Tested Cameras

We are working to secure hardware partnerships to offer quick onboarding that will offer a simplified connection. For the time being, a few camera models that provide RTSP access have been tested.
Tested models include: TP-Link Tapo C100 - Indoor WiFi 2MP 1080P TP-Link Tapo C320WS - Outdoor WiFi/RJ-45 4MP 2K 98ft Night Vision Reolink E1 Pro - indoor 4MP PTZ WiFi While any camera or software that properly streams a clean RTSP feed will work, we've tested a few models internally to help with onboarding. Please note that our internal testing of these specific units was for a relatively short duration of time and while our tests were successful, Elumicate does not support or make any guarantees on these units.
We've tested units from 2 popular brands - TP-Link and Reolink. We recommend wired RJ-45 connections however understand this is not convenient for many and therefore limited our testing to models that support wireless connections. The 3 cameras that tested well support both RJ-45 or Wi-Fi connections. Specific models and details are found below.
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TP Link Tapo Cameras have decent reviews and are known to provide good value and have RTSP functionality.
The TP-Link Tapo 2k C320WS tested successfully, has both wireless and RJ-45 connectivity (no POE) has 4.5 stars with thousands of reviews, and offers features commonly found on security cameras, works with Alexa & Google Home, and has up to 100 foot night vision.
Setup instructions can be found here: TP-Link Onboarding
We also tested the Tapo C100 (C110 is the newer model and is preferred with better image sensor/higher resolution) indoor camera. This camera is very low cost however is an indoor camera and has no RJ-45 capabilities. If using an indoor camera pointing out a window, IR lighting/night vision should be disabled and glare may be an issue depending on placement. According to TP-Link the following models will work with RTSP support.
Indoor Cameras TC60 - indoor WiFi 2MP 1080p Tapo C100 - Indoor WiFi 2MP 1080P (Tested) Tapo C110 - Indoor WiFi 3MP HD PTZ Indoor Cameras (All cameras added to the Elumicate network should remain fixed in place. PTZ and Zoom functionalities should not be used after camera stream is added to network.) TC70 - Indoor WiFi 2MP 1080P PTZ Tapo C200 - Indoor WiFi 2MP 1080P PTZ Tapo C210 - Indoor WiFi 3MP PTZ Outdoor Cameras TC65 - Outdoor WiFi/RJ-45 3MP 98ft Night Vision Tapo C310 - Outdoor WiFi/RJ-45 3MP 98ft Night Vision Tapo C320WS - Outdoor WiFi/RJ-45 4MP 2K 98ft Night Vision (Tested)
Reolink E1 Pro indoor camera has passed our internal testing and has good online reviews. For the price point, the Reolink optics seem superior to other devices we tested. Take note, this is an indoor camera, if used indoor pointing out a window for example, IR lights will bounce off the window back into the camera's focal view. If using a camera pointing out a window, IR lights should be turned off. If possible, we recommend an outdoor camera with wired connection if possible as wired connections will be more reliable and outdoor cameras can make use of IR Night Vision.
Setup instructions can be found here: Reolink Onboarding
Reolink seems to have a good price/performance ratio. https://reolink.pxf.io/XYxKJy - Please use this link when ordering from Reolink, the network will receive a 6% commission to support the project.
Coupon Codes (may not work in all countries)
as5fca2 (3% off all cameras) deca10f ($15 off DUO PoE https://reolink.pxf.io/c/4124182/1645889/18332) as5fcapoe (5% off RLC-811A https://reolink.pxf.io/c/4124182/1621337/18332) as5fcawifi (5% off E1-Zoom https://reolink.pxf.io/c/4124182/1621336/18332) as5fcapoe (5% off rlc-820a https://reolink.pxf.io/c/4124182/1621334/18332) According to Reolink, all models listed below will also support RTSP streaming. * Battery / Solar Powered Reolink cameras do not support RTSP and are not included in the list below.
Indoor Cameras (All cameras added to the Elumicate network should remain fixed in place. PTZ and Zoom functionalities should not be used after camera stream is added to network.) E1 Pro 4MP PTZ WiFi (tested) E1 Zoom 5MP PTZ WiFi
Outdoor Cameras RLC-511WA 5MP WiFi 5x Optical Zoom RLC-542WA 5MP WiFi 5x Optical Zoom RLC-510WA 5MP WiFi RLC-410W 4MP WiFi E1 Outdoor 5MP PTZ WiFi Duo 2 Wifi 4K Ultra Wide Dual Lens 180 Panorama
PoE Outdoor Cameras (these cameras do not come with a power supply, they are powered over ethernet cable and need a powered hub to operate) RLC-510A 5MP RLC-520A 5MP RLC-810A 4K RLC-820A 4K RLC-811A 4K 5X Optical Zoom RLC-822A 4K 3X Optical Zoom RLC-833A 4K 3X Optical Zoom RLC-842A 4K 5X Optical Zoom RLC-823A 4K 5X Optical Zoom w/Spotlights PTZ RLC-830A 4K PT Auto Tracking (must disable auto tracking to use on Elumicate Network) Duo PoE 2K Ultra wide Dual Lens 150 Panorama Duo 2 PoE 4K Ultra Wide Dual Lens 180 Panorama