Reolink Introduces Duo 3 PoE Camera with Crime-Deterrent Features

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Reolink Duo 3 POE camera on top of blue Reolink box

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Reolink, one of our favorite subscription-free security camera brands, just launched its latest outdoor camera, and we're excited to see that it's chock-full of features aimed at deterring bad actors—not just catching them in the act.

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The Duo 3 PoE camera launched today, February 21, and through February 29, SafeWise readers can get 20% off with code PR16MP10 at checkout on Reolink or Amazon.

Reolink Duo 3 PoE camera specs

The Duo 3 PoE camera boasts dual 4K image sensors and 16MP Ultra High Definition (UHD) clarity. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect from this camera:

  • 180° panoramic view
  • Infrared night vision up to 30 meters
  • Color night vision with spotlight, 560 Lumens
  • Two-way audio
  • Operating temperature: -10°C~+55°C (14°F~131°F)
  • Operating humidity: 10% ~ 90%
  • IP67 weatherproof rating (higher than other Reolink cams)
  • Motion detection; person detection; vehicle detection; animal detection
  • Motion-triggered recording (default); scheduled recording, 24/7 recording
  • Voice control with Google Assistant

Image: Katie McEntire, SafeWise

Camera testing is underway

Katie McEntire, our expert security camera tester and YouTube reviewer, is gearing up to test the Reolink Duo 3 PoE camera, and we're excited to see if the image quality and clarity stand up to the hype. We also want to find out if the 180° panoramic view eliminates blind spots for a more immersive monitoring experience than standard security cams without panoramic view.

See Katie's first impressions when she unboxes the camera and subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn how to install it and catch Katie's review after living with it in her home.

Crime-deterring features

We're so pleased to see Reolink getting creative and proactive with security camera features. Vivint has really been the leader of crime-deterring innovation in cameras, but it's nice to see
a brand like Reolink thinking along the same lines—especially because it's a stand-alone camera. You don't need to buy it as part of a complete security system, and there's no monthly subscription needed.

So, what exactly are these crime-deterring features? Here's the rundown:

  • Smart detection technology accurately identifies people, vehicles, and animals
  • Real-time alerts
  • Motion-activated spotlight
  • Motion-activated siren
  • Motion Track that sends real-time images and follows the complete movement of a detected subject

What about privacy?

With breaches regularly in the news (Wyze had one last week), we like that Reolink consistently prioritizes privacy with various storage options. Users can store footage locally on a microSD card, Reolink NVR, or FTP server. With support for up to 256GB microSD cards, you can count on extended recording times without compromising video quality.

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Reolink is offering an exclusive discount code to celebrate its launch, giving Safewise readers a 20% discount from February 21 to February 29. Use the code PR16MP10 at checkout to pick up the Duo 3 PoE camera at an unbeatable price of $152, down from $190. The discount works on both the Reolink website and Amazon.

Rebecca Edwards
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Rebecca Edwards
Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past decade. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month poring over crime and safety reports and spotting trends. Her expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her expert advice and analysis in places like NPR, TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, HGTV, MSN, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, and an ever-growing library of podcast, radio and TV clips in the US and abroad.

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