Forum Security Cameras Wi-Fi Cameras Argus Battery Life

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  • #61409

    raknaman
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    With the new batteries that were shipped with my Argus camera, I only got 20 days in standby mode before getting a low battery alert. The battery log showed the camera had a total less than 21 minutes of on time during those 20 days. Reolink claims the Argus camera should get 4 to 6 months in mostly standby mode, out of these batteries.

    Anyone else having the same issue?

    #61444

    baroness.marcella
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    I'm having the same problem, this is going to cost a fortune in batteries I have this sinking feeling, I only got about 23 days in standby, not really sure what I'm going to do now

    #61526

    rosanaps3
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    I already went through 8 batteries. I was confused about how to set up the camera so it went to stand by so for the first 2 days I had live stream active. I've had to play around with the camera and settings to test the best practice for conserving battery life. Otherwise I'll go broke buying batteries.

    #61552

    rosanaps3
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    One more thing. If I have the client running on PC and my mobile phone, does that affect the battery? The mobile status is CLOSED but the client on the PC says it's logged on.

    #61766

    raknaman
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    My camera died tonight after only 22 days in standby mode. So lets see, the batteries cost $2 a piece, that's $8 per camera every 22 days, that's about $286 a year per camera...and I have 5 cameras so these things will cost me $1,430 a year! Makes me wonder if Reolink properly tested the Argus.

    And don't get me started on how weak the audible alarm is, not anywhere as loud as their video makes it sound.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  raknaman.
    #61854

    baroness.marcella
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    Yikes I haven't tried the alarm out yet as I thought it was going to be too loud, will turn those on tomorrow and see what it's like. I'm not happy at all with the battery life, I will also go broke buying that many batteries every month for 6 cameras. I know that rechargeable don't last as long but I'm going to try it out of budget self defence???

    #61863

    raknaman
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    They also should have put a battery cutoff switch on the camera, so I wouldn't have to take the batteries out to stop them from draining, like for times when I'm home.

    #61939

    baroness.marcella
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    Definitely agree with that, there needs to be some way other than disabling the PIR to shut these things down when at home.

    #61969

    rosanaps3
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    I can't get more than 2 to 3 days of battery use, in standby mode!!! I agree that the battery life wasn't tested properly or we were mislead. I can't afford to use the camera!! Ugh!

    #61979

    Bob
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    Hey guys,
    Would you please contact our support at /contact-us/ and our support will help you check the battery-use log and help resolve the issue ASAP. Thank you all~

    #62014

    rosanaps3
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    When you're in Standby mode, is the status of the camera CLOSED? Is your PIR on or off? I'm trying to narrow down why my batteries get low after only 2 or 3 days. However I understand 20 days is well below the stated 180 days in stand by.
    Thank you.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  rosanaps3.
    #62016

    rosanaps3
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    With the new batteries that were shipped with my Argus camera, I only got 20 days in standby mode before getting a low battery alert. The battery log showed the camera had a total less than 21 minutes of on time during those 20 days. Reolink claims the Argus camera should get 4 to 6 months in mostly standby mode, out of these batteries.

    Anyone else having the same issue?

    Raknaman...When you're in Standby mode, is the status of the camera CLOSED? Is your PIR on or off? I'm trying to narrow down why my batteries get low after only 2 or 3 days. However I understand 20 days is well below the stated 180 days in stand by.
    Thank you.

    #62173

    raknaman
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    Raknaman…When you're in Standby mode, is the status of the camera CLOSED? Is your PIR on or off? I'm trying to narrow down why my batteries get low after only 2 or 3 days. However I understand 20 days is well below the stated 180 days in stand by.

    Yes, my camera status is closed in standby mode, with PIR on and off. The camera's blue blinking light should visually tell you it's in standby mode.

    #62408

    raknaman
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    Another one of my cameras batteries went low in 24 days of being in standby and not even 3 hours of camera usage. The battery page in the app never showed the battery level going down, went from full to low overnight. I bought 5 of these cameras from Reolink and with 2 of them having the same issue I think they have a problem. Unless they shipped out a bad batch of batteries. But if my replacement batteries do the same thing, then I want my money back.

    #62601

    rosanaps3
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    What's the point of the PIR sensor if it's recommended to be turned off? How else would one be notified if there was movement caught by the camera? I like the Argus but wish now I had purchased one that uses power and not batteries.

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