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Activity Zones on battery power

For the love of GOD give us activity zones on battery power. Either I turn the sensitivity down to 10% or I receive 400 recordings a day of my grill cover blowing in the wind. The feature exists already. If I have to recharge my batteries more often I will gladly do so. My phone receives a notification every 30sec to a minute on the dot from one camera all day every day if there is any gust of wind outside. Either I shut the camera off or turn off notifications. Which defeats the purpose of the wire free implementation. If I wanted to run a dedicated power setup I would have looked elsewhere. The cameras are great but just give us the full features when people are already sinking $500 or more into setting up cameras for their house.


I honestly think about ditching the system sometimes every time I hear my phone show me another arlo notification.


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I agree. Get constant notification when wind blows. Had to shut off camera last night when i most need it!


I have discovered something kind of intereating. Like OP, i was getting notices every few minutes when operating on battery on two seperate cameras. When I would plug them in to AC power to charge inplace, the number of notices would significately drop. When back on DC power, notices would increase. It would seem that the cameras are MUCH more sensitive when on DC battery power. I have the cameras sexured with an aftermarket chain, so swapping out batteries is a pain, which os why I plug in the oudoor AC adapter once a week or so.

if I was the conspiracy type, I would think they made them more sensative on battery as a way of selling thier overpriced solar panels and outdoor AC cords. 


Suggestion- I really have no idea, but I also want power where I cant suppy a main. I was wondering if I got a small power bank- (like the one you keep in your bag for phone top ups). Connect the camera to that,  thne connect the power bank to the solar panel. Would that work? Cheers


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Status changed to: Future Consideration
+1 Yes PLEASE give us the option with activity zones on battery power, I understand that this might draw more battery and I need to charge more often, but please, I'm an adult, let that be me my choice...

Have you considered fastening your cover for the grill?


I considered getting a device to control the weather.