Want to confirm I understand install process?
livinsales last edited by
I currently have Ring floodlight cams and do not like them. Slow loading app, erratic motion triggers for unnecessary things, uncoupling of lights with camera, missed motion activity, and on and on. Reolink PoE cameras seems to be well regarded, though it seems motion detection may not be much better than Ring. Regardless, having an NVR means I have video of everything recorded when needed. I will be hiring someone to run the light cabling and mount the cameras and plan to do the setup myself. I'm debating between a 5MP and 4K camera system (4-5 cameras) with 16 channel NVR (to allow expandability and increase max size of storage) but would appreciate if someone can confirm the process below seems relatively accurate and also a few questions at the latter stages of install:
1. Purchase cameras and NVR. Assuming the Cat6 cable is being supplied by the light cable installer, do I need any other hardware or items to allow for install?
2. Run Cat6 cable to all locations where outdoor cameras will be installed.
3. Mount the cameras and plug in the Cat6 cable. This provides video and power (and audio on certain cams).
4. Plug the other end of all the Cat6 cables to the NVR.
5. How to set up the cameras once they are installed and connected by Cat6 to my NVR to get them on and capturing video and connected to my Reolink account? Do I connect the NVR to my MacBook Pro using an HDMI to USBC adapter and then run the Reolink desktop software or something different?
6. I see there are different Cloud subscription options for those that want remote access/storage to camera video. How does the NVR get online so that it can upload content to the Cloud?
Thanks for any clarification and answers to the above!
Cynthia last edited by
1. All the items needed for installing the NVR are included in the package.
2. The longest distance between the camera and the NVR can reach 80m.
3. Yes, the cameras will be powered on by the NVR via the Ethernet cable, and the NVR will record audio for the cameras which have the built-in microphone.
4. You may plug the cameras to the NVR ports.
5. For setting up the NVR, you may connect the monitor directly to the NVR via the HDMI or VGA port, or download the client software on your pc, then set up the NVR.
Please refer to https://support.reolink.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019415693-Initial-Setup-for-WiFi-NVR-with-Connected-Monitor
6. Sorry that at present the NVR doesn't support the cloud function.