Applies to: All Reolink battery-powered cameras
The advertised batteries life is from tests under controlled laboratory conditions. The actual batteries life depends on configurations, battery models, and many other factors; actual results will vary. Some possible causes worth attention during use of the Argus camera are:
Cause 1. Frequent PIR alarms
If you can frequently hear the audio warning or find a lot of intermittent recordings under “Playback” page, it indicates the alarms are triggered too often.
Please Note, Pets and Hot Wind may also trigger the alarm.
Cause 2. Frequently visit the camera via Reolink App
If you log into your Reolink Argus and live view the images frequently, the camera will go to working state frequently. So the battery will be consumed more rapidly. And when IR-LEDs are on during night session, it will consume twice much the energy as the daytime.
You can extend the battery life by only visiting the camera when only necessary.
Cause 3. The disparity between batteries itself
Batteries from different brands or manufacturers may have distinct performance.
You may access the Help Page of battery use from Reolink App:
You may refer to the helpful guide and save batteries.
Cause 4. The camera was not working in the proper temperature range.
The camera should work in the temperature range of -10℃~+55℃ (14-131 °F). When not in the range, the performance will be impaired tremendously. That's one of the characteristics of Li-ion batteries. So we encourage you to use the camera in a proper environment.
Yet, if you find the batteries life way shorter than expected, may I have the UID of your Argus camera so I can check the battery usage info log on our Server? Then I will advise after that.