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Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review

Reolink is a trusted brand that has been around for years. Today, we are looking into one of its offerings which we will discuss in our Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review. 

The RLN16-410 is a 16-channel PoE network video recorder that allows you to do  24/7 video recordings. It is also an ideal product if you have several IP cameras to use and manage. 

This product is a plug-and-play network video recorder that sports several other features like PoE, easy wiring, etc. To know more about its features, design, functions, specs, and performance, read our Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review. We included all the essential details needed to help determine if the RLN16-410 is the product for you. 

Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Packaging

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Inside the package, Reolink ships the RLN16-410 with the following items/accessories for you to get started: 

  • NVR Power Adapter
  • USB Mouse 
  • HDMI Cable 
  • Network Cable (1m)
  • Quick Start Guide

Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review – Design and Functionality

While gathering details about the product for our Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review, we discovered it has two versions. The first is RLN16-410 (4K version), which supports all 4k, 5MP, and 4MP IP Reolink cameras. Then the other is a 5MP version that only works with 5MP/4MP IP cameras. 

Other than the NVR, you can opt for up to 16 cameras to establish your video surveillance system. 

Despite having the same name as the old NVR, the current version still has its own set of unique elements. The current RLN16-410 has another kind of hardware supporting intelligent AI motion-sensing technology.

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This difference between models confused some users. They were unaware that the older version does not function with the Smart motion-sensing feature of Reolink cameras.  

Design-wise, the RLN16-410 appears like the first version. It means you will still see its metallic, rectangular-shaped compact case that can fit any shelf. 

At only 25.9 x 23.11 x 4.06cm, the RLN16-410 will not occupy too much space. Despite this, ensure it stays in an area with adequate space. It is necessary since you need to plug several Ethernet cables into its rear panel. 

The product sports a black matte finish that gives off an industrial design, save for its plastic front panel. The latter helps distance the RLN16-410 from standard Ethernet switches.

You will also find several fan cut-outs, but you will not find one installed. The NVR relies solely on passive cooling, making it run silently. 

The good news is that the product retains adequate temperature. Of course, it will get warm when you link more PoE cameras. However, it will never overheat, which is perfect. 

Front Panel

Reolink has thoughtfully incorporated a comprehensive array of controls and interfaces onto the front panel of its product. They have gone the extra mile by including a supplementary USB port on the back and front panels. 

The primary purpose of the front USB port is to accommodate the provided mouse. The secondary USB port at the rear lets you expand storage through external devices. 

Adjacent to the infrared receiver are two indicators: the Power and HDD LED. A consistently solid red illumination of the HDD LED signifies that the hard disk drive is currently inactive. Conversely, a flashing red HDD LED indicates ongoing data storage from the cameras onto the hard drive.

Shifting towards the right, you will see the play/pause control – an invaluable asset for video perusal. Adjacent is the view mode switch, which helps you alter the simultaneous cams you can view in real-time. Subsequently, you will find the menu and select functions, succeeded by directional keys for easy menu controls.

Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Rear Panel

Let us also discuss the rear panel of this product in our Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review. 

Activate the NVR on the opposing flank to reveal its interfaces and junctions. First, you will find the DC (48V) power terminal and on/off toggle. An audio out jack succeeds it to enable auditory immersion into the scene dynamics.  

Close to it is the USB interface alongside the HDMI terminal, while to its right is a VGA outlet. You will also find a VGA outlet and an eSATA port. 

Lastly, you will find an Ethernet LAN port and eight PoE ports. These are limited to just 100Mbps. 

But because of the nature of this product, the gigabit ports would be overkill. Hence, why fast Ethernet will work while keeping the price tag at bay. 

Key Features of the Reolink RLN16-410 NVR

What makes this network video recorder an excellent product? Find out as we discuss its primary features in our Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review.

24/7 Recording

Reolink NVR is the best option for continuous recording, especially if you have multiple IP cameras. The RLN16-410 has a pre-installed 4TB HDD to store long recordings and supports 16 cameras recording simultaneously. Plus, its motion detection triggers recording when it detects movement, making it flexible and allowing it to capture longer videos.

PoE – Convenient with Plug-and-Play Design

The RLN16-410 features PoE with a single network cable connecting each IP camera to the NVR. This cord transmits power supply and video signals. Its simplified cable management makes things more convenient for DIY enthusiasts.

With this NVR, you can enjoy the plug-and-play connection.

Customise Your Security Camera System

The RLN16-410 supports IP cameras with 4MP, 5MP, 8MP, and 12MP resolutions. You can connect up to 16 cameras to the NVR to create your video surveillance system.

Access and Control Locally 

Connecting the system to a monitor or HD TV allows local access and control of the RLN16-410. You can enjoy remote access if you download the Reolink app on your mobile device. Another NVR management option is launching the Reolink Client on your computer.


  • IP Video Input: 16x PoE IP camera 
  • Video Output: VGA, HDMI
  • Display Resolution:
    – HDMI: up to 3840*2160
    – VGA: up to 1920*1080
  • Audio output: 1-channel, RCA
  • Video Format: H.265, H.264
  • Synchronous Playback: Up to 4 Channels
  • HDD: Two SATA interfaces (With One 4TB HDD Included)
  • Capacity: Up to 12TB (Maximum capacity of 6TB for each HDD)
  • External Interface: Two USB 2.0
  • Network Interface:
    – 1x RJ45 10/100 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet (WAN/LAN)
    – 16x RJ45 10/100 Mbps self-adaptive PoE Ethernet (IP camera)
  • Maximum Power Per Port for PoE: 25W
  • Supported Standard: IEEE 802.3 af/at
  • Compatible Browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
  • Power Supply: 48~54V
  • Power Consumption: Less than 10W (without HDD & PoE
  • Dimensions: 330 x 45 x 285mm
  • Weight: 2.4kg
  • Warranty: Two Years

Hands-on with the Reolink RLN16-410 NVR

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We tested the product for our Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review and observed its performance for a week. We used it multiple times to determine if it was worth considering. But before we discuss how well it works, let us focus on its installation process.

Installing the RLN16-410 was easier than we expected and was more convenient than setting up the cameras. We connected multiple cameras for this test to see how the NVR would handle them.

We first connected a monitor to the RLN16-410 and the mouse provided in the package. Next, we linked our cameras and set these up via the Reolink app. Surprisingly, the NVR immediately recognised the cameras on the local network.

After connecting our cameras, we configured their settings and observed how well the RLN8-410 would perform.

The Reolink App, Reolink Client, and the web interface do not differ significantly. After connecting the cameras to the proper channels, monitoring our surroundings via our PC monitor and mobile application was easy. 

The Audio & Light option is where you will find settings for the IR LEDs, spotlight, and microphones. Under Surveillance, you can adjust the storage settings on the HDD and choose what will trigger the cameras. You will also find network-related settings, configure System settings, and see the remaining storage space.

The Windows utility, Reolink Client, has these settings, but unlike the web interface, it allows viewing multiple cameras. The Reolink App for mobile also allows watching simultaneous streams, but it has a different layout.

Regardless of your device, the software displays all the cameras connected to the NVR. It also allows configuring the settings of each IP camera and some general NVR-related settings.

Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review Summary

Investing in an NVR like the RLN16-410 is an excellent choice if you have multiple Reolink  PoE cameras. It eliminates having to save recordings on microSD cards or cloud storage. Plus, it is more than enough if you do not need more than eight camera channels.

This NVR excellently performed when we tested it for this Reolink RLN16-410 NVR Review. It worked perfectly with Smart motion detection, and its operation was seamless, even when we connected many cameras. Aside from functioning smoothly, it was user-friendly, and we had no difficulties setting it up.

We highly recommend this NVR for its optimal features and budget-friendly price tag. It is an excellent solution to maintain your home security and provide secure local video storage. Learn more about the RLN16-410 NVR by visiting the official Reolink product page.