Reolink Year in Review 2023
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Reolink App v4.43 Released
This is a message to raise a complaint, already expressed by others, regarding the limitations of battery-powered cameras. These limitations have been justified multiple times with reasons such as hardware power limits or battery consumption, but I believe they are just excuses.This applies to the support of protocols such as ONVIF or RTSP, but it does not justify the inability to access an image snapshot, the inability to send an image via FTP instead of email, or the inability to receive motion notifications through a URL call.At the same time, there are missing functionalities that could reduce battery and CPU consumption, such as the ability to set motion detection on only a portion of the image.These are functionalities that any product intended for a not entirely unaware audience, an audience that wants to integrate it with a smart home system or simply with their voice [censored]istant, must have.It's a shame because otherwise, Reolink products are excellent.
@user_677627617915061_677627617915061 Technically it is possible for the camera to wake up periodically and upload an image(s) but the battery will soon be drained especially when the camera will be triggered often.
@joseph-chircop_497308027822318 The camera is always up, otherwise the motion detection wouldn't work. And it's always connected, otherwise, it would not be possible to connect with the app.From the battery perspective, the cost to upload the image or send an email when a motion is detected is almost the same.
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