A security camera system is a whole video surveillance system connected together by a series of security cameras and network video recorders, providing reliable video monitoring around your home and business. You can DIY a security system with Reolink NVR and cameras per your requirements and current situation, here are three common connection ways for your reference.
Applies to: Reolink NVR Kits
- The Whole NVR Kit
- PoE NVR and WiFi Cameras
- New PoE NVR and Existing Cameras
The Whole NVR Kit
You can click to choose the most suitable kit per your requirement. With Reolink, you can browse 16-channel and 8-channel PoE security camera systems, for super HD, or even 4K reliable videos. The camera in the kit should work with the NVR.
- Initial Setup for PoE NVR with Connected Monitor
- How to Initially Set up PoE NVR with Monitor Connected (New UI)
- Initial Setup for WiFi NVR with Connected Monitor
PoE NVR and WiFi Cameras
WiFi cameras also can work with the PoE NVR or the RLN36, you need to connect your WiFi camera to the same router which your NVR connecting to.
New PoE NVR and Existing Cameras
If you've purchased the cameras before and purchased an NVR to work with those cameras recently, there are two different ways of powering your IP cameras:
a. Power the IP cameras via the PoE NVR. You may connect the IP cameras to the PoE NVR directly via an Ethernet cable. (An Ethernet cable is also needed during the initial setup for WiFi cameras)
b. Power the IP cameras using a DC power adapter. For PoE cameras, you may connect the camera to the same router that the NVR is connected to; For WiFi cameras, please select the WiFi of the router that the NVR is connected to.
- The battery-powered cameras can't work with the Reolink NVR.
- For more connection details, please refer to Add Reolink IP Cameras to Reolink PoE NVR.
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