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Reolink Camera?

kevinnichols 7 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds • updated 1 month ago 15

Is the Reolink camera supported by Action Tiles?


I can see from their support that a JPEG image from the camera does have a URL address....so I'm assuming the answer is yes?


https://reolink.com/faq/get-url-of-jpeg-image-captured-reolink-camera/ 


Thanks,


Kevin

Mac iOS Fire

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I bought 2 Reolink cameras last week and tested one. They do work with Action Tiles and all is well.  I haven't decided whether to connect them to Smartthings, because Reolink's software is pretty good about motion detection and alerts.


Thanks,


Kevin

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Based on that documentation page, Kevin, it looks very likely that Reolink Camera will function in a Media Tile as periodically refreshed snapshots ("stop motion video"). We recommend about 5 seconds as the refresh rate.

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I bought 2 Reolink cameras last week and tested one. They do work with Action Tiles and all is well.  I haven't decided whether to connect them to Smartthings, because Reolink's software is pretty good about motion detection and alerts.


Thanks,


Kevin

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Kevin please walk us through the steps for the Reolink cameras

kevinnichols - 

Can you share the steps taken?  I have tried all options based on the url from Reolink and cannot get mine to work.  I have RLC-410s camera's.  Video vs still and then url and settings would also be super helpful.

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Sorry guys....I don't read these comments too often.  This is what I did:


1.) Connect camera to local network using POE switch.

2.) Find IP address for camera.

3.) Open my router settings admin and go to "Port Forwarding"

4.) I then added the camera local IP address to a port forward for port 80.  

5.) Then went into Action Tiles and setup new media.

6.) "This media is still image or GIF."

7.) Set the refresh rate to 8 seconds.

8.) Used this address for the camera:


http://(external-IP-address):80/cgi-bin/api.cgi?cmd=Snap&channel=0&rs=XCPTP231776YPPGE&user=(enter-your-username)&password=(enter-your-password)


Took me about 2 hours to find something that actually worked.


Works fine for me. ☺️

Would this work with one of their non-POE cameras that connect via Wifi?

I assume the connectivity to the camera is the same whether it's POE or wifi.  


If not, you could send them back.  Buy them off Amazon for easy return policy.


Kevin

I get this error... [ { "cmd" : "Snap", "code" : 1, "error" : { "detail" : "invalid user", "rspCode" : -27 } } ] 



make sure to create a user in the camera software,  go to the local IP address of the camera and set that up.


Also, no parentheses around username or password in the web address string I gave you...just the username text,

I set this up and it works...sometimes.  I don't use port forwarding because I only use app to access when I'm away from home.

I put two camera's on one screen and then tried just one because I thought it might be a limitation.  Because each camera works sometimes, I figure address is correct.  I have poe cameras and network connection is good.  Tried all different refresh rates but that does not seem to work?  Maybe it's just not meant to be!

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change the refresh rate to 10 seconds.


Sometimes I get a 504 error....but after changing to 10 seconds....I am good to go.


Kevin

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Hey folks - very new AT user here with a couple of Reolink cams.  Do we have to forward the FW ports if we only want visibility at home?   I'd prefer not to share my cam views outside my FW.


Thanks!


**Update**

Answered my own question - yes you can.   

example:  http://10.51.X.X/cgi-bin/api.cgi?cmd=Snap&channel=0&rs=wuuPhkmUCeI9WG7C&user={userid}&password={password}


+10 points for an awesome, easy to use home automation visualization platform


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Exactly!


For viewing cameras only within your home, just use their LAN (local area network) address; no port forwarding is necessary.


Some folks even feel comfortable using no password if their WiFi is secure and they don't have any possible open / forwarded ports on their Routers; but it's good to avoid risks.

Will this work with the camera's going through the NVR, or do they need to be plugged directly into the router?


http://(IP-address):80/cgi-bin/api.cgi?cmd=Snap&channel=0&rs=efuiwnhe9f8hef9w8efhi&user=(enter-your-username)&password=(enter-your-password)

I plugged my Reolink camera into a POE router.  I don't have a NVR.


I haven't fully deployed these cameras with Action Tiles yet. I am going to use them for an AirBnB property I'm rehabbing. SHould be finished in late May and will deploy them for everyday use.