"40*40*40(mm), DC12V, Power:0.43W"
shouldn't this be 40x40x10 mm? I've also noticed disappointingly loud fan noise after upgrading from a 8ch to a 16ch system, and I'm looking at options for reducing the fan noise.
I'm actually wondering whether the RLN16-410 can be run with the fan disconnected? The reason I'm wondering is because I was previously running a RLN8-410, which had 8 cameras connected and was recording 24/7 to the internal HDD and it had no issues with overheating. The RLN16-410 has the same logic board layout, I'm only recording to 8 cameras, and I only have one internal HDD. As such, the setup is essentially the same as the 8ch setup and yet the 16ch setup has a noisey little fan.
Does anybody know of any mods for reducing the fan noise? I'm not keen to run the NVR with the cover removed (although that does actually reduce the noise as the cover seems to amplify the fan noise). The screws holding the fan are tight. I'm tempted to purchase a Noctua 40x40x10mm fan to see how that goes, but I'm not real impressed with having to spend an another $40 for a better quality fan for what was already a AUD$1300 security system.
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RE: Loud Nvr
"40*40*40(mm), DC12V, Power:0.43W"
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RE: Follow up of the Reolink New Products: Doorbell, 36 Channel NVR, RLC-823A 16X, and more
I run an RLK16-820D-A system, which has RLC-820A cameras. These are great cameras with 4K res, dome shape, person/vehicle detection and infrared, but the missing features are two-way audio, a security spotlight and a siren.
I'm aware of the RLC-824A, which has 4K res, two-way audio and spotlights, but my understanding is that these cameras with colour night vision rely on the spotlights being constantly on; the webpage listing for these cams even states "for ideal night vision, please keep the spotlights on as supplemmentary lighting". However, I certainly don't want my front door, back door and outdoor living areas having constant LEDs shining over them as soon as it gets dark.
So my request is a PoE camera with the following features:
-4K (or greater)
-infrared for regular night vision recording
-motion activated spotlights for intrusion deterrent (and potentially for colour night vision recording?) during a person detection event that occurs during a scheduled period (i.e if someone approaches one of my doors between 10pm - 7am)
-two-way audio through the phone app
-a siren that can be configured to be automatically activated upon person detection, or manually activated by the app.
The presence of an outdoor siren is actually something that my home insurance provider recently queried me on during my policy renewal, and despite having Reolink's RLK16-820D-A system, insurance providers don't regard my house having a security system as it doesn't have an outdoor siren as a deterrent.
RE: A few feature requests
I'm referring to the blue box that is circled in red in the attached image. I was playing back videos the Reolink app on my iPad when I first noticed that the blue highlight box sometimes doesn't appear when playing videos. But upon playing back videos again just now I'm unable to replicate the issue on either my iPad or iPhone. So beats me, maybe the app was just glitching on my iPad. I'll keep an eye out for whether I see it happening again.
Pause notifications for a defined period
Something that annoys me is the spate of notifications I receive when there's something I need to do outside my house, as I usually have my phone in my pocket and it's going nuts from constant detection events, or my partner is getting notifications because I'm outside doing something.
To avoid this, I currently go into the app and disable push notifications, which turns off notifications for all cameras. Whilst this isn't difficult, I often forget to turn notifications back on. As such, it would be good to have the option to temporarily 'pause' notifications for a defined period, after which notifications auto resume. After clicking pause, an option could be presented to select from defined periods, such 10 min, 30 min, 60 min, 2 h, 6 h, 12 h. Then you could just choose the appropriate option based on how long you expect to need notifications paused.
RE: Disable motion detection events when switching between day/night modes
+1 to this. I'm running a RLK16-820D8-A, which is the newest system with AI, and when the cameras switch from night to day mode it triggers a motion detection event. That's absolutely ridiculous. It doesn't happen as my cameras switch from day to night mode though, only as they go from night to day. Surely motion detection can be momentarily disabled as the switch occurs. Fortunately, the RLK16-820D8-A allows me to filter notifications to only person detections, otherwise I'd still be getting notifications for every camera, every day, as they go from night to day mode.
RE: Give AI Detection to Existing Customers
I agree that Reolink has an obligation to significantly improve the motion detection on their non-AI systems. I had a RLK8-800D4, which is a modern 4K system, and I was very disappointed by the motion detection. It was useless. I spent months trying to tweak settings but in the end I turned off push notifications completely because even the sun coming out from behind a cloud would set off motion alerts, despite having set motion sensitivity to the lowest possible value of 1.
I'll take your word for it that the older cameras cannot be upgraded to with AI functionality, however, the software used by non-AI systems needs to continue to be developed to get a lot smarter to make the motion detection something other than useless. I feel bad because I recommended the same RLK8-800D4 system to a family member before realising that the motion detection on my own system was useless, and my family member is now exceedingly frustrated by it also.
The motion detection certainly doesn't live up to functionality that the product description suggests.
RE: Floodlight Camera & Video Doorbell
I would like both of these. I almost went for a Swann system over the Reolink because Swann has motion activated flood light options as well as two-way audio options.
For cameras, it would be hugely beneficial to be able to yell at an intruder to drive them off, in addition to a spot light activating. Together, they would be a great deterrent.
For a door bell, it would be great to be able to talk to delivery drivers etc to give instructions. I've considered door bell options but couldn't really be bothered yet. But if there was one that integrated into my Reolink system then that would definitely get my attention.
RE: A few feature requests
I'll add a query / bug report / feature request to the mobile app (Android and iOS).
When playing back motion detection videos, I've noticed that some videos are highlighted in blue as they are playing, but others are not. It's weird - when playing back sequences of short ~10 sec clips, some clips are highlighted blue, then the next one isn't, then the next one is, then a few aren't, then the blue box is back again. Is that deliberate? If so, why are some videos highlighted in blue and others not?
It would be great if the video clip that is currently playing was ALWAYS highlighted with a blue box. I realise that the currently playing clip is slides to the middle of the screen, but that's not the case at the start and end of the sequence of short clips, and so without a blue highlight box it's not exactly clear which video is actually playing once you're approaching the end of a sequence of short clips.
Just seems odd to me that the currently playing clip wouldn't always be highlighted with the blue box so I thought it might be a bug.