Reolink Duo 3 PoE: A Game-Changer in Home Security Unveiled at CES 2024
Reolink, a leading name in smart home security solutions, has unveiled its latest innovation, the Reolink Duo 3 PoE, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024. This 16 megapixel Ultra High Definition (UHD) security camera is a noteworthy addition to the market, offering a plethora of advanced features designed to maximize outdoor surveillance efficiency.
A Panoramic View with a Dual-Lens System
One of the most striking features of the Reolink Duo 3 PoE is its dual-lens system coupled with a proprietary image stitching algorithm. This combination effectively counters the common fisheye effect experienced in many surveillance cameras, instead offering a wide, 180-degree panoramic view with minimal distortion.
High-Quality Imagery and Advanced Features
The camera ensures high-quality imagery across its coverage area, making it ideal for providing clear video evidence to law enforcement when necessary. It is equipped with motion detection and tracking, alerts, and app support, enhancing its usability and functionality. The device also features a full-color night mode, enabled with eight spotlights, which ensures detailed visibility even in low-light conditions.
Smart Home Integration and Unique Capabilities
As for smart home integration, the Reolink Duo 3 PoE is compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant, although specifics regarding this integration are yet to be confirmed. A unique feature of this camera is its ability to display a person’s movement trajectory within a single image, providing a comprehensive overview of events.
PoE Device with User-Installable Setup
As a Power over Ethernet (PoE) device, the Reolink Duo 3 PoE requires connection to a PoE Injector via a network cable. However, it is designed to be user-installable, simplifying the setup process. A battery Wi-Fi version of the camera is expected to be released later in the year.
Availability and Pricing
Set to be released on February 21, 2024, the Duo 3 PoE will be available in the US, UK, and Europe. Priced at $179.99 or €239.99, the UK pricing is yet to be confirmed. This pricing makes it a more affordable option compared to competitors like the Arlo Pro 5S and Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro.