Suppose you have ordered the RLC-510A, are interested in this camera model, and want to get some basic information about this product before placing it in use or placing the order. In that case, you may refer to the below introduction.

This article includes the following 4 parts which will help you quickly understand the use and working principles of the camera:

Part 1: Unboxing Video 

Part 2: Product Overview

Part 3: Installation 

Part 4: Initial Setup

Unboxing Video of RLC-510A 

If you just receive your new camera and are not familiar with the camera, you can have a look at the below video about the unboxing, setup, and installation of the camera.

Product Overview

You may find detailed information about the structure and components of the camera here.


1. Mount

2. Metal Aluminum Case

3. 18 IR LEDs

4. High Definition Lens (f=4.0mm)

5. Daylight Sensor


1. Power
2. Reset Button
3. Network
4. Waterproof Lid

For more specs, please refer to Specifications

Installation of RLC-510A

Power on the Camera

You may power on Reolink PoE cameras via PoE injector/switch or PoE NVR directly, or by using the power adapter.

Method 1: Power via PoE Injector/Switch



Method 2: Power by PoE NVR
Connect your PoE camera to the PoE NVR by a single network cable, then the PoEcamera will get power via the PoE NVR.


Method 3: Power by Using the Power Adapter
Alternatively, you can power on the camera in another way – by using a power adapter.

For Reolink RLC-423/RLC-823A, the ratings of the power adapter should be DC 12V 2A.

For other Reolink PoE camera models, the ratings of the power adapter should be DC12V 2/1A.


  1. Do not purchase passive PoE injectors as they won’t work with Reolink PoE cameras.
  2. It's better to use high-quality PoE injectors/switches.
  3. We recommend that you purchase the Ethernet cable with Cat5 and above.
  4. Please install the waterproof lid at the junction of the Ethernet cable and the camera to protect the junction from water.
  5. Please note that the optimum distance between the camera and the PoE switch/Reolink NVR is 300 feet.

Mount the Camera

Please refer to the below steps to install the camera with the mount.

Step 1. Drill holes in accordance with the mounting hole template.


Step 2. Install the mount base with screws included in the package. Run the cable through the cable notch on the mount base.


Step 3. To get the best field of view, loosen the adjustment knob on the security mount and turn the camera.


Step 4. Stiffen the adjustment knob to lock the camera.


SD Card Installation

Please refer to the below steps to install the SD card on your camera.

Step 1. Find the micro SD card slot and unscrew the screws to open it.


Step 2. Insert the micro SD card, please use your fingernail (or use the provided reset needle) to push the micro SD card in until you feel it is locked, and you will hear a click sound and the micro SD card will not pop out if the camera is inserted in properly.

Step 3. Screw the screws to close the cover tightly. 

Initial Setup

Please power on your camera properly before the initial setup, and refer to the steps below.

  • On Reolink App

  • On Reolink Client

    • Step 1. Launch the Reolink Client, click the Add button and then find the device by scanning in LAN or entering UID/IP.
      Step 2. Click the Add button.
      Step 3. Create a password and a name for your camera, then you will be able to get the live view of the camera.
      To get more information, please have a look at How to initially Set up PoE Cameras via Reolink Client (New Client)