Reolink Year in Review 2023
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I have just received my Reolink Doorbell POE and it is fully installed and operational. I have it integrated with home [censored]istant for [censored]on pressed events and it is working fine. In addition I like to use Reolink app due it simplicity and performance. I found few gaps when using the doorbell with the app:1) Main issue, I was not able to control two way audio volume, visitors could barely hear me. This has been just fixed, I received a trial version of Reolink app from support and I can now control volume and I found the volume wa set by default about 20 or 30%. I have also a RLC-811A camera and volume control existed there. I didn't understand why the doorbell did not have the same. Anyway, Kudos to Reolink for the excellent support here. 2) I have asked Reolink Support the following regarding the definition of notifications categories. Regarding notifications, I know the feature is part of Android however the developers can define different notifications categories for their apps and this allows users to define different sounds and rules per type of notifications. Developers can segregate them very granularity and inside each category you can define things like ring tone, whether it should vibrate or not or whether it should ignore don't disturb rule or not. I think, now, with the existence of Reolink Doorbell, it is a good opportunity to create a specific notification category for visitor (when [censored]on is pressed) and why not extend to notifications specific when person ,vehicle or anything is detected. This would allow users, for example to receive notification when movement is detected (as of today) pause these notifications at night when sleeping, but still allow visitors notifications (doorbell [censored]on press) to byp[censored] not disturb, or byp[censored] silent mode and play full ding dong sound only if [censored]on is pressed. 3) We should have more Routings support for Alexa. Particularly triggers when the [censored]on is pressed. I'm not Alexa fan, but it is nice to have.
@diegosalerno_560796844831021 Good to hear your positivity on the video doorbell. Indeed the issue of low audio at the doorbell side has been identified some weeks ago and this has been resolved by adding the volume control to the speaker. This shall be available in the next Android release 18.104.22.168. As for the different rings, this merely depends on the application and not Android. Android limits the ring type per application. PMN can have embedded in it the type of ring tone. Recall that this is the first generation of video doorbell and we will definitely see new features in the next releases. Customers are asking for SIP calling and able to integrate it with the existing chime. Any additional ideas are more than welcome.
@joseph-chircop_497308027822318 Hello, I would strongly vote for the SIP feature. It will provide smart home users like me with the must have feature for a doorbell!Currently, this is only available with doorphones at prices > € 400.
Concerning the notifications I have this working. I get different types of notifications depending on whether someone pressed the doorbell, a person was detected, it's night,... However I use Home [censored]istant for the notifications instead of the Reolink app.Here's my list of wishes:
And list of issues:
Hi, It would really be great if the APÏ for the doorbell would Allow activating the “quick replies” from Home [censored]istant or other third-party solutions. This has many uses. e.g. when you can configure home [censored]istant to send you a notification with a picture when someone presses the doorbell (or even when it detects a person) and the notification can have several options that you can click on for what the speaker should say (e.g. leave the package at the door).
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