I purchased two outdoor cameras (each came with a base) when they first came out. As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the cameras had around a 25% charge when it arrived and the other was completely drained (I didn’t make note of which one was fully drained, so I don’t know which camera it is).
I fully charged both cameras, activated and installed them on August 8th (almost exactly two months ago). One is installed over our driveway and the other over our deck in the back. They are both connected to the same base station, located in the back of our house.
The deck camera shows three bars on the base station (it’s probably 10 feet from the station with only one wall in between). The driveway camera fluctuates between one bar and no bars (it’s probably 30 feet away, but also has to pass through multiple walls).
Right now the driveway camera has 26% battery left; the deck camera has 47%. Each camera has an SD card, and each receives 10 or less motion notifications a day. The only difference (other than if one does actually have a “bad” battery) is the signal strength. So, I thought I’d see if that effects battery life. I would prefer not to have each camera on a different base, but if that makes a difference, I may try installing my second base.
Thanks for your help!