“I would like a battery powered mini security camera that could send live stream to my smartphone. Where can I find one?”

Quick Answer: Get a battery powered security camera with smartphone App, which can send instant push notifications when motion is detected and allow you to watch live viewing remotely from your phone.

Also, you can expect MORE from the battery powered cameras tied to a smartphone app, like low battery alerts and motion sensitivity settings, to name a few.

Now most battery control CCTV security cameras come with a FREE smartphone App provided by manufacturers. And it can be quite easy and convenient to control the battery cameras via your cell phone.

So what are the detailed steps to access the smartphone compatible battery wireless security cameras? How to choose a best battery powered security camera with smartphone App? And what are the best options available for you?

That’s exactly what I’m going to show you in this post.

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Part 1: Simple Steps to Access Your Smartphone Compatible Battery Wireless Security Camera

As noted above, most cameras sellers would offer you free App for their smartphone compatible wireless security cameras, which makes it much easier for you to access your cameras from anywhere.

Below we’ll instruct you how to connect your CCTV IP camera to your phone and watch the live feed of battery powered security cameras with smartphone App, taking Reolink Argus® 2 as the example.

Step 1: Download the Reolink App to your smartphone.

Step 2: Start the App and enter the unique ID number (UID) as well as the password of your wireless battery powered security camera with smartphone app.

Access Battery Cameras on Phone

Step 3: Tap the camera device on the App and you can then watch the security camera on your mobile phone.

Here is a video shared by a user of Reolink Argus® 2, a motion activated outdoor battery powered security camera with smartphone app.

Reolink Argus® 2

100% Wire-Free Starlight Camera

Rechargeable Battery & Solar Powered; Outdoor/Indoor Protection; 1080 Full HD; Starlight Night Vision; 2-Way Audio; Live View Anytime Anywhere.

Part 2: How to Select Battery Powered Security Cameras with Smartphone App

Here is a laundry list of things to examine which battery powered security cameras with smartphone App are best for you, from the App compatibility to the battery life.

#1. Is the Battery Powered Security Camera Smartphone App Free

Compared with the battery powered security cameras with free smartphone app, those tied to pay-to-use third-party software can cost you more money and time to set up.

Note that you may also have compatibility issues with the third-party app, disabling you to connect to the smartphone controlled battery security cameras or sacrificing some nice features, like audio recording, pan and tilt function, etc.

Reolink, for example, offers customized and free smartphone App for its indoor and outdoor wire-free battery powered security cameras. And it keeps releasing new App versions to add advanced features, aiming to deliver the optimal user experience.

Bonus Tip: Check out these free IP security camera software solutions for iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac.

Battery Security Cameras with Smartphone App

#2. Is the Battery Operated IP Camera Smartphone App Intuitive and User-Friendly

How can you tell whether the battery operated IP camera smartphone App is intuitive and user-friendly? Refer to the following standards to draw your conclusion:

  • Does the battery powered IP camera smartphone App have an intuitive interface and can you find the settings you want easily?
  • Are the instructions of the smartphone App clear to you? Are there any spelling or grammar mistakes or non-native expressions?
  • Besides English, does the battery powered CCTV surveillance camera with smartphone App support other foreign languages?

A battery powered CCTV security camera with intuitive smartphone App, according to the feedback of many tech laymen, will be easier to manoeuvre and offer you a better user experience.

#3. What’s the Battery Life of Battery Powered Outdoor Security Cameras with Smartphone App

The battery life, is also a must-check factor for indoor/outdoor battery powered security cameras with smartphone App.

And this is a myth you need to recognize: the battery life claimed by sellers of battery control security cameras with smartphone App may not be exactly what you will get.

Your specific usage of battery operated CCTV surveillance cameras with smartphone App can greatly affect the actual battery life. (Learn how to extend battery life of your smartphone compatible wireless security cameras.)

It is also favorable if the cell phone battery powered security camera App can display the battery status and send you low battery notifications, so that you can always keep informed of the battery consumption.

Editor’s Tip: The smartphone compatible wireless security cameras with rechargeable battery and optional solar panel, like Reolink Argus® 2 and Reolink Argus® Pro, can be both money-saving and eco-friendly options.

Battery Smartphone App Security Camera

#4. Is the Smartphone App of Battery Wireless CCTV Security Cameras Universal

So here comes another factor you need to consider: does the smartphone compatible wireless battery security camera application support both Android and iOS systems?

Since multiple users can access the battery powered home security camera with the smartphone App, in case you and your parents are using different phone systems, the App compatible with both Android and iOS can allow all of you to watch remote viewing from your phones.

Takeaway: Check out the top 10 home security Apps for Android and iOS devices.

#5. Does the Smartphone Compatible Battery Wireless Security Camera Support Local Storage

The smartphone compatible battery wireless security cameras, in order to save the battery power consumption, are designed to record motion detection events only.

For the battery powered security cameras with SD card (slot) that connect to phones, you can easily play back the motion triggered videos stored in SD cards from your smartphones.

And the battery powered outdoor security cameras with smartphone App can also show you the remaining storage space of SD cards – simply log into the camera App and you can find it in the device settings.

Part 3: Best Battery Powered Security Cameras with Smartphone App for You

Not sure which battery powered security cameras with smartphone App to buy? Check out our best recommendations that can work with & without Internet.

1. Reolink Argus® 2 – Best Smartphone Compatible Battery Wireless Security Camera

As a smartphone compatible outdoor battery wireless security camera, Reolink Argus® 2 allows you to watch live viewing remotely via iOS & Android smartphone app.

And there are far more advanced features you can get from this mini wireless rechargeable battery powered security cameras with smartphone App, like the two-way audio, instant alerts (push notifications, emails snapshots, siren alarms), low battery notifications, reminders of improper usage, etc.

Unique Features:

  • Starlight night vision – It presents clearer images and videos with more visual details. You may also manually adjust the camera settings to get color images at night.
  • Battery powered & solar powered – This battery powered camera tied to a smartphone app comes with a rechargeable battery and you can add the Reolink solar panel (sold separately) to provide non-stop power for the cam.
  • IP 65 weatherproof – You can place this rechargeable battery powered outdoor security camera with smartphone App inside and outside as you wish.
Resolution 1080p
Power Source Rechargeable battery & optional solar panel add-on
Field of View 130°
Night Vision Up to 33ft color night vision
Audio Built-in mic and speaker
Connectivity 2.4 GHz WiFi network
Storage Option Support SD card recording & Cloud storage
Indoors & Outdoors IP65 weatherproof
Editorial Reviews 4.5/5 (from Techhive)

Watch the high quality video captured by this smartphone compatible outdoor battery wireless security camera.

Reolink Argus® 2

100% Wire-Free Starlight Camera

Rechargeable Battery & Solar Powered; Outdoor/Indoor Protection; 1080 Full HD; Starlight Night Vision; 2-Way Audio; Live View Anytime Anywhere.

Can’t Miss: Reolink recently launched a new Argus family member — Reolink Argus® Pro for another wire-free security solution at a much more affordable price.

This battery security camera with smartphone App shares almost all the highlights as Reolink Argus® 2 except the starlight night vision and magnetic base mounting. In virtue of the rich features and compact design, it is highly rated that “the $100 price tag is well worth its weight in gold”.

Video sample of Reolink Argus Pro:

Reolink Argus® Pro

100% Wire-Free Security Camera

Rechargeable Battery or Solar Powered; Outdoor/Indoor Protection; 1080p Full HD; Smart Motion Detection; 2-Way Audio; Live View Anytime Anywhere.

2. Reolink Go – Cellular Battery Powered Camera Tied to Smartphone App

No WiFi/Internet and no power, but you want to view the videos remotely on your phone?

That’s when the cellular battery powered security camera with smartphone App Reolink Go shines.

It is designed to meet your security needs in places without WiFi network and power source, such as your barns, farms, construction sites, vacation home, etc.

Operating on the 3G/4G network, this mobile IP camera operated through phone applications allows you to watch live viewing anytime and anywhere via the free Reolink App on your phone.

Resolution 1080p
Power Source Rechargeable battery & optional solar panel add-on
Field of View 110°
Night Vision Up to 33ft color night vision
Audio Built-in mic and speaker
Connectivity 3G/4G network
Storage Option Support SD card recording & Cloud storage
Indoors & Outdoors IP65 weatherproof

Below is the video shared by a test user of Reolink Go.

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Reolink Go

100% Wire-Free 3G/4G LTE Mobile Camera

No WiFi & Power Needed; Rechargeable Battery or Solar Powered; 1080p Full HD; Starlight Night Vision; 2-Way Audio; Live View Anytime Anywhere.

Part 4: Hot Questions You May Have About Battery Powered Security Camera with Smartphone App

Here are some frequently asked questions about indoor & outdoor battery powered security cameras with smartphone app we collect to solve your possible puzzles.

1. Will My Information Be Leaked When I Access the Battery Wireless Security Cameras with Mobile App

It has much to do with the brand of the battery powered security camera with smartphone access you choose.

Taking Reolink for example, all of its cameras are secured by enabling multi-level security features, including SSL encryption, WPA2-AES encryption, and SSL-TLS enabled.

So when you watch Reolink battery powered camera tied to a smartphone app online, you can rest assured that your video footage are safe from prying eyes.

Bonus: Refer to these easy and useful tips to secure your wireless smartphone compatible battery security cameras.

2. Can My Parents and I Access a Battery Powered Security Camera with Smartphone App at the Same Time

Absolutely YES!

For the outdoor battery powered security cameras with smartphone app Reolink Argus® 2 and Reolink Go, both can allow up to 8 people to stream videos simultaneously, with 2 users viewing main-stream videos on mobile phone.

And it is also easy for you to share the access of cell phone controlled battery IP cameras with your family or friends. (Read this to learn the details procedures.)

But mind that if you access the smartphone compatible battery outdoor wireless security camera on multiple devices, it will speed up the battery consumption of your camera.

3. Can the Battery Powered Cameras Tied to a Smartphone App Work without Internet

For the battery powered security cameras with smartphone app that rely on WiFi network to transmit signals, such as Reolink Argus® 2, Internet connection is required for you to watch security cameras remotely on your phone and receive instant alerts.

If you need onsite recording only, Reolink Argus® 2 is capable to save the motion triggered videos locally even without Internet. Note that it needs a WiFi network for the initial setup and you can use your phone’s mobile network as a hot spot to get it up.

No Internet and want remote viewing?

Then the 4G outdoor battery powered security camera with smartphone app would be your best bet, which allow you to check on remote sites without Internet from anywhere on your phone.

Part 5: Troubleshooting Tips for Battery Powered Security Cameras with Smartphone App

“Remote access to view outdoor battery powered CCTV security cameras from my smartphone app not working, any tips?”

“Can’t receive push notifications on my battery powered security camera with smartphone App?”

Got problems as mentioned above? Check out the following solutions to troubleshoot the issues.

If you have any more questions about the battery powered security cameras with smartphone App, feel free to ask! We’ll try to help in any way we can!

  • Kevin Hawaii

    Hello! How can I disable the Motion Detection? I set it at the lowest but still having frequently pop up messages of alarm motion detection. I currently own two C1 and there are times after 1 day not opening apps… I would have over 30 stacked alarm motion messages which I need to close one by one til finish before my viewing. Please advise. Thanks!

  • Nosmo King

    Can I really install the Reolink Argus camera on a site that has no internet modem wifi nearby , no router , no modem , just the camera and my phone . Can I view the footage from the camera without taking out the SD card , if so how far from the camera can I be . Is this really possible ,
    1 camera , no network , no internet , no wifi modem plugged into being fed by verizon or at&t , just the camera and a phone with the App. ?

    • Yolanda

      Hi Nosmo, thank you for your interest in our product. If you have no Internet connection in your site, Reolink Argus can still record motion detection events onboard for your later review. But note that you cannot remotely view the footage on your phone without network. If you need a camera that can allow you to view the footage without WiFi nearby, you may read this post to learn more information: /cellular-security-cameras-buying-guide/. Hope it will help.

  • AR A.

    Can you control the record to SD card function from the smartphone app. And then stream that recording to phone from SD card minutes later? My main problem is I want to use wireless station but HD uses so much data and will cost a lot for plan. SD remote control and then stream in SD would be ideal for my situation which is to monitor for wildlife in an upstairs parking lot from steps down below before going to car each morning. (bear country)

    • Jenny Hu

      Hi, there, yes, you can control the record to SD card function from your smartphone app. After you log into the app to play back the videos in the SD card, you can manually download the recordings to your phone as well.

      • AR A.

        So essentially the only data you are using on your wifi plan would be the SD downloaded to smartphone? When you say manually download you mean manually as in a function on the phone accessing the camera remotely Jenny? Just want to be sure on that point..

        • Jenny Hu

          Hi, there, you’ll use the data on your WiFi plan when you access the camera for live viewing and when the camera sends you alerts upon motion detection. And of course, if you download the videos from SD card to a smartphone, you’ll also consume the data of your WiFi plan.
          And when I say manually download, what I mean is that after you log into Reolink App accessing the camera remotely, you can tap the image/video button and save the images or videos to your phone (shown as the picture below). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbf08ffd0a24c41b3c2a6ffd0ecd43286d515e376a128b79eba7f3b686941f47.png

  • Winton Bowman

    I need a camera that will run on battery for a long time in a location that has no wifi or electricity.Would like to be able to contol camera with android phone at the location and be able to save to a sd card that I can playback either with camera or on laptop.Does such a camera exist and what kind is it.Thank you.

    • Yolanda

      Hi, Winton, you may have a look at Reolink Go, /product/reolink-go/, a rechargeable battery & solar powered security camera that operates on 4G network. With a SIM card inserted, this camera can work in sites without WiFi and electricity. You are also able to control the camera with your android phone from anywhere. It comes with a micro SD card slot for onsite recording and you can play back the motion triggered videos easily on your phone. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

  • Dave Dafes

    Hi!
    I need a battery operated outdoor cctv camera with 24/7 life view streaming and not motion triggered viewing that timeout after few minutes. Do such a camera exist?

    • Yolanda

      Hello, Dave, battery-powered security cameras are not designed for 24/7 live view streaming in order to save power consumption. When motions are detected, such a security camera will wake up at once and record videos onsite. Check the star product of our 1080p battery outdoor CCTV cameras here, /product/argus-2/. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

      • Dave Dafes

        Is there a camera that would serve my purpose? Battery or no battery?

        • Yolanda

          Hi, Dave, if you need security cameras with 24/7 live streaming, the best option for you is to go for a security camera system, https://store.reolink.com/security-camera-systems/. It comes with a dedicated NVR for 24/7 recording and you can access the cameras from anywhere on your phone or PC.

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