Spotlight can serve as an illumination when the environment is dark, and it can also be used as a deterrent when a stranger is approaching at night. In this article, you will find all the information needed to configure the spotlight settings for your camera via Reolink Client.
Applies to: All cameras which support the spotlight.
Before setting it up, please download and installed the latest Reolink Client on your PC in advance.
Part 1. How to Manually Turn On/Off the Spotlight
Launch Reolink Client and log in to your camera. On the live view page, please click the Flashlight button, and then the spotlight will be manually triggered. Then click it again to turn it off.
Part 2. How to Configure the Spotlight Settings
Step 1. Launch Reolink Client and choose Camera Settings > Camera > Light > Spotlight.
Step 2. Configure all the settings for the spotlight.
- Only some of the camera models can support adjusting the brightness of the spotlight.
- Click the drag-down arrow of Night Mode to unfold the spotlight modes option:
Off: The spotlight will stay off at night. All the cameras supporting the spotlight have this option.
Auto: The spotlight will automatically turn on at night when an alarm event is detected. All the cameras supporting the spotlight have this option. For cable-powered cameras with smart detection, the spotlight will automatically turn on according to the triggering type you select:
On as scheduled: The spotlight will automatically turn on at the start time and turn off at the end time you set. All the cameras supporting the spotlight have this option except for Lumus, E1 Outdoor series, and battery-powered ones.
Always On at Night: Spotlight always stays on in night mode. This option only applies to RLC-812A and RLC-824A (needs to upgrade the camera firmware to the latest one), and Duo Floodlight WiFi/PoE.
Please note that for battery-powered cameras with spotlights, you can enable Auto-on for Live View, which means the spotlights will automatically turn on when viewing the live feed and turn off afterward. Here is an example of Argus 3 Pro:
Here is a video reference for you: