RLN16-410 is a 16-channel network video recorder that is used for centrally controlling the devices that are connected to it. With diffenernt hardware versions, RLN16-410 can acheive different features. Generally, it can be used for setting up detection for the cameras, managing the channels, upgrading the devices that are connected, etc. 

To better learn the working principles and settings of this NVR, here are some instructions for your reference.

Note: You can click on the keywords below to jump to the corresponding section.
  1. Motion Detection 
  2. Smart Detection (specially for hardware version H3MB18)
  3. Buzzer
  4. Channel Management
  5. Upgrade

Motion Detection

Generally, Reolink cameras are capable of motion detection. RLN16-410 is able to manage the configurations of motion detection for cameras that are connected to it. 

To achieve the detection settings you want, you could try on the monitor, the Reolink App, or Reolink Client. Below are some instructions for your reference. 

Smart Detection

Smart detection includes Smart Person, Vehicle, and Pet Detection. It is based on the traditional motion detection but with advanced algorithms and technology, which can tell people, vehicles, and pets from other objects. You can set up detection sensitivity, detection zone, object size, etc. for the cameras via the NVR. 

Please notice that for 16-channel NVRs, only if the hardware version is H3MB18 can it achieve the smart detection settings.
To check the version of your NVR, you can refer to How to Find out System Information via Reolink App or contact Reolink Support Team for confirmation. 

Buzzer

Buzzer includes motion buzzer and exception buzzer. It is the sound that comes from the NVR when the cameras detect motions or the NVR detects abnormalities. Conditions like HDD full, HDD error, network disconnected and IP conflict will be marked as exceptions.
You could set up motion buzzer via the monitor, Reolink App, or Reolink Client. Please notice that the exception buzzer can only be set up via the monitor.
Below are some basic instructions for your reference. 

  • On Monitor

    Old UI:
    1. Set up Motion Buzzer:
    Go to "NVR>Menu>Alarm>Motion>Action", and tick Buzzer for selected cameras (channels). Click Apply to save the settings.
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    2. Set up Exception Buzzer:
    Go to "NVR>Menu>Alarm>Exception", select the exception type you want, and tick Buzzer then click Apply to save the settings. Choose the Type for the exception alarm based on your requirement.
    For more details, please refer to:
    How to Set up Motion Buzzer for PoE NVR
    How to Set up Video Loss Buzzer for PoE NVR
    How to Set up Exception Buzzer for PoE NVR

    New UI:
    1. Set up Motion Buzzer:
    Go to "Settings>Surveillance>Buzzer", and enable Buzzer. Then click "Daily schedule" to choose the schedule and detection type.
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    2. Set up Exception Buzzer:
    Go to "Settings>Surveillance>Buzzer (Exception)" and select the exception type you want.
    exception_buzzer_new_ui.png
    For more details, you may refer to the articles below:
    How to Set up Motion Buzzer for PoE NVR (New UI)
    How to Set up Exception Buzzer for PoE NVR (New UI) 

  • On Reolink App

    1. Click  button to go to Device Settings>Channel Setting>Buzzer. If you want to enable/disable the alarm buzzer, please turn it on/off the Buzzer.
      Please notice that this setting will apply to all the cameras connected to the NVR.

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    2. If you want to customize different buzzer settings for the cameras, please configure the buzzer schedule to achieve this function.

      For more details, please refer to How to Enable/Disable Alarm Buzzer for POE NVR via Reolink App.

  • On Reolink Client

    1. Go to Device Settings of your NVR and find Buzzer under Surveillance.

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    2. Select the channel you want and ensure the Buzzer is Enabled.

Channel Management

When a camera is successfully connected to the NVR, it will be distributed an IP address and a channel by the NVR for connection. Hence, with the NVR, you're able to check the status of all the connected cameras at the same time. On the channel management page, you're able to check the status of each channel/camera, delete the offline devices, arrange channel orders, etc.

Below are some basic instructions that you may refer to. 

Upgrade

As a centralized management system, RLN16-410 is able to upgrade both the NVR and the cameras that are connected to it. Below are some basic steps of upgrading for your reference. 

  • On Monitor (Old UI)

    1. Unzip/extract the firmware file on your PC and transfer the PAK file to a USB, then insert the USB to the NVR USB port. 
      Please notice that there are two USB ports on the NVR. One is at the front and the other one is at the back of the NVR. 
    2. Log in to your Reolink PoE NVR on an NVR monitor, then go to Device Settings>System>Maintenance page.

    3. Choose the correct firmware file and start to upgrade.
      *If you only want to upgrade the firmware for the PoE NVR, you may click the Upgrade From USB and select the correct firmware file, then tap on the Upgrade button.
      *If you need to upgrade the firmware for cameras that are connected to the PoE NVR, please choose Upgrade IPC From USB, then select the correct firmware for each channel and click on the Upgrade button to start upgrading.
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      For more details, please refer to How to Upgrade Firmware via PoE NVRs.
      For upgrading the NVR only, you can also refer to How to Upgrade Firmware via Reolink Client (New Client).
  • On Monitor (New UI)

    1. Unzip the firmware file (.pak file) on your PC and transfer it to a USB, then insert the USB to the NVR USB port.

    2. Log in to your Reolink PoE NVR on an NVR monitor, then go to Device Settings>System>Maintenance page.

    3. Choose the correct firmware file and start to upgrade.
      *If you only want to upgrade the firmware for the PoE NVR, you may click the Upgrade From USB and select the correct firmware file, then tap on the Upgrade button.
      *If you need to upgrade the firmware for cameras that are connected to the PoE NVR, please choose Upgrade IPC From USB, then select the correct firmware for each channel and click on the Upgrade button to start upgrading.
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      For more details, please refer to How to Upgrade Firmware via PoE NVRs (New UI).
      For upgrading the NVR only, you can also refer to How to Upgrade Firmware via Reolink Client (New Client).

For more common settings for RLN16-410, you may refer to Device Settings for PoE NVRs.