How to Extend the Battery Life of a Tapo Camera or Doorbell?
TP-Link’s Tapo product line includes products that are powered by a rechargeable and removable battery. These products also feature a low-power protocol that can greatly extend the battery’s life and timespan between charges. This FAQ will provide some tips on how to maximize your battery’s usage.
Adjust video quality:
Go to Camera Settings > Video Quality to change resolution settings.
Adjust the wake-up sensitivity:
Go to Camera Settings > Detection > Wake-up Sensitivity to adjust the sensitivity.
Adjust the Clip Settings:
Go to Camera Settings > Clips Settings to change the relevant settings.
Adjust the night vision viewing distance:
Go to Camera Settings > Night Mode Settings to change the viewing distance.
Adjust the frame rate:
Go to Camera Settings > Advanced Settings > Frame Rate to change the frame rate.
- Avoid pointing the camera directly at swaying trees, busy streets, and other high-traffic areas.
- The camera should be placed 7-10 ft (2-3 m) off the ground and tilted at about a 15°~20° angle. Keep the PIR lens level for the best results.
- The camera may not detect objects moving directly toward its center. Mount the camera where the movement goes across the lens's field of view, triggering the PIR motion detection.
- Avoid installing the camera behind glass. Glasses block infrared light and can make the camera's PIR Sensor unable to detect movement.
*Actual battery life may vary based on device settings, use, and environmental factors. Higher settings will deplete the battery faster
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