For cameras connected to an NVR, you can set the camera to record motion events or record continuously to the NVR HDD at the same time. Here we'll guide you to configure record settings for Reolink NVRs via Reolink App.

Applies to: RLN8-410 (hardware version H3MB18/N2MB02/N3MB01/N7MB01), RLN16-410 (hardware version H3MB18/N6MB01), RLN36 and RLN12W.

Step 1. Log in to your NVR on the Reolink App and go to Device Settings > Channel. Tick the camera/channel you want to set motion detection details, then tap Detection Alarm. Configure settings such as Sensitivity, Detection Zone, Alarm Delay, and Object Size for the camera/channel.

Please note that for the cameras that do not support smart detection, there will no settings for the alarm delay and object size. So if you cannot find the settings like the following picture, please check the model of your camera.


Step 2. Go to the Record page. Enable/ turn on the Record button, and the button of the camera/channel you want to set recording schedules as well. Only when this two button is enabled at the same time will the camera record to the NVR HDD(installed in advance).

Then go to Settings. You will see the Post-Motion Record Duration, Pack Duration, and Overwrite options.


1. Post-Motion Record Duration: the time during which camera will continue to record after the motion event ends.

2. Pack Duration: the length of a continuous recording file. Under normal conditions, if you set the camera to record constantly, the recording file is packaged on HDD every 30/45/60 minutes according to your pack duration settings. The default pack duration is 60 minutes.

3. Overwrite: make the system to delete the previous recordings at a set interval to free up storage space. 

Step 3. Tap Schedule under the camera/channel you want to set recording schedules. According to your needs, configure a motion recording schedule and(or) a continuous recording schedule.


Part 1. Set up a motion alarm recording schedule.

Motion recording means the camera will record when it detects motion events. If your camera supports smart detection, you could choose to record certain types of alarm events instead of recording all motion-triggered events.

Step 4. Select Alarm and tap Any Motion, Person, Vehicles, or Pet to set the detection type. Then tap on one of the blue bars (Sun. for example) time bar to configure a specific alarm recording schedule.




  • For cameras with smart detection, there are four detection types: any motion, person, vehicle, and pet). Tap to choose which types of recording you want the camera to record. If you choose Any Motion only, then it will only detect normal motions and you can't see Person, Vehicle, Pet/Animal recording while playback.
  • Please note that the detection types vary from different models of your camera, and some cameras (8MP and 12MP) support setting the recording for your pet. For some models which do not support smart detection, there is no detection type that can be chosen. The camera record all motion-triggered alarm events.

Step 5. Tap on the grids (one for an hour) to Enable/disable motion-triggered recording for that hour. Tap the corresponding day to copy the settings to that day. If you finish setting up, turn back to the schedule page and tap Save.

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Part 2. Set up a Continuous Recording Schedule

Step 6. Select Timer on the recording Schedule page. Then tap on one of the blue bars (Sun. for example) time bar to configure a specific timer recording schedule.


Step 7. Tap on the grids (one for an hour) to Enable/Disable continuous recording for that hour. Tap the corresponding day to copy the settings to that day.

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After the above steps, you had only set the proper record schedule for one of the channels/cameras you want to record. Please switch the camera/ channel and repeat the same steps for all of them. 

Also, here is a video for your reference to set up the recording schedule for the NVR via Reolink App: