I have 3 outdoor cams and numerous V2’s, both pan and stationary and access to a neighbor’s outdoor cam (shared). Since the recent update to 18.104.22.168 on one of my outdoor cams, the battery is crap. The others are fine (no issues that I’ve seen yet). I’ve looked for other threads and nothing really helps. I’ve considered other options, but nothing else has changed - same location for both the cam and the base, same activity at the cam, same settings. My other outdoor cam at this location (the third is at another location), is further away from the base even. So here goes.
When I updated this OC, it had issues doing the firmware update, but after several attempts, including fully charging the battery and bringing it indoors within a couple feet of the base, it finally said it succeeded and reports it is at 22.214.171.124 like the others. Now, the battery drains WITHIN HOURS. At first, after the update, it seemed fine. Then last week, it said it was dead - as in 0% - so I brought it in and charged it up full again. Took it back outside and it lasted just a couple of days. So, I brought it back in and charged it again. This time, it’s draining in just hours. I charged it at noon, took it out and by bedtime it was down to 60%. Turned it off for the night (had a bug problem causing it to trigger) and turned it back on in the morning. By lunch it was down to 21%.
So I suspect something went way bad during the firmware update. I would just reset it and re-apply the firmware update, but you can’t do that with the outdoor cams. What I don’t understand is that this is limited to one cam. My other outdoor cams seem to be OK.
Anyone have any suggestions? I’ve opened a case with support, but the initial, automated reply said it could be delayed “48-72 hours”. So I thought I’d try here. In the meantime, the camera is OFF and USELESSS.