If you need security cameras to monitor your house, company, kids, etc, but have no idea which camera is better, refer to the below introduction to choose the suitable camera.

Applies to: All Reolink Cameras and NVRs.

PoE IP Cameras

Reolink PoE cameras have a built-in PoE module. You could use an Ethernet cable to connect the PoE camera to a PoE switch/PoE injector/PoE NVR. Then the PoE camera will be powered by the ethernet cable. In this way, it also solves the problem that it's difficult to power on the cameras at some locations in the actual installation scene. 


High resolution, astounding clarity, and superfine sharpness.

A wired connection, stable network transmission;

Multiple power supply options, supporting DC and POE power supply;

The detection area is flexible and supportive to adjust the detection area via software;

Supporting 24/7 continuous recording together with Reolink Client or NVR;

Supporting FTP storage;

WiFi Security Cameras

Reolink WiFi cameras have a built-in WiFi module and support wireless connection to the network. The installation is more convenient. Reolink WiFi cameras need to be connected to a 12V / 5V power supply to get power.


High resolution.

Dual-frequency WiFi ( Reolink E1 and Reolink Lumus only support 2.4 GHz);

Wireless connection to the network;

The detection area is flexible and supporting to adjust the detection area via software;

Supporting 24/7 continuous recording together with Reolink Client or NVR;

Supporting only DC power supply;

C series and RLC series support FTP storage. E series and Reolink Lumus support cloud storage.  E1 zoom supports both FTP storage and cloud storage.

Note: The models supported by Reolink Cloud in some countries may be different. Please take the information on cloud subscription page for reference.

Network transmission is affected by the environment greatly.

4G LTE Camera

Reolink Go, a 100% wire-free mobile HD security camera, operates on 4G-LTE and 3G networks. An ideal video monitoring solution with no cords, no wiring hassles, when in areas with limited or no WiFi access, and no electrical power source.


100% Wire-Free;


4G mobile network;

Power-saving standby mode;

Rechargeable battery; Support solar power;

Starlight night vision;

Two-way audio;

Battery-powered WiFi Security Cameras

Reolink battery-powered WiFi cameras are 100% wire-free rechargeable cameras that work on WiFi, so if you don't want to deal with messy cables, battery-powered cameras are a good choice.


100% Wire-Free;

Power-saving standby mode;

Long time standby ;

Easy installation;

Rechargeable battery; Support solar power;


NVR is the abbreviation of Network Video Recorder. The main function of NVR is to receive the digital video code stream transmitted by IPC (network camera) equipment through the network, which is the storage and forwarding part of the network video monitoring system. NVR works together with a video encoder or network camera to complete the video recording, storage, and forwarding functions.

PoE NVR has built-in PoE mode, including 4/8/16 network ports. It can supply power to PoE cameras directly through the network cable.


Supporting motion recording and 7/24 continuous recording;

Supporting non-battery Wi-Fi camera;

Supplying power to PoE cameras through the network cable;

Centralized management of IPC;

Security Camera System(Kit)

A security camera system is a whole video surveillance system connected together by a series of security cameras and network video recorders. The NVR and Camera combination kit is more affordable than buying it separately. In addition, the combination kit will generally be equipped with an 18-meter network cable(PoE Kit).

Applicable Scenarios

1. Used in family scenes, such as caring for the elderly and children.

Cameras used in family scenes mostly need a continuous preview, two-way audio, and PT function.  E1, E1 Pro, E1 zoom can meet these requirements. 

2. Installed outdoors, without power supply.

It is recommended to use battery-powered cameras in this scenario. Battery-powered cameras can work with WiFi(4G), and it's 100% wireless.

3. Outdoor use without electricity and WiFi.

Reolink 4G camera can meet these requirements, it uses 3G/4G for networking.

4. Used as a time-lapse camera (send pictures/videos regularly), like monitoring construction sites.

Reolink cameras which support time-lapse function can meet this requirement. Find the suitable cameras models in Which Cameras Support Time-Lapse

5. Need continuous recording, with WiFi and power supply.

It is recommended to use Reolink WiFi cameras in this situation. Reolink WiFi cameras can work with WiFi, and they can support continuous recording, and they work well in these scenarios.