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Reolink RLC-423WS Outdoor Camera Review

Assembly of the RLC-423WS

The Reolink RLC-423WS is designed for mounting on a house wall. Thankfully, Reolink has included a hole template for the exact attachment of this. This allows the holes to be drilled at the right distance and in the right size. Suitable screws as well as dowels are also included in the scope of delivery.

The Outdoor Camera Under Test: Day Recording

If the camera is mounted at its destination, further control takes place via WLAN. With just a few clicks, the live image is visible on the iPhone. If the focus or the alignment is not yet correct, it swivels and tilts as desired with strokes and wiping gestures. The slight delay is also noticeable here. Consequently, photos or live videos can also be taken with touch gestures. These are stored directly in the smartphone’s photo gallery. At the same time, the images and videos are saved in the integrated memory.

The quality and brightness is very good in relation to the gloomy winter sky. The promised 5 megapixels pay off. Especially with regard to moving objects, the camera cuts a good figure. If you watch the live action and the live broadcast image on your smartphone, you will notice a slight delay of about 1-1.5 seconds.

Set Time Intervals

With all the gimmicks, you almost forget to set the most important one. A camera like that only makes sense when it’s recording. The user should not stand directly behind the smartphone. To set up this function, switch from the live image to the settings within the app. Under Schedule you will find the possibility to activate time windows for recording. For example, during absence from work or at night. This can be set individually or identically for each day of the week. The camera automatically detects whether it is shooting in day or night mode.

Set schedule in iOS app

It is important to note that the camera shoots as soon as motion is detected. The Reolink RLC423-WS stores the recordings in the integrated memory.

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