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Arlo Pro 2 Batteries Are Dead Over Night

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Bearsaban17 Follower
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Batteries ran down over night 8-12 hours. Is this problem in the way I have the settings?

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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Always ask, how often is the camera recording ( or total mins )... ?

spec use is about 5 mins recording/live view per day. My Pro batteries usu run 2-3 months

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Dave32B Apprentice
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I plug all mine in except one.  The one on battery lasts about 1 month.

 

As metioned, it depends how much motion is is detecting and recording.  Some things to extend battery:

• Adjust video quality

• Adjust sensativty (so only larger objects/movement is detected)

• Set activity zone to exclude moving branches, cieling fans...

• Re point camera to not see obects that constantly move

 

If possible plug it in; you get motion captured 3 seconds before it happens

 

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@Dave32B wrote:

I plug all mine in except one.  The one on battery lasts about 1 month.

 

As metioned, it depends how much motion is is detecting and recording.  Some things to extend battery:

• Adjust video quality

• Adjust sensativty (so only larger objects/movement is detected)

• Set activity zone to exclude moving branches, cieling fans...

• Re point camera to not see obects that constantly move

 

If possible plug it in; you get motion captured 3 seconds before it happens

 


Length of recording is also super critical.  Agree that when possible use a powered camera.  Use batteries only when absolutely required.  Consider overlapping camera views with a battery camera triggering motion events, recording briefly and causing a powered camera to record from a different vantage point at the same time.  High traffic areas will burn through batteries.  In low traffic areas, batteries will last for several months.  Solar panels help A LOT as well, if the location is right.