How to Replace the Batteries in a Reolink Keen Pan and Tilt Camera

The Reolink Keen is one of the few 100% wireless pan and tilt home security cameras on the market.  It’s handy for watching areas where no power outlet exists.  Unlike other cameras, this one is powered by batteries.  There is no A/C cable.  That means you need to periodically replace the batteries in this camera.  This article will discuss how to replace the batteries in a Reolink Keen.  We’ll also discuss how to prolong battery life and make a few recommendations for replacement batteries. A Reolink Keen requires four lithium CR123A batteries for power.  There’s a battery life indicator within the app.  … Read more

How to Replace the Batteries in a Reolink Argus Home Security Camera

The Reolink Argus is a solid 100% wireless home security camera.  Unlike the majority of other cameras, this one is powered by batteries.  No A/C cable.  That means you need to periodically replace the batteries in this camera.  This article will discuss how to replace the batteries in a Reolink Argus home security camera.  We’ll also discuss how to prolong battery life and make a few recommendations for replacement batteries. A Reolink Argus requires four lithium CR123A batteries for power.  There’s a battery life indicator within the app.  The manufacturer predicts a battery life of 500 minutes of recording and up to … Read more

Reolink Argus Wireless Camera for the Great Outdoors

We have to admit, for a company we never heard of until recently, Reolink puts out some nice cameras.  The Reolink Argus checks in as a solid outdoor wireless camera.  It’s 100% wireless which means no power cable.  The wireless feature comes in real handy on an outdoor camera where an A/C outlet may not be available. (Disclosure:  Unlike most of the cameras reviewed on HomeCamCafe.com, this one was free from the manufacturer. The review is our honest unbiased opinion of the product and not influenced in any way.) This is the second Reolink camera reviewed on our site.  The Reolink … Read more

How to Save on Batteries for a Wireless Camera

We have seen several manufacturers introduce some nice products in the wireless home camera arena.  For this article, wireless means no A/C power cable and no Ethernet cable.  Most home security cameras handle wireless connectivity these days but only a handful do wireless power.  Those that do wireless power depend upon batteries and you can blow through these quickly.  We’re going to discuss how to save on batteries for a wireless camera. Save on batteries takes on two avenues of attack.  First is the subject of reducing consumption.  Second is the subject of lowering the cost of getting more batteries. … Read more

Reolink Keen Combines Pan and Tilt with Completely Wireless Connectivity

Once in a while we get to see some very unique solutions in home security cameras.  The Reolink Keen is one of those products.  It’s the first truly wireless pan and tilt camera we have seen.  We’re talking wireless on the power as well as connectivity. (Disclosure:  Unlike most of the cameras reviewed on HomeCamCafe.com, this one was free from the manufacturer. The review is our honest unbiased opinion of the product and not influenced in any way.) We’re always interested in looking at new products and were intrigued when Reolink asked us to look at their wireless entry.   … Read more