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Reolink Keen Review: The Completely Wireless Surveillance Camera

With the Reolink Keen, Reolink offers a completely wireless surveillance camera that can easily be placed anywhere. For 130 US dollars (currently not available in German shops) you can get the battery-powered security camera with microphone, speaker and night vision. In addition, you get a motion sensor that provides an automatic alarm. Overall, the package is therefore a good security solution for every household.

We have tried out how well the Reolink Keen works and will go through all the functions of the surveillance camera with you in the following.

Specifications and Design of the Reolink Keen

Included in delivery is the following:

  • Reolink Keen camera with four CR123A batteries
  • Black mounting kit for camera + screws
  • Motion sensor with one battery
  • White mounting kit for the motion sensor + screws and 3M tape

The Reolink Keen offers all the features a wireless surveillance camera needs:

  • 1080p Video recording with 15 FPS and wide-angle lens
  • night vision
  • microSD slot for recordings that are triggered by the motion sensor (mSD card not included!)
  • Motor to move the field of view 355 degrees horizontally and 105 degrees vertically
  • Loudspeaker and microphone for communication and alarm

The camera is black and has two large antennas on the back for a good connection to the WLAN and the wireless motion sensor. Also on the back is the slot for the microSD card and a sticker with a QR code. This is required for setting up the surveillance camera. On the left and right side there is a loudspeaker for sound output. The actual camera sensor is of course located on the front and is mounted in a movable joint. To set an accent, there is also a silver ring around the complete camera body, as well as the Reolink logo on the front. Also the underside is interesting, because there are beside the switch to open the battery compartment also a thread for a camera tripod or similar as well as four rubber feet.

The motion sensor creates a contrast to the camera, because it is kept in white. Only the blue Reolink lettering stands out. The battery compartment and a switch panel for adjusting the sensitivity are located on the back.

In my opinion a uniform colouring – preferably in black – would have been better, but that is a matter of taste.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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