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Security Camera Backup Batteries

Includes Arlo, Blink, Brinno, & Reolink

When shopping for security cameras for your home, it is important to research the different companies and their varying product. Wire-free security cameras, for example, are a versatile and cost-effective way to increase your property's security; however, these battery-powered surveillance cameras will need to have the best power source possible in order to keep you safe. Here at BatteryJunction.com, we've done some of the research for you by compiling a list of some of the popular battery-powered security cameras and what batteries we recommend you use to keep those devices powered. Already own a particular brand? Feel free to use the product filters at the top of this page to find the best replacement batteries for your cameras. Otherwise, please continue to read along as we guide you through the different batteries needed to power an assortment of home surveillance cameras.

Arlo Camera Batteries

Arlo security systems are probably one of if not the most popular wire-free cameras currently available on the market. These weatherproof, HD security cameras can be mounted anywhere, due to their wireless design. How do you power a surveillance camera without wires? Each Arlo camera runs on four CR123A lithium non-rechargeable batteries. While these batteries are included with your initial purchase, over time you will need to find replacements. BatteryJunction.com is a stocking distributor of security camera backup batteries and we offer a wide assortment of brands to suit any budget restraints and preferences. While Arlo recommends utilizing Tenergy's battery combo kit of four rechargeable RCR123As and a four-bay charger, if you'd like to stick to non-rechargeable cells, we have those too. We recommend sticking to name-brand manufacturers, such as Duracell, Energizer, and Panasonic, to power your security cameras. When dealing with the safety of your property, it is important to rely on brands you can trust. Finally, BatteryJunction.com also offers these replacement batteries in a variety of packaging options. Because Lithium cells have such a long shelf life, why not stock up on a few backup batteries so that there is no lag time before re-powering your cameras? For our business owner customers, buying in bulk will help you save money while providing your residents, customers, or employees with the safety and protection they deserve. Additionally, bulk batteries eliminate any excess packaging, thus making cleanup a breeze.

Batteries for your Reolink Argus

The Reolink Argus security camera is very similar to the Arlo model. In fact, the folks at Reolink claim that their Argus camera is the "world's first wire-free battery-powered 1080p weatherproof smart camera", while Arlo claims they have the "world's first 100% wire-free, weatherproof, HD security camera that goes anywhere you need it." Regardless of who came up of the designs first, both of these battery-powered security cameras are affordable and easy-to-use tools to monitor your property. Like the Arlo model, the Reolink Argus security camera is without wires and can, therefore, be mounted practically anywhere. Each battery-powered device users four CR123A non-rechargeable cells. According to their website, the engineers at Reolink suggest sticking to the non-rechargeable batteries to power your cameras. We completely agree with this recommendation and suggest you utilize the reliable power of either Streamlight or SureFire to keep these cameras up and running.

Blink XT Replacement Batteries

The Blink XT battery-powered security camera is a little different than the Arlo and the Reolink models. This wire-free device is still capable of being set up almost anywhere and even offers HD video like the others. What differentiates this brand of battery-powered security cameras from its competitors is its power source. The engineers at Blink decided to utilize non-rechargeable Lithium AA batteries to power each camera. When the times comes to replace your system's batteries, simply pop the back plate off of the camera and insert fresh batteries into each channel. For best results, Blink recommends using Energizer L91 batteries. We offer these replacement batteries in a variety of packaging options, including bulk and wholesale options, to satisfy any need. Remember, lithium batteries have a long shelf life, so buying extra backup batteries is a great idea!

Brinno Security Camera Batteries

Battery-powered security cameras can monitor more than just your home. Just take a look at Brinno and their selection of outdoor surveillance and construction site cameras. These wire-free electronics are just like their competitors' and can be mounted almost anywhere; however, these motion-activated cameras are designed specifically for more high-volume or trafficked areas, such as on an outdoor construction site. In fact, the MAC200DN time lapse motion-activated camera can last for up to 14 months on two D cell batteries! Simply mount the security camera to a post or a building and press record. The device is triggered automatically by either Motion Detection (PIR), a Fixed Capture Rate (Time Lapse) or the company's new Hybrid Mode®, which combines the motion capture and time lapses features together. To keep these security cameras powered, we recommend using Duracell or Energizer alkaline cells.

Battery-Powered Security Cameras Bring Peace of Mind

Battery-powered security cameras are becoming more and more popular in the world of DIY home security systems. We understand that with an increase in popularity comes an increase in production and we know that more manufacturers will be joining the race shortly. When incorporating a home security system onto your property, please take the time to do all of the necessary research so that you can find the best cameras, sensors, and alarms for your individual needs. While battery-powered security cameras are convenient and affordable, novice users may not have considered that part of the setup requires the occasional battery change. We hope that this overview has helped you better understand how these wire-free cameras work and the importance of keeping backup batteries on hand.


Wire-Free Security Camera Batteries


Brand Model Battery Size Quantity Chemistry We Recommend
Arlo VMC3030, VMC3430, VMK3500 CR123A or RCR123A 4, 16, 4 Lithium or Li-ion Tenergy RCR123As
Blink XT, Indoor AA 2 Lithium Energizer L91
Brinno MAC200DN, APL200 D 2, 4 Alkaline Duracell MN1300
SHC500 AA & CR2450 4 & 1 Alkaline & Lithium Duracell CR2450 & Duracell MN1500
EZVIZ Mini Trooper CR123A 4 Lithium Panasonic CR123A
Reolink Argus, Keen CR123A 4 Lithium Streamlight CR123As