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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 7:19 PM

The outside camera's are only battery powered!

This would have been something I would have liked to know, or they should just come with solar panels. I had my system installed on Saturday and by that night the batteries were dead. I recharged (full) and by the end of the next day the front battery was dead again. My camera is pointed down, to the point that the only thing I can see is the driveway. In other words, if someone pulled in front of my home, nothing would be recorded. This is just ridiculous! Not please at all!

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2.9K Messages

10 months ago

@sallyjanemathews The Outdoor Camera is battery-powered, but we do offer a solar panel and power cable to keep its battery charged. There are also camera settings you can turn on in the app to extend the camera's battery life. We highlight the different settings you can turn on, and the best way to position the camera if it's in a high-traffic area, in this Help Center article



5.9K Messages

10 months ago

@sallyjanemathews Highly recommend the AC adapter kit. I planned for AC power from the start and have two outdoor cameras directly connected to AC. Also, SS is working on firmware update to  provide "instant on" to stream when connected to AC.

980 Messages

10 months ago

I have 4 of my outdoor cameras on solar and one on the power cord and have absolutely no issues and never have to worry about them what's so ever. 

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