Why Is My Geeni Camera Blinking Red? [Solved]

Are you wondering why a red light is blinking at the top of your Geeni camera? You’ll find the answer in this article.

The blinking red light on Geeni Camera means that your camera is ready to connect to Wi-Fi. It could also mean that the camera is recording in night vision.

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Read on to see more reasons behind a blinking red light on a Geeni Camera and how to go about them.

Causes of Blinking Red Light on Geeni Camera

Your Geeni Camera may show a blinking red light due to the following reasons:

  • Failure to pair your new camera with Wi-Fi
  • A factory reset
  • Poor light levels in your environment.
  • Corrupt data in your memory card
  • Outdated camera firmware
  • Weak battery
  • Faulty wiring
  • Broken camera

How to Fix Blinking Red Light on Geeni Camera

Connect Your New Camera to Wi-Fi

If the red light is blinking on your new Geeni camera, chances are you haven’t connected the camera to Wi-Fi yet.

Your Geeni camera needs a stable Wi-Fi connection to work properly. The blinking red light reminds you to pair the device with Wi-Fi, so you can start using it to protect your home.

If you recently factory reset your camera, you’ll also need to connect your camera to Wi-Fi.

Follow these steps to pair your Geeni camera with Wi-Fi:

  • Download the Geeni app if you haven’t already.
  • Then, open the app and tap the + icon at the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Select Wi-Fi Camera.
  • Now, tap Next.
  • Click on the Wi-Fi network you’d like to connect to.
  • Make sure the Wi-Fi network is a 2.4GHz network, as the Geeni camera doesn’t work with 5GHz Wi-Fi networks.
  • Then, input your Wi-Fi password.
  • Tap Confirm.

The light on your Geeni camera will turn blue if you’ve connected the device to Wi-Fi successfully.

However, if the color of the light doesn’t change, and you’re sure you’ve entered the correct Wi-Fi password, try the next tip.

Improve the Lighting in Your Home

Another reason why your Geeni camera might flash a red light is poor lighting in your home.

The Geeni camera requires sufficient light to view and record images. If the light in your home is too low, the camera will turn on Night Vision to help it see better.

The camera displays a blinking red light when Night Vision is on.

To make the flashing red light disappear, you’ll need to improve the lighting in your room.

Pull up your curtains and open the windows. If your camera is mounted in a dark area, you might have to remove it and remount it in a brighter spot.

Update Your Camera Firmware

As you use your camera over time, it may develop functional issues. These issues can manifest in various ways: recording errors, unstable connections, or indicator lights blinking blindly.

The solution to this problem is to update your Geeni camera firmware. Updating your firmware will fix the glitches in the camera, which might be causing the device to flash the red light randomly. Updated firmware will also improve the performance of the camera.

Here’s how to update your Geeni camera firmware:

  • Open your Geeni app and scroll to the camera on the Devices list.
  • Then, select the camera.
  • Click on the 3-dot icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap Check for Firmware Update.
  • You’ll see the latest firmware update for your Geeni camera.
  • Finally, click on the update to install it on your Geeni camera.

Is the red light still blinking from your Geeni camera? If it is, move on to the next step.

Format Your Memory Card

Did you insert a used memory card in your Geeni camera? If so, the memory card might be corrupt.

A corrupt memory card can make your camera flash a red light even when the device is already connected to Wi-Fi.

To fix this issue, you’ll need to format the memory card. If you have important data on your camera, save it to your Cloud account before formatting your memory card.

Take the following steps to format the memory card on your Geeni smart camera:

  • Open your Geeni app.
  • Tap on Geeni Smart Camera on the Devices list.
  • Click on the 3-dot icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • This will take you to the Settings page.
  • Scroll down to Format SD Card.
  • Your SD Card will start formatting.

Once the formatting is over, the blinking red light should disappear from your camera.

However, if the light is still flashing on your camera, move on to the next step.

Fix Your Camera’s Wires

Another problem that can cause the Geeni camera to flash a red light continuously is faulty wiring. If your camera’s wires are weak, it will prevent the device from getting sufficient access to electrical power.

Without enough electrical power, your camera’s connection to Wi-Fi will be unstable. This instability will make a blinking red light appear on your camera.

To fix this issue, you’ll need to repair the wires on your Geeni camera. Ask your technician to inspect the wires on the camera. If they notice that the wires are bad, they will repair it.

Once your camera’s wires resume functioning normally, the blinking red light should disappear from your screen.

But what if you can still see the light? Then, you’ll need to apply the final fix on this list to see if that will resolve the issue.

Factory Reset Your Camera

If the blinking red light remains on your Geeni camera after you’ve tried all the solutions above, your camera may be dealing with a fatal issue.

Luckily, there is a final fix you can try before giving up on your camera. This solution involves factory resetting the device.

A factory reset deletes all the data on the camera and restores the device to its factory settings. This ensures that all the underlying issues in the device are completely eliminated.

Follow the guide below to factory reset your Geeni camera:

  • Search for a pinhole at the bottom of your camera lens.
  • Locate the reset button inside the pinhole.
  • Using a tiny pin, press and hold the reset button for 5 seconds.
  • Now, wait for the camera to finish resetting.
  • When the factory reset is complete, you’ll get a voice prompt telling you that you have successfully reset the device.

Get a New Geeni Camera

If you still can’t get rid of the flashing red light on your camera after applying all the fixes here, your Geeni camera might be faulty. So, you may consider replacing it.

Related: How to Fix Geeni Camera Wi-Fi Connection Issues. 

Wrapping Up

If you apply the recommended tips in this article correctly, you might not have to replace your camera. Make sure to try all the solutions in the order we’ve listed them above to get the best result.