I thought that I would post here first instead of the Arlo Pro Forum. The battery life on my Arlo Pro has lessened a lot recently. I have 3 cameras purchased early December 2017. I had the cameras integrated with Smartthings where all 3 cameras would go active with a door switch. During February I went on a 10 day trip away from home and all 3 cameras were active during that time. From the time of purchase to after the trip the camera percentage was at a minimum of 90 percent with all cameras. During the trip one outside camera would record from motion at least once a day. I considered this excellent battery life.
During April something happened. I went on a 2 month trip and overnight all the cameras went to about 50 percent battery life. Also, the settings with Smartthings would not retain. I had to keep messing with the settings. I decided to turn the cameras off and have them turn on only when there was motion from Smartthings sensors. By the time I got home the battery life was down to under 20 percent with the 2 most active cameras. The other one was about 30 percent.
Arrival at home, I charged all cameras up to 100 percent (first time charging since I got the cameras) and again have Smartthings turn the cameras on with a door switch. Two weeks later one camera (most active) is under 18 percent and the other 2 is under 50 percent. I was away for 3 days so the cameras were always on for those 3 days. The other days the cameras were hardly on, maybe 4 or 5 times.
I haven’t removed the cameras from Smartthings but that is my next step unless anyone else might have another suggestion. Does Smartthings drain the camera batteries even when the cameras are off? With the cameras off (not active) the history (Recently) for the camera shows “Rssi is 4” every hour so I would assume that there is some kind of battery drain from Smartthings.