Reolink Year in Review 2023
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Hey everyone, here is my review for the DUO 2 PoE camera.Installation:The camera in the pictures is my old DUO 1 camera since I already mounted my DUO 2 camera. But both look the same physically and the mount hardware is identical as well. Installing the camera is straight forward. Just attach the silver metal plate to the wall by screwing the two top holes of the metal plate. Then snap the camera mount arm to the plate and screw the bottom hole to secure the camera. The camera is attached to the mount arm via a ball joint. You can tighten the ball joint with the supplied allen wrench after adjusting the camera angle. I [censored]ume many people here are Reolink users so I am not going to bother with the usual Reolink camera setup.Camera appearance:Appearance wise, it doesn’t look like a typical security camera - dome, turret, bullet, etc. It looks more like a small floodlight and perfect for people who care about aesthetic and stealth look.Who should use this camera?I use this camera for my front that requires a wide coverage that a single lens camera can’t accommodate. The camera provides a seamless s[censored]ched panoramic view with one video stream. I can literally see the entire block of my street with this camera. Highlighted features:4K resolutionSeamless s[censored]ched 180 degree viewSmart AI detection (human, car, pet)IR/SpotlightsSiren2 way audio4K 180° panoramic viewReolink did a good job with s[censored]ching the two camera views into a one panoramic view. As you can see from the video, I can’t detect any seam from a jogger or fast moving car. First generation DUO1 camera doesn’t s[censored]ch the two views so it is rather gimmick. DUO2 is not only wider than DUO1 (180° vs 150°), the vertical field is also taller (60° vs 44°) which is more important to me as I couldn’t see the front too far with DUO1 when pointing down to cover the area closer to the house including the side gate. DUO2 also provides much sharper image than DUO1 (4K vs 2K) and it makes a difference when performing digital zoom to see the far objects. Another notable feature is that DUO2 uses more advanced H265 codecs compared to DUO1 which uses H264. As a result, it cuts down the storage space despite storing 4K images.Seamless video
Hi, great article - thanks.Please what Reolink NVR are you using for DUO2 Poe cameras. Thank you very much for your reply Lubos
@mahdal_188022650912897 I don't use NVR. I use 256GB Samsung Pro Endurance micro sd card for recording. AI detection works reliably and I don't feel the need for using NVR. I get 7-8 weeks worth of recording before the camera overwrites the oldest video. I use Mac Client primary for viewing live and recorded video footages from home. Use iOS app when I am on the road. Reolink's software is one of the big reasons I chose Reolink cameras over other brands.
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