There are many benefits to having a security system in your home or business. For instance, you can save money on your insurance, discourage break ins and theft, and keep an eye on your family and property to name a few.
It used to be standard that you’d need to bring a third party company in to help keep your home or business safe and monitored. However, in recent years DIY systems have grown in popularity.
There are many camera systems on the market that range in pricing and quality. For many people, the goal is to find a system that balances high quality with affordability, which can be tough to find, but not impossible. Today we are going to review one such system which bridges that gap, and that is the Reolink RLK4-210WB4 wireless plug and play video camera security system.
Out of the Box
While you can choose to purchase each piece you need separately, this kit from Reolink includes everything you’ll need to get started with a plug and play security camera system. So, we will start this review by first listing the items you’ll get when you get the package, which is a great many things, however, it’s not hard to see the purpose of each piece.
- 4-channel WiFi NVR
- 4 RLC-210W IP Cameras
- NVR power adapter
- 4 Camera power adapters
- 4 – 18M power extension cables
- HDMI cable
- USB mouse
- 1M network cable
- Manual software CD
- 5 Templates for mounting holes
- 5 Screws
- Quick start guide
- 4 Surveillance card
The Reolink RLK4-210WB4 is a true plug and play system that is easy for any novice person to setup. This system is advertised on Reolink’s website as the “first and easiest wireless security system ever”. The Wi-Fi configuration establishes an installation that requires zero configuration, and requires you to run zero cables throughout your house.
Many reviewers of this system mention repeatedly how happy they were with the simplicity of installation, one even mentioning that drilling the holes is the hardest part, which is reassuring to some of us.
The cameras that are included in this set are bullet style cameras that provide full HD resolution. You will receive crystal clear imaging through the 1080p resolution. While this resolution is higher than the 720p that comes on many systems, there are higher resolution cameras available on the market today. That being said, most reviews of purchasers of the camera are very pleased with the image quality that they are receiving.
There are several recording options on the system to help you never miss a movement. The system provides 24/7 continuous recording from all 4 cameras. It includes a hard disk drive of 1 TB, but you can add an external hard drive to the system with up to 4 TB.
If you want to take full advantage of the system and recordings, you can set the camera to begin recording anytime that it detects motion. This will allow you to record for longer before running out of space by only recording when there is something to see.
These days people want to be able to have access to their security feed at a moment’s notice. You no longer need to wait until you return home to see what your camera has been watching. You can use your iPhone or Android along with the app from Reolink to view your camera’s live feed at any moment. The app is completely free.
If you are looking for a security camera system that includes night vision, the Reolink RLK4-210WB4 system might just be the one for you. Thanks to 36pcs LED lights the night vision on this camera can range up to 100 feet and will provide you with an 80° viewing angle.
Amazon reviewers have found the night vision in this system to do exactly what it is advertised to do and they are please with the clarity of the images as well.
Since the included cameras are designed to be used indoors or outdoors they have been weatherproofed for a wide range of climates. The cameras will work in temperatures ranging from 14°F to 131°F. The IP66 rating also indicates that the cameras are protected against both water and dust.
The negative reviews that we’ve seen of this product are mainly due to problems accessing the camera feed remotely and difficulty reaching customer service. Some consider there to be a lack of documentation with the products, but others have mentioned that you can get a quick response from customer service online.
The cameras are of a high quality in both manufacturing and imaging. The ease of installation is something that many reviewers commented on. It is easy and affordable for the DIY homeowner or business owner.
There is no reason to delay in purchasing a system to keep your home or place of work safe. If you are new to security camera systems in general this is one that you will want to check out.