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WiFi Security Cameras

Dual-Band WiFi; Super HD Wireless Security Monitoring.

WiFi security cameras for home and business are easier to install, more flexible and much more portable, than traditional wired surveillance cams.
Reolink provides the top-rated dual-band WiFi IP cameras, offering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band options and eliminating your worries of signal loss. Ideal for monitoring places wirelessly where running cables all round isn't in the cards.
Experience our 5MP super HD WiFi IP cameras like never before, by capturing the details with 2.4X the resolution of 1080p, day and night. You can put the wireless security IP cameras outdoors and indoors, with waterproof housing.
Stay connected anywhere with Reolink App and Client, by viewing your camera on your phone and computer. Stop attempted break-ins with the WiFi cam with motion spotlight and siren.
Indoor wireless home security camera from Reolink also features two-way audio, pan and tilt. Reolink indoor PTZ wireless IP camera provides a super wide viewing angle.

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Spotlight WiFi Security IP Camera With 1080p Full HD, Lighting up Every Dark Nook in Your Home or Business. Learn More

  • Motion Spotlight
  • Color Night Vision
  • PIR Motion Alerts
  • Two-Way Audio

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Smart 5MP PTZ WiFi Camera with Person/Vehicle Detection, Spotlights, Color Night Vision & Two-Way Audio. Learn More

  • Person/Vehicle Detection
  • Color Night Vision
  • 355° Pan & 50° Tilt
  • 3X Optical Zoom

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Full-Featured Pan, Tilt & Zoom Smart Home Camera; 5MP Super HD, Clear and Smooth Talk with Families. Learn More

  • 2.4/5 GHz WiFi
  • 3X Optical Zoom
  • 355° Pan & 50° Tilt
  • Two-Way Audio

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4MP Pan & Tilt Smart Home Wireless Security IP Camera with Two-Way Talk. The Right Camera at the Right Price. Learn More

  • 2.4/5 GHz WiFi
  • Two-Way Audio
  • 355° Pan & 50° Tilt
  • Mobile Viewing

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Most Budget-Friendly Pan & Tilt Smart WiFi Security Camera; 3MP Super HD and Real-Time Talk with Families. Learn More

  • 2.4 GHz WiFi
  • Two-Way Audio
  • 355° Pan & 50° Tilt
  • Mobile Viewing

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Smart 5MP WiFi Camera with Person/Vehicle Detection, Spotlight, Two-Way Audio, 5X Optical Zoom. Learn More

  • Person/Vehicle Detection
  • 2.4/5 GHz WiFi
  • Two-Way Audio
  • Color Night Vision
  • 5X Optical Zoom

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Smart Indoor/Outdoor 5MP WiFi Camera with 5X Optical Zoom. Learn More

  • Person/Vehicle Detection
  • IK10 Vandal Proof
  • 2.4/5 GHz WiFi
  • Audio Recording

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4MP Dual-Band WiFi Security IP Camera; Support Audio Recording; with SD Card Slot. Learn More

  • 4MP Super HD
  • IP66 Waterproof
  • 2.4/5 GHz WiFi
  • With Audio (Mic)

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Smart 5MP WiFi Security IP Camera with Person/Vehicle Detection; IP66 Waterproof, Audio Recording. Learn More

  • Person/Vehicle Detection
  • 2.4/5 GHz WiFi
  • 5MP Super HD
  • IP66 waterproof

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5MP WiFi IP Camera with Smart Person/Vehicle Detection, PTZ, Spotlight, Two-Way Audio & Color Night Vision. Learn More

  • Person/Vehicle Detection
  • 2.4/5 GHz WiFi
  • Pan, Tilt & Zoom
  • Color Night Vision

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5MP Dual-Band WiFi Dome Security Camera; 4X Optical Zoom, Vandal-Proof, Micro SD Card Slot. Learn More

  • 5MP Super HD
  • IK10 Vandal-Proof
  • 2.4/5 GHz WiFi
  • IP66 Waterproof

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Why Pick Wireless IP Security Cameras?

Wireless home security cameras provide flexibility of installation, and less drilling or wiring, compared with wired CCTV camera types. Reolink WiFi IP cameras also include features* of 2.4/5 GHz dual-band WiFi connection, 5MP/4MP super HD, waterproof, mobile viewing and more.

  • WiFi Outdoor Security IP Cameras

    Freely install Reolink wireless exterior security cameras in the garage, backyard, or anywhere outdoors where power is available. No security worries even in harsh weather.

  • Smart Pan & Tilt HD Wireless IP Camera

    Ever part of your home get covered with a WiFi PT security camera. You also remotely speak to your kids, elders, and pets through two-way audio feature.

  • Stable WiFi; No Signal Interference

    Reolink offers the world’s top-level dual band WiFi IP cameras, with a long-distance wireless range. Solve the problem of possible WiFi interference.

  • 1440p or 5MP Super HD Video Monitoring

    See and record videos in super high resolution. Not only capture the thing, but capture it clearly. No details will be missed.

  • High Quality Night Vision

    Ease of mind even at night, with Reolink wireless HD security cameras with excellent night vision.

  • DIY WiFi Security Camera Setup

    Real plug and play wireless cameras! Set the wireless IP camera somewhere, plug it in, connect it to your Wi-Fi, and you can start the video monitoring right away.

  • Work with Reolink NVR for 24/7 Recording

    Reolink indoor outdoor wireless security cameras work perfectly with its 16-channel or 8-channel network video recorder for round-the-clock home and business monitoring.

  • Armed with Other Smart Features

    HD resolution, instant motion detection, intelligent alerts, mobile live view, DIY, etc., these features of WiFi outdoor IP cameras work together to build a smart and secure Reolink home.

  • * Features of each Reolink WiFi security camera may vary. Please go to specific product page for details.

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  • Awesome Camera

    Lots of Internet cameras out there but this one (C1 Pro) is awesome and has no trouble connecting to dual band routers. The panning function and audio are incredible. Definitely recommend.

    By Richard, a user of C1 Pro

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  • Eyes of Argus

    A month now I have bought the WiFi camera RLC-422W. If you don’t try it, you really can’t realize how GREAT is that camera (I also have Argus camera, another wireless god). I never expected a CCTV Camera could have such a great lens and so crystal image & video quality!!! The motion detection function, if is set up the right way, it works perfectly with almost a zero number of “false alarms-recordings”. The setup of the camera was PLUG AND PLAY within seconds! About the app, I am happy too! To be honest I have iPhone and I was scared by the fact that apps with ip works better with less secure softwares like android devices but that isn’t true! When you launch reolink app the live view cam comes up! I love the fact that every morning I can check what happened last night. I was blind, I never thought that so many dogs visit my backyard and sleep on my car and scratch it(-_-). In the future I think that reolink should have a cloud so people to be able to see videos of previous days without the fear that burglars have broken down the NVR System. Great job Reolink guys...as a customer I want to mention that you are not compared to any of the existing CCTV systems. It’s a multifunctional camera made for fulfilling the needs of our technological intelligent future!

    By Athanasios, a user of RLC-422W

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  • Worth the buy

    RLC-422W is worth the buy. I've been very satisfied with the product. WIFI connection - Works great, no drops on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz connection. Picture quality - The video/picture quality was excellent. I was able to zoom in/out with excellent clarity. Price - Price was decent compare to other vender 5MP cameras

    By ccluong, a user of RLC-422W

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Sours: https://m.store.reolink.com/us/wifi-security-cameras/
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Home security cameras aren’t only for people who can drop a wad of cash on a fancy surveillance system. If you want to add a security camera but have a budget to stick to, we think that the Wyze Cam v3 is the one to beat.

While most cheap security cameras sacrifice features like smart home compatibility and cloud storage to push the price lower, Wyze delivers an unexpectedly solid experience that rivals the best home security cameras at any cost.

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Best overall and budget
Wyze Cam v3
Wyze Cam v3
$35.9820 FPS130ºUp to 30 ft.Amazon Alexa,
Google AssistantView on AmazonVideo pick
Reolink E1 Pro
Reolink E1 Pro
$49.9920 FPS87.5ºUp to 40 ft.Amazon Alexa,
Google AssistantView on AmazonSmart home pick
Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24
Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24
$39.9915 FPS125ºUp to 32 ft.Amazon Alexa,
Apple HomeKit,
Google AssistantView on AmazonOutdoor pick
ZOSI C190
ZOSI C190
$33.9925 FPS90ºUp to 80 ft.Amazon AlexaView on AmazonPrivacy pick
YI Dome Camera U
$39.9920 FPS Not specified Up to 10 ft. Amazon Alexa,
Google Assistant View on Amazon

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Info current as of 09/02/2021. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Limited-feature cloud storage is available for free.

Best cheap security camera reviews

The Wyze Cam v3 is the best cheap security camera in terms of overall quality. It comes with a starlight sensor that allows it to record sharp nighttime videos in color when there's dim ambient lighting. But it also uses infrared night vision for clear videos when there's no ambient light. The daytime video looks just as good, if not better.

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Pros

Pro BulletPowerful color night vision
Pro BulletMost affordable cloud storage
Pro BulletIndoor and outdoor capabilities
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Cons

Con BulletSpecial power source for outdoors
Con BulletMicroSD support tops out at 32 GB

Cloud storage is another way Wyze distinguishes itself from other cheap security camera brands—which usually aren't competitive with mid-range brands like Arlo and Ring. Wyze Cam Plus is a rare exception with the cheapest monthly cloud plan of any home security camera.

It starts around $2 a month for each Wyze camera—and if you pay annually (about $15 a year), the effective monthly cost drops to $1.25 per camera. This is more than worth it, especially since Wyze's free cloud storage option imposes some tight restrictions: 12-second video clips and motion alerts, each with a 5-minute cooldown.

You can also use a microSD card if you want to save more and don't want to deal with a recurring cloud plan. The largest card the camera supports is a 32 GB microSD card, which is less than some rivals but big enough for reliable performance.

Wyze Cam v3 works both indoors and outdoors, offering more installation flexibility than indoor models like the Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan. Unfortunately, the default power cord isn't for outdoor use, so you need to buy a special cable (that's not available yet) for outdoor use.

It's also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant—as well as Wyze's security system and smart home devices—making it an excellent smart security camera. Overall, Wyze Cam v3 beats other cheap wireless security cameras in almost every way, and we can't recommend it highly enough. Learn more about Wyze's noteworthy camera lineup in our Wyze cameras review.

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Wyze Cam Outdoor

The Wyze Cam Outdoor costs about $60 due to a required base station starter kit, so it barely misses our list. Luckily, the base station supports up to four cameras, with each Add-On Camera costing around $47. Still, it's one of the cheapest battery-powered security cameras you can buy and nearly matches the Wyze Cam v3 on performance (no color night vision, though).

2. Reolink E1 Pro: Video pick

The Reolink E1 Pro has the best video quality among inexpensive home security cameras costing $50 or less. The crisp 1440p video has 77% more pixels than a standard 1080p security camera, meaning it can capture more detail than the competition. But what really sets it above the other cheap 2K cameras is the number of video customization options you have in the Reolink app.

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Pros

Pro BulletExcellent video quality
Pro BulletPan-and-tilt functionality
Pro BulletAbove-average free cloud storage
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Cons

Con BulletIndoor only
Con BulletNo automatic motion tracking

During our tests of the E1 Pro's upgraded sibling, the E1 Zoom, we discovered an exceptional devotion to video quality. It focuses not only on good-looking videos but also quality-of-life features. You can optimize this camera's video like none other by choosing different resolutions, frame rates, and bitrates—we love this kind of flexibility.

We also like that Reolink's free cloud storage is actually practical compared to similar offerings from Wyze and YI. It applies only to a single camera, and footage sticks around for just 24 hours, but the videos don't have onerous length restrictions. Reolink's paid cloud plans are a great deal if you have the maximum number of allowable cameras, but not so much otherwise.

Unfortunately, the E1 Pro's narrow 87.5º field of view keeps it lower on our list. Although the pan-tilt features help make up for the field of view, this camera doesn't have automatic motion tracking like other cheap pan-tilt cameras. It's also not for use outdoors.

Overall, the Reolink E1 Pro delivers a great user experience and excellent video quality. Learn more about why we think Reolink has some of the best video quality among security cameras in our Reolink cameras review.

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Reolink E1 Zoom and Lumus

If you can spare an extra $15, the Reolink E1 Zoom (about $65) is a worthwhile upgrade—it's our current favorite for video quality among indoor cameras. Alternatively, if you're okay with lower resolution but want a great outdoor camera, the Reolink Lumus (about $50) is worth a look.

3. Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24: Smart home pick

The Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 (formerly Eufy Indoor Cam 2K) is one of the cheapest security cameras compatible with all three major smart home platforms: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant. This is quite a feat since all other HomeKit-compatible cameras (like Arlo) cost $65 or more. This flexibility makes it ideal for any smart home.

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Pros

Pro Bullet2K video resolution
Pro BulletAmazon, Apple, and Google smart home compatibility
Pro Bullet125º field of view
Sours: https://www.safewise.com/blog/best-cheap-security-cameras/
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ReoLink Cameras

Reolink isn’t one of the better-known camera companies out there. However, they have one thing that most companies don’t: many of their cameras don’t require Wi-Fi to use or livestream footage. For those in areas without Internet or anyone concerned with security breaches, Reolink could be a godsend, but are their cameras worth it? Here, you’ll find information on Reolink’s pricing and packages to see whether or not their cameras are right for your home.

ReoLink Go

Reolink Equipment Pricing

Reolink has a pretty wide range when it comes to pricing. Their camera systems cost anywhere from around $400 to $530, while their indoor and outdoor cameras range anywhere from just $30 all the way up to $240 with the Reolink GO. These prices are pretty standard for security systems and cameras; most indoor cameras cost around $100 and most outdoor cameras cost around $200, so in this way, Reolink has an option for every budget.

Argus 2 with Solar Panel

Reolink Equipment Breakdown

Product NamePrice
RLKK8-800BF$529.99
RLK8-800D4$529.99
RLK8-401B4$399.99
RLK8-520D4$399.99
Reolink GO$239.99
RLC-423$229.99
Argust PT$132.99
RLC-511W$109.99
RLC-511$98.99
Argus 2$94.99
Argus Eco$64.99
RLC-410W$59.99
RLC-410$49.99
RLC-520$49.99
E1 Pro$49.99
E1$29.99

Their cheapest option, the $30 E1, costs the exact same amount as the Wyze Cam Pan and $10 more than the Wyze Cam V2, the most affordable security cameras we’ve tested, so all in all, Reolink is a great choice for those on a budget.

Did You Know: Another way that Reolink saved us money was the DIY installation. While the average installation cost for security cameras is around $100 to $200 per camera,1 we didn’t pay a dime to set up our Reolink cameras ourselves.

Accessory Pricing

Aside from their security cameras and systems, Reolink also offers a few accessories ranging from $10 to $26. Now, none of these accessories are required to use their cameras and systems, but the solar panel is an awesome way to keep your devices charging 24/7, and $25 certainly doesn’t break the bank.

Accessory NamePrice
Junction Box B10$25.99
Solar Panel$24.99
Argus 2 Skin Full Suit$12.99
4.5m Solar Panel Extension Cable$9.99

FYI: Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, growing by 49% every year for the last 2decade. Adding a solar panel to your Reolink camera means that it’ll continuously charge from the sun; you’ll never have to worry about replacing a battery!

Reolink Cloud Storage

Some, but not all of Reolink’s cameras are compatible with their cloud storage packages.

ReoLink Go Local Storage

Cloud Storage Pricing

First, let’s take a look at pricing. For free, we got a week’s worth of cloud storage, although we could’ve upgraded to 30 or 60 days of storage for 10, 50 or 100 GB worth of video. Now, these aren’t the cheapest cloud storage plans we’ve ever seen; Ring, for example, charges a minimum of $3 a month or $30 a year for 30 days of cloud storage, marginally cheaper than Reolink. However, Ring doesn’t give its customers a week of free storage as Reolink does, so overall we’d say they come out pretty clean.

BasicStandardPremierBusiness
Days of Video History7303060
Number of Cameras Supported151030
Amount of Cloud Storage in GB11050100
Monthly Price$0.00$3.49$6.99$10.49
Yearly Price$0.00$34.99$69$104
Yearly Savines$0.00$6.89$14.88$21.88
ReoLink Go Cloud Storage online

Cloud Storage Compatible Devices

The thing is that not all of Reolink devices work with their cloud storage plans. None of their camera systems work with cloud storage, and instead, they have local storage. So if you’re looking for cloud storage, make sure to buy an individual camera as opposed to a camera system, which starts with RLC or RLK8.

Tip: If the camera you want doesn’t have cloud storage, make sure you have another way of backing up your local storage, like a hard drive or cloud server like Google Drive or Dropbox. Backing up your footage in two ways is essential to making sure it doesn’t get deleted, which could be extremely important in a crime investigation.

Product NameCloud Storage Compatible?
Argus 2Yes
Argus EcoYes
Argus ProYes
Argus 3Yes
Argust PTYes
E1Yes
E1 ProYes
E1 ZoomYes
Reolink GoYes
Reolink Go PTYes
Reolink LumusYes
RLC-410No
RLC-410WNo
RLC-423No
RLC-511No
RLC-511WNo
RLC-520No
RLK8-401B4No
RLK8-520D4No
RLK8-800D4No
RLK8-800BFNo
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Cloud Storage Available Countries and Regions

On top of that, Reolink’s cloud plans aren’t available in every country, but they are available in more countries than most, including:

  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Vietnam.

And that’s all there is to know about Reolink’s cloud storage!

Any Other Costs? Monitoring with Reolink

Reolink doesn’t offer 24/7 professional monitoring, which puts the impetus on us to monitor our cameras through the Reolink app. While that meant we didn’t pay monthly fees for Reolink, it also wasn’t the most protection available, so if you’re looking for monitoring from a centralized center, we’d recommend checking out SimpliSafe or Nest, both of which offer 24/7 professional monitoring. Reolink also lacked a cellular backup option, which would’ve kept our hardwired cameras on even during a power blackout. Sure, that’s a disadvantage, but it also helps keep the monthly costs to a minimum or even nonexistent level.

ReoLink Go Solar Panel Inside

Works with Reolink

All Reolink cameras save for the original Argus, GO, and NVR system cameras work with Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing for voice commands.

Alexa

  • Requirements: To use the voice assistant from Amazon on the available devices requires an Echo Show or Echo Dot, the Reolink app as well as the Alexa app.
  • Commands: Users can have Alexa show live footage on Alexa-enabled devices; that’s about it, which is pretty limited.

Google Assistant

  • Requirements: Again, we didn’t get to test this out with our models, but if we had any of the compatible devices, we would’ve needed a Chromecast or a TV or media player with Chromecast built-in, and the Google Home and Google Assistant apps downloaded on our phones.
  • Commands: Google Assistant had more Reolink commands than Alexa, from turning cameras on and off to showing cameras on Google Home devices like the Nest Hub.

So while not all of Reolink’s cameras work with the voice assistants, if you have one that does, we recommend using Google Assistant over Alexa, making Reolink a better choice for those already in the Google smart home ecosystem versus Amazon.

Top Features of Reolink

Reolink has a pretty wide selection of cameras and systems to choose from, all with different features and therefore, prices. Here’s some of what we liked about their smart home security.

ReoLink Go Video Quality
  • Great video: The Argus 2, Argus PT, Reolink GO and Reolink LK8-401Bf four-camera system all had clear, 1080p HD video, which is the benchmark we’re looking for in terms of video quality.
  • Easy app: It was fun and simple to check in at home from the Reolink apps, available for iPhones and Androids alike.
ReoLink Go App - Resolution Settings
  • Wi-Fi not needed: For many of Reolink’s cameras, Wi-Fi was not a necessity, which is pretty rare in the smart security industry. For example, when we tested out the Reolink GO, we had the camera record directly onto a 64 GB micro-SD card, connecting to our app via a micro-SIM card and cellular data plan. We purchased our data plan from T-Mobile, although we also could’ve chosen plans from Nemont, Cellular One, Ting, Freedompop, Cricket, Mint or Union Wireless.
  • Wide selection: With over 20 cameras and systems to choose from, Reolink gave us ample devices to choose from.
  • Storage: Finally, we loved that Reolink gave a week of free cloud storage on some devices and free local storage on others. It was fun to revisit our footage every week, especially when an old friend was in town.

Comparing Reolink: How Does It Stack Up?

Reolink marches to the beat of their own drum, especially compared to better-known smart security companies. For example, we haven’t tested out any other camera that can be used without Wi-Fi like the Reolink GO. But in terms of its video, audio and night vision features, Reolink can definitely stand up to the best of them.

Argus 2 mounted to a tree

Take the Argus 2 for example, currently priced at only $95 while most outdoor cameras cost around $200. It has extremely similar features to the Nest Cam Outdoor which costs $199, nearly twice as much as the Argus 2; 1080p HD video, infrared night vision, two-way audio, person detection and integrations with Google Assistant. Plus, while Nest doesn’t have any local storage or free cloud storage, the Argus 2 has a slot for a 64 GB micro-SD card. So unless you want to pay twice as much for an Alexa integration, the Argus 2 is a much better deal than the Nest Cam Outdoor.

ReoLink Go Night Vision

However, there is one camera company that’s even more affordable than Reolink, and that’s Wyze. The Wyze Cam and the Wyze Cam Pan, both indoor cameras with optional outdoor kits available for purchase separately, cost $20 and $30 each, respectively (keep in mind that Reolink’s cheapest camera, the E1, is also $30). These cameras have a lot of those same features we mentioned like 1080p HD video, two-way audio, infrared night vision and integrations with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT. Neither the E1 nor the Wyze cameras have person detection, so we’d go with Wyze if you use Alexa and Reolink for Google Assistant.

Conclusion

To sum it up, we like Reolink for its wide selection of cameras and security systems, available at price ranges to fit every budget. We’d especially recommend Reolink if you lack Wi-Fi or don’t want to risk the security breaches that the Internet of Things can come with. Reolink is a pioneer in not requiring Wi-Fi, and the prices are right.

Sours: https://www.security.org/security-cameras/reolink/
Reolink E1 Outdoor 5MP PTZ Camera Unboxing and Setup

Picking the right IP camera for your DIY Smart Home is tough, I know. Your time is valuable, and what you need is solid, well-researched, actionable advice that you can use right now.

Since 2015, VueVille has built up a reputation for providing exactly that sort of buying advice. And I don’t take that responsibility lightly.

So I have created this brand new up-to-date list of the best outdoor IP cameras for 2021 and here are my top picks:

BEST BUDGET

BEST OVERALL

Hikvision DS-2CD2385G1-I

8MP

Advanced motion detection

IP67 weather-proof

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I separated indoor IP cameras into its own guide. At the end of this article, you will find our recommendations for specific purposes and thoughts on the other popular security cameras which didn’t make the cut.

Best Outdoor IP Camera – 2021 Recommendations Summary

Here’s a handy summary of all our outdoor IP camera recommendations for 2021, split by use case:



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How to use this IP camera buying guide

Choosing your own DIY IP cameras can be overwhelming. So if you are brand new to this, it’s a good idea to first read up on IP camera basics. It contains all the frequently asked questions about IP cameras.

All the cameras I recommend in this article are DIY cameras that are not cloud-reliant or even Internet-reliant. None of them are crippled by their manufacturers to make you pay a monthly fee.

While I do recommend sticking to one single brand for convenience and maximum compatibility, thanks to the ONVIF and RTSP standards you can mix and match as I have done with our DIY home security camera setup.

Also if you want to just start with any one of these cameras, you can always continue using them in your future setup that also supports open industry standards such as ONVIF and RTSP.

How to choose an IP camera if you are new to DIY

I created the EasyDIY/ProDIY framework to help you choose the best system for your needs:

  • EasyDIY: Check out the Best All-in-one DIY Security Camera Systems with Smart Security
  • ProDIY:
    • Want to start with a single IP camera that can do everything, and maybe expand later with an NVR or NAS NVR? Awesome, that’s how I started! Pick a camera with on-board storage (SD card slot) from the recommendations below.
    • Want to start with a NAS as an NVR, with the freedom to add IP cameras later? Awesome, any camera recommended below will work for you! Skip down to the recommendations below.

How to choose an IP camera for an existing NVR

  • If your existing NVR doesn’t support ONVIF, choose the same brand IP Camera as your NVR.
  • If your existing NVR supports ONVIF, any camera recommended below will work for you.

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Recommendation Methodology

IP cameras come in all shapes and sizes. There are a few ways we can categorize them:

  • By location – outdoor or indoor.
  • By form-factor: bullet style, dome style, mini-dome/turret/eye-ball or PTZ

So I will split this 2021 Best IP Camera round-up into two posts: outdoor/indoor camera. In each post, I will also cover the best cameras of each form factor.


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Best IP Cameras – My 2021 Recommendations

Best Budget Pick: Reolink RLC-520A

 


Features
  • 5MP CMOS image sensor
  • 80° Viewing Angle
  • 30m/100ft IR night vision
  • PoE, ONVIF & RTSP
  • IP66 weather-proof
  • Metal body
  • Smart motion detection

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I started reviewing Reolink products in 2017 and have been impressed with the consistently high quality yet affordable products they have put out. Reolink continues to be our favourite for budget-friendly outdoor IP cameras in 2021.

The only thing that they have been really lacking is any form of advanced motion detection. But all that changes in 2021. Reolink has now launched a slew of models that have smart motion detection. I would place these person and vehicle detection features between basic and advanced motion detection that Hikvision and Dahua have had for ages. Yes other brands such as Nest and Arlo also have smart detection but those require rely on the cloud for this to work – no Internet connection means no smart motion detection.

Reolink not only does the smart detection locally but importantly does this without asking you to pay a monthly subscription fee. That’s huge and kudos to Reolink for bucking the trend here.

The RLC-520A is a turret style camera. There is a true IR cut removable filter (ICR) to ensure excellent night time videos and faithful colour reproduction during the day. Noise reduction and backlight compensation are also available.

One of the features I look for and often fail to find in budget cameras is our beloved built-in NVR feature. All Reolink standalone IP cameras including the RLC-520A have this feature. It’s great if you are just starting out and have a single camera or do not have a dedicated NVR. So you can set up the camera to do basic or smart motion detection, record to NVR/FTP or the onboard SD card, and it will overwrite older videos automatically.

The camera doesn’t support continuous recording to the on-board SD card, which is fine because its not something I recommend anyway. You will just end up wearing out the SD card sooner. SD cards are best suited to intermittent motion detection clips being written, rather than continuous data recording. The cameras can instead record to a Reolink NVR or any 3rd party NVR or software that supports the ONVIF standard and RTSP protocol.


PROS:

  • Very good video quality
  • On-board storage and built-in NVR features
  • Smart motion detection and push alerts
  • Great value for money
  • Works with any ONVIF-compliant NVR/NAS NVR/Blue Iris

CONS:

  • No WDR
  • No audio/alarm connections
  • Lens not wide-angle
  • Smart detection alarms not recognised by Synology & QNAP

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Best High-end 4K: Hikvision DS-2CD2385G1-I

 

Features
  • 4K 8MP CMOS image sensor
  • 102° viewing angle
  • 30m/100ft IR night vision
  • True 120dB WDR
  • PoE, ONVIF and RTSP supported
  • IP67 weather-proof rating
  • Metal body
  • SD card slot on-board
  • Smart and advanced motion detection

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Hikvision was the first IP camera brand that I bought when I started my DIY home security camera journey. These cameras are absolute workhorses that just keep going on and on.

Over the years, the Hikvision product range has undergone many changes. While they have launched retail-focused brands like EZVIZ, the models sold under the Hikvision brand are the best premium options.

The Hikvision DS-2CD2385G1-I is Hikvision’s main 4K turret camera for 2021. It sports a DarkFighter branded CMOS sensor that can put out UltraHD 4K video at 20 fps. This means it can produce colour images and video down to 0.016 lux. Not bad at all. When the light level goes further down, you have EXIR LEDs to maximise low light performance. True 120dB WDR helps to bring out detail in the shadows both at day time and at night.

Just like the Reolink & Amcrest above, the Hikvision DS-2CD2085G1-I also has onboard storage. If you add an SD card (up to 128GB), the camera can work in a fully standalone manner. It can record motion detection triggered clips and snapshots straight to the SD card without requiring a PC, NVR or anything. There are no alarm/audio connections available.

Unlike most Hikvision cameras, this model is IP67 weather-proof rated.

PROS:

  • 4K resolution
  • On-board storage and built-in NVR features
  • Email notifications and push alerts
  • Great value for a high-end camera
  • Works with any ONVIF-compliant NVR/NAS NVR/Blue Iris
  • Advanced motion detection works with Synology and QNAP NAS

CONS:

  • No audio/alarm connections
  • No built-in mic

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Best Overall 4K Turret: Amcrest IP8M-T2499EW

 

Features
  • 8MP Starvis CMOS sensor
  • 112° Viewing Angle
  • 50m EXIR night vision
  • True 120dB WDR
  • ONVIF and RTSP protocols supported
  • IP67, IK10 weatherproof rating
  • Metal body construction
  • SD card slot on-board
  • Built-in mic

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The Amcrest IP8M-T2499E is very similar to the Dahua IPC-HDW4831EM-ASE. In fact I think its the very same camera, rebranded by Amcrest. Apart from the Sony IMX274 Starvis sensor, the camera has an incredibly powerful 50m IR range and an on-board microphone.

There are two models available – one with the 2.8mm lens and another with a 4.0mm lens.

PROS:

  • Superb 4K video quality
  • Great value for money
  • Quite rare to find a turret with local storage and a mic onboard

CONS:

  • No advanced motion detection
  • No audio/alarm connections
  • No full duplex 2-way audio support

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Best Overall 4K: Amcrest IP8M-2496EB

 


Features
  • 4K 8MP CMOS image sensor
  • 112° viewing angle
  • 40m IR night vision
  • True 120dB WDR
  • PoE, ONVIF & RTSP supported
  • IP67 weatherproof
  • Metal body

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This is the most recognisable type of security camera – the classic bullet shape. This also makes it a natural choice for a home CCTV system as a very visible deterrent. If a burglar sees one of these, he knows its not worth risking jail time to break into your house. But do make sure that you have got multiple cameras covering your entry/exit points and that your bullet cameras are high up and out of reach of vandals, because a well-aimed missile can potentially knock it off target.

Amcrest cameras are actually rebranded Dahua cameras. While Dahua doesn’t really support retail customers, Amcrest is purely targeted at retail customers like you and me. And the cost is about the same. So why not go for something that you can buy with 100% peace of mind with a full warranty and the ability to return to Amazon if you don’t like it.

While Amcrest cannot match the price points that Reolink hits, they differentiate their products by adding a few premium features without a huge price tag. Features like 4K and true 120dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR).

There are two versions of this IP camera with the only difference being the colour of the enclosure. If you want a more discreet look, go for the black version (IP8M-2496EB), whereas the white version (IP8M-2496EW) is more conspicuous and so works better as a deterrent.

The Amcrest is powered by a Sony Starvis image sensor and Ambarella S3LM chipset that can put out UltraHD 4K video at 15 fps. At the same time, true 120dB WDR helps to avoid washed-out scenes in bright daylight. Bumping the resolution down to 3MP will result in a max frame-rate of 30 fps. Personally, I am happy with 15 fps as it reduces the disk space required and so extends the hours of video recorded.

Just like the Reolink above, this Amcrest also sports onboard storage. So pop in an SD card (up to 128GB) and the camera can work in a fully standalone manner. It can record motion detection triggered clips and snapshots straight to the SD card without requiring a PC, NVR or anything. This built-in NVR of the Amcrest can be accessed through a web browser or the Amcrest mobile app. The same app also delivers push notifications to your smartphone.

If you need audio or alarm connections, consider the Amcrest IP8M-2493EW.

PROS:

  • 4K resolution
  • On-board storage and built-in NVR
  • Email notifications and push alerts
  • Great value for money
  • Easy to use with clear setup process
  • Works with any ONVIF-compliant NVR/NAS NVR/Blue Iris

CONS:

  • No WDR
  • No audio/alarm connections

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Best High-End 4K: Hikvision DS-2CD2185FWD-I(S)

 

Features
  • 8MP CMOS sensor
  • 102° viewing angle
  • True 120dB WDR
  • 30m IR night vision
  • SD card slot, PoE, ONVIF & RTSP supported
  • IP67, IK10 weather-proof rating
  • Metal body

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The DS-2CD2185FWD-I(S) is the latest iteration of Hikvision’s high quality dome cameras. Having tried various alternatives, I still find myself returning to Hikvsion cameras for their no-nonsense performance, reliability and great price-point.

What makes this IP camera high-end? For starters, it can do 30 fps at 8MP resolution. It has advanced motion detection methods such as line crossing detection, intrusion detection, unattended baggage detection, and object removal detection to reduce false motion detection alerts. You also get 120dB WDR, low-light colour vision, and audio/alarm connections.

PROS:

  • Great 4K video quality
  • Advanced motion detection support
  • H.265+ encoding, true WDR
  • Built-in NVR & SD card slot
  • Audio and alarm in/out

CONS:

  • Viewing angle could be a bit wider
  • No microphone
  • Audio not full-duplex

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Best Overall 4K Dome: Amcrest IP8M-2493E

 

Features
  • 8MP CMOS sensor
  • 30m EXIR night vision
  • True WDR, 10Mbps bitrate
  • SD card, Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Audio & alarm in/out
  • ONVIF & RTSP protocols supported
  • IK10, IP67 weather-proof
  • Metal body

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Last year, Dahua featured prominently in this guide. But this time around you won’t find any Dahuas here. The reason is that Amcrest cameras are just rebranded Dahua cameras. While Dahua doesn’t really support retail customers, Amcrest is purely targeted at retail customers like you and me. And the cost is about the same. So why not go for something that you can buy with 100% peace of mind with a full warranty and the ability to return to Amazon if you don’t like it.

The Amcrest IP8M-2493E is a great camera for the DIY enthusiast. You get a brilliant 4K camera with the latest Ambarella S3L33M chipset and true 120dB WDR capability, a wide-angle lens and on-board SD card storage.

This is one of the very few dome cameras to feature audio in/out and alarm in/out interfaces without costing an arm and a leg. However the audio is not full-duplex, check out the Vivotek models at the end of this article if that’s what you need. The camera also supports the latest H.265 and H.265+ encoding standards with a very high 10Mbps bitrate. The only drawback versus Dahua cameras is the lack of advanced motion detection such as trip wire, intrusion detection, face detection etc.

By the way, it works with Alexa too (not that I would use it that way)!

PROS:

  • 8MP, superb image quality
  • True hardware-based WDR
  • Audio and alarm in/out
  • SD card for local storage
  • Built-in NVR
  • Works with Alexa

CONS:

  • No microphone
  • Audio not full-duplex
  • No advanced motion detection

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Best Budget Pick: Reolink RLC-522

 

Features
  • 5MP CMOS sensor
  • 48-94° Viewing Angle with 2.7-8mm Motorized Zoom
  • 30m/100ft night vision
  • SD card slot, PoE, ONVIF & RTSP supported
  • IP66 weatherproof rating
  • Metal body

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The RLC-522 replaces the RLC-422 which was first released in 2017 by Reolink. At the time, the camera sported a hitherto unseen resolution of 5MP in the budget camera range. The camera has been continuously improved by Reolink and it is still one of the most affordable dome IP cameras for 2021.

Of course you can still run the camera at 2MP, 3MP or 4MP resolutions also. The 3x motorized vari-focal lens are also a surprise at this end of the market. Kudos to Reolink for introducing such advanced features in such an affordable package!

The camera has a built-in NVR feature and together with the SD card slot, you can operate the camera in a standalone manner. No NVR needed unless you want a secure storage location for motion triggered clips or 24/7 continuous recording. The motion detection feature is a bit lacking as it supports only simple MD, but it does support zones and you can adjust the sensitivity in each zone.

However advanced motion detection methods that would help cut down false alerts are not available. The Reolink mobile app is stable and lets you live view all your Reolink cameras simultaneously and access the built-in NVR feature of the timeline. The app is of high quality and I really like it as I use it daily as one of our baby monitor apps.

The camera has a metal body and is IP66 weatherproof rated.

The RLC-422W Wi-Fi only version has been discontinued. Not a big loss in my opinion. The only time I recommend Wi-Fi cameras is when you cannot conveniently wire the camera up at your installation location & you have another wired camera covering the same viewing area.

PROS:

  • Very good image quality
  • Optical zoom
  • Easy to use with clear setup process
  • Works with ONVIF NVR & NAS NVR
  • Great value

CONS:

  • No audio/alarm connections
  • Lacks advanced motion detection methods

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Best Budget PTZ: Amcrest IP4M-1053EW

 

Features
  • 4MP CMOS sensor, 120dB WDR
  • 5.3-64mm motorized vari-focal lens
  • 5-58° Viewing Angle
  • 100m IR night vision range
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE 802.3at)
  • IP66 weatherproof rating

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The Amcrest IP4M-1053EW PTZ was launched last year and has become a popular affordable PTZ that has a lot of the features Dahua has. For a PTZ, the 4MP sensor is plenty fine. You also get up to 30 fps at 4MP with true 120dB WDR. There is an SD card slot and you get an incredible 100 metres Infrared night vision range. Also of note is the extreme magnification possible, but the downside being a lack of wide angle viewing.

Just like all other Amcrest IP cameras, this PTZ also works with Alexa.

PROS:

  • Very good image quality
  • Great value for money
  • 30 fps is available at 4MP resolution
  • There is an audio in/mic
  • SD card slot for local storage
  • Works with Alexa

CONS:

  • No alarm connections
  • No advanced motion detection methods

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Best Overall PTZ: Reolink RLC-423

 

Features
  • 5MP CMOS sensor
  • 2.8-12mm motorized varifocal lens
  • 33°-98° Viewing Angle
  • 60m/200ft IR Range
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE 802.3at)
  • IP66 weatherproof

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I first reviewed the 4MP version of the Reolink RLC-423 in 2017 and were very impressed with the quality and features that Reolink managed to cram into this PTZ at a very affordable price. In 2020 Reolink launched the 5MP version of the same camera and it is still a great deal in 2021.

No it still doesn’t have auto tracking or advanced motion detection, on-board storage/SD card, alarm connections or WiFi but as I said last time round, these are not deal-breakers for those who are after their first PTZ for home use.

Check out our review of the 4MP RLC-423 PTZ here:

PROS:

  • Very good image quality
  • Fast panning/slewing speed of up to 180°/second
  • Great value for money
  • 30 fps is available at 4MP resolution
  • There is an audio in socket

CONS:

  • No alarm connections
  • No SD card slot for local storage
  • Slow focus speed relative to PTZ speed
  • No advanced motion detection methods

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Best Outdoor IP Cameras for specific purposes

Best IP Camera with LED Floodlight & Siren

Amcrest ADC2W:The Amcrest ADC2W is teh best choice if you need a security camera with an LED light built-in. The camera has a 2MP (1080p) sensor and a 2.8mm lens with a very wide 133 deg viewing angle.

The camera is not battery powered, it has IP65 weather rating, 2-way audio, a siren and aPIR sensor for more accurate motion detection.

This camera is compatible with Synology Surveillance Station app.



Best Battery-Powered Outdoor IP Camera

Reolink Argus 2:

Wire-free or battery operated Wi-Fi cameras became mainstream a couple of years ago and I started reviewing them on VueVille. I wouldn’t recommend using only battery powered cameras in your DIY security camera system because they are not a 100% reliable. Batteries will run out, or fail at the most inopportune moment. But as a secondary camera covering areas already covered by mains powered or PoE cameras, wire-free cameras are an excellent choice.

Based on our testing and review over many months, the Reolink Argus family is the best battery powered outdoor camera out there right now. The Argus 2 has a 1080p Starlight sensor and coupled with with PIR motion sensing and SD card storage, its a perfect DIY camera. Being battery powered, you can’t really expect it to support RTSP or ONVIF. But it does support colour night vision, 2-way audio, solar charging, and supports Google Voice Assistant and Alexa.

The other new models for 2021 include the Argus Pro, and the Argus Eco which is the only bullet-style battery powered camera I have seen.



Check out our detailed review below:

Smallest Outdoor PoE IP Camera

Axis P1224-E Outdoor Pinhole Camera:If you are looking for the smallest yet high quality PoE IP camera that is rated for outdoor use, you will struggle to find anything better than the Axis P1224-E Outdoor Pinhole Camera. The sensor unit is 20.0 mm (0.8 in) in diameter and is IP66 weather-proof. It is made of NEMA 4X-rated aluminium casing. 720p resolution is available with a very wide 145° horizontal viewing angle. H.264 and Motion JPEG are also supported.

The sensor unit is connected to the main electronics unit by an 8 metre (26 feet) cable. This makes it easy to position the sensor unit wherever you want even if its exposed to the elements.

The main unit has a polycarbonate casing and measures 104 mm (4.1 in) x 18 x 76 mm (3 in) x 31 mm (1.2 in). It has an SD card slot for local storage.



Thermal IP Camera

AXIS Q1931-E Thermal IP camera:If you have a long boundary to protect, there is something better than blanketing the scene with PTZ cameras and Infrared illuminators – thermal cameras. FLIR made thermal cameras popular with their handheld devices but how can you integrate thermal imaging into your IP camera network? That’s where Axis thermal cameras come in.

The AXIS Q1931-E is just like any other Axis IP camera and you can use all the usual motion detection techniques such as line crossing but on a thermal image. So you don’t need to change anything about the rest of your system, this camera just fits right in.





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The ones that didn’t make the cut

Netatmo Presence:Netatmo made a splash when they moved from weather stations into home security by launching the Netatmo Welcome, their first indoor security camera. They then followed it up with an outdoor camera, the Netatmo Presence. The standout feature of these cameras is their groundbreaking video analysis software which can detect people, animals and vehicles with startling accuracy.

While the Welcome has face recognition, the Presence has only face detection. Make sure you understand the distinction to avoid disappointment – recognition is recognising and putting the right name to the right person, whereas detection simply detects that a person is in the frame. The Presence has a feature that no other security camera has – a built-in floodlight in addition to its IR LEDs.

However for all its innovative features, it is reliant on the Netatmo servers to function as promoted. It can store clips locally but you cannot access them without an Internet connection. It does support IFTTT so you could link it to your home automation system.



Nest Cam & Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Security Camera: Last year our observation was that Nest had crippled their cameras by forcing you to pay for a cloud service to make use of their pretty good hardware. With the IQ, Nest has caught up with Netatmo and can now detect people and faces. This is all good but the basic restrictions remain – there is no local storage so if your internet is disabled by the intruder, your camera records nothing. That’s a pretty dumb camera if you ask me. So nope I cannot recommend this camera unless you have the same area covered by proper security cameras that are not cloud and Internet-reliant.



Netgear Arlo Essential: Netgear Arlo has been around for over 3 years now. The latest model range consists of the battery powered Arlos and the more traditional PoE powered Arlo Q Plus. Only the battery powered models are suitable for outdoor use but again they are cloud-reliant which is a pity.



Blink Outdoor Wire-free Camera: In the past, Blink went the Netatmo route and did away with monthly subscription plans but without local storage. After Amazon has acquired Blink, they added a local storage option but you have to buy the Blink Sync Module 2 hardware. Again these are battery powered cameras and so won’t meet the high standards of image quality, availability and reliability we expect at VueVille.





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What to look for in an outdoor security camera

Every year IP camera technology advances and you get more features for your money. But what exactly should you be looking for? The most important must-have features to look for in an outdoor security camera are:

  • Video Resolution – at least 4MP resolution. This is to ensure an increased chance of positive identification of faces, especially at night. 4MP is recommended as it costs no more than 3MP models these days and you can also fall back on the 2MP(1080p) or 3MP setting if you want to reduce bandwidth usage and disk space usage.
  • Field of view – at least 80 degrees horizontally. This depends on the focal length of the camera lens. The shorter the focal length, the wider the field of view. Ignore diagonal measurements, what matters is horizontal field of view.
  • Night vision – Should at least have InfraRed LEDs for night vision with an auto IR cut filter to avoid false colour in the daytime.
    Every camera I recommend in this article has an auto IR cut filter.
  • Weather proofing – Expressed in IP ratings, the first digit is the solid ingress rating and the second digit is the water ingress rating (higher is better always). An X instead of a number indicates a product is unrated for that component. An IP weather-proof rating is preferable, IP66 is the standard for good security cameras. Vandal resistance is expressed in the IKXX rating and is good to have in high traffic areas.
  • Should not be Internet or Cloud reliant – Can the security camera function without an internet connection? Do you have to pay a monthly subscription for core features such as recording video clips, storing them, accessing them later on, for motion detection? I only recommend cameras that do not need an Internet connection to function, are not cloud reliant and have the ability to write video clips and images to a local device such as an NVR, a NAS, or SD card. This is because for something as critical as home security, your camera should be able to record and store clips without requiring anything more than just a power source. Get a UPS and you can keep your cameras running even if an intruder cuts your home’s power supply.
  • RTSP stream capable so that third party apps such as camera viewers and Home Automation controllers can access the camera video stream.
  • ONVIF compatibility so that you can connect it to an NVR like the Amcrest which can support any ONVIF compatible camera.
  • Software features – Motion detection, Email alerts on motion detection

The nice-to-have features to consider are:

  • Wireless – Support for WiFi and/or Bluetooth if you have to install the camera in a spot you can’t run an ethernet cable to. But really I do not recommend going with only wireless cameras for your whole network – Wi-Fi is not that reliable.
  • Continuous Video Recording instead of just automatic event triggered or manual recording. Requires a storage medium though, like an NVR which adds to the cost.
  • Software features – Built-in NVR feature, advanced motion detection methods to reduce false alerts, push notifications to smartphone apps
  • Local storage – in the form of a microSD card slot, or internal flash storage. A built-in NVR function is a plus.
  • Motion detection method – PIR motion sensor is preferable to cut down on false alerts
  • Power source – Ethernet port preferable with PoE (Power over Ethernet) support, internal battery good for power backup purposes
  • Audio – Microphone built-in would be a nice to have, full-duplex capability is superb but very rare
  • Advanced features:
    • API available for interfacing with home automation controllers such as the Vera Plus or Fibaro Home Centre
    • Full duplex 2-way audio support, built-in mic or audio and alarm connections
    • PIR sensor to reduce false alerts

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Conclusion

The wide range of outdoor IP cameras above should give you a good overview of the freedom and flexibility going Pro-DIY brings you. Have I missed a camera that really ought to be on this list? Please leave a comment below – I love hearing from you!

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Reolink Argus Eco review: This Plain Jane wireless outdoor security camera can run on solar power

With the Argus and Argus 2 indoor/outdoor security cameras, Reolink filled the need for a modestly priced, essentials-only, truly wireless home security camera. The Reolink Argus Eco does the same for dedicated outdoor cameras.

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Designed solely for outdoor use, the Argus Eco doesn’t make any of the aesthetic concessions previous Argus models did. It sports a rugged bullet-style enclosure and must be attached to an exterior wall, fence, or eave with a security mount.

Also unlike previous Argus cameras, its high-capacity battery is non-removable, meaning the Eco must either be mounted near an exterior electrical outlet for intermittent charging, or paired with a Reolink Solar Panel for continuous recharging. Reolink says you’ll get four to six months of power per charge in standby mode.

The Eco mostly keeps the fantastic features of its Argus predecessors, though. Adjustable PIR (passive infrared) motion detection, 1080p video, night vision up to 33 feet, and two-way communication are all here. It also has the same IP65 rating, indicating it’s protected from dust ingress and low-pressure water jets. The only notable difference is the Eco’s field of view: At 100 degrees, it’s considerably narrower than the Argus 2’s 130 degrees.

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The Eco also keeps the local storage option for saving video clips—up to 64GB on a microSD card—but adds the option of cloud storage. You can save up to 1GB for seven days free with purchase of the camera, which is likely plenty for most users. You get more flexibility with a paid Reolink Cloud subscription. The Standard plan supports up to five cameras and gives you 10GB of cloud storage for with a 30-day history for $3.49 a month or $35 a year. The Premier plan increases that to 10 cameras and 50GB with the same 30-day history for $7 a month or $69 annually. Small companies can opt for the Business plan, which supports up to 30 cameras and gives you 100GB of cloud storage with a 60-day history for $10.49 a month or $104 a year.

Setup and performance

Connecting the Eco to your Wi-Fi network is fairly simple. Once you download the Reolink app and create an account, you just turn the camera on (there’s a tiny switch and a microSD card slot hidden behind a rubber cover on the camera’s belly) and follow the voice prompts. Scanning a couple of QR codes and entering your network’s login credentials is the bulk of the work. I had the camera up and running in less than five minutes. Alternately, you can set up the camera up using the Reolink client for PC, but this is more involved and probably unnecessary for most single-camera use cases.

Next, you’ll need to install the camera outside your home. The Eco screws onto the security mount and hardware is provided for affixing the mount to any wood surface, including trees. The user manual has instructions for obtaining the ideal angles for viewing and PIR sensor detection.

reolink argus eco screenshotMichael Ansaldo/IDG

The Reolink app hasn’t changed much since I last used it with the Argus 2. The Eco’s controls are on the camera’s home screen, located above and below the live feed pane. These allow you to play/pause the live stream, capture screenshots and video, toggle the resolution, use two-way talk, and trigger the camera’s built-in alarm. You can also access locally stored video clips for playback.

To configure the camera’s settings, you back out to the device screen, where the Eco is listed along with any other Reolink cameras you have on your network. Tapping the cog icon next to the Eco opens an array of options for customizing the camera’s behavior.

The most useful are the PIR sensor settings, which allow you to turn the sensor on and off, calibrate its sensitivity, and schedule when its alarms are enabled, all of which give you greater control over reducing false alerts.

The Eco delivers incredibly sharp and balanced image quality in both day and night modes. Motion alerts were prompt and quickly took me to the live feed when I tapped on them. The ability to adjust the sensitivity on a scale from 1 to 100 is indispensable, since there’s a whole lot more activity outside a home, and a flying insect can trigger an alert as easily as an intruder if you have the sensor set too hot.

One of the only knocks on the previous Argus cameras was they didn’t include any smart home integration features. That’s true of the Eco, too, although Reolink has noted that Google Assistant support is “coming soon” (to the previous Argus cameras, as well, in fact). That will enable you to have some measure of hands-free control by accessing the camera’s live feed via a voice command like “Hey Google, show me the backyard” on a Google Assistant-powered smart display.

Verdict

The Eco was joy to use, as most of the Reolink cameras I’ve tested have been. The setup is free of the complexities that hang up many other camera installations, and the Reolink app lets you get the most out of the Eco’s features without a lot of futzing around. And the price is certainly attractive, even if you add the $25 solar panel, which I strongly recommend if your home doesn’t have a convenient outdoor electrical outlet and you don’t want to unscrew the camera from its mount every few months to charge its battery. If you’re looking for a dedicated outdoor security camera, the Reolink Eco is a great option.

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  • The Reolink Argus Eco is a great option for users looking for a dedicated outdoor security camera with only the most essential features and solar power as an option.

    Pros

    • Truly wireless connectivity (with optional solar panel)
    • Rechargable battery
    • Affordably priced

    Cons

    • No audio detection
    • Currently no smart home integration

Michael Ansaldo is a veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and writes the Max Productivity column for PCWorld.

Sours: https://www.techhive.com/article/3401087/reolink-argus-eco-review.html
Reolink Argus PT Review - Wireless Battery Powered Pan and Tilt WiFi Camera

Reolink Cameras

We’ve been testing and reviewing Reolink security cameras for months now. In our experiences, we found that the brand’s best selling point is its flexibility – or the ability to install the cameras virtually anywhere and control them without worrying about costly monthly fees or complicated wiring. We know this is something customers are demanding these days, and Reolink has answered the call.

Having been on the scene since 2009, Reolink is no newcomer to the ever-growing home security industry.1 But one thing that sets Reolink apart from the crowd is that they focus solely on cameras, allowing users to choose from a vast selection of products to build their own “smart and secure Reolink home.”

Reolink Cameras

Reolink Cameras

While its cameras can’t claim the advanced feature set and performance of Google Nest’s cameras, for example, we think you’ll still be pleased with Reolink’s selection of devices, all of which deliver quality HD video resolution to protect you from intruders, unwanted critters, and other potential dangers.

As far as pricing, however, we found that Reolink is all over the map. But they still excel in the value they bring to the industry and to consumers. In this overview of Reolink, we’ll dig into costs, plans, packages, and that all-important value factor among Reolink’s broad selection of cameras.

To get started, here’s a quick list of Reolink’s key features:

  • Flexible, Easy Installation
  • Full HD Resolution
  • Two-Way Talk
  • Color Night Vision
  • Built-In 90 dB Siren
  • Low-Cost Cloud Storage
  • Local Storage Option via Micro SD Card
  • Smart Home Integration

Reolink Camera Equipment Pricing

When stacked next to the top DIY security brands, Reolink’s prices fall around the mid-range category for affordability. Here are a few of those cameras, keeping in mind that there are at least 12 (maybe more) camera models in Reolink’s lineup, and features, costs, and technology do vary.

Reolink Argus 2

Reolink Argus 2

Reolink Argus 2

The indoor/outdoor Argus 2 camera costs $95, which we consider a great value for a flexible, wireless camera. Also take into account that the camera includes a weatherproof protective sleeve for outdoor use.

As an indoor camera, however, we felt this is where Argus 2 really shines: with a wide-angle lens and magnetic base, Reolink makes it super easy to get the most precise angle for coverage of any room in your home.

Take a deeper look at our experience with this camera in our full Argus 2 review.

Reolink Argus 2E

Reolink Argus 2E installed above front porch

Reolink Argus 2E

A new spin on the Argus 2 camera, the Argus 2E, is an upgrade in a sense that you can install this one anywhere – no silicone “wetsuit” needed. It’s almost identical in body type, and it’s IP65 certified for weatherproofing. It also uses the same PIR motion sensing to distinguish humans from other objects in motion detection as its siblings in the Argus line.
But do keep in mind that Reolink Argus 2E is actually priced just slightly less than Argus 2, at $68. In this way, “upgrade” is a loose term for the 2E; it’s more like an alternative, for what it’s worth. It works just as well as its predecessors, but doesn’t come with as many brackets and other mounting accessories as the original Argus 2.

Reolink Argus Eco

Reolink Argus Eco

Reolink Argus Eco

At $65, the Argus Eco is also quite reasonable for an outdoor camera, especially one with a rechargeable battery included. To give you some perspective, most outdoor cameras we’ve used fall in the $100+ price range.

While not adopting the same modern, sleek build of the Argus 2 and Argus 3, the Argus Eco is a quality outdoor camera that stands solidly on its own, helping us keep track of package deliveries while we were out of the house, as well as keeping an eye on a steady flow of pint-sized trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.
Check out our deep dive look at Reolink Argus Eco for more details on our experience.

Reolink Argus 3

Reolink Argus 3

Reolink Argus 3

When we reviewed Argus 3 hands-on, we knew immediately we were in for a real treat. Here, the Argus 3 gets a sweet outdoor-ready upgrade that combines the friendly design of Argus 2 with the durability of Argus Eco, for the relatively low price of $110.

Of course, with all that extra bling, we weren’t surprised to see a price bump on Argus 3 over its predecessors. But that’s not to say Argus 3 isn’t an excellent choice for the money. As an example, Arlo, a close rival of Reolink’s, bears a striking resemblance to Argus 3, but the latter happens to be about $80 cheaper.

We do want to note, though, that Arlo sells its Pro 3 as a 2, 3, or 4-pack with a required base station, so it’s hard to compare it apples to apples with the Argus 3. As you might recall, when we tested Arlo Pro 3, we found that it’s also a 2K camera, which means it delivers clear, sharp recordings and live streams most of the time. For more insight on similarities and differences between the two brands, check out our Arlo vs. Reolink comparison page.

When it comes to value, there’s no question that Reolink holds its own among higher-profile brands. With the sleeker, better looking Argus 3, the bump in price over the Argus 2 and Argus Eco is certainly justified. And we think you’ll agree.

Reolink Argus 3 Pro

Reolink Argus 3 Pro - Installed

Reolink Argus 3 Pro – Installed

Argus 3 gets some tough outerwear and a significant boost in video quality with Argus 3 Pro. This is basically the same camera as the original Argus 3, with the same glossy exterior, with the same accessories included. As far as installation, it’s no more difficult than installing most security cameras on the market today.

Only now, we get a dazzling show to behold, with video footage recorded in 4MP Super HD. Between the powerful spotlight and the jump in video quality, both daytime viewing and night vision handled beautifully.

We also get a simple yet sensible addition of a swivel base. We can’t mount or attach it to anything; instead, this is for charging our camera and/or using it indoors.

Charging the Reolink Argus 3 Pro

Charging the Reolink Argus 3 Pro

And lest we thought a camera like this would cost a bundle or two more than its predecessor, the Argus 3: Argus 3 Pro retails for $109.99, the same price as the original.

We admit, we were surprised to discover this. A close rival of Reolink’s, the Arlo camera system, retails for $199. While we tested many of the same features in the Arlo Pro 3, we’re pleased Reolink chose to keep this one on the inexpensive side.

While choosing the right security products can be a challenge, Reolink eases the confusion with the solid, wire-free Argus 3 Pro.

Reolink E1 Outdoor

A slight departure from Argus-branded Reolink cameras, E1 Outdoor is fully wired, with an Ethernet option for extra signal stability. It’s the first non-Argus camera we’ve gotten our claws on, but the Reolink signatures prevail throughout: High-quality video resolution, easy installation, and a durable construction built for the outdoors.

Reolink E1 Outdoor in Hand

Reolink E1 Outdoor in Hand

Since it’s a PoE camera, we had the option with E1 Outdoor to connect to a network video recorder for an even more reliable connection. Like Amcrest’s NVR video surveillance systems, Reolink PoE systems are ideal for storing large amounts of video. While we weren’t blown away by Amcrest’s cameras in terms of design and engineering, we do think they’re a nod or two above many of Amcrest’s offerings – especially their PTZ cams.

For what it’s worth, though, we did think Amcrest could be great as a lower-cost alternative to Reolink when we took Amcrest cams for a spin. Reolink is a huge brand, but Amcrest might be even bigger, with dozens if not hundreds of cameras to choose from. Indecisive folks, this one’s for you.

At $99.99, E1 Outdoor is more than double the cost of the original E1. But the upgrades were evident when we analyzed the new E1 Outdoor cam ourselves: a powerful motion-activated spotlight, PoE capability, and Super HD 5MP video resolution.

In news that might not surprise you, we’ve reviewed many cameras that hover around $100. It’s a nice, round number and, at least among outdoor cameras, happens to be a fair price for the features and accessories that they come with, and how they perform. Reolink E1 Outdoor is no different. But this one does have three key features that we haven’t seen in our previous tests of Reolink cams: Pan, tilt, and zoom.

Reolink E1 Outdoor Installed

Reolink E1 Outdoor Installed

We enjoy PTZ cameras mainly because they cover such a huge area – more than the standard Ring or Arlo cam, for sure. E1 Outdoor worked great for us as a second set of eyes on our front porch, where we had a wider view of not only who was delivering our package, but what the package was, too.

Snapshot of Reolink Products

Reolink CameraType of CameraKey FeaturesPrice
Argus 3 ProOutdoor Battery/Solar2K Super HD Video
Built-in Motion Spotlight
Color Night Vision
$109.99
Argus 3Outdoor Battery/Solar1080p HD
Built-In Motion Spotlight
Starlight Night Vision
Two-Way Talk
$109.99
Argus 2Outdoor Battery/Solar1080p HD
Starlight Night Vision
Two-Way Talk
Weatherproof
$94.99
Argus 2EIndoor/Outdoor Battery/Solar1080p HD
Starlight Night Vision
PIR Motion Sensing
Two-Way Talk
Weatherproof
$67.99
Argus ProOutdoor Battery/Solar1080p HD
Two-Way Audio
Weatherproof
$69.99
Argus EcoOutdoor Battery/Solar1080p HD
Two-Way Audio
Weatherproof
$64.99
E1Indoor Wi-Fi
Plug-in/PTZ
Pan-Tilt-Zoom
Two-Way Audio
3MP HD
$39.99
E1 OutdoorOutdoor PTZ
Plug-in/Wi-Fi or PoE
Pan-Tilt-Zoom
Two-Way Audio
5MP HD
$99.99

Reolink Cloud Storage Options

In another nod to flexibility, Reolink cameras are equipped with micro SD card inputs, meaning you can use these cameras to record, store, and share videos without any contracts or monthly fees. But keep in mind that Reolink’s cloud storage options are also worth a look. The standard subscription model, which includes 30 days of video storage for up to 5 cameras, costs only $3.49 per month.

Reolink Cloud Plans

Reolink Cloud Plans

We’ve found Reolink’s $3.49-per-month standard cloud plan to be well-aligned with Ring’s cloud subscription, Ring Protect Basic, which you can read all about in our Ring Protect guide.

It’s worth mentioning that Reolink also offers a basic option for 7 days of rolling cloud storage for free. This way, you’re only paying for the equipment, which really drives home that value factor.

With so many cameras in Reolink’s lineup, we like that there are several options for both affordable equipment and affordable video storage to help you choose the right security setup for your home. Trust us, that’s not always a given!

Reolink’s Cloud Storage Plan Breakdown

BasicStandardPremierBusiness
1-camera limit5-camera limit10-camera limit30-camera limit
7-day storage30-day storage30-day storage60-day storage
1 GB of storage30 GB of storage80 GB of storage150 GB of storage
Free$3.49 per month$9.99 per month$14.99 per month

A Deeper Look at Reolink’s Cameras

Reolink Argus Cameras

Reolink Argus Cameras

We’ve been genuinely impressed with Reolink when it comes to value, but there’s one thing we all have to remember when buying home security equipment: You do get what you pay for.

That’s why we’re glad Reolink offers so much variety in their equipment options. If you’ve got, say, a four-bedroom house with a fenced-in yard and a brood of little humans, you’re going to want cameras in multiple places, serving widely different purposes.

Looking at Reolink’s equipment options, we noted a couple of cameras that could hypothetically serve as excellent baby monitors, including Argus 2, one of the three Reolink cameras we reviewed hands-on.

Pro Tip: If you’re worried about your Reolink camera falling from its perch, both of our cameras came with a fall-safe strap. However, it lost a few eye candy points for us when we attached it, so we took it down. If you’re someone who’s worried about curb appeal, this is something to think about.

On the other hand, you could be in dire need of a camera to monitor your driveway at night, because you’ve heard about recent car break-ins in your neighborhood. For that, we think the Reolink Lumus,2 with Wi-Fi capability and a powerful spotlight, is a solid option. It might not be as effective as Ring’s Floodlight Camera (we tested Ring’s Floodlight Cam, which is a go-to option for intruder deterrence), but the Lumus should still get the job done.

And with Argus 3, which happened to be our favorite Reolink camera, you’re getting a supercharged dose of flexibility with not one, but two mounting brackets to choose from: a magnetic mount, for those who love magnets as much as we do, or the handy ball-joint “security” mount, which basically ensures it can’t be stolen – at least not without some difficulty.

Reolink Argus 3 and Mount Options

Reolink Argus 3 and Mount Options

But hardware aside, the camera itself is pretty impressive, too. Taking a look at just a few of Argus 3’s features, it’s clear Reolink has upped their game within their Argus series of cameras.

Now, let’s do a few quick takes on some of the features and technology of Reolink’s cameras, keeping in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, and that not all Reolink cameras include the same options.

Reolink: A Look at Features and Tech

DIY Installation
DIY Installation

Reolink cameras are meant for the DIY set, and that was evident in our installation of our Reolink cameras. We didn’t spend more than 10 minutes on each one. Especially simple to install was Argus 2, which gave us great flexibility as an indoor camera.

Mobile Alerts
Smartphone Controls

We had no problem cruising through the Reolink mobile app and letting it guide us through the setup process for our cameras, which included pairing the equipment with our Wi-Fi network and turning on push notifications to allow us to receive motion alerts.

Surveillance Cameras
1080p HD Resolution

Almost all of Reolink’s cameras deliver 1080p HD resolution, which is not only the industry standard for security cameras, it’s highly effective when used in Wi-Fi and wireless cameras. With a stable Wi-Fi connection, we saw crystal-clear, vivid camera images and smooth video recordings on all of the Reolink cams we tested.

PIR Motion Sensor

Some, but not all of Reolink’s cameras are equipped with PIR motion sensing technology. This allowed our cameras to distinguish humans from flying bugs or swaying branches using a combination of heat and pixel motion detection technology. This means fewer false alerts, which is definitely a perk we can get behind.

Smart Home Options
Smart Home Integration

Reolink gets another point for smart home connectivity thanks to the Reolink App’s Smart Home tab. This made connecting to our Amazon Echo Show, mostly to see what our ornery puppy was up to, a breeze. All we had to say was, “Alexa, show me my Reolink camera.”

Wireless Equipment
Night Vision

Reolink’s night vision is pretty impressive, notably in its Argus 3. With all Reolink cameras we tested, we found that they had no trouble automatically turning on night vision. Many models are equipped with color night vision, which yielded us a really amazing and detailed picture with our Argus 3.

A Look at Reolink Solar Panel

Reolink Solar Panel

Reolink Solar Panel

As solar power3 is only beginning to emerge as an alternative to wired setups in security cameras, we weren’t surprised to find that Reolink, Arlo, and Ring were the only major brands that have released solar panels to work with their cameras thus far.

What did surprise us, though, is that these solar panels are brand-adherent; Reolink makes it clear that they do not recommend using their solar panels with a non-Reolink camera, and the same goes with Ring.

Simply put, Reolink’s solar panel is $30, while Ring’s is $50, and Arlo’s is $80. It’s not hard to figure out which is the better deal here.

Reolink Solar Panel

Reolink Solar Panel

When we tested out our Reolink solar panel with Argus 3, it worked perfectly. We know this because after several days with the camera and solar panel installed, we saw no decrease in the life of the camera’s built-in battery.

Of course, solar power being what it is, that battery life could fluctuate on overcast or stormy days.4 But either way, our experience with Reolink’s solar panel was a positive one, making it well worth the $30, in our view.

Current Deals on Reolink Cameras

Most recently, we saw great deals on a couple of Reolink’s camera-based security systems, including the 5MP/4MP Bullet & Dome PoE Camera System with a 2TB 8-Channel NVR, all for $290 – an $80 discount off the retail price of $370. Not bad.

Did You Know: NVR systems are a great option for larger properties, and they’re also a perennial pick for businesses. We’d also recommend looking at the Lorex lineup of affordable cameras for multi-channel NVR and DVR setups.

If you’re looking for something a little less robust, don’t worry: the deal also contains a few markdowns on camera-solar panel combos for pretty much every home that connect either to a Wi-Fi network or an Ethernet (PoE) source.

One that caught our eye was the Wi-Fi-enabled E1 Zoom, packed with features like 5MP Super HD resolution and PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) capability; the price of a pair of those cameras is currently slashed 20% to about $110. So keep an eye out for these and other Reolink deals and discounts.

Reolink Add-ons and Accessories

Reolink Accessories

Reolink Accessories

In addition to a generous selection of cameras, Reolink also offers several accessories to add more layers of convenience and flexibility to their equipment, as well as more protection from the elements. For a pair of Ohioans bracing for a harsh winter, this is great news.

Aside from the previously mentioned Reolink Solar Panel, we also had our choice of extension cables, Ethernet cables, junction boxes, mounting brackets, micro SD cards, and protective sleeves for two of their cameras: Argus 2 and Reolink Go. And all of these add-ons looked to us like highly affordable options.

That latter sleeve, by the way, comes in only one colorway, and it’s camo. Roger that!

Reolink Go Camo Skin Protective Sleeve

Reolink Go Camo Skin Protective Sleeve

Final Thoughts: Is There Value in Reolink?

If it’s cameras you’re looking for, Reolink is a great place to start. Though lacking advanced features we found in other brands like Nest and Arlo, we’d still recommend Reolink as a company that’s not only affordable, but also a great option for DIY5 purists.

Without a fully wired home alarm system in Reolink’s product selection, some folks might feel limited by the brand’s laser focus on cameras. So if you’re looking for a whole-home system, it’s best to look into a company like SimpliSafe, which promises easy installation and, like Reolink, keeps their equipment and subscription prices comparably low.

With that said, we’re big fans of variety, and with its vast assortment of devices, Reolink is one of the leaders in the world of home security cameras. You can choose to pay very little upfront, as in the case of the $65 Argus Eco, and use the camera without contracts or subscription plans. Or, you can harness even more of your camera’s power with one of Reolink’s inexpensive cloud storage plans. Either way, we do believe Reolink is up to the task of protecting your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Reolink work with Alexa?

Yes, and it’s pretty easy, thanks to a built-in Smart Home tab in the Reolink mobile app. Simply tap that to pair your Reolink camera with your smart home device, and you’ll be able to use voice commands to pull up your camera’s display on an Amazon Echo Show. This works with Google Assistant and its corresponding devices as well.

Are subscriptions required with Reolink?

Thankfully, no. Many Reolink cameras are outfitted with micro SD card slots, so you can view, save, share, and download videos from a micro SD card. But if you don’t have one of those (and don’t want to buy one), Reolink does offer a free cloud plan that offers 7 days of storage for 1 camera.

What kind of warranty does Reolink offer?

Reolink provides a 2-year limited warranty, and if you register your Reolink products within 2 years of purchase, they’ll add 6 months to that warranty.

How is Reolink’s Two Way Talk?

As with most outdoor cameras, we encountered some minor interference and ambient noise in our audio conversations on Reolink cameras. We always test this feature because it’s one of the key active deterrent features that many security cameras offer, and it means if you see or hear something suspicious in your videos, your voice could likely scare off a potential intruder.

How is Reolink’s night vision?

We were pleased with the quality of the night vision in all three Reolink cameras we reviewed, but we were particularly fond of the clarity and detail we got from our Argus 3.

Sours: https://www.safehome.org/home-security-cameras/reolink/

Now discussing:

Reolink Indoor/Outdoor 2.4Ghz WiFi Battery Security Camera Starlight Night Vision 1080p 2-Way Audio, PIR Motion Video for Home Surveillance, Reolink Argus 2

Pros: -Solid build -Great battery (so far) -Micro SD slot for onboard video storage -Easy setup

Cons: -Motion recognition is not the best when moving objects are smaller or when the movement is faster, like a waving hand, for example -Because it's a battery powered camera, apparently you cannot record straight to local storage on your PC. You can only record to the SD card.

Overall Review: This is a great little camera. It feels really solid. With the detachable battery and optional mount, you can set it up in less than an hour. If it's just supposed to sit on a counter or a shelf, you don't even need the mount. Camera setup was fast over the Reolink phone app, or if you have a laptop (or PC with WIFI adapter), I suppose you could use that as well. Reolink has a PC app that you can download. IR, for night recording, was ok, but not the greatest, but you have to be reasonable for the price of the camera. It did the job for me, for mostly night recording. The motion sensitivity is fine for most applications, but don't expect it to pick up very small, or fast moving objects. Again, for a cheaper camera, that's to be expected. Battery life seems really good. I had it recording on motion at night (so IR was constantly on) for four days and it had 87% left. You could power it directly with a micro USB charger, without having to detach the battery, I would think. The camera has a built-in siren (not too loud) that you can set to go off on motion. It also has push email notifications when motion is detected. There is a little outdoor rubber sleeve the camera fits in, which would probably protected it from a small drip, but I wouldn't put it out in the rain. Under an overhang it should be fine. What I also like is that there is no need to sign up for online video storage or anything like that. The camera simply records onto the SD card (not included) and the footage can be played back either on the phone app or the PC. According to the Reolink site, because the camera is powered by a battery, local recording to your PC is not possible. Too bad, but you can simply download the recording straight from the camera to your PC without having to remove the SD card, which works just fine for me. So, all in all, a nice little camera for various applications. I can't speak to longevity yet, but so far so good.

Sours: https://www.newegg.com/reolink-argus-2-wireless-camera/p/0Z3-007X-00001


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