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?
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.
There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity. - Gen Douglas MacArthur
Posts: 340 | Location: Edmonds, WA | Registered: March 14, 2008