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article imageLatest in home security camera devices evaluated Special

By Tim Sandle     Jan 17, 2021 in Technology
Home security products are growing in popularity, but many are expensive, and many have poor connectivity. Two new devices from Reolink provide high-quality imaging at an affordable price.
Digital Journal was sent two home security cameras to evaluate. With these Reolink models, one designed for outdoor use and the other for either indoor scanning or for positioning inside to take a look at the outside environment.
Both devices are light-weight and have color or black and white modes, and both work equally well during daylight or at night.
The indoor device is the Reolink E1 Pro. The device is small, compact, and easy to set-up. It has a good motion detection sensor, which can be controlled via an app. The device can rotate 355° horizontally and 50° vertically, giving a relatively wide coverage.
Reolink E1 Pro 4MP HD Plug-in WiFi Camera
Reolink E1 Pro 4MP HD Plug-in WiFi Camera
The image below shows an example of an image taken at twilight:
An image captured from the Reolink device  fromthe home of the author
An image captured from the Reolink device, fromthe home of the author
This second image gives an idea of the app layout:
A capture image from the device.
A capture image from the device.
The device retails for around $50 and it provides an effective home security system.
The outdoor device is the Reolink Argus PT+Solar panel. One key feature is the ability to be connected to a solar panel. This helps to keep the device charged during the lighter months and reduces battery drain.
Reolink Argus PT w/ Solar Panel
Reolink Argus PT w/ Solar Panel
Another important feature is the ability to trigger the taking of images when movement is detected, including the movement of people, animals, and cars. This functionality is aided by a motion-activated spotlight. The images captured are in a clear 4-megapixel (2K) resolution. Alerts from movement can also be triggered by an alarm (a feature that can be turned on or off). The alarm is an ear-shattering 90 decibel siren – loud, but it is enough to alert you and to startle a would-be intruder.
This camera from Reolink can adapt easily to more sensitive digital PIR motion sensor  support insta...
This camera from Reolink can adapt easily to more sensitive digital PIR motion sensor, support instant alerts, and provide event recording to micro SD card and Reolink cloud.
Importantly for an outdoor device, the camera is waterproof with an IP 65 rating. This is sufficient to ensure that the camera is protected against a quantity of water similar to the level projected from a nozzle.
The device retails for around $160, and it makes for useful device to protect the permitter of your home.
A Reolink device can be set up in under 5 minutes
A Reolink device can be set up in under 5 minutes
Connectivity is easily and reliability, aided through the devices having dual band WiFi support. Both devices also come equipped with WDR (Wide Dynamic Range).Through this the camera compensates for images where there are dark and bright areas, in which there is a great decompensation and we cannot see sharp images if we use a normal camera. Both devices have a two-way audit capability.
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