Typically, the battery in doorbells can go months between recharges with regular usage. However, battery life is also dependent on several factors in your environment, such as the local weather, the number of vehicles passing by, and the number of activities captured. This article will detail some of the factors that may cause your battery to require more frequent recharges.
The Local Weather
At temperatures below 40°F, lithium-ion batteries in doorbells are less effective at holding a charge. Therefore when the temperature drops below 40°F, it may be necessary to charge your doorbell more often.
Battery performance will return to normal once the weather warms up and remains above freezing.
Lots of Activity
If the doorbell is facing the street, vehicles and pedestrians with side-to-side movement will turn on the camera in doorbells frequently. If you enable Human Detection in motion settings, you will not get notified of these events. However, it still consumes power quickly.
The more events your doorbell captures, the more battery it uses for recording. If your device is recording a large number of events every day, you may need to recharge your battery more frequently.
Also, each time you use the live view to look or speak through your doorbell, you consume battery in the doorbell.
Poor connection between doorbell and chime
In the WUUK app, you can see connection strength between doorbell and chime. If your devices only have 1 bar of signal strength, there may be too much interference. Poor connection between doorbell and chime may consume the battery more quickly over time.
If you have battery issues, you may want to do one or more of the following:
- Adjust the direction of your doorbell to reduce unwanted events.
- Reduce the recording duration in your device settings.
- Reduce your use of live view.
- Lower the motion sensitivity setting for your doorbell.
- Enable Human Only in motion settings.
- Ensure that your doorbell has at least 2 bars of signal strength.
- Turn on Power Saving mode in the app.
- Hardwiring your doorbell.
If you have an existing hardwired doorbell button at the front door, you may hardwire the Wuuk doorbell. It will charge the battery continuously.