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Thu, May 26, 2022 7:10 PM

Camera battery won't last more than a few weeks

Isn't it supposed to last for 3-6 months?? After 3 recharges, I don't think we have made it much past 1 month since we got it. Is it a bad battery and is it warranteed. Your alerts should have the history.

Thanks!

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Il y a 3 m

Hi @petertrast ,

If your cameras are more active (i.e. triggering a recording, or if you're livestreaming a lot), that will drain the battery faster. That's why for best performance, we recommend that you set up People Only mode, and use Activity Zones to exclude areas of high traffic where you don't need to keep watch - like if a street is in view.

But it shouldn't be that fast. Is the camera already updated to the latest version of the firmware? You can check from the Camera Settings page.

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Il y a 3 m

I had the same issue. I installed solar panels to keep the batteries charged.

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Il y a 3 m

I feel like I was lied to when I bought it. Nothing was said about "high traffic" or other factors. This camera is on my front porch and I have a large family and it does not capture street traffic. Needing to take it down for a recharge every few weeks is a hassle since I installed it up high to avoid having it messed with or stolen... ugh. OK, I guess I need to add a solar charger..... not feeling like making a nice review, especially since the front door sensor died only a few weeks in, too.....