If your Eufy camera is flashing blue light, it indicates that the camera is ready to set up. If it’s flashing red, it means the camera is disconnected from the Internet. If other colors (blue and red) are flashing at the same time, it indicates that the camera needs a firmware update.
The erroneous blinking lights can show up quite often in Eufy cameras and require immediate attention because the operation of the camera may be at risk. Your security is compromised if the camera is disconnected and it’s not able to record the activity.
If you have a Eufy camera that is flashing red or blue (for no apparent reasons), check out this guide to find out what the lights mean, the causes, and how you can fix the issues related to them.
Why Eufy Camera is flashing Blue
Eufy cameras come with three built-in LED indicators that flash depending on the issue that is experiencing (or let’s say, trying to notify the user about certain situations with the camera).
These indicators are quite handy because the user is guided on the troubleshooting process and can better address the connectivity issues.
Blue flashing light in Eufy cameras indicates that the camera is ready to set up or has successfully connected to the internet (your local network) but still has not completed the setup possess. In other words, the breathing blue doesn’t necessarily indicate an issue, rather than the camera has not been set up yet.
If you just purchased the camera, the flashing blue light is the first thing you will see once the camera is powered up. This is how you can initialize (set up) a Eufy camera:
- Download the Eufy Security Camera Application on your smartphone (or tablet)
- Create an account with a login ID and password
- Click “add base station” to connect your Eufy app with the base station (camera)
- Turn on the Eufy camera
- Sync the Eufy camera to the app device using the sync option
During this procedure, the light will be flashing blue. Once the steps are completed, the light should turn into a solid blue which indicates that the device is connected and working.
If the blue light doesn’t set on solid blue but keeps flashing instead, it indicates that the camera is not connecting to the internet/app device. If so, go through the steps again and ensure the camera is properly added, make sure the sync option is enabled.
If the light is solid blue, turn off the camera, close the Eufy phone app, power cycle everything, and start over.
Why Eufy camera is flashing red
A flashing red in a Eufy camera indicates an error issue with the camera and, if you see one, you should address the issue as soon as possible because the camera may not record at all (hence, compromising your security).
Most of the time, a flashing red light on a Eufy camera indicates that the camera has disconnected from the internet.
While Eufy cameras don’t necessarily need the internet connection to function as a camera, the camera will not record any footage until the connection is established. Moreover, without the internet, you can’t really check the camera from the app.
If the Eufy camera is flashing red, you should check if there’s a problem with the internet connection. Maybe the internet is down, or the router is having some issues.
Reboot the router and wait to see if the camera connects to the network. Open up some random pages on your phone (while connected to the local WiFi) and if they load up.
Sometimes, you may need to reconnect your Eufy camera to the network using the phone app. If you’re using the Eufy camera on the go, check if the hotspot is working (phone, laptop).
For Eufy camera models such as Eufy Cam 2 and 2 Pro, the indication is a bit different. If one of these models is flashing red, it means that the camera is working fine but it indicates that the camera’s anti-theft alarm has been triggered. In this case, you need to check the camera (and the footage) to see why the alarm is triggered.
Why Eufy camera is flashing Red and Blue?
If the Eufy camera is flashing red and blue, it indicates that the camera’s firmware is upgrading. During this time, the camera will not operate/function, and you need to wait until the update process has been completed.
By default, Eufy firmware updates are scheduled late at night or evening, and it usually takes around 5 minutes for the process to be completed.
Additionally, you can update it manually; you can do it by going to the “About Device” page on your app and clicking the “check for firmware update” option. If there’s a new release, the camera will update and then reboot automatically once done.
In this guide, we explained the colored LED indicators on the camera and what they mean. Generally, flashing red indicates a problem with the connection, flashing red and blue means firmware is being updated, and flashing blue means the camera is ready for setup.
Additionally, it is recommended to check the camera manuals and see what the color means because the indicators are not always the same across the Eufy camera. Lastly, if you can’t fix the issue, you may contact Eufy customer support for additional help.