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Best Way to Conserve Power

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marcos_salazar
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I'm not seeing my model number from the list, which is VMS4430-100NAS. Anyways, I was wondering, what is the most effective way to conserve battery power? Does it work best to turn the camera off completely or just disarm the motion detection? Thank you.
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TomMac
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Funny that that hasn't been made more clear in the docs...

 

If you put the cameras in the DISARMED mode , they use almost null power.  ( the same as turning them off in settings )

But, IMO, the turning off in settings is more of a privacy issue if "shared" as only the primary owner can turn the cam back on.

( like a bedroom for child you want to keep offline from shared users )

 

BUT, if you turn off the base unit, the cameras will use a LOT of power trying to reconnect to the base so don't do it.

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