ReoLink has really been upping the game on security camera products over the last few years. One of the most interesting products from a price/performance standpoint is the 810A security camera. This is a IP camera with PoE, onboard SD card availability and a really good app that makes it a breeze to set up and tweak the settings to get things just right.
Take a look at the specs:
|Image Sensor||1/2.49″ CMOS Sensor|
|Video Resolution||3840×2160 (8.0 Megapixels) at 25 frames/sec|
|Lens||f=4.0mm fixed; F=2.0, with IR-cut filter|
|Night Vision||30 meters (100ft)|
|PoE Power||IEEE 802.3af PoE Switch/Injector, 48V Active (Not included)|
|Field of View||Horizontal: 87° Vertical: 44°|
|Video Compression Format||H.265|
|Smart Alarm||Motion detection/Human detection/Vehicle detection|
|OS Supported||PC: Windows, Mac OS; Smartphone: iOS, Android; Web Browser (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari)|
|Record Mode||Motion-triggered recording (default); scheduled recording; 24/7 recording|
Setting up the camera is as simple as connecting it to a PoE switch or injector, scanning the 2D code on the camera, and following the prompts. Aside from the drilling and getting the ladder out etc. I had my first camera up in literally minutes.
- IP66 Waterproof Rating
- Great App to easily add and monitor cameras
- No cloud storage fees if you use SD cards in each camera and have reliable internet
- Integration with Google Assistant on Chromecast connected TV’s
- Easily share the cameras with other people by simply installing the app and scanning a code
- UHD 4k Recording
- Pet/Person/Vehicle detection
- You can push files to a computer via FTP for 24×7 recording of each camera
- ReoLink sells a dedicated NVR to store your camera video – bundles with a couple of cameras in the $350 range
- Did I say no monthly charges for your cameras like Arlo and others?
- Self hosting your video gives you peace of mind
- Great night video recording in low light
- Connect them to other systems like Blue Iris, Zoneminder and Shinobi
- 2 Year Warranty
- 4k Video makes 1080p look like the 80’s 🙂
Take a look at the ReoLink 810A and it’s cousin the 811. The wider angle view and integrated lighting of that model may make sense to mix and match depending on your situation. I have tried several other types of cameras over the years, and switching from Arlo to the ReoLink brand has been a win in so many ways. Grab a couple and give them a shot!