the opposite and move the Camera closer to the principal devices.

Albeit, the connection, and the signal strength are susceptible to several factors:

  1. Interference from nearby wirelessly transmitting devices
  2. Opaque structures
  3. Solid partitions

Keeping these factors in mind, find the ideal location for mounting the Camera. You can check the status of the connection to the network and the Sync Module through the Blink app.

Here's how to do so:

1. Open the Blink app and tap on the Camera Settings icon of the Blink Camera in question.

2. Scroll down to the Status section.

Network Status

3. Click on Update.

If the signal strength of the Camera to Sync Module and Camera to Network are 3 bars, then you're good to go.

Delete the Blink Camera from the Blink System

Next, let's try and remove the errant Blink Camera from the Blink app and re-add it.

Doing so will reset every preference made on the app and the Camera.

Once you delete the Camera from the app, you can change the network along with various other settings.

And so, without any further ado, here's how to delete a Blink Camera from the Blink app:

1. Open the Blink app and tap on the Camera Settings icon of the associated Camera.

Camera Settings tab

2. Scroll to the bottom and select Delete Camera.

Delete Camera

3. Confirm by selecting Delete.

You can add the Camera to the app by tapping '+' Add device icon> Blink Wireless Camera> Scan QR code> Done.

You may also want to delete the Sync Module to which Blink Cameras connect. Do so by Selecting the Sync Module> Delete Sync Module> Scan QR code> Delete.

Final Thoughts

And to wrap up this troubleshooting guide, there's one other fix you might want to try when the Camera flashes GREEN -switch the network.

To do so, open the Camera settings tab and select Change WiFi.

If you still can't get over this issue, contacting the customer services of Blink would be ideal.

Hardware issues might warrant professional assistance. Do not go on a whim and take things into your own hands.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to turn OFF LED on Blink Camera?

To turn OFF the status LED on Blink Camera, follow these steps:

1. Open the Blink app and tap open the Camera Setting option of the Blink Camera.

2. Scroll down to the Status LED tile.

3. Toggle the option to OFF.

Where is the IR illuminator on a Blink camera?

The IR illuminator, which facilitates Night Vision, is located right below the camera module on Blink Cameras.

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I started Blinqblinq to give reliable tech advice to anyone who needs it, for free! If you have questions on anything tech-related, feel free to contact me.

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