This article will guide you on how to set your PoE NVR on the Reolink software.

Please note that the settings of the NVR also depend on the cameras connected to it.

It includes:

  1. Live View
  2. Alarm And Detection
  3. Motion Alerts
  4. Recording and Playback
  5. Use the Reolink App
  6. NVR Settings

Live View

Learn the live view page buttons on the Reolink App:

Learning the Live View Page Buttons via Reolink App 

And here is the brief introduction for the buttons on the live view page of the Reolink Client:

Learning the Buttons on the Live View Page of Reolink Client (New Client)

You can also view the cameras on a monitor:

Learning the Buttons on the Live View Page of Reolink PoE NVR

Multiple Views

If you have several cameras added to your Reolink software, you can view multiple streams at the same time. Please follow the guides below.


The clip function can help you view the specific area you want to enlarge and check. You can enable the clip function under the Clip Settings option via Reolink software.


In case your camera is mounted upside down, the picture will need to be rotated as well. Follow the guides below to rotate the image.

Change Live Stream

If you want to view the video with better image quality, follow the guides below to change the stream type.

Image Settings

Follow this guide to configure image settings for your Reolink cameras.

Infrared lights

Learn more information about IR lights in this article: What's IR Illumination

And here is the working principle of the IR cut: How Does IR-cut Work

For how to set the IR lights, refer to

Alarm and Detection

Detection Sensitivity and Detection Zone

You can set up sensitivity and schedule currently. Refer to the articles below.

If you want to set up the Motion Detection Zone of your camera, kindly refer to

Object Size

It can support setting up maximum object size and minimum object size at the same time for the person and vehicle detection separately. If the moving objects are smaller than the minimum object size or bigger than the maximum object size, it will not trigger the alarm to reduce the false alarm caused by spider webs, light changes, and raindrops.

For more details, refer to

Alarm Delay

With alarm delay, the camera alarm will be triggered only when the detected object stays in the detection zone longer than a set time. Here are the instructions.

Motion Alerts

Push Notification

Push notification: A message notification will be sent to your phone, telling you that a motion event was detected by the camera.

For how to set the push notification, refer to

Alarm Email

Email notification is an email alert that your camera will send to you when it detects motions.

You can choose the email attachment according to your needs.

Recording and Playback

Reolink PoE cameras support both motion recordings and continuous recordings. And recordings can be saved into HDD (hard drive) and uploaded to the FTP server.

HDD Recording and Playback

For how to set up the motion recording, refer to

For how to set up the continuous recording (if you want to check motion recording and continuous recording at the same time, you can only set continuous recording, when there is a motion, it will be highlighted under Playback), refer to

Refer to the following articles to download and playback the recordings saved to the SD card:

FTP Recording and Playback

Refer to the following articles to set up continuous recordings to FTP for Reolink devices.

Follow the guides below to download and playback recordings saved to FTP:

Use the Reolink App

Share Your Devices

Here we'll guide you to share your configured cameras or NVRs with others by scanning the QR code in the Share page.

How to Share Your Device's UID/QR Code with Others 

Scene Modes

Scene Mode is designed for different usage scenarios. You could control all your cameras under different modes according to your requirement. For instance, you could disable all the alarms under home mode when you're home, but enable all the alarms under outside mode when you are away from home.

Refer to When to Use Scene Mode to check when you need to set the mode for your camera.

Add a Camera

If you want to add your camera to the NVR, here are introductions for you:

Delete a Camera

If you want to delete your camera from the device list, please refer to:

NVR Settings

Device Information

Please check the system information of your NVR according to this article (for cameras connected to the NVR, you can only check camera's system information on the monitor):

Device Password

 Here we will guide you to change the user password for your NVR:

Date and Time

Refer to the following methods to configure the date and time (including the time format) for your Reolink NVR.

Reboot and Restore

To reboot Reolink NVR, refer to the below instructions.

Here are videos for your reference:

Firmware Upgrade

Follow the steps below to upgrade firmware for your PoE NVRs on Reolink software: