QNAP can be used for storing recordings of Reolink cameras. You may follow the steps below to add Reolink cameras to QNAP.
Applies to: All Reolink NVRs and cameras except all battery-powered cameras, E1 and Lumus.
Note: TrackMix Wired LTE can only support this feature when using wired connection.
Before getting started, login to your device on the Reolink Client, go to Device Settings > Network > Advanced > Server settings to open relevant ports for the device. After opening the ports, do not forget to Save your configurations.
Note: You can also open the ports via Reolink NVRs or via the web browser, see: How to Configure Reolink Ports Settings.
You can add the camera to QNAP by Surveillance Station or QVR Elite.
By Surveillance Station
Method 1: Add camera via Onvif protocol
Step 1: Launch QNAP Surveillance Station, go to Camera Settings > Camera Configuration, click Add, then click Next.
Step 2. Select ONVIF for the Search type, select the camera and click OK.
Step 3. Enter the username and password, and click Test, if you see the tick icon, it means the configuration is correct, click Next then you successfully add the camera to QNAP.
Note: If your camera model is E1 Pro, you need to change Camera Model to ONVIF Cameras, instead of ONVIF ProfileS Cameras.
Method 2: Add the camera via the Reolink protocol
Step 1. Launch QNAP Surveillance Station, go to Camera Settings > Camera Configuration, and click Add to add new camera.
Step 2. Uncheck Search camera(s) automatically, and click Next.
Step 3. Fill in the information required, and click Next.
Note: Choose Reolink as Camera Brand, then choose the camera mode of your camera. Input the IP address, username, and password of your camera. The default Port should be 80. If you have changed the ports, click to see how to find their current value.
Step 4. Check Enable manual recording and click Next.
Step 5. Set up the recording schedule and click Next.
Step 6. Confirm the settings and click Next.
Step 7. Click Finish to complete the process.
Now you may click Monitor to preview the camera.
By QVR Elite
Method 1: Add the camera via Onvif protocol
Step 1. Launch QNAP QVR Elite, go to Add Camera page, check if the camera is detected on this page and select it, click Next.
Step 2. Enter the username and password, and click Test, if you see the tick icon, it means the configuration is correct, then click Next. Now, you have successfully added the camera to QNAP.
Method 2: Add camera via Reolink protocol
Step 1. Launch QNAP QVR Elite, go to Add Camera page, and click Next.
Step 2. Click Add Manually, choose Reolink for Brand, choose a camera model, enter the IP address, username, and password, and click Test, if you see the tick icon, it means the configuration is correct, then click Next.
Now you have successfully added the camera.
Note: After adding the camera to QVR Elite on the web browser, if you want to live view/playback camera, you need to use the QVR Elite client: tick the camera that you want to view, click View Camera at the upper right corner, it will automatically jump to open the QVR Elite client.
If your camera is Duo WiFi/PoE, please refer to the following steps to add the camera to QNAP Surveillance Station twice via Reolink Protocol.
Choose Reolink for Camera Brand and Duo WiFi/PoE(CH1) for Camera Model, enter the camera name, IP address, username, password, and port number, click Next, and then configure again with the same settings, just pay attention to select Duo WiFi/PoE(CH2) this time.
If you click Test, it will pop up the following error message, please ignore it.
This is what it looks like after adding the camera twice to the QNAP:
- QVR Elite does not support adding a camera twice, in other words, if your camera is Duo WiFi/PoE, and you want to live view 2 lenses of the camera, please use Surveillance Station.
- If you use the ONVIF protocol to add a Duo WiFi/PoE (CH1) first, and then use the Reolink protocol to add Duo WiFi/PoE (CH2), you can also add two channels to the QNAP in this way.