Reolink versus other systems and night vision
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On YouTube The Hook Up channel just released a comparison of the Reolink 4K NVR system to a Blue Iris system and Unifi Protect. Overall Reolink is the obvious winner for price and performance! Congrats Reolink! The Hook Up did suggest Reolink update it's client software to have more functions like the phone app.
One important thing I have learned since having home security cameras is good night vision is difficult. Most home security cameras go from about 25-30 frames per second down to 10-15 to let more light in the lens at night. This can make night videos have image noise, grainy. IR light is a challenge. Too close to the camera and a face can become an overexposed white blur. Too far away from the camera and a face becomes unrecognizable. My Reolink 810A cameras are great during daylight. At night they have pretty good face images when a person is standing still or walking. But if someone is jogging or running the images become blurred a face cannot be recognized. This is true for all brands, unless you want to pay for expensive professional cameras that have large sensors and fast 60 frames per second ability. Professional cameras are used at banks, casinos, stadiums, etc. but they are much more costly. Most home owners don't really need that much quality IMO.
I added a couple more floodlights to the front of my house. This lets the 810A switch to color night vision which helps clarity. My neighbor wondered why my front driveway is so bright at night! I posted here snapshots of daytime jogging, night jogging in IR black/white light, night jogging when the 810A switched to color night vision with the floodlights. The color night vision is much better. I haven't played with the 810A settings yet to see if I can get better IR images.
So thanks Reolink for good cameras at a reasonable price! Keep it up!
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Thank you for your support of Reolink! We will keep improving our products!