There are so many security cameras on the market these days and the competition is getting ever-more intense between manufacturers. In this Reolink Lumus review, we’ll cover the features that help make it one of the strongest budget contenders around.
For such a small camera, the Lumus really does pack in a lot of features. In fact, apart from video image quality, I cannot think of much more that Reolink could have really added.
Some of the noteworthy points about the Lumus:
- 1080p video resolution
- Infrared light for night vision
- Bright spotlight for colour night mode
- Sound recording
- Storage via an SD card or connecting to an NVR
- Configurable audio alarm
- Motion detection
- Talk through the camera remotely via app (2-way audio)
- Small enough to put just about anywhere
- Connect via Wi-Fi
- Outdoor or Indoor use: Weatherproof
You might look at the list above and wonder how they fit all of these features in at their low price point. So did I. These things are simply unbelievable value.
It does not stop there, as the units are of really great build quality as well. I’ve been running several of them for months and never had an issue.
Performance of the Lumus
The Reolink app is used to install and configure the Lumus. This is pretty straightforward, although during installation I did find it difficult to get my phone to stop “dimming” so that the camera could read the QR code that it needs to scan to install it on your system.
That is not the fault of the Lumus or Reolink, by the way.
The 1080p video resolution is pretty good and for close-up quality, more than adequate.
I personally think that this camera is quite outstanding for the price. The only downsides for me are as follows:
- Video quality could be improved on 1080p
- No way to connect via ethernet (would be nice)
- For outdoors, the Lumus needs power (no battery option)
You can add the Lumus to the rest of your Reolink cameras using their well-designed app. I love this little security camera. Use them indoors and out. Highly recommended.