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We are in the middle of having a barn rebuild and once it is done we want to install a POE monitoring/security system in it. I have heard great things from this company's quality and support, so any thing people can add that would make this install even better would be welcomed. We plan on on installing 6-8 cameras in the barn to cover the stalls and isle along with one on each door side of the barn.I did wonder why the company only supplies its kit solutions with the 410B cameras and not with either a mix of types 4 410bs, 2 411, etc.? I would like to purchase the better cameras to start with which I believe to be the 411 model (newer), but I'm, open to reasons why someone would go with the older style (410B) in the kits for this use case? Are there reasons to not use the 411 (4x zoom) if you did not need zoom in the given situation? Are there more parts to break or go wrong so better to go with the 410B?Thanks for all the help and I look forward to being a long-term customer of their products.
Hello, Quella,The kit solution is one choice to go, you can also purchase them separately, for example, you may purchase a standalone PoE NVR, several RLC-410s and RLC-411s. All the PoE cameras will work with our PoE NVR, Once they are on the same network, the cameras will be able to communicate with the NVR.You may find the standalone PoE NVR by referring to: https://reolink.com/product-category/standalone-poe-nvr/and the cameras: https://reolink.com/product-category/poe-ip-camera/The reason why we did not make 411 in kit is because the cost is much higher and most of our customers want the most economic system and do the best security purpose. Hope for your kind understanding. Thanks.
Thanks for the quick and honest response. I'm more than happy to purchase the items as separate options. I just did not want to purchase the 411s if these was some reason not too or for the specific security option I was applying them towards. I would not go with the zoom (411) if it is more a feature only used on limited occasions, etc. I fully understand the price and most users will want to get a solution that works for a reasonable price.
Hi Quella,Thank you very much for your kind understanding and support. I list the difference of them below FYI and you may check whether you need these function and choose the proper products.
Thank you again for the quick and details follow-up. This answers my questions and will be placing an order shortly.
Hi Quella,Thanks for your kind support. Have a nice shopping experience with us. Thanks.
One last question on a barn security camera system before we purchase the product. We have a CAT 6 cable run from the home to the barn (about 100' run) and were looking for advice from your team. We want to have the cameras use POE (Power Over Ethernet) and were at first planning on using the POE NVR that comes in the kits, however the NVR would need to be installed in the barn due to the cable lengths and only a single run to the barn. There would also be the potential of temperature extremes (very cold in the winter and hot/humid in the summer) in the barn and I have concerns putting the NVR in there. Would it be better (in your opinion) to purchase a POE switch and place that in the barn to power the cameras while putting the NVR in the basement where there are more predictable temperatures and better security? If this is the right way, would I buy a regular (non POE) NVR if I have it in the house and the POE switch and cameras in the barn?Option #1:Camera in barn --> POE NVR in barn --> cat6 to home --> routerOption #2Camera in barn -> POE Switch in barn --> Car 6 to home --> NVR --> router
Hi Quella!For your question, we suggest you choose the option#2 so that you can provide the NVR a stable working environment. Refer to the follow pic:Note: If the NVR and router in the same home, you can connect them directly. Also please notice that the working temperature for NVR and Cameras is -10℃~+55℃(14°F~131°F), the working humidity is 10%~90%. If the temperature is too low, please keeping the camera working or it may cannot power on.
Sounds great. Looks like I will pick-up the cameras, POE NVR, and a POE switch to properly connect them like in Option #2. I had looked at the NVR environmental details, but have not for the cameras. Good to know they are the same. I would [censored]ume the cameras are a bit more rugged than the NVR as they are all solid-state while the NRV has a spinning hard disk. I think I will have a slight change from the attached network image with a secondary switch used to connect the devices in the house. Thanks for the recommendation!
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