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They work fine as cameras. What I can't understand is the short battery life. When they were initially installed, they ran about 4-5 months before needing to be recharged. Ever since that initial recharge, they last about a month before I have to get out the ladder, take them down and recharge them. What really mystifies is that the interior camera, which is rarely turned on due to normal in house traffic, seems to run down faster than the other two. A neighbor, who has the same system, says he has the same issue. I had one of those online chats with the Arlo people, who told me to re-synch the cameras with the main unit, which didn't help. Anyone know a solution to this?
 
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Do you have settings to optimize battery or video quality?

Which specific model? I have been using the 3 pack pro set for 9 months without issue. 2 inside 1 outside. Outside uses more battery due to motion.
 
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I have the Arlo cams and I researched the rechargeable batteries and found what you did.

Multiple reports of very ahort battery life. I decided to go with non rechargeable and I have been getting many months usage out of the replacements.

Four outside cams with a good amount of motion activation. I also tweaked my image to be more battery friendly.
 
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I have the Arlo cams and I researched the rechargeable batteries and found what you did.

Multiple reports of very ahort battery life. I decided to go with non rechargeable and I have been getting many months usage out of the replacements.


Four outside cams with a good amount of motion activation. I also tweaked my image to be more battery friendly.

Mine is the Arlo Pro, two outside cameras and one inside. They take a cube-shaped battery and the only ones I see on Amazon are the rechargeable
 
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Yeah they are cutsie little cameras, easy to install and a couple of other handy features but lack quite a bit in other areas and the battery issue is one and that is the only way they are powered.
 
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I just bought a five camera set up. Been going strong for two months. All but one are still in the 90% battery range. I do plan on wiring them into an outlet since they are very close to one. One drained itself pretty quick since it is in the garage and it gets activated all the time. I just used the supplied cord and plugged it in and no more draining.
I find the ones that are farther away from the base unit drain quicker. A little hint I head was when you view the camera be sure to click the pause button after you are done viewing to conserve battery life. Also check the settings you can adjust the settings to conserve battery life.


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