where does Reolink stand on the release of this firmware update? You promised December, January, February, now March? Reolink sold these cameras to consumers under fraudulent statements. This is unacceptable.
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RE: Firmware Update for C1-Pro
Hey Barbu - Yeah Reolink first told me December, then January, then February, and you're saying March. Reolink is dragging their collective @$$ getting this out. I purchased my camera's in November of 2018 and no point did they state that the new cameras would have a different hardware build than the ones I purchased a month earlier. They are still advertising that the cameras can support 30fps NTSC on the website. They still have not updated the specs sheet meaning they are knowingly misstating the technical parameters of their products to consumers.
RE: Firmware Update for C1-Pro
Reolink apparently updated the hardware build somewhere around October of 2018. I only know this because I purchased my initial set of C1 Pros in September of 2018. Then, the next set in November of 2018 and that's when I learned, through contacting Reolink, that they changed the build version without reflecting this change on any of their marketing or technical materials. I've been in contact with Reolink and they've offered a partial refund and promise the firmware to fix this issue will now be released in late February. Although, they originally promised that it'd be released in late January when I first contacted them. So take it for what it's worth from a company that didn't take the time to update their website.
I've already filed a complaint with the FTC regarding their lack of disclosure. If you're in the states I recommend you do the same or with whoever the governing body of commerce may be where you are located.
RE: Firmware Update for C1-Pro
When will the new firmware be available? In December, you stated it would be available "next month". Well, it is now "next month" and there has been no update to the firmware. Clearly, you still have not updated your website to reflect that the new build versions (IPC 51316M) do not support 30fps streaming or recording. To purposefully deceive your customers is 100% unacceptable. I will be reporting Reolink to the US Federal Trade Commission for false advertisement and fraud.
Firmware Update for C1-Pro
When is Reolink planning on updating the firmware for C1-Pro build version (IPC_513)??? When I purchased these cameras I was under the impression, as stated on your website, that they would be able to stream and record video at 30fps using the NTSC video standard. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case with the current build version. So, in essence, I was sold a lesser product and never informed of the difference.
Reolink the ball is in your court when will this be fixed?
RE: How do I bind my cameras to my cloud?
I'm having similar issues and I have followed all the steps in the diagrams. I have a Cloud Account, verified my email, chosen the Beta plan, and I still do not see my cameras in order to Bind them to my account. Any other solutions?
Frame Rates Not Matching C1-Pro
I ordered two C1-Pro cameras about three months ago and then ordered two more last month. The two I ordered in September are capable of a max frame rate of 30fps at maximum resolution. The two I just ordered are only capable of 25fps regardless of resolution setting. I contacted Reolink support they stated that the firmware in the new cameras is the latest version so no upgrade is available to bring the new cameras up to the standard of the one I previously purchased. They added that they plan to upgrade the firmware at some point in the near future. However, I'm stuck on the point that I ordered two sets of identical cameras only for them to deliver a completely different quality of resolution. This would be like purchasing the newest smartphone; a few months later purchase the same phone only for it to be lacking 5% of its features and the manufacturer telling you that it has the latest firmware and you'll have to wait an unspecified amount of time for it to be fixed.
Has anyone else experienced this issue with Reolink?
RE: Looking For Suggestions
Thanks for the idea, but having the cameras power off would completely negate the reason for having the cameras in the first place. My spouse travels for work and uses them to check in with us while away. I want more control of when “Common Users” are able to log into the cameras. Since I have multiple users logging on to the cameras, I would like issue different permissions for those users. This is not a far fetched idea and kind of surprised that Reolink has possibly overlooked this feature.
Plus having the cameras constantly power cycling down leaves too much room for local errors ie network connection failure, SmartPlug failures, etc. I’d also be concerned with the long term wear on the parts from the camera constantly calibrating every time it turns back on several times a day. Additionally, having my spouse use an app to turn on a SmartPlug to then wait for the camera to boot, calibrate and connect when she only has 2 minutes between meetings while on client sites or about to catch a flight is not a viable solution.
I was looking at Blue Iris the only issue with this is the Client-ware has to constantly be running. Not sure if I want to spare an entire machine to run client-ware. There are quite a few IP camera viewer apps available, some pay and some not, but what I really need is better client-ware that allows me to assign permissions for certain users.
Looking For Suggestions
I've already posted this in the Software forum and have had very little success in getting feedback. So, I am posting here to see if I can a better response.
I am new to using IP cameras and the client/viewing software and need someone to point me in the right direction. What I am looking for is a third-party software for viewing Reolink cameras (C1-Pro x4) remotely that allows for more functionality than is currently offered by Reolink's client software. The current client software does have a lot of great features but, is lacking in the features that I would expect when Reolink advertises their product as a baby monitor/nanny-cam. In addition, Reolink advertises the C1-Pro as a way for extended families to check in on loved ones. I would suspect that most owners of these cameras don't want family peering into their lives 24-7 and inadvertently overhearing conversations that the camera owners may not want to have shared. Yes, I understand this may sound a little hypocritical when I am handing outsiders (family members) a way to view a tiny slice of our home life, but it's also not an unrealistic expectation. The feature that I am ultimately seeking is a way to restrict the times of day that particular users are able to access the cameras.
So I ask again have any other users found a reliable (pay or opensource) 3rd-Party software that they like better than the Reolink Client Software? Preferably I don't want the users viewing the cameras to have to go through a ton of steps to view the stream. I am good at tech, but everyone else is not and having them log in to IP addresses or websites and saving logins to browsers is not something I am interested in using.