Hello! @andrewpmoore At the current stage, a fully charged camera can last for almost one year in the most common usage scenarios, but the specific battery duration may be influenced by various factors such as the number of times motion is detected, recording time duration, and environmental temperatures. The camera can be connected to the power supply all the time, but once the camera is plugged in permanently, which means the charging port opens all the time, you need to take waterproof-related measures carefully to avoid the water permeating inside, especially when the camera is installed outside.
In addition, we much appreciate for your valuable suggestion about 24x7 recording. We will try our best to forward the expectation to our engineer team and hope they can further consider its availability in the following product improvement plan.