Wireless Indoor Camera: What Do These Lights Mean?

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A solid green light is good, but what about the other colors? Red, green, blue, solid or blinking – what does it all mean? The Status LED on your Wireless Indoor Camera conveys a lot of information, but only if you’re able to understand what it’s trying to tell you.

If you’re not sure what the different lights indicate, you’re in luck. Use this handy guide to not only know your camera’s status, but also what you need to do to get a solid green light.

Solid Green Light

The Wireless Indoor Camera is connected and everything is working as intended.

Blinking Green Light

The Wireless Indoor Camera is still in the process of being set up, or you have finished the setup process and are moving the camera to a new location.

How to Troubleshoot: Let the blinking continue for about a minute and it should end, leaving you with a solid green light. If it’s the first time you’ve set up the Wi-Fi on your camera, make sure everything is connected properly.

Solid Red Light

The Wireless Indoor Camera is running into an issue that is preventing it from working as intended.

How to Troubleshoot: Check to see if you’ve made any changes to your wireless network, such as network name and password, service provider settings, router configurations or equipment location.

If you’re not completely sure of what’s causing the red light, we recommend that you attempt to power cycle your camera. Follow these steps:

  • Unplug the AC adapter plug from the back of the camera
  • Wait 5-10 seconds and then plug it back in
  • Wait 1-2 minutes for the status LED to turn solid green

You can also view a video tutorial here.

If you’re still finding issues, try to reset your camera. Follow these steps:

  • Use a straightened paperclip (or any similar tool) and insert it into the reset port in the back of the camera underneath the antenna. Make sure you feel it make contact with the button.
  • Wait for the status LED to start blinking red and green, then remove the paperclip
  • Wait 1-2 minutes for the status LED to turn solid green

You can also view a video tutorial here.

Solid Blue Light

The Wireless Indoor Camera has been placed in privacy mode, which means live viewing is paused.

How to Troubleshoot: If you inadvertently turned on privacy mode, press the WPS button (on the left side if you’re facing the camera lens) to deactivate it.

 

If you have any other questions about the Wireless Indoor Camera, visit the [Resource Center] or ask in the comments below.

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  1. Wayne

    What does it mean when the status light is green and the other lights around it are red.

    • Katie Rynex

      Wayne, great question! The solid green status light indicates that your camera is connected and working properly. Those red lights that you are seeing around the camera could be a reflection of the infrared lights within the camera. We hope this answered your question and ask that you please let us know if you have any other questions going forward!

  2. Carol giron

    What does it mean if I notice a little blue light placed exactly where a mini-blind slat has been lifted? It looks directly into my kitchen from my neighbor’s bedroom.

    • Katie Rynex

      Thanks for reaching out to us Carol! We would like to address your concerns in more detail so we would like to have one of our Support Specialist reach out to you. Unfortunately we are unable to locate your account with the information provided here, please send an email to Wecare@frontpointsecurity.com with your best point of contact and we will have someone reach out to you shortly!

  3. mat

    what does it means when the indoor camera is blinking blue light?

    • Katie Rynex

      Mat, if your indoor camera is blinking blue it means that the camera is trying to find a router. This could indicate that the WPS button is stuck down, however, we recommend that you give our Support Team a call at your earliest convenience so we can investigate that camera and help you get everything up and running. Thanks for your feedback and please let us know if you have any other questions going forward!

  4. smarthome

    The security system is a most required in all homes to secure your home……….Thank you for information…….

  5. Susan

    Is there a setting that would keep a camera pointed out a window from recording EVERY SINGLE car’s headlights at night, but won’t impact it’s overall sensitivity? I don’t get any nuisance recordings during the day (cars passing by the driveway), but at night every single headlight becomes a video clip. help?

    • Valerie Saponara

      Susan, we don’t recommend that you point your camera towards the direction of traffic or where traffic would be because the changing pixels and motion will interfere with what the camera is catching every single day. However, we can definitely have someone from our Support Team reach out to you to help you troubleshoot your camera and your camera’s current settings to help address those extra clips you’re getting. At this time I’m having a little trouble finding you as a customer in our system based on the information you provided in your comments, so when you find a free moment can you please email me at WeCare@frontpointsecurity.com with the name on your account? Or if you prefer, please give our Support Team a call when you have time and they would be happy to work with you on this!

  6. Stan Poe

    Good article~

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