The battery within the Smart Alarm Wireless Indoor Security Camera can last up to 3 months on a single charge, depending on placement and usage. To charge your camera, we recommend plugging it into power for 6 hours with a 5V, 7.5W USB power adapter that provides 1.5A of current. You will know the battery is fully charged when the LED on the camera turns solid white.You can maximize your camera’s battery life through its’ location and various camera settings. The information below will help guide you through our recommendations to improve overall battery life and performance for your Smart Alarm Indoor Camera.Camera LocationYour camera is activated by a motion sensor for accurate alerts. Because of this, we recommend the following for camera placement:Place the camera in a room or area where subjects are likely to spend time in if there is an alarmThe motion detector is most sensitive to side-to-side motion with its 125-degree field of viewDo not position the camera so that only a doorway is in frameDo not position the camera to look outside through a window or doorwayUsing the recommendations above, we created a placement guide for the Smart Alarm Indoor Camera with a mock-up floor plan. This floor plan is inserted below and can help provide guidance as to where we’d place the Smart Alarm Indoor Camera in a home with this layout.Camera SettingsThere are many settings that can be adjusted to help extend the battery life of your Smart Alarm Indoor Camera. To access the settings in the SimpliSafe Mobile App, navigate to:Choose the Cameras tab at the bottom of the appChoose the gear icon in the upper right cornerChoose the Camera you wish to change settings forAlternatively, you can:Choose the three-bar menu in the top left corner of the appSelect My SystemClick Camera SettingsChoose the Camera you wish to change settings forOnce on the settings menu for your camera, you’ll have the option to change settings. To maximize your battery life, we recommend the following:Under Motion Detection:Lower your camera’s motion sensitivity setting to low. This will impact how frequently your camera is triggeredEnable People-Only detection to ensure your camera is only capturing humans, and is not unnecessarily triggered by other moving objects or animalsSet up activity zones for your camera to exclude zones that you don’t want to receive alerts forIndoor Camera Power AdapterThe Smart Alarm Indoor Camera requires a 5V, 7.5W USB power adapter that supplies 1.5A of current. You may use any compatible power adapter, or you can purchase the Indoor Camera Power Adapter from our online store or through select retailers. The Indoor Camera Power Adapter is a power brick that will allow you to plug in your Smart Alarm Indoor Camera to provide continuous power to the camera.