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[Amazon.ca] Reolink PoE Camera 5MP Outdoor Indoor $52.01!

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Newbie
Jul 15, 2019
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Yes, I run Blue Iris 5 and I have 4 Reolink cameras on it (all are RLC-420-5MP).
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Member
Nov 11, 2003
456 posts
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Vancouver
Thanks ! Ordered 4 to upgrade my Lorex BNC camera system !

I have no problem running the new cables, I would like to use the blue iris program a user mentioned on here, can anyone help me out a bit as I am not sure what I would need to hook these up to my computer !

I have an extra desktop that I don’t really use, I would like to wire 4 of these up to it. Is there a pci card that supports 4 cameras ? Or do I have to get a PoE switch/injector ?

Thanks !
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Oct 4, 2016
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dsorgiovanni wrote: Thanks ! Ordered 4 to upgrade my Lorex BNC camera system !

I have no problem running the new cables, I would like to use the blue iris program a user mentioned on here, can anyone help me out a bit as I am not sure what I would need to hook these up to my computer !

I have an extra desktop that I don’t really use, I would like to wire 4 of these up to it. Is there a pci card that supports 4 cameras ? Or do I have to get a PoE switch/injector ?

Thanks !
Your best bet is getting decent 5 port PoE switch to wire all your cameras to. The 5th port you can then connect to your home network with, so you can access your cameras remotely if you wish to do so.


Here's a YouTube tutorial on blue iris.

It may seem intimidating because blue iris has an excessive amount of options you can customize, but that doesn't mean you have to.
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Mar 5, 2015
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Toronto
Fourth wrote: Your best bet is getting decent 5 port PoE switch to wire all your cameras to. The 5th port you can then connect to your home network with, so you can access your cameras remotely if you wish to do so.


Here's a YouTube tutorial on blue iris.

It may seem intimidating because blue iris has an excessive amount of options you can customize, but that doesn't mean you have to.
Is there a free version of blue iris, or have to buy it?
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Oct 4, 2016
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BartekD596 wrote: Is there a free version of blue iris, or have to buy it?
Yes there is! (not same company as Blue iris) Milestone XPROTECT Essential+ is what you want friend. Fully free up to 8 cameras, no strings attached and the company is great. Rivals Blue iris.

https://www.milestonesys.com/solutions/ ... essential/

"XProtect® Essential+ is a full-featured version of Milestone’s market-leading video management software (VMS) at no cost. With support for up to eight cameras and devices, XProtect Essential+ is the perfect match for smaller businesses who want basic video surveillance to protect employees and assets."
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Jun 22, 2001
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imcmzs wrote: Yes, I run Blue Iris 5 and I have 4 Reolink cameras on it (all are RLC-420-5MP).
I could never get it working properly for myself. Lots of image tearing. Others had no problem 🤷‍♂️
Member
Nov 11, 2003
456 posts
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Vancouver
Thanks ! So basically pick up a 5 Port POE switch and have the 5th port connected to my router? From there any computer on my network would be able to record using blue iris ?

Any recommendations on a 5 Port switch ? And there is no chance of it sending power into my non powered network devices?


Looking forward to the upgrade and FINALLY getting rid of my Lorex bnc crap from Costco lol
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Jun 8, 2004
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Oakville
Fourth wrote: Yes there is! (not same company as Blue iris) Milestone XPROTECT Essential+ is what you want friend. Fully free up to 8 cameras, no strings attached and the company is great. Rivals Blue iris.

https://www.milestonesys.com/solutions/ ... essential/

"XProtect® Essential+ is a full-featured version of Milestone’s market-leading video management software (VMS) at no cost. With support for up to eight cameras and devices, XProtect Essential+ is the perfect match for smaller businesses who want basic video surveillance to protect employees and assets."
Have you used XProtect Essential+ with Reolink cameras? Their site doesn't list Reolink as a manufacturer on their compatibility list.

https://www.milestonesys.com/community/ ... ct-expert/
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Oct 4, 2016
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dsorgiovanni wrote: Thanks ! So basically pick up a 5 Port POE switch and have the 5th port connected to my router? From there any computer on my network would be able to record using blue iris ?

Any recommendations on a 5 Port switch ? And there is no chance of it sending power into my non powered network devices?


Looking forward to the upgrade and FINALLY getting rid of my Lorex bnc crap from Costco lol
There are alot of decent PoE switches u can get for cheap on Amazon, TP-Link being one of them. example : https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-TL-SG1005 ... 024&sr=8-3

As for the switch sending power to your other network devices, that won't happen as only 4 ports of the 5 are powered (the 5th is data, refer to TP-Link model pic on Amazon as 5th port only shows data LED, no power LED).
cba123 wrote: Have you used XProtect Essential+ with Reolink cameras? Their site doesn't list Reolink as a manufacturer on their compatibility list.

https://www.milestonesys.com/community/ ... ct-expert/

The following article on Reolink's official site shows you how to add Reolink cameras to Milestone XProtect.

https://support.reolink.com/hc/en-us/ar ... e-XProtect
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Jan 7, 2006
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Toronto
For people with $50 eBay coupons to spend (seller promo) or want to save $1.70, reolink is selling on eBay as well for $50.39 with free shipping.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/HD-5MP-PoE-IP-S ... 2823387881

They also have the turret version for $53.99:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/5MP-PoE-IP-Secu ... 2820721688

Edit: fix link
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Nov 17, 2013
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WINNIPEG
are these refurbished? where is it better (cheaper and more secure) to buy , amazon, ebay or the reolink website?
Kevin711 wrote: For people with $50 eBay coupons to spend (seller promo) or want to save $1.70, reolink is selling on eBay as well for $50.39 with free shipping.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/HD-5MP-PoE-IP-S ... 2823387881

These link to the same item? whats the benefit and disadvantage of a turret style camera?
Kevin711 wrote: They also have the turret version for $53.99:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/HD-5MP-PoE-IP-S ... 2823387881
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Oct 4, 2016
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vrredflag wrote: are these refurbished? where is it better (cheaper and more secure) to buy , amazon, ebay or the reolink website?




These link to the same item? whats the benefit and disadvantage of a turret style camera?
There is only one Amazon seller which is "Sold by ReolinkUSOnline and Fulfilled by Amazon" for any of the Reolink products. Which state that they are NEW condition.

I haven't bought them from ebay before, so I can't input on that.

Bullets cameras can be knocked out of view if they are within reach, where as turret cameras are a bit more "vandal proof" in that sense and can be installed in a variety of ways.

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