Blink cameras are small, powerful, and easy on the wallet, which makes them an excellent choice for people looking for high-quality video in a minimalist package. If you have Blink, understanding the camera lights is vital to getting the most out of your innovative home security system. Blink cameras have a blue status light that indicates when the camera is working correctly.
Blink camera blinking yellow usually indicates connectivity issues.
This post will cover more on Blink camera lights and what they mean, emphasizing the meaning of yellow blinking and how to troubleshoot the problem.
Blink cameras require a steady 2.4 GHz WiFi internet connection to communicate with the Blink app and transmit the surveillance footage to your smartphone or cloud-based storage. They also need WiFi to connect to the Sync module.
If your Blink camera is blinking yellow, it indicates that the camera is having connectivity issues. Specifically, a blinking yellow means the camera is trying to find a network.
Thankfully, troubleshooting a blinking yellow is easy and straightforward.
A blinking yellow usually indicates connectivity issues. Here are some ways to restore your camera’s reliable operation:
Power cycling means resetting. To power cycle your router, turn off the power to the router, unplug it, and let it stay for about 30 seconds to one minute. Once a minute elapses, re-plug the router.
Next, remove the Blink camera batteries for about 30 seconds and reinsert them. When the camera turns on, it should blink yellow as it finds the network and switch to solid blue once it connects.
2. Move The Camera Closer To The Router
If your Blink camera is blinking yellow, check the WiFi signal strength. Sometimes the cause of a blinking yellow light can be a weak WiFi signal. To resolve this, move the camera closer to the router to help ensure a stable connection.
Alternatively, you can use a WiFi extender so that the camera gets a strong signal.
3. Restart The Sync Module
The sync module facilitates communication between your Blink cameras and the WiFi network. As such, it can hinder your cameras from connecting to the router if it malfunctions.
To restart your Sync Module, unplug it from the power outlet and allow it about 30 seconds to complete the power cycle. Next, plug it back into the power outlet and allow a minute to reboot and reconnect.
Once the LED indicator lights solid blue, your Blink camera should connect and continue recording. You will also notice the blinking yellow switching to blue.
4. Check Network Settings
If your Blink camera doesn’t connect, especially after power cycling the camera and the router, it might be time to check the network setting.
First, Blink cameras can only find and connect to a 2.4 GHz WiFi signal. Before attempting to reconnect your camera again, ensure your router is broadcasting on 2.4 GHz.
It is also imperative to check if other devices and systems connected to the same network are working properly. It could mean a more serious issue if none is connected, so contact your internet service providers for guidance and advice.
5. Update Firmware
Outdated firmware can cause your Blink camera not to connect to the WiFi network. Navigate your Blink app to check if your camera and Sync Module have the latest firmware. If any of them is outdated, update it and try to reconnect. Keeping your Blink updated can help solve and prevent minor connection issues.
6. Contact Support
If your Blink camera is within range and doesn’t connect to the WiFi network, contact Blink customer support for assistance. Customer support can provide guidance based on your camera model even when your Blink camera warranty has ended.
Blink cameras have LED light indicators that flash different colors to indicate different statuses and conditions. A blinking yellow typically indicates a connectivity issue or weak WiFi signal. If your Blink camera is blinking, following the troubleshooting ways and tips outlined above can restore operation. A properly configured and working Blink camera should show solid Blue light.