Hey Morgan…I don’t know what the battery life is yet, two AA lithium batteries come with them. I’ve had them for 3 months…they have different characteristics than my regular IP cams, I cant record them in my IP surveillance system, but they’ve got an app you can view the clips in. I can put them anywhere - and move them as needed, they aren’t supported outside, but I use them outside under shelter, and in a pole lamp looking away from the light. (the motion sensor doesn’t really work through glass). I have subjected them to heat over 110 degrees and below freezing. They have terrible night vision, but are great during the day. The motion sensor can trigger other things in smartthings, but the signal doesn’t get sent until after the camera is done recording the clip.