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Ultra 2 batteries last only days. Camera goes off constantly. Tried reducing sensitivity.

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LB77
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Have had an Arlo Ultra 2 system for a few months. I’m currently using 3/4 cams. One camera I have in a non trafficked area seems fine and I have no battery issues.

2 cams in front of house go off constantly. I have set as minimal activity zones as I can, about 90% of my driveway is no longer covered. I don’t have plants, trees etc covered and minimal shadows. I also set the cams to detect only people/vehicles. I turned down sensitivity about 1/2 way as well.

Problem is they never stop alerting, they alert on any tiny shadow or a leaf blowing etc...sometimes for no discernible reason at all. I’m happy if my battery lasts a week. Any advice would be appreciated before I return the system.

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jguerdat
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Camera positioning is key. Possibly rotating the camera down would help but the extreme wide angle lens makes this difficult to do. Post a screenshot of the camera views for suggestions. Also, be sure you're turning the sensitivity down in your modes and rules, not the motion test.

pwaggs
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In your video mode settings, what do you have the video mode set up at? If possible, maybe narrow it down a little as you have two camera's covering the area.

 

Turn off the Auto Zoom and Tracking.

 

Maybe adjust the power management. I get 60 days with lots of triggering events. In fact, I wish that there was a quick overide of alerts for an hour or so.

 

 

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