What Does the PIR Sensor Work for?
PIR sensors are more sensitive to the infrared radiations from humans or animals, and thus can dramatically reduce false alarms caused by fluttering moths or flying twigs. Its full name is passive infrared sensor. It measures the infrared (IR) light radiating from objects with a temperature above absolute zero. When the amount of infrared radiation changes, it triggers detection.
Can this camera support time-lapse function?
Yes, the camera can support time-lapse. It can save time-lapse photos and videos to the SD card.
How can I charge this camera? Is the solar panel a must?
You have two charging options (including solar charging):
Option 1. Have the camera connected to a solar panel for non-stop power supply.
(👆Also recommended as the most friendly charging option for the cam's battery.)
Option 2. Charge the camera (with its non-removable battery) via a 5V 2A USB charger. (Please note that it's ok to charge the cam while it's working, but not for long.)
How long does the battery last?
The camera comes with a rechargeable battery. Normally, the battery lasts for about 1-4 weeks per charge (Actual use varies based on settings, use conditions and environmental factors.) When the battery level goes down to 10%, the camera will send you a low-battery notification.
For non-stop power supply, you can connect the camera to a Reolink Solar Panel.
Does my camera support person/vehicle/pet detection?
Yes, this camera supports person/vehicle detection and pet detection (beta). Currently, pet detection is used to detect cats and dogs and is in beta testing.
Can I turn off the spotlights?
Yes, you can turn off the spotlights manually.
By default, the camera's spotlights are motion activated: it will turn on automatically when a motion is detected. You can turn them off or adjust the brightness to your liking.
Please note that with the spotlights on you can enjoy clear colour night vision, but if the spotlights are turned off, you will only see black and white images at night.
Does the camera have an SD card?
No, the camera does not come with a micro SD card built in. But it has a micro SD card slot. This camera supports Max. 128GB micro SD cards with FAT32 format and Class 10 or higher read & write speed.
Can I talk to someone via the Reolink App? (Two-way audio)
Yes, this security camera features two-way audio, which means you can listen and talk to someone in real time with simple clicks in App.
Can this camera support smart home like Google Assistant?
Yes, currently, this camera can work with Google Assistant.
What happens to recorded videos if the SD card is full?
Overwriting of SD card is enabled by default. When the SD card gets full, the newly-recorded videos will replace the existing videos. Overwriting starts from the videos that are saved earliest.