I’ve had a video doorbell 2 for about 18 months and have gotten fed up with changing the batteries every couple of days so have hardwired it in.
I’m getting 16VAC from the transformer that the doorbell is connected to (including the recommended resistor). My RSSI is -45.
When I click on the app, the power source is “hardwired” and the power status shows as “very good”. I have fully charged the battery and fitted it, however the battery is still draining about about 30% a day.
My settings are:
Live view: ON
Tap Camera Preview for Live View: ON
Video recording length: 90s
Snapshot Capture: ON
Snapshot Frequency: Every 5 Minutes
Motion sensitivity: About 5% of the slider
People Only Mode: ON
Motion Zone: Set just to cover the path / driveway to my front door
Advanced Motion Detection: ON
Motion schedule: Not set
Motion Frequency: Frequently
I’m usually getting around 8 to 12 motion / people detections a day.
Should having the doorbell hardwired be able to sustain these settings?