If you have ordered Reolink video doorbell PoE camera or if you are interested in this camera model, and want to get some basic information about this product before putting it in use or placing the order, you may refer to the introduction below.
This article includes the following 4 parts which will help you quickly understand the use and working principle of the camera:
Unboxing Video of Video Doorbell PoE
This video will show you what is included in the box and how to set up the camera.
You may find detailed information about the structure and components of the camera here.
- Doorbell Status Light
- Chime Status Light
- Micro SD Card Slot
- Reset Button
- Binding Post
For more specifications of the Video Doorbell PoE, please refer to Specifications-Video Doorbell PoE
Install the Camera
Step 1. Prepare to Install
Use a network cable of appropriate length. Plug one end of the network cable into the PoE port of your NVR or other PoE devices.
Step 2. Find a Place for Your Doorbell
Find a proper place for your doorbell. Do not include walls in the camera view. The walls will reflect infrared light and may cause a blurry image.
Choose a proper height for your doorbell. You are recommended to install the camera 1.2m (48'') high off the ground, in order to get an ideal camera view.
Step 3. Use the Wedge
Check the camera view to see whether the wedge should be used to adjust the field of view. If a person standing in front of your door is near the edge of the camera's field of view, use the wedge.
Step 4. Find the Place to Drill Holes
Put the mounting hole template on the wall and find the place to drill holes as shown.
Note: The places of drilling differ when you use or don't use the wedge.
Step 4. Install the Wedge
Fix the wedge to the wall. If the wall is soft, screw the wedge to the wall directly. If the wall is hard, insert drywall anchors first. Drill a hole through the wall in the hollow part of the wedge to run the network cable.
Step 5. Install the Mounting Plate
Screw the mounting plate into the wedge.
Step 6. Connect Network Cable to Video Doorbell
Run the network cable through the wall and connect it to the video doorbell.
Step 7. Fix Video Doorbell to Mounting Plate
Following the two steps above to fix the video doorbell.
Step 8. Finish
Press the doorbell button and check whether the doorbell and chime can ring. Check the live view on your phone.
For more details, please refer to:
To set up the camera, you need to connect the camera to a PoE switch/injector for network connection. After that, you may finish the initial setup via both Reolink App and the Client.
On Reolink App
Step 1. Open the Reolink App, click "+" on the upright corner, and scan the QR code on the camera to add it.
Step 2. Create the password, name the device, and then start to live view.
For more details, please refer to How to Initially Set up Doorbell PoE via Reolink App
- Step 1. Open the Reolink App, click "+" on the upright corner, and scan the QR code on the camera to add it.
On Reolink Client
Step 1. Launch the Reolink Client, click the Add button and then find the device by scanning in LAN or by 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 live view the camera.
To get more information, please have a look at: How to Initially Set up Doorbell PoE via Reolink Client (New Client)
- Step 1. Launch the Reolink Client, click the Add button and then find the device by scanning in LAN or by entering UID/IP.