This article will guide you on how to configure your camera on Reolink software.

Applies to: Reolink PoE cameras

This article contains the following six parts:

  1. Live View
  2. Detection and Alarms
  3. Recording and Playback
  4. Use the Reolink App
  5. Camera Settings
  6. Smart Home

Live View

You may learn the live view page buttons on the Reolink App following the article below:

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

Multiple views

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

Full-screen view

If you want to view your camera in full screen, here are the intstructions for you:


The clip function enables you to enlarge the specific area and have a check. You can enable the clip function under the Clip Settings option via Reolink software.


If your camera is mounted upside down, the image will need to be rotated as well. You may follow the guides below to rotate the image.

Change live stream mode

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

Image settings

You may follow this guide to configure image settings for your cameras via the Reolink App and the Reolink client.

Infrared lights

You may learn more information about the IR lights on this article: What's IR Illumination

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

For how to configure the IR lights, please refer to:

Detection and Alarms

Detection sensitivity

You can set up detection sensitivity referring to the articles below:

Detection zone

If you want to set up motion detection zone for your camera, please kindly refer to:

Object size

You can set up maximum object size and minimum object size at the same time for smart person and vehicle detection separately. If the moving objects are smaller than the minimum object size or bigger than the maximum object size, alarms will not be triggered. This can help reduce false alarms caused by spider webs, light changes, and raindrops.

For more details, please refer to: 

Push notification

With the push notification feature enabled, a message notification will be sent to your phone when motion is detected.

To set up push notification, please refer to:

Email alert

With the email alert feature enabled, you will be be able to receive a notification via email when motion is detected.

To set up email alert, please refer to:

Recording and Playback

Reolink PoE cameras support both motion recordings and continuous recordings. And the recordings can be saved into a micro SD card or be uploaded to an FTP server.

SD card recording and playback

To set up motion recording, please refer to:

To set up continuous recording, please refer to:

You may refer to the following articles to playback and download the recordings saved to the SD card:

FTP recording and playback

You may refer to the following articles to set up continuous recording to FTP for Reolink devices.

You may follow the steps below to download and playback the FTP recordings:

Time lapse

Time-lapse photography, also known as time-lapse video, is a shooting technique that compresses time. It shoots a group of photos or videos, by connecting photo series or extracting video frames, the process of several minutes, hours, or even several years is compressed into a short period of time and played as a video. In a time-lapse video, the process of slowly changing objects or scenes is compressed into a short period of time, presenting a wonderful scene that is usually undetectable by naked eyes.

Currently only some of the PoE cameras can support the time-lapse function, please refer to: Which Cameras Support Time-Lapse

For how to set time lapse, please refer to:

Use the Reolink App

Share your devices

You can share your configured cameras with the others by showing the QR code on the Share page. Please refer to: 

Scene mode

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 at home, and enable all the alarms under outside mode when you are away from home.

You may refer to When to Use Scene Mode to check when you need to set up scene mode for your camera. And below you will find the instructions on how to set up and delete scene mode.

Add a camera

If you want to add your camera to Reolink App or Client, here are some instructions for you:

Delete a camera

If you want to delete your camera from Reolink software, please refer to:

Camera Settings

Device information

Please check the system information of your camera according to this article:

Device password

 Here we will guide you to change the login password for your camera:

Date and time

You may refer to the following articles to configure the date and time (including the time format) for your Reolink camera.

Reboot and restore

To reboot or restore Reolink cameras, please refer to the following instructions:

Here are some videos for your reference:

Firmware upgrade

You may follow the steps below to upgrade the firmware for Reolink cameras on Reolink software:

Smart Home

Some of the Reolink cameras can work with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

Please check whether your camera supports this function referring to the articles below.

Please upgrade your Reolink cameras to the latest firmware to make them work with smart home.

You may refer to this article to upgrade your camera to the latest firmware: How to Upgrade the Firmware for Reolink Products

These two articles introduces how to add cameras to smart home: