How Long Does Video Doorbell’s Battery Last?

When you gonging to decide to have a video doorbell, it is necessary to figure out how long does video doorbell’s battery lasts. Nowadays, there is 2 main way for video doorbell to get power, 16-24V AC power supply, and batteries power supply.

Some video doorbells need to use the existing doorbell wiring to supply power. If your house already has low-voltage doorbell wiring, please use it for uninterrupted service. By connecting the doorbell to a permanent AC power source, you no longer need to charge the doorbell regularly, and you can eliminate the problems caused by low battery power. Wired doorbells are not as easy to install as wireless doorbells, but they are far from difficult, and unless your entire house is powered off, you don’t have to worry about power failure. Since most houses have already installed doorbell wiring, installing a video doorbell is as easy as removing the old doorbell, disconnecting the two wires, connecting the new doorbell to the wires, and connecting it to the outside of the house. In most cases, you can also connect the doorbell to an existing prompt box. If you have problems installing, please be sure to consult professionals.

If you don’t want to deal with wiring problems, or if you want to rent and cannot install anything on the wall, we recommend that you use a battery-powered solution. The wireless doorbell is the easiest type to install, just install it on the external wall and To connect to Wi-Fi, there is no need for any wiring because it draws energy from the battery rather than the electricity at home, and there is no need to turn off the power or mess with any wires. The battery-operated doorbell is composed of rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries. You need to charge the doorbell or replace it with a new battery before the doorbell is dead. If you are using non-rechargeable batteries, an additional cost will be added every year to purchase batteries.

To charge your doorbell, you need to detach it from the mounting bracket, and then take it home to charge it with a dedicated charging cable. Generally, it takes about 5 to 10 hours for your video doorbell to be fully charged.

There is a ton of varying information online about the battery life for Video Doorbells, which makes things confusing. Some say that the device’s battery can last for 6 months, actually, it just the date from the laboratory.

Several different factors may affect the battery life of a video doorbell.

The most important factor is that the battery will quickly drain the battery depending on the usage, lasting two to six months. When the motion detector is triggered or the doorbell is engaged, the video doorbell will send an alarm and start recording the video. These events will consume battery power. Opening the live view to view live video sources or speaking through the doorbell also consumes battery power. The more events that occur throughout the day, the more the battery is used, and the battery needs to be charged or replaced as soon as possible.

If you live in an extremely cold area, you may have to charge or replace the battery every other month. The low temperature will harm the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. If you live in an area where the temperature is lower than 40°C, the efficiency of the battery to maintain charge will decrease. If the battery temperature is too low, it may even cause the doorbell to stop working at an inappropriate time.

In the end, I always recommend hard-wired video doorbell, even it may be a little difficult at the first, but it is once and for all. And if you are preparing to renovate the house, an embedded video doorbell will be the best choice, because it can be integrated with the door which makes it looks more beautiful, and you will never need to worry about the unstable of power and WiFi.

For more information about the Embedded video doorbell, please feel free to contact us(info@jimilab.com).

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