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Reolink Baby Monitor

You can use Reolink as a baby monitor and relay videos and audio signals to your phone although you’ll have the challenge of dealing with bright LEDs used for the night vision which may make it hard for your baby to sleep at night. Similar to Ring Cam baby monitor which also has a bright LED light for night visions, you can have a Reolink baby monitor but may not be great for using it at night.

Reolink Argus Baby Monitor

Below is feedback from a parent who used Reolink Argus 2 as a baby monitor and liked it except for the bright night-time LED light for night vision.

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Reolink Argus Baby Monitor, bad for use at night due to bright LED

Reolink is designed as a security camera but can be turned into a baby monitor with a few adjustments to make a Reolink baby monitor. One great thing about it is that it is rated for indoor use making it perfect to be mounted anywhere inside your house, including your baby’s nursery. In 2017, Reolink raised $1,034,206 from over 6,412 backers on Indiegogo when it fund-raised for the wire-free Reolink Argus.

Reolink E1 Baby Monitor:

Similar to Reolink Argus, Reolink E1 can be turned as a baby monitor but also has the bright LED light for night vision which can interrupt your baby’s sleep. Other than that, it is a great wifi baby monitor with 2-way talk and relays video and audio to the smartphone app. It also allows you to pan and tilt the camera remotely using your phone. It also integrates with smart home ecosystems such as Google Home with Google Assistant and with Alexa Home.

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Reolink E1 Baby Monitor, bad for use at night due to bright LED

As you turn your Reolink wireless camera into a baby monitor, remember that it has a default user account with admin as the username with no password. This presents a significant security risk and we’ve detailed in this site how this makes it easy for hackers to get access to the signal using such default accounts.

reolink baby monitor

You should take precautions and ensure you disable the default user account by creating a new user account, using a strong password that cannot be easily hacked.

We have not reviewed several IP cameras here at MotherhoodHQ that can be used as baby monitors as we always advise parents to stick with the traditional baby monitor brands. We, however, found features that made us consider Reolink IP camera and have added it to our list of security baby monitors. When you purchase Reolink C1 baby monitor, you get a full mounting kit including the mounting bracket shown below, making it easy to install it on the wall

Reolink mounting kit

Reolink Features to consider before using as baby monitor :

  • Two-way audio
  • 355 degrees pan and 105 degrees pan
  • 8 LED infrared lights
  • Night vision of up to 40 feet
  • Built-in micro-USD slot
  • HD video resolution
  • Uses dual-band, either the 2.4 GHz or the 5 GHz technology

Video review of Reolink wireless baby monitor:

The C1 Pro has a low light sensor that essentially turns on the night vision LED lights (infrared) when there is low light/at night. The low light sensor is shown in the diagram below. A dependable night vision camera like Reolink makes a great baby monitor as it also has an extended range of up to 40 feet. This range is better than most security camera ranges such as Arlo baby and Nest.

Low light sensor in reolink c1 camera

Great App – Reolink App on Playstore and Appstore:

As of July 2019, Reolink App on Google Playstore is rated 3.8/5 by over 2,900 users and 3.2/5 by less than 500 iOS users. It is clear that Reolink baby monitor would be great if you are using an Android device. That aside, the app is great as it is very easy and can rely on it to stream HD videos of your baby from the baby’s nursery. This Reolink baby monitor wifi camera’s app is comparable to some of the greatest baby monitor apps we’ve reviewed here at BMC such as iBaby M7.

Below is a snapshot of the Reolink App

Reolink App to stream videos of the baby to your smartphone.

Reolink Vs Arlo

Reolink and Arlo are security cameras that can be turned into baby monitors. While both have some similarities, Reolink has a super wide-range field of view of up to 355 degrees while Arlo has only 130 degrees, less than half of Reolink’s view.

The table below shows a comparison of Reolink and Arlo

ReolinkArlo
2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency
40 feet night vision15 feet night vision
355 degrees pan130 degrees pan
105 degrees tilt<90 degrees tilt
Has a micro-SD slotAllows local storage
Does not require a subscriptionThere is a subscription to access cloud storage but you can choose to store your video feeds locally.
Not compatible with Google HomeCompatible with Google Home Hub, Alexa home and Homekit
1440p HD video quality1080p HD video quality
2-way communication 2-way communication
Indoor use onlyArlo baby and Arlo Q rated for indoor use, Arlo Pro, Pro 2 rated for indoor and outdoor
Has pan and tiltNo pan and tilt
Check Price of Reolink Argus and Reolink GoCheck Price of Arlo baby monitor, Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2 and Arlo Q.

The video below describes the difference between Reolink Argus and Arlo Pro 2

Reolink Vs Nest

Reolink has some similarities with Nest such as 1080p HD videos. However, Reolink has a very wide field of view of up to 355 degrees similar to few wifi baby monitors such as iBaby M7 which has 360 degrees field of view. On the other hand, Nest has a very low field of view of only 130 degrees, less than half of Reolink’s field of view.

Unlike Nest, Reolink only uses a 2.4 GHz frequency band and does not work with 5 GHz frequency band which may be difficult if you want to shift to another band to avoid interference in the 2.4 GHz band. Reolink cameras such as Argos or Go do not require subscriptions and this is the main reason I prefer Reolink to Nest Cameras. Nest cameras require you to subscribe to a data plan to access the video footage of your baby and it will cost you up to $30 per month.

Nest Cam Indoor Vs Reolink
Nest Cam Indoor

The table below shows the similarities and differences between Reolink and Nest Cam baby monitors.

ReolinkNest
355 degrees pan130 degrees pan
WirelessWired
No night lightNo night light
Does not require a subscription Require subscription
Indoor use onlyIndoor use only
Not compatible with Google Home HubCompatible with Google Home Hub
Check Price of Reolink Argus 2and ReoLink Go Check Price of Nest Cam Indoor

You can check out the price of Reolink baby monitor on Amazon here.

Comparison of Reolink Argus and Argus

Reolink Default Password

If you forgot the Reolink password, the only way you can get to stream Reolink videos again is by resetting your Reolink camera to its default factory setting. You can do this by following the steps Reolink has laid out on their support website here and by using the Reolink default password below:

  • The default username is “admin”
  • The default password is blank (no password).
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