Reolink RLC-411WS (5MP)
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Reolink RLC-411WS (5MP)
:heavy_check_mark: This camera has been reported to work with Monocle and Alexa.
Buy Reolink RLC-411WS (5MP) on Amazon
- HD 2K (3072x1728)
- 5 Megapixel
- IP66 Waterproof
- Motion Detection
- 4x Optical Zoom
- Ethernet (10/100)
- WiFi (Dual band: 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
- 2T2R MIMO Antennas
- 33-98° Field of View
- Night Vision Up to 100ft
- MicroSD Recording (16GB Embedded)
Field Description Example
Camera TCP/IP address on your local network 192.168.1.101
Camera’s RTSP port (default: 554) 554
Camera stream (“main”=main-stream; “sub”=sub-stream) h264Preview_01_main
This camera requires using the proxy/gateway service.
Note: There is an incompatibility between the Reolink cameras and the Alexa devices that prevent Alexa from playing this camera’s stream directly. We have reported this issue to Amazon and its currently being reviewed. (See: https://monoclecam.com/proxy-server)
I have one of these Reolink RLC-411WS. It’s a great camera although after running this camera on wifi for a few days I decided to hardwire it on ethernet. The wifi is 2.4Ghz only and even with my WAP fairly close by, I was not seeing the frame rates that I was hoping for. As a wired camera, the resolution and frame rates are amazing. I store the video to my QNAP Surveillance Station. I use the Monocle Alexa skill and the Monocle Gateway running on a Raspberry Pi to view this camera on my two Amazon Echo Shows. I also use the Roku IP Camera Viewer Pro with RTSP/ONVIF support running on a Raspberry Pi to view my Reolink cameras on Roku. This is a flexible camera solution and I use no cloud services to store my video.
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Great point on the hardwired Ethernet connection. When users do raise issues with frequent buffering or losing their connections, I have been suggesting they hardwire their cameras whenever possible. The greater stability and throughput is well worth the effort.
It used to be that cameras were VGA resolution and that was easier to handle on wireless connections. The RLC-411WS has a resolution of 2560x1440 and a bit rate of about 6144K bps. That’s a lot of data and excellent for reading those auto license plates at distance if you need to zoom a frame. The downside is that on a wireless connection, you will drop frames due to environmental conditions. Consider wiring those cameras. I have three Reolink cameras on my NVR which is a QNAP NAS.