POE ONVIF compatible doorbell with WiFi/poe chimes

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It seems the idea of a good, POE doorbell that activates a mechanical doorbell and connects to an NVR like BlueIris, is dead... Unless I wanna spend $500-$1000... 3 years of waiting, [sigh].
 

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It seems the idea of a good, POE doorbell that activates a mechanical doorbell and connects to an NVR like BlueIris, is dead... Unless I wanna spend $500-$1000... 3 years of waiting, [sigh].
No it's not.
The Reolink DB can be had in POE version, connects to Blue Iris and with a little work, can activate an electro-mechanical chime.
 

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No it's not.
The Reolink DB can be had in POE version, connects to Blue Iris and with a little work, can activate an electro-mechanical chime.
mine has been working great since day 1. although using sighthound, and the plug in chime.

to this day, i still dont understand why people want it to ring their old school chime.
 

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No it's not.
The Reolink DB can be had in POE version, connects to Blue Iris and with a little work, can activate an electro-mechanical chime.
Does anyone have the model number on that? wouldn't mind googling that up
 

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No it's not.
The Reolink DB can be had in POE version, connects to Blue Iris and with a little work, can activate an electro-mechanical chime.
Does anyone have the model number on that? wouldn't mind googling that up

With a bit of an extra effort one can have Reolink activate mechanical doorbell. See this thread: Reolink Video Doorbell with Standard Electro/Mechanical Chime Guide. I have it running like that for a bit over half a year and I'm quite happy.
oooooohohohohooooo that thread is just using a wireless to to click over relay for the wired. i'd rather it not rubgoldberg like that. and i see a barrel connector, is that using a poe splitter for power and wifi?
 

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.... i see a barrel connector, is that using a poe splitter for power and wifi?
No, re-read step #3 again:

Step 3) Temporarily power things up.
Prior to installing the Reolink Video Doorbell or MHCOZY in their permanent locations, we need to pair things up. This is best done on a work table where we can power the two up next to each other. First, power up your Reolink Video Doorbell. Depending on the model you have, this can be done by either plugging in a POE ethernet cable (POE version obviously), or by hooking up the 24VDC adapter that comes with the WiFi version.

oooooohohohohooooo that thread is just using a wireless to to click over relay for the wired. i'd rather it not rubgoldberg like that.
Then don't....your choice, man! :cool:
 

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Read this thread, there's a bunch of talk about a few of us using Reolink doorbells (POE and Wifi) with existing mechanical chimes. In my situation I had two doorbells (front door and side door) and two mechanical chimes (one upstairs one downstairs). Each chime would make a different tone depending on what doorbell was pressed (so you knew what door to go to). I wanted to retain all that functionality but with Reolink doorbells. This thread explains how I managed to do that.

 

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oooooohohohohooooo that thread is just using a wireless to to click over relay for the wired. i'd rather it not rubgoldberg like that.
I agree, it's not ideal. However taking different factor into account I think for me it's good enough. There was even a benefit - I wasn't limited by the location of the existing wiring.

and i see a barrel connector, is that using a poe splitter for power and wifi?
I think that was for initial setup phase on the desk. This doorbell exists in POE and WiFi versions but this is orthogonal to the approach used in that thread which works with any of them.
 

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i'll probably get pissed off enough to spend a tax rebate on to engineer something out of a Pico R Pi and post it all to github open sauce style. you could even have the downard facing package cam like the ubiquity and run off a poe pi hat and spit out onvif but, if it uses the pi cameras it would be ho hum 1080p at best would still tickle my fancy
 

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i'll probably get pissed off enough to spend a tax rebate on to engineer something out of a Pico R Pi and post it all to github open sauce style. you could even have the downard facing package cam like the ubiquity and run off a poe pi hat and spit out onvif but, if it uses the pi cameras it would be ho hum 1080p at best would still tickle my fancy
Please do! :cool:
 
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