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  1. Burton_Flooring

    Lite H.265 series?

    Agree with fenderman. You need two cameras. That's what I wound up doing after trying to cover the area with an 8mp
  2. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    Just make sure and check if you have gain controls. Hikvision stupidly disabled them on their last firmware update . Not sure about the Swann rebrands. (Swann rarely updates or fixes anything).
  3. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    Oh, on the contrary, I totally agree, that's why I'm running Dahua's now :) Those Swann/Reolink cameras are only good down to a certain lighting level, which is where Dahua picks up the torch and Hikvision, and carry on where the other companies revel in mediocrity, lol. I have Swann NHD-817's...
  4. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    Interesting. Obviously my RLC-411 has better optics with which to utilize the 5MP. Good to know! Thank you @sorka for sharing :-)
  5. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    Yes I agree.
  6. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    Yes, it's actually kind of humorous. There was news though, of a military installation being hacked (only nerds would know, lol) and several companies losing contracts to install the systems because of it. “The ban itself will not have substantial impact on the company’s business. But due to...
  7. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    Yeah, the newer Reolink that I have has firmware w/ an IR on/off toggle. It's the Zoom version 5MP. The jury is still out on whether or not the turrets improve the spider webs enough to warrant doing just turrets (all my mounted cameras are turrets except one). Per other good advice on this...
  8. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    Thank you Andy. I TRY to steer as many people as I can, your way :-) Un-fortunately, US Government passed a law recently, banning several Chinese IP Cams from government facilities and Dahua is one of them, so that has left a lot of people here leery of buying them due to previous security flaws...
  9. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    Yes I did, and do, and most of them say, "nah...this works good enough." Like I said, I deal with a lot of "those people", lol. $88 X 8 Cameras is, in my neck of the woods, a lot of money for someone's home or small business. You should see most of the security cameras in my town, they're...
  10. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    I was not mis-leading, I was mistaken. I paid @EMPIRETECANDY $117 for my 4231EM-ASE. Please forgive me. ($125 from Amazon)
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    Reolink - good & bad

    For what it's worth I always recommend Dahua to anyone that asks me about which security system to buy. I just hold "that other company" in the back drawer, so to speak for "THOSE" people, lol.
  12. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    I wouldn't leave, this is a great place! There's a lot more we all can learn here, and I'm sorry for coming across like I was telling you how to run your forum. I will not, however, stand for saying that I am MISLEADING people. When you say that a product is garbage, you have set conditions for...
  13. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    What you are doing is ridiculing and name-calling because people don't share your opinion, and I just don't see how that is going to help people. We get it, you have very good reasons not to recommend Reolink. And I respect that. I'm not trying to say I know more than you. I appreciate, very...
  14. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    I'm sorry, but when you are not the one who's money is being spent, you have to pitch to the "TEAM" that a $140 camera is needed instead of a $60 camera....when you start multiplying it adds up, and the "team" will say "we aren't spending that much", so you have to look for other options.
  15. Burton_Flooring

    Reolink - good & bad

    I agree with you, I am a novice. I don't deny that, but I have gone through SCADS of security cameras because my company doesn't want to spend thousands of dollars on surveillance. You have to find the sweet spot between price and performance. For a lot of people, they aren't willing to spend...
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