Reolink Go Security Camera Review

Compare the Reolink Go Security Camera with popular cameras like the Arlo Q and the Logitech Circle 2, learn about pricing, features, and customer opinions.

Updated on March 31st, 2020

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The Reolink Go security camera is a weatherproof HD security camera for outdoor use. The camera can be mounted on a wall and even has night vision and motion detection notifications that can be sent directly to your phone as a security precaution.

Updates:

Updated 2nd of March 2020

We made it easier to compare the Reolink Go to our top choices, Netgear's Arlo Q and Logitech Circle 2. Since our last review, the list price for one Reolink Go camera increased by $2.

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Reolink Go Security Camera

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1080p Full HD.

Starlight night vision.

Wire-free.

Weatherproof.

Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Easy to set up and user-friendly app.
  • Wire-free, powered by battery or solar panel.
  • Up to 15 days of free cloud storage and optional local storage (micro SD card).

Cons

  • Only records motion alert clips to SD card.
  • Requires a SIM card to work.
  • No third-party integrations.

Review:

The Reolink Go security camera is a good, wire-free outdoor security camera that operates on 4G-LTE and 3G networks. In the U.S., the supported network operators include T-Mobile, Union Wireless, and Ting. You can find the complete list on the Reolink website.

Stand-out features include a night vision range of up to 33 ft., customized voice-recorded alerts, and up to 15 days of free cloud storage. While a little expensive, the Reolink Go offers great flexibility, especially for remote areas and locations that are out of Wifi range.

Highlights:

  • Clear night vision up to 33 ft.
  • Completely wire-free and can be powered by a Reolink solar panel.
  • Option to customize the camera's alert message with a voice recording.
  • Up to 15 days of free cloud storage and optional local storage (micro SD card).

Shortcomings:

  • Does not integrate with third-party applications, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
  • Requires a micro SIM card and cellular data plan. Does not work with Wifi.

Reputation:

The Reolink Go has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon. According to reviewers, the Reolink Go is excellent value for money and has a good battery life, but the motion detection feature and tech support could be better.

Pricing:

Model

List Price

Reolink Go (1 camera)

$251.99

Reolink Go (1 camera) plus 1 Reolink Solar Panel

$272.99

Reolink Go (2-pack)

$498.99

Reolink Solar Panel

$26.99

Price Comparison:

Reolink Go vs. Arlo Q

If you are looking for an indoor security camera, the Arlo Q is a better choice than the Reolink Go. It simply offers better features, such as a wider viewing angle and smart home integrations. The Reolink Go's prime advantage is for outdoor placements, as it operates on 4G-LTE and 3G networks and is therefore not limited to Wifi range.

Feature

Reolink Go

Arlo Q

Image Resolution

Up to 1080p

Up to 1080p

Night Vision

Yes (up to 33 ft.)

Yes (up to 25 ft.)

View Field

110°

130°

Detection Features

Motion detection

Motion detection

Audio

2-way

2-way

Placement

Indoor / Outdoor

Indoor

Storage

Cloud, free 15-day cloud video history; Local, up to 64 GB (MicroSD card not included)

Cloud, Free for 7 days

Smart Home Compatibility

No

Yes

Notifications

Yes

Yes

Mobile App

Yes

Yes

Price

$251.99

$199.99

Reolink Go vs. Logitech Circle 2

The Reolink Go and Logitech Circle 2 are both outdoor cameras but offer different advantages. The Logitech has a wider viewing angle, supports smart home apps, and is connected via Wifi while the Reolink Go has a greater night vision range and operates on 4G-LTE and 3G networks, making it ideal for placements beyond Wifi range.

Feature

Reolink Go

Logitech Circle 2

Image Resolution

Up to 1080p

Up to 1080p

Night Vision

Yes (up to 33 ft.)

Yes (up to 15 ft.)

View Field

110°

180°

Detection Features

Motion detection

Motion detection

Audio

2-way

2-way

Placement

Indoor / Outdoor

Indoor / Outdoor

Storage

Cloud, free 15-day cloud video history; Local, up to 64 GB (MicroSD card not included)

Cloud, free for 1 day

Smart Home Compatibility

No

Yes

Notifications

Yes

Yes

Mobile App

Yes

Yes

Price

$251.99

$179.99

Key Features:

Feature

Description

Image Resolution

1080p

View Field

110°

Placement

Indoor / Outdoor

Storage

Cloud, Free 15-day cloud video history; Local, up to 64 GB (MicroSD card not included)

Power

Rechargeable battery (7800mAh), Reolink Solar Panel, power adaptor (5V/2A)

Smart Home Compatibility

No

Subscription

Optional

Night Vision

Yes (up to 33 ft.)

Zoom

Yes

Audio

2-way

Notifications

Email, Push

App

Mobile (App Store and Google Play)

Motion Detection

Yes

Streaming

Yes

Other Features

Needs a micro SIM card and cellular data plan before using, customized voice-recordable alerts

FAQs:

Reolink provides SSL and WPA2-AES encryption and is SSL-TLS enabled to prevent hacking and solve common security vulnerabilities.

  1. Install the Reolink App on your iOS or Android phone.
  2. Install the sim card in the camera and power it on.
  3. Tap the + icon in the top right corner on the app to start the setup.
  4. Scan the QR code on the back of the camera.
  5. Create your login password and click "Next."
  6. Name the camera and set the time, then click Next.
  7. Read the tips and click "Use now" to finish the setup.

Yes, you can view Reolink on your mobile device. Once you install the software or your device and connect it to your camera, you'll be able to access the live feed at any time.

You can use browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Firefox to access your Reolink feeds if you are using a computer or device that does not have the Reolink app.

Can I save video footage for future reference?

The Reolink Go has a memory card slot so that you can insert an SD card and save any footage that is captured while the camera is on.

Yes, the Reolink Go can connect with a pre-paid AT&T sim card with cellular data, text, voice call, or a 3-in-1 SIM card. 1GB should be sufficient for 2-3 weeks of usage.

Reolink Go
  • Reolink Go camera.
  • Quick start guide.
  • Mounting bracket.
  • Protective cover.
  • Micro-USB cord.