Reolink RLC-811A is a POE camera that has smart person and vehicle detection, siren, two-way audio, spotlight, time-lapse and smart home features.

To better learn the working principle and settings of the camera, here are some instructions for your reference.

Note: You can click on the keywords below to jump to the corresponding section.
  1. Smart Person and Vehicle Detection
  2. Siren
  3. Two-Way Audio
  4. Spotlight
  5. Time-Lapse
  6. Smart Home

Smart Person and Vehicle Detection

Smart Person and Vehicle Detection is based on the traditional motion detection but with advanced algorithms and technology, which can tell people and vehicles from other objects.

You can set this function on the Reolink App or the Reolink Client.


A camera with an audio alarm or siren can make a loud prolonged sound as a signal or warning when the camera detects motion alarms.

You can enable this function on Reolink App or Reolink Client.

Two-Way Audio

Two-way audio enables you to receive and transmit audio through the camera. Reolink cameras that support two-way audio have a built-in speaker and microphone, you could talk through the camera via the Reolink App/Client when you are far away from home.

You could follow the articles below to enable two-way audio for your Reolink Cameras.

  • On Reolink App

    1. Log in to your camera and enable Record Audio on the Device Settings page.
    2. Return to the camera live view interface. Tap the loudspeakerSpeaker icon to turn on the audio and tap the Talktalk_button.pngbutton to enter the two-way audio interface.  
    3. Tap the microphoneMicrophone button to talk and tap the button again to turn it off.

      To exit the two-way audio page, please tap the cross Exit Button icon.

      For more details, please refer to:

      Enable Two-Way Audio via Reolink App

      How to Adjust Volume for Two-Way Audio on Reolink App

  • On Reolink Client

      1. Launch Reolink Client and log in to the camera, then go to Device Settings > Camera > Audio and Light and turn on the Record audio switch.
      2. Enable the audio icon at the bottom of the Live View page, then left-click on the Live Liew Page and then click on the Microphone icon. And then click to start talking, the two-way audio function is enabled and you can talk now. To turn the microphone off, please tap on the icon again.

        For more details, please refer to:

        Enable Two-way Audio via Reolink Client (New Client)


When an alarm event is detected at night, the spotlight will automatically turn on, and then it can also add light sources to produce full-color images.

By default, the Night Mode is set to Auto.


Time-lapse photography, also known as time-lapse video, is a shooting technique that compresses time. It shoots a group of photos or videos. Later, by connecting photo series or extracting video frames, the process of several minutes, hours, or even several years is compressed into a short period of time and played as a video. 

The instructions below show you how to set up a time-lapse via Reolink App or Reolink Client.

Smart Home

You can view the camera live stream on Amazon Alexa or Google Home. As easy as saying "Google/Alexa, show me the backyard", you can check what's happening there.

For how to set up this function for the camera, please refer to the guide below:

  • Amazon Alexa

    1. Step 1. Launch the Reolink App and log in to your Reolink account, and then you will find the Smart Home option.
      Step 2. Enable the device you want to add to Amazon Alexa on the Smart Home page.
      Step 3. Launch the Amazon Alexa APP, sign in to your account and then tap on "Devices" in the bottom right corner.
      Step 4. Select "Your Smart Home Skills" and tap "Enable Smart Home Skills". Please click the "Search" icon at the top right corner and search Reolink Smart Home.
      Step 5. Tap "Enable to Use", type in your Reolink account, and then click "Log in".
      Step 6. Tap on "Discover Devices" or use the voice command "Alexa, discover devices". Alexa will scan and show the devices bound to your Reolink account.
      Step 7. Tap on “Set up Device”, you can choose a Group for the camera or you can SKIP this step. Tap on “Continue” to finish the setup.
      Step 8. Done! Now you've added the Reolink camera to Amazon Alexa successfully.
      For more details, please refer to How to Add Reolink Cameras to Alexa
  • Google Home

    1. Step 1. Launch the Reolink App and log in to your Reolink account, and then you will find the Smart Home option.
      Step 2. Enable the device you want to add to Google Home on the Smart Home page.
      Step 3. Launch the Google Home, sign in to your account, and Get Started to create a home.
      Step 4. Name your home and click Next to build a connection between Chromecast and Google Home.
      Step 5. After the Chromecast is found, please check the code shown on your TV and click Yes to continue.
      Step 6. Connect the Wi-Fi network you would like to use with your Chromecast, then you can customize a room name, which will be added to your room list.
      Step 7. Now click thehome_button.pngbutton to enter the account page, and then tap Settings > Assistant > Home Control.
      Step 8. Click the  add_button.png button, search Reolink in the search bar and assign the room for the camera you enabled in the cloud account via Reolink App.
      Step 9. Done! Now you've added the Reolink camera to Google Home successfully.
      Step 10. To test your camera, please launch Google Assistance and say “Hey Google, show [name of the room where the camera is placed] on [name of Chromecast device].”
      For more details, please refer to How to Add Reolink Cameras to Google Home

For other settings of the camera, please refer to this article: Device Settings for PoE cameras