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Hi,I'm looking at getting some of the PoE cameras, however I would prefer to have a couple with pan/tilt and zoom functionality. The RLC-423 is quite expensive and it's actually makes more sense for me to get two cameras rather than a single RLC-423 instead.Until I saw the E1 Outdoor model! The advertising media about it looks really good, and it also has a network port instead of using it solely as a Wifi camera. The only let down, it's not Power over Ethernet, and it needs to have a separate power line For me, I would much prefer this camera over the RLC-423, not because it's about half the price, but it also looks more appealing and has nicer features, but putting in a separate powerpoint close enough in the roof is going to be a bit tricky. If it could have a PoE interface, then it would be the perfect option, I'm not really sure why the PoE option is so much more expensive than the other cameras? I'm still thinking which way to go with my camera choices now, as it's going to be a compromise, but I don't think it's worthwhile spending that much more for a single camera:- get two 520's to cover the area- get an E1 Outdoor but then need to have a separate powerpoint within reach- get the RLC-423, more than twice the cost of the previous optionsIs this something that Reolink might consider changing in future?cheers,gabs
Hi,I just purchased an IP Dome (520) camera to test it out. Soemthing that I hadn't thought about, but had [censored]umed, was that there would be a locking mechanism to make it more difficult for someone to come along and pull the camera off the wall/ceiling and either disable/steal it?But it seems pretty easy for the dome ones, you literally just twist and pull the cord out?? I'm really surprised by that, not even a simple screw to lock it in place?cheers
Thanks Cynthia.I'm interested in comparing the 2k and 4k cameras. It says that the new 4k ones are better at detecting people/cars, but can the sensitivity be changed to pick up animals/zones as well?I'm thinking maybe to go for the newer 4k models, but not sure if it's worth the extra expense. Does anyone have anything that might help with my decision making? Thanks.
You need to adjust the camera lens to the ”up” as the picture attached. For FTP, you can set up the FTP on the Reolink app or Reolink Client. But you couldn't access the recordings on the FTP via Reolink app or Reolink Client. You can save the recordings in the HDD of the NVR and at the same time, you can upload the recordings via FTP. If you want the specific information, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The technical support team will help you.
Thanks so much Cynthia, that's exactly what I wanted to know, if you can adjust where the UP is on the camera by rotating as well as tilting, perfect Yes, I'm leaning towards getting an 8 port NVR...whcih should cover me, but if I need to expand by 1 or 2 cameras in future, to maybe use an SD card in them. I think the 16 port NVR is probably over kill. But I think this is better than buying an extra 8 port POE enabled switch, plus it'll have the HD and processing power inside it to cope with constant recording So I'm leaning towards getting an 8 port NVR with 8 dome cameras now, after everyone's help. I think it should be capable of doing what I need it to do, and sounds like it'd be a decent surveillance system, fingers crossed Thanks everyone!
– where would the best positions be for them?– whether to mount them from my eaves or from the walls (and so whether to get bullet or dome cameras)?It's suggested to install dome cameras on the ceiling usually. You can install the camera on the wall, too. Please see the video attached to see the view angle. But it may affect the waterproof of the camera. Therefore, if you want to install the camera on the wall, bullet cameras will be better. – whether to purchase an NVR as well or see if I can stream to my FTP server?It depends on the camera model. The cameras and NVR that support NVR:RLC-410; RLC-410-5MP; RLC-410S; RLC-411; RLC-411-5MP; RLC-411S; RLC-411S-5MP; RLC-420; RLC-420-5MP; RLC-422-4MP; RLC-422-5MP; RLC-423; RLC-423S; RLC-511; RLC-520; RLC-510A; RLC-520A; RLC-810A; RLC-811A; RLC-820A; RLC-822A; RLC-1210A; RLC-1220A; E2 outdoor; RLC-511WA; C1; C1 Pro; C2; C2 Pro; E1 Zoom; RLC-410W; RLC-410W-5MP; RLC-410WS; RLC-411WS; RLC-411WS-5MP; RLC-422W; RLC-423WS; RLC-511W;RLC-422W-5MP; RLC-522; RLN16-410;RLN8-410;RLN8-410-E;
Thank you. The attachment doesn't seem to work for me? I'd be installing them on a wall under cover, so waterproofing isn't really a problem, I'm more wondering about whether the picture would be the right way up if I installed a dome camera on a wall pointing sideways (so down an alley way for instance)?Yes, the NVR would be supported with the models I'm looking at, just wondering whether to go for an NVR or just stream to FTP (as not sure if my server can cope with the simultaneous streams)... Reolink also informed me that you can't access the FTP recordings via the app, only NVR recordings
Thanks for the response and thoughts I'm planning on PoE, because I can get into my roof space and force the wires though myself. It's either getting an NVR (makes it easier I guess) or having to get a switch with PoE for enough cameras and then using my FTP server (if it can cope). It might be better to just go with the NVR, I'm just concerned whether 8 is enough, or whether I need to jump up to 16 if I went that way...In terms of camera types, I prefer the dome...they look more robust and slightly less obvious. But I'm not sure how they work in terms of the angles they cover (it says the domes can rotate 360 degrees and tilt up to 70 degrees), but if I mounted one on a wall would the video be sideways, so then I'd have to get a bullet camera in that circumstance???cheers
Hi everyone,I'm really interested in getting a security system, and have read lots of good things about ReoLinks.I'm trying to figure out which cameras would be suitable including:- where would the best positions be for them?- whether to mount them from my eaves or from the walls (and so whether to get bullet or dome cameras)?- whether to purchase an NVR as well or see if I can stream to my FTP server?I currently have a home server with FTP capabilities, but not sure if it would be able to cope with streaming multiple sources. I'm probably keen to just record when motion is detected and have around 8 cameras, maybe a couple more (so if I went with an NVR, I'd need to determine whether 8 would be enough).So apart from the questions above, I guess how do I determine whether my FTP server would cope with the extra load? And what types of cameras and what locations would be best to position them?Thanks in advance for any advice
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