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Reolink 16CH 5MP PoE Security Camera System, 8 x Wired 5MP Outdoor PoE IP Cameras, 5MP 16 Channel NVR w/ 3TB HDD $581.4

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Reolink 16CH 5MP PoE Security Camera System, 8pcs Wired 5MP Outdoor PoE IP Cameras, 5MP 16-Channel NVR with 3TB HDD for Home and Business 24/7 Recording, RLK16-410B8-5MP.

Recent price drop + the code WB4YVOHM should bring the price down to $581.39

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Definitely worthy of note:
If you buy two you get an additional 10% off. Knocks the price down to $520 each before tax.

So, if you have a friend or neighbor that is in the hunt for a good DVR you can each take advantage. I have this DVR. Got it on a slick deal about nine months ago. Very happy with it so far.
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Is this a good nvr box
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Is it 4K?

Any fake reviews?
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FYI - extensive number of posts here in SDs on Reolink, remember to check them before you jump in on this deal.
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Are wyze camera not enough at a much lesser cost
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Are wyze camera not enough at a much lesser cost
HI amitesh,

No, Wyze cameras as configured are not enough.

Various reason for that.

Are Wyze cameras useful?, of course they are. But, any WiFi cloud based camera has issues of reliability and quality of image capture which makes them poor to be the only solution you deploy.
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FYI - extensive number of posts here in SDs on Reolink, remember to check them before you jump in on this deal.
Hey mat2000 I know you're trying to be helpful, however, you post this almost on every Reolink deal. Searching through all the Reolink posts to find the relevant information you seem to be indicating is a tall order.

Is there an overview of why you don't think people should buy these? Every time you ominously post this I find no information other that these aren't perfect systems. Is there a specific thread about Reolink that has the information that would actually help?

Edit: Further, is there an alternative that you think is better in the same sort of price range that offers the features that these do, even taking into account the inability for the systems to always hit their target functionality?
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Hey mat2000 I know you're trying to be helpful, however, you post this almost on every Reolink deal. Searching through all the Reolink posts to find the relevant information you seem to be indicating is a tall order.

Is there an overview of why you don't think people should buy these? Every time you ominously post this I find no information other that these aren't perfect systems. Is there a specific thread about Reolink that has the information that would actually help?

Edit: Further, is there an alternative that you think is better in the same sort of price range that offers the features that these do, even taking into account the inability for the systems to always hit their target functionality?
Hi @shouthouse,

We have a massive amount of disinformation on Reolink products out there.

In general it looks like there's always a Reolink deal of the week getting posted.
( basically Reolink are such over priced affordable products, that Reolink is constantly posting discount codes to sell their kits - and these discount codes deals are constantly posted here .. )

So in effect, Reolink deals are constantly posted here, which really are not deals - they are in effect the "normal"
price. ( it is a part of the Reolink business strategy to promote their products this way )

I'd prefer to have a good reference here on SDs to point people to, however we really do not have a good place for that.

Thus, I've organized a thread at the following location.
https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/dec...ann.50584/

in terms of alternates - I've covered that discussion numerous times, and frankly the global supply chain is super jacked up right now. Even Wyze is increasing their prices.

Reolink is problematic, and people do need to be aware of what they will get for the price right now.
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Hi @shouthouse,

We have a massive amount of disinformation on Reolink products out there.

In general it looks like there's always a Reolink deal of the week getting posted.
( basically Reolink are such over priced affordable products, that Reolink is constantly posting discount codes to sell their kits - and these discount codes deals are constantly posted here .. )

So in effect, Reolink deals are constantly posted here, which really are not deals - they are in effect the "normal"
price. ( it is a part of the Reolink business strategy to promote their products this way )

I'd prefer to have a good reference here on SDs to point people to, however we really do not have a good place for that.

Thus, I've organized a thread at the following location.
https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/dec...ann.50584/ [ipcamtalk.com]

in terms of alternates - I've covered that discussion numerous times, and frankly the global supply chain is super jacked up right now. Even Wyze is increasing their prices.

Reolink is problematic, and people do need to be aware of what they will get for the price right now.
Right on! Thank you so much. I'll read through that thread. I'll also keep it in my back pocket and post it if it when necessary, giving you appropriate credit. I figure, if even I am getting very confused and overwhelmed researching this stuff, I can only assume others are having a worse time of it.

Edit: For someone like me that just wants cameras to replace their Q-See stuff that no longer is being supported, is this stuff fine? I picked up one of their 4K systems just because it seemed simple enough and the app seems to work fine. I'm personally not looking to get anything incredible. Just want to see if it's UPS or AT&T at the door so I know if I want to answer it.

EDIT EDIT: I picked this [amazon.com]up, but wouldthis [amazon.com]be a better option?
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Right on! Thank you so much. I'll read through that thread. I'll also keep it in my back pocket and post it if it when necessary, giving you appropriate credit. I figure, if even I am getting very confused and overwhelmed researching this stuff, I can only assume others are having a worse time of it.

Edit: For someone like me that just wants cameras to replace their Q-See stuff that no longer is being supported, is this stuff fine? I picked up one of their 4K systems just because it seemed simple enough and the app seems to work fine. I'm personally not looking to get anything incredible. Just want to see if it's UPS or AT&T at the door so I know if I want to answer it.

EDIT EDIT: I picked this [amazon.com]up, but wouldthis [amazon.com]be a better option?
Hi @shouthouse,

post the current models of Q-see you have at ipcamtalk and I'll take a look later ...

if they are Dahua OEM you can get them to work with various VMS systems like Blue Iris or even with a Dahua OEM NVR.

( post the Amcrest camera model numbers, I can look up the specs .. in general the Amcrest cameras are better than the Reolink if you want compatibility and image quality, of course depends on the model so ymmv .. )
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Hi @shouthouse,

post the current models of Q-see you have at ipcamtalk and I'll take a look later ...

if they are Dahua OEM you can get them to work with various VMS systems like Blue Iris or even with a Dahua OEM NVR.

( post the Amcrest camera model numbers, I can look up the specs .. in general the Amcrest cameras are better than the Reolink if you want compatibility and image quality, of course depends on the model so ymmv .. )
I appreciate your help. Take your time on this, of course. I do almost everything myself down to having put together my own router using PFSense. So normally I'm all good with this sort of thing, however I just sort of want to set it and forget it on this one.

The QSee camera system I have is: QC894-4ES-1 [walmart.com]

https://support.q-see.com/article...1080-p-nvr

Camera QCN8082B [walmart.com]
Camera spec sheet [dozuki.com]

I cannot find a model number on the Amcrest stuff, but the camera can only do 4k up to 15fps whereas the Reolink can do 25fps at 4k. Overall it has been fine so far, except the motion detection is a complete joke.
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I appreciate your help. Take your time on this, of course. I do almost everything myself down to having put together my own router using PFSense. So normally I'm all good with this sort of thing, however I just sort of want to set it and forget it on this one.

The QSee camera system I have is: QC894-4ES-1 [walmart.com]

https://support.q-see.com/article...1080-p-nvr

Camera QCN8082B [walmart.com]
Camera spec sheet [dozuki.com]

I cannot find a model number on the Amcrest stuff, but the camera can only do 4k up to 15fps whereas the Reolink can do 25fps at 4k. Overall it has been fine so far, except the motion detection is a complete joke.
Hi shouthouse,

That Qsee camera is a decent IP PoE Dahua OEM camera, with a few setting changes ( IP address, port, user / password ) you can get it to work with:

Dahua OEM NVRs ( including Amcrest NVRs )
Blue Iris VMS software on a PC
Dahua OEM VMS software on a PC ( look for SmartPSS )
Mile Stone systems VMS, .. etc..

So if the cameras still works you can still use them.

I'd add a couple of newer better cameras to your setup ( see if Amcrest has any 1/1.8" sensor models available, or Dahua OEM from Andy at ipcamtalk ).. if you go Blue Iris you can also look for Hikvision models, look for the colorvu line ..larger sensors also.

The Reolinks I'd avoid.. too many issues with low light

Amcrest, double check the cameras - go for 1/1.8" sensor 8mp or 4mp models.
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Definitely worthy of note:
If you buy two you get an additional 10% off. Knocks the price down to $520 each before tax.

So, if you have a friend or neighbor that is in the hunt for a good DVR you can each take advantage. I have this DVR. Got it on a slick deal about nine months ago. Very happy with it so far.
I've had my Reolink system for 4 years or so, everything has worked great so far. I do have 4MP cameras though, so I'd recommend 4K at this point with cameras with optical zoom.

If I remember, I'll post pictures of my feed via the phone app at 6 am and 6pm.
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Hi shouthouse,

That Qsee camera is a decent IP PoE Dahua OEM camera, with a few setting changes ( IP address, port, user / password ) you can get it to work with:

Dahua OEM NVRs ( including Amcrest NVRs )
Blue Iris VMS software on a PC
Dahua OEM VMS software on a PC ( look for SmartPSS )
Mile Stone systems VMS, .. etc..

So if the cameras still works you can still use them.

I'd add a couple of newer better cameras to your setup ( see if Amcrest has any 1/1.8" sensor models available, or Dahua OEM from Andy at ipcamtalk ).. if you go Blue Iris you can also look for Hikvision models, look for the colorvu line ..larger sensors also.

The Reolinks I'd avoid.. too many issues with low light

Amcrest, double check the cameras - go for 1/1.8" sensor 8mp or 4mp models.
Hi i know you have covered this numerous times before and i know that you recommend 1.8 sensor cameras …. Right now which 8 camera system 4k with nvr you prefer thats best value for price in the market that has 1.8 sensor
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