Reolink Lumus WiFi Security Camera Review

FacebooktwittermailFacebooktwittermail

The Reolink Lumus is a nice, compact, wired outdoor HD WiFi camera with spotlight and 2-way audio. You can buy the Lumus at Amazon.com for $49.99. The Lumus is meant to be an outdoor camera, but I’ve been using it around the house to spy on my dogs. We’ll eventually mount it in a corner of our great room. I was excited to get it and set it up to see how it integrated with our other Reolink cameras; we have one of their PoE IP systems outside. Once I remembered our WiFi password, setup was a breeze and integration with the Reolink app was seamless. Looking for a true indoor baby/pet/security cam? Check out our review of the Reolink C1 Pro.

Lumus Features:
  • 1080P High Definition
  • Configurable motion detection
  • Motion-activated light
  • Two-way audio
  • Siren
  • Hardware mount included
  • Color night vision (to 33 ft.)
  • Wide 100° viewing angle
  • 4-second pre-motion recording
  • Weatherproof
  • Reolink smartphone app
  • Compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa
  • Record to micro SD card, Reolink NVR, or Reolink Cloud Storage

For security purposes, you can automatically save recordings to a micro SD card (not included) whenever motion is detected or to a cloud backup system where you can review activity online.

The picture is great and I love that you can communicate with someone through the camera. It’s easy to install, set up, and use. The app has options to lay your cameras out in a grid of a single view, 4 at a time, or 9 at a time. Then you can choose which camera to focus on by double-tapping on it. To be honest, it’s not the prettiest of apps, but it gets the job done and that’s what you really need in an app.

Reolink Lumus with spotlight Reolink Lumus without spotlight

In the above pics, the one where my dog is awake shows the spotlight on and color view. The other is night-time infrared. The spotlight can be set to come on automatically at movement within its motion detection zone—which can be set via sensitivity and by drawing zones over the area the camera will be covering—or it can be turned off. Lighting is pretty good for about 5′, drops off after about 10′, and is so-so (will let you see a hole in the ground) for another 5′ or so after that. The siren is a toggle.

Here’s a quick video I recorded showing the dogs in their crate while we were out to demonstrate video quality:

PROS:
  • Great 1080P HD picture
  • App with Talk/Listen feature handy as a door camera so kids don’t have to open the door
  • Compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa
  • Record to SD card or cloud for surveillance
  • Has motion-activated light
  • Color night vision
  • Siren
  • Very well priced at $49.99
  • Cloud Backup account plans
  • 2-year warranty (register within 2 years and receive a free 6-month extension)
CONS:
  • No major flaws at this price point for a compact, outdoor wireless camera.
  • Minor delay and connection issues when monitoring remotely over cellular
  • Not wireless, but this may also be considered a pro when you don’t have to worry about replacing expensive batteries or recharging batteries

 

Thank you to Reolink for providing the Lumus sample used for this review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.

Full Specifications:

Model
Reolink Lumus
Video & Audio
Image Sensor CMOS Image Sensor
Video Resolution 1080p HD at 15 frames/sec
Video Format H.264
Field of View Horizontal: 100°, vertical: 54°
Night Vision Up to 10 m (33 ft)
Audio Two-way
PIR Detecting Distance Adjustable up to 7 m (21 ft)
PIR Detection & Alerts
PIR Detecting Angle 100° horizontal
Audio Alert Customized voice-recordable alerts
Other Alerts Instant email alerts and push notifications
WiFi
WiFi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
WiFi Security WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Power
DC Power Can be powered by 5V/2A power adaptor
Storage
Local Storage Supports up to 64GB micro SD card
Cloud Storage Supports Reolink Cloud
Working Environment
Operating Temperature -10° to 55° C (14° to 131° F)
Weather resistance Weatherproof (IP65)
Size & Weight
Size 99 x 91 x 60 mm (3.9 x 3.6 x 2.4 in)
Weight (Battery included) 185g (6.5 oz)
Warranty
Limited Warranty 2-year limited warranty. For support, visit https://support.reolink.com/hc/en-us/

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.