Hello @tkhkbn, the Duo WiFi battery-powered cameras are not shipped yet. I am sorry for the delay caused by the chip shortage and congestion at ports. Our team will send you an email with shipping details later. If there are any updates on the shipping of the Duo cameras, I will definitely share the latest news with you. Let me know if you have any additional questions or ideas.
Thanks for your kindly reminder, this issue has been fixed immediately after you reported the problem. New users will not receive a confirmation email with uncrypted password again, and we will never keep users' password.
The Reolink IP cameras support motion detection recording and each recording is based on the length of the motion which means whenever the motion stops, the recording stops (with 2-3 seconds of prerecord and 15 seconds of post record).
At 6' away, I don't see why you would need the zoom function, but yes the 411ws would work well for you. I have both the 411ws and the 410ws. I get great pictures from both cameras, and the zoom works great on the 411ws. It's a little slow, but it does work. Depending on where you plan on putting the laptop, you might want to consider leaving the network cable connected to the camera. You'll have quicker response and smoother viewing by doing it that way, rather than over the wireless connection.
I will say these cameras work great and I have not had any issues with distance over a big areas. If you need, you can purchase a POE switch and extend the length more then the 330feet using your existing lan. The cameras need to be no more then 330feet from the POE source, whether that is the NVR or a different POE switch.
The NVR works with both POE (Wired) and Wireless devices on the same network so you can get all your devices in a single place. I use the 16port POE model and also have a second location (Barn) having a secondary POE (non-NVR) device and all of these go back to the NVR for recording. The documentation also shows mixing wired and wireless to a single NVR device.
Yean, that's right you have to try-and-error and test the motion detection in your case. You should adjust the sensitivity with a little patience so that the system does react and record when people go across the cam and when the lighting condition or some little insects moving forward will not trigger the cam to record. Once you have done this you will be conforted and eased of much trouble ever since. Anyway I think Reolink is a reliable survilance system overall. And they do have a group of people answering questions from customers. Lol.