Reolink Go Plus 4G smart security camera with solar panel – Unboxing and first setup – CNX Software

Reolink Go Plus 4G smart security camera with solar panel – Unboxing and first setup – CNX Software

I’ve received several Reolink IP cameras either connected over WiFi or Ethernet, but the company has just sent me Reolink Go Plus 4G security camera together with a solar panel that would let me access the camera from anywhere with cellular network connectivity.

Reolink Go Plus integrates a 4MP camera and supports person and vehicle detection, just like Reolink RLC-810A model I reviewed earlier this year. I have three Reolink cameras, and I’m somewhat satisfied except that the connection to WiFi cameras is often unreliable, and I have to rely on Cloud backup to play video captures most of the time. The Ethernet-connected Reolink RLC-810A has a much more reliable connection. So I’ll have to see if the Reolink Go Plus camera is more accessible over 4G LTE than WiFi cameras.

I’ll start the review by checking out the packages and going through the initial setup for the Reolink Go Plus smart security camera.

I received two separate packages one for the camera, and the other for the solar panel.

We’ve got the key features for each in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian. There’s not much for the solar panel except it’s “easy to setup” and weatherproof with an IP65 rating,

but we’ve got a few more details about the camera with 4G LTE network support, person/vehicle detection, two-way audio, and IP65 ingress protection rating for outdoor use. Not this camera only supports 4G LTE, and there’s no WiFi or Ethernet at all.

The solar panel includes a long micro USB cable attached to it in a weatherproof fashion, a mount with a screw set, some UK/EU compliance documents, and a multilingual “operational instruction” manual.

At the back of the panel, we can see the solar panel supports up to 6V, up to 3.2W of output power. Two of my Reolink cameras are using this type of solar panel, and none of the cameras ever went out of power including Reolink Argus Eco which I’ve used since June 2019, or for about 2.5 years. I’m based in Thailand, so it probably helps as well.

The package for the camera itself includes a wall mount with a pack of screws, a belt and mounting plate for tree mounting, a micro USB cable for charging the battery, a rechargeable battery, a rubber skin cover to further protect and hide the camera, several “24-hour video surveillance” sticker in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian, as well as a user manual also written in five languages.

The battery has a custom design with 27.37 Wh capacity (3.65V/7,500 mA), and is charged through pogo pins inside the camera.

We can clearly see the lens and PIR sensor in the photo above, but the front of the camera also comes with a light sensor, a status LED, six infrared lights, and a small opening for a microphone.

The micro …….


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