FAQs for Reolink RLC-1212A
Method 1 (recommended): You can add this camera to the Synology Surveillance Station.
Method 2: You can treat your Synology device as an FTP server.
Yes, the camera can support time-lapse. It can save time-lapse photos and videos to the SD card.
Yes, this camera supports person/vehicle detection.
Yes, the camera supports two-way audio via its built-in mic and speaker. You can not only capture videos with audio recorded but also have real-time communication with people on the camera's end through Reolink App or Client.
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.
Yes, currently, this camera can work with Google Assistant.
Reolink APP/Client is free of charge and the service is free of subscription.
This camera can be used both indoors and outdoors.
It is IP66 certified weatherproof and its operating temperature is from -10°C to 55°C (14°F to 131°F), perfect for outdoor and indoor usage.
There are two methods:
1. Via an Ethernet cable, connect the camera to a PoE NVR, PoE injector, PoE switch, or directly to a router with a PoE port, for both power supply and video signal transmission.
Note: Please make sure that the PoE injector/switch is 802.3 af compliant (48V) and supports active mode.
2.Via a DC 12V 1A power adapter (purchased separately), connect the camera to power outlet for power supply only.
The camera can work without an NVR.
1. When it works without an NVR, the recordings can be saved to the micro SD card (purchased separately);
2. When it works with an NVR, the recordings can be saved to the NVR.
Note: For best compatibility, do not use the camera with third-party NVRs.
The camera can work with NVRs with the N5MB01, N6MB01, and N7MB01 hardware versions.
This camera supports up to 256GB micro SD cards with FAT32 format and Class 10 read & write speed.
No, Reolink PoE cameras work well on their own without subscription fees. You can make full use of the person/vehicle/pet detection, local storage, and other functions for free!
If you want to buy a new one: the currently on-sale NVRs work with all PoE and plug-in WiFi cameras.
If you already have one:
Please first refer to this article for its hardware version.
For the NVR with the hardware N7MB01, N6MB01, or N5MB01, it works with all PoE and plug-in WiFi cameras.
For the NVR with the hardware N2MB02, N3MB01, or H3MB18, it works with all PoE and plug-in WiFi cameras. But you can not have a full-resolution live view of the following cameras: RLC-1212A, RLC-1224A, Reolink Duo 2 PoE, Reolink Duo 2 WiFi, Reolink Duo Floodlight WiFi, Reolink Duo Floodlight PoE.
The camera supports T-568B connectors and 8-PIN Ethernet cables of CAT5 or higher.