Today we’re going to be taking a look at a security device for your home and / or business in the form of the wireless IP outdoor bullet camera by Reolink, model number 410WS, which is a simple, classic-looking white weatherproof little camera which you can attach just about anywhere that will take screws.
As always, the purpose of this review is to help the average consumer to better understand if this particular device will suit their home security needs.
So, without further delay, let us get right into this Reolink RLC-410WS review!
We’ll start off by saying that if you’ve never owned a home security camera in your life, starting here with the Reolink 410WS would not be a bad idea.
Why? Because it is so simple to set up and use, there is very little chance that you’ll be confused as to what to do with this camera, even if you’ve never set up a camera before.
Out Of The Box
If this camera is delivered to your door, as is often the case, you simply get a box with the following contents (as pictured above)
- The Reolink RLC-410WS Wireless IP Outdoor Security Camera
- A power adapter
- A power extension cable
- 1M network cable
- A CD containing the manual and software
- A handy little Quick Start guide for you to leaf through
- Screws, wall anchors, small allen wrench
- Mounting hole template
- Two antennas
If this list seems long to anyone reading this, rest assured that all of these items are completely necessary to the functioning of this camera, and there’s really nothing added to the package where you will say “What does this do?”
Each of these items that comes with the Reolink 410WS has a specific purpose, and if you are a long-time user of security cameras, you will no doubt see how truly practical everything is here.
By the way, when the camera arrives in its box the box we received was just like the camera. Nicely put together and in no danger of having any parts rattling around inside it. 10/10 for box packing!
What we like about this camera is that it is relatively compact, but has a good heft to it so you can immediately feel like you’re holding something which is well made.
Sometimes when you get a piece of technology, and it is mysteriously light, you often wonder. But, in this case, the Reolink 410WS is a chunky little camera even though it weighs just over a pound. It is by no means heavy, but it doesn’t look or feel cheap in any way.
The design of the camera is very clean looking, and one might say it looks rather sharp and professional. The camera looks nice and would not be out of place on a home or business, and there’s nothing odd about it as some cameras have where they might look a little clunky or sort of menacing.
With the Reolink 410WS, you can easily adjust it as you like, and it adjusts on its swivel with some slight stiffness, but just the right amount so there’s no worry its going to change its position. It can point in any direction you want, and change it easily as well.
Here is a video showing daytime footage of the Reolink 410WS so you can get an idea how the image quality looks.
Quick Set Up Time
We can always appreciate a camera that you can simply take out of the box and have it working in no time. The Reolink 410WS is just such a camera, taking about 5-10 minutes to set up. In this case, we actually went old school and used the CD to install the software onto an old laptop.
It was quick and painless, and we have the camera taking some night vision shots which we could see on the laptop in about 5 or so minutes.
Of course, this camera works just as easily on a smart phone, but in our case, our smart phone had just fallen on the ground the day before and was in no shape to do anything.
Night Vision And Smart Cam Features
The Reolink 410WS has high quality night vision, which may be its best feature. Have a look.
Here is a quick rundown of some additional features of this camera:
- Mac & PC compatible
- 4 Megapixel video quality
- Night vision up to 100 feet
- 15 foot audio range
- Can record video
- Live view
- Easy to use Reolink mobile app
- 16 GB micro SD card
- …and more!
The Reolink 410WS is a solid little camera that can provide added security to your home or business. The main reason we like it is because it is simple to set up and use, and it gives us no grief that you find with other cameras or security systems.
We have seen that not all the reviews are positive, but rather than try and hash out everything that has been said, we will just say that we think some of the negative comments are rather unfair, and a few make no sense at all. Like this question here…
Actually, you can use IE, Firefox, or Chrome. It is not limited to IE. We are using Chrome. This is just one thing that was mentioned over on Amazon from some of the negative reviewers about this camera which is highly debatable.
If you are seriously considering buying this camera, have a look at some of the reviews found online yourself and draw your own conclusions. In our humble opinion, we would easily give this security camera 4 stars.
To anyone who does have any questions about the Reolink 410WS, just contact Reolink (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you should get a quick and detailed reply.