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  • CAPTURE CRIME FROM DETAILS: Discover potential crime has never been so easier with superior 5MP HD. With advanced IR light, you can see up to 100ft in the dark, helping to protect your property and loved ones even at night.
  • SMART PERSON/VEHICLE DETECTION – Smart PoE IP cameras can identify people and vehicles minimizing unwanted alerts triggered by bugs or leaves. Filter true threats and get to know what happened simply by glancing at the lock screen. General Motion Dectection is also available.
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    Product Description

    520D4
    RLK8-520D4

    Ceaseless Protection in 5MP Super HD

    8-channel PoE Wired Security Camera Kit with Smart Motion Detection and 24/7 Recording

    hdd

    Scalable Kit, Always Ready for Upgrade

    This system has a 2TB HDD pre-installed and is scalable up to 12TB. Besides the 5MP cameras included, up to 12MP Reolink PoE and WiFi cameras can be added. The NVR with the latest hardware can totally handle it.

    Smart Motion Detection

    AI

    Person/Vehicle Detection

    Cute pets but often trigger false alarms? New person/vehicle detection technology identifies true threats for you, much more accurately than general motion detection. Make security more light-hearted.

    zone

    Customize Motion Zone

    Broad view but lack of focus? You can now decide your truly-needed monitoring area. Just erase the place by which you don’t want to get distracted. Get alerted about the zone you really care.

    30fps

    Smooth Live View at 30fps

    Enjoy silky smooth and crystal clear live streaming and playback in 5MP at 30fps. Never miss a detail.

    APP

    Be Real-Linked

    With intuitive Reolink software, you can access your system on your smart devices at hand. Management is easier than ever.

    temp

    Working Environment

    Reolink PoE cameras stand still from 14°F to 131°F(-10℃ to +55℃). IP66 waterproof makes it flexible indoors or outdoors, rain or shine.

    push

    Multiple Ways of Alert

    Once motion is detected, you will be alerted by the NVR buzzer, an email, or a push alarm. Video uploading to the FTP server is also underway.

    NVR VS DVR

    Reolink Smart 5MP PoE Surveillance Camera System Specifications

    NVR Smart PoE Video Recorder
    Video Outputs Up to 5MP via HDMI and 1080P via VGA for this kit (depands on the resolution of cameras, up to 12MP supported)
    HDD Capacity 1× internal port, 1× external port, 6TB max for each port(12TB in total)
    Power over Ethernet Sockets IEEE 802.3 af/at
    Remote Access iOS/Android Phone, Windows/Mac PC
    Note Reolink NVR only work with Reolink Cameras(up to 12MP). Cameras in the kit cannot work without the NVR.
    Camera PoE IP Dome Camera D500
    Image Sensor 1/2.7" 5MP CMOS (2560 × 1920)
    Lens f=4.0 mm Fixed, F=2.0
    Viewing Angle Horizontal: 80°, Vertical: 58°
    Working Environment -10°C +45°C (14°-113° F), IP66 Waterproof
    What's in the Box? 1 x 8CH NVR with 52V Adaptor, 4 x D500 PoE Cameras, 1 x USB Mouse, 1 x 1M Cat5 Cable, 4 x 18M Cat5 Cables, 1 x 1M HDMI Cable, 1 x Quick Start Guide, 4 x Packs of Screws and Other Accessories

    Reolink PoE Security Camera System

    520d4

    RLK8-520D4

    410B4-5MP

    RLK8-410B4-5MP

    800D4

    RLK8-800D4

    410b8-5mp

    RLK16-410B8-5MP

    820d8

    RLK16-820D8-A

    520a

    RLC-520A

    510a

    RLC-510A

    Resolution
    5MP 5MP 8MP 5MP 8MP 5MP 5MP
    Channel
    8 Channel 8 Channel 8 Channel 16 Channel 16 Channel / /
    HDD Capacity
    6TB max Each, 12TB Total 6TB max Each, 12TB Total 6TB max Each, 12TB Total 6TB max Each, 12TB Total 6TB max Each, 12TB Total / /
    Ports for HDD
    SATA*1, e-SATA*1 SATA*1, e-SATA*1 SATA*1, e-SATA*1 SATA*2 SATA*2 / /
    Smart Detection
    Remote Access
    Cameras Supported
    PoE & Plug-in WIFI Camera PoE & Plug-in WIFI Camera PoE & Plug-in WIFI Camera PoE & Plug-in WIFI Camera PoE & Plug-in WIFI Camera / /

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    Item Dimensions 14.57 x 10.63 x 11.42 inches 14.76 x 7.68 x 11.42 inches 14.76 x 9.45 x 11.81 inches 14.76 x 7.68 x 11.42 inches
    Item Weight 14.62 lbs 15.43 lbs
    Video Capture Resolution 5MP, 2560x1440 5MP, 2560x1920 8MP, 4K, 3840 x 2160 8MP, 4K, 3840 x 2160 4K, 8MP (3840 x 2160)

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    Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 30, 2020
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Best Bang for your buck!
    By MEATY on June 30, 2020
    First I'd like to state that I'm not new to surveillance systems. I have had one installed since 2014 personally and installed many others for friends and family. Having that I'd paid $1,200 for my previous system and replacing it with one now in 2020 with more features at a fraction of that price point deserves a star in itself. With all the different brands and models I've gotten to tinker with over the years it has provided a good position for comparison. The Reolink system has a lot to offer but also has some room for improvement as well. If there's one thing I've noticed across the variety of surveillance systems I've had the opportunity to set up it's the broken software and lack of updates. Many systems are shipped with outdated, clunky and buggy firmware. My high-end name-brand system from 2014 never had an update available from the manufacturer and was discontinued and unsupported a few years after release. So for me it was a big deal to set my sights on a company that was focused on their product and did not offer umpteen different versions of an NVR to where it was too overwhelming for their developers to patch any issues. Reolink only sells a couple of different NVR's, and many of their cameras are compatible with it..even their PTZ RLC423 and wireless RLC511W. Mobile viewing was a must as was viewing with a PC client. So when researching, I found Reolink to be the best value for the money and I still stand by that. I added the RLC511W to my setup along with an additional RLC511 for a total of 6 cameras as seen in my screenshots.

    In the box :
    Everything you need is included. Some instructions, 4 Cameras, 4 POE 59ft Cat5 cables, the NVR, a wired mouse, and power adapter. The window stickers, mounting template, Cat5 weather seals (while not useable unless you plan to cut your Cat-5 wiring and re-crimp) and hardware are a nice touch.

    Installation:
    Setup really is a breeze with this system. I'd recommend first setting this up on a dining room table or workbench to connect everything and get familiar with the setup. After you have everything how you want it you can run your wires and flip it on and be ready to go. This will also give you the opportunity to make sure everything is functional out of the box in case you need to return or replace anything. Getting yourself set up on the phone app at this point is also a good idea.
    Although I already had Cat5 cables ran from my old system I decided to run the new cables provided in my Reolink kit. Using electrical tape I attached an end of the old wire to the new one and pulled it through. For a new install I recommend drilling your holes for your cabling and electrical tape the Cat5 cable to a fiberglass wire running rod kit if installing in a hard to reach area. These fiberglass wire running kits can be had for under $10 and are well worth it. Once you've drilled your holes and ran your data wires mount your camera bases and twist-lock the cameras to them. Plug everything up to the NVR and switch it on. I used the phone app to log into the cameras and make my adjustments from my ladder. I have the NVR providing output to both my big screen TV via HDMI and a 23" TV next to it via VGA output. The wired mouse is cheap but works. I have found that all of my name-brand wireless mice do not work with this NVR, but did find a cheap 2.4gz wireless mouse that works well. Once in a great while I have to unplug the reciever from the USB port and plug it back in for it to work again.

    Software:
    Overall the NVR software is functional and provides you with the capability to live view and playback as needed. The NVR, Client, and Phone app all have 1-way audio capability as well. As stated in the beginning of my review, the software is not without some needs for improvement. I'll break those down below:
    Playback on the PC client is slow to react and you can't slide the time mark easily. Selecting 2x 4x 8x etc playback speeds removes the video picture and reloads. A 64x playback speed option would be very helpful as 32x is time consuming and trying to move the time mark around will almost put you into a epileptic seizure. Exporting clips to video is pretty easy and a feature I like, it's just navigating around the playback to find it that's challenging. Navigating on the NVR directly with the mouse or via the phone app is much easier and quicker.
    NVR virtual keyboard is tiny. Get out your readers! Even on an 86" TV via HDMI the virtual keyboard is so small and hard to read I have to sit closer. The blue keys with white lettering are also very hard to make out from any distance.
    Motion detection to full screen live viewing is not available on this unit. Many of the systems I've installed and my old one from 2014 had this feature and we miss it dearly. Whenever anyone triggered a motion alert, our monitor would open that channel full-screen so we could see what is going on. It was also helpful as this transition would get our attention, so now if someone walks up to our home we do not notice it on a static screen that is always on a 4-channel split layout. If we were to use a layout with all 6 of our used channels we'd definitely miss things as everything would be too tiny to stand out. PLEASE make this an option in a future update Reolink!
    Privacy Masks are limited. You can only place 4 per camera and with wide-angle lenses nothing is really straight. As you can see in some of my pictures, I've had to put blocky masks on certain areas that are white because the nightvision IR is so intense that the light bounces off and creates a bright glare. It would be nice to be able to draw around items with the privacy masks or at least have unlimited reign.
    The phone app is phenomenal and easy to use. The motion alerts are quick and can be fine tuned to where you want motion activation, and sensitivity can be adjusted along with a time schedule as well. Matter of fact I find myself just using the phone app for most things versus messing with the PC client or even the NVR itself. Well done on this Reolink!

    Video & Audio quality:
    This is where the system shines with only a few small drawbacks. The 5MP quality is just great! You can opt for 3 different quality feeds from your mobile app or PC client to save on data. Things are pretty clear and sharp for the most part but the camera sensors aren't the best under certain lighting conditions. The dynamic range seems to choke a bit on my front door channel. As you can see with the pictures of my mailman, colors are just fine in the daylight, but all shadows turn a dark green when he is in the shaded area. My front porch is where I really want the best definition so it's a shame that the camera does this. We can blame it on my lighting conditions but my old camera system did not have this issue. I've included pictures of the nightvision, and it is astonishing! My old system couldn't hold a candle to the nightvision quality of the Reolink. The IR on the cameras goes out much further, and the dynamic range at night is just unbelievable. If you're needing to digitally zoom at night however, that quality quickly diminishes and receives a LOT of noise. In my setup whether day or night you are not going to be able to read a license plate (unless they are backed into my driveway with the camera facing the plate head-on perhaps) . Audio on all cameras is very good. I can hear people's conversations as they walk down the sidewalk. Unfortunately with that you'll also pick up wind noise as well from time to time.

    Support:
    I was not receiving push notifications to my phone for motion alerts. Reolink's tech support was friendly and patient. Although emailing back and forth every 24 hours is a little slow, it worked out and they resolved the issue. I had my system designated to a static IP and for whatever reason it wouldn't allow push notifications unless under DHCP mode. It's great to have a company stand by their brand and provide support.

    Conclusion:
    This Reolink system provides a cost-effective and reliable surveillance solution for home and business. Clear audio and video of an event could provide priceless evidence in an unfortunate situation. I believe that Reolink is here to stay and have made a name for themselves in home security systems. The quality, features, price, and support all make this a most bang-for-your-buck system. I have recommended this system to others, and will continue to do so as I see fit.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars UPDATED REVIEW! An EXCELLENT system for home video surveillance.
    By Chris1683 on January 26, 2019
    UPDATED REVIEW (3/9/19):
    After several e-mails to the company, Reolink has updated the firmware for the NVR and it now supports showing motion events only on the timeline with a check box. It is EXACTLY what this app needed and makes it absolutely perfect. Now it is a cinch to find the exact section of video where there was motion. They also added the ability to draw custom motion zones directly on the iPhone app. There is still no fast forward option however that does not affect the app too much. I am beyond happy with the customer service from the company and support staff. Every one of my e-mails was answered and they were true to their estimated timeline for implementing the update. I recommend this system to everyone!

    ORIGINAL REVIEW:
    I purchased this Reolink system to replace the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Ring Floodlight Cam that I had installed at my home. I wanted the Reolink because unlike the Ring and its Wi-Fi competitors, the Reolink records 24/7 and offers a lot more flexibility and user customization. Before I get into the full review I would like to say that I am extremely satisfied with this unit. Unlike other reviewers, my NVR is whisper quiet and makes no sound other than the sound of the hard disk drive writing its data. I have yet to hear a fan noise of any kind.

    Planning:
    The most time consuming process of this system (or any wired home video system) is mapping out and installing the wires. I opted not to use the included Ethernet cables which are around 60 feet each. I purchased a spool of Cat5E from the local hardware store for around 60.00 and this proved to be more than what I needed for my installation. After my Ethernet cables were run, hooking up the cameras was quite straight forward. Plug them in, tuck in the wires and snap them to the base. Done deal.

    Set Up:
    After running all of my Ethernet cables to the areas where I wanted to mount the cameras, I found that everything hooked up and worked seamlessly. Once a new camera is plugged in, the NVR automatically finds it and adds it. The only configurations I had to make were for custom motion zones and my alert preferences. This system is very much plug-n-play. Because these cameras are POE (Power Over Ethernet), there are no other cables required for use other than one single Cat5 cable per camera.

    Camera Quality:
    The cameras are heavy duty and feel well made. Video picture quality is crystal clear and is much better than the Ring products I replaced which were only 1080P and were very dark in my opinion. The Reolink cameras have very good night vision and can light up nearly all of my rear yard (about 75 feet deep). If you have any flood lights or lights near your doors, the Reolink cameras are able to pick up light so well that you can keep them in full color mode even at night. The included cameras all record audio (you can chose to turn this off if desired) and the microphones are crisp and clear. They are quite sensitive and I could pick up my neighbors voice from around 50 feet away.

    Motion alerts:
    This is one of the biggest features in the age of home video recording. If I am recording video, I want to be alerted when someone is on my property or at my front door. The Reolink handles this with ease. You can set custom motion zones for every individual camera. Once the zone is set, you can customize the sensitivity and also when and how you would like alerts to be pushed to you (e-mail, push alerts, alarm on the NVR). You can also set custom time blocks where you may want more or less motion sensitivity.. Alerts are pushed instantly and on the iPhone they arrived every time without any delay.

    Remote viewing from Windows, Mac & iOS:
    Most people are going to be using this system for real-time alerts on their cell phone or mobile device to know if there is motion at their home. So far this system has shined in this area. The Windows and Mac client offer the full suite of customizations where you can tweak every aspect of the cameras and settings. The iOS app has many of the same features but lack a few abilities such as drawing the custom motion zones. For viewing, the iOS app works great. Upon opening the app, it immediately gives you a live stream of your cameras as well as the audio stream of whichever camera you have selected.

    Playback and Recording:
    This took a little time to get used to. Coming from the Ring, I was accustomed to having separate videos for every motion event or every time I pressed Live View. The drawback with Ring was that the videos were not available immediately. They had to be recorded and then uploaded to the Ring server before you could tap on it and view them. Unlike Ring, the Reolink video is a continuous timeline which gets broken down into 1-hour long segments. It is fairly simple to locate the chunk of video you want to view however unless you know the exact time you are looking for, you have to scrub through until you find what you need (I have been told this will be addressed in a future firmware update which will allow going directly to a motion event on the timeline). On the NVR itself, you can easily search by Motion Events and it breaks it down very simply for you. On the remote viewing clients, this is not the case (or at least I have not found the feature as of yet). There is no Fast Forward or Rewind so be prepared to scrub through the videos. Once you know what time you want, saving a video is very simple. On iOS, it saves directly to the camera roll and the videos are crystal clear. While live viewing any camera, you can also tap the record button to make an instant video which will save to your camera roll after you press stop. Overall, I love the ability to remotely view and save video, but I feel it could use some added features to make it better.

    Conclusion:
    For the money, this system meets all of my expectations and then some. While it is chocked full of features, I would really like to see the company offer the ability to fast forward and rewind while reviewing video in ALL of the remote viewing platforms. The single feature which absolutely needs to be added to iOS, Mac and Windows Clients is the ability to see any motion events in the playback timeline (again, I was advised this is in the works in a firmware update which will be released soon). This way the user can easily skip to the portion of video that is most important to them. All things considered, I recommend this system to anyone looking to get a good video surveillance system for their home.
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