For Reolink NVRs, you can customize the record settings and schedule according to your own needs. For example, you can decide that one camera record to the HDD only on weekdays, while other cameras record only on weekends.
Applies to: Reolink NVRs
Before setting up, please download and install the latest Reolink Client on your PC.
Step 1. Input the IP Address of your NVR on a web browser and log in to your NVR. Then click the Device Settings gear icon on the top right corner.
Note: Make sure your PC is connected to the same router as your NVR. See how to find the IP address of your NVR.
Step 2. Go to Surveillance > Record. On this page, there are two basic parts you need to configure: the record settings and the record schedule. First, configure the record settings for the NVR.
- Enable Record: Click this button(turn it blue) and the NVR will start to record to the HDD. It is the main control of NVR recording. If disabled, no camera connected to the NVR will record to the NVR.
- Overwrite: Click the drag-down arrow to select an overwrite strategy for the NVR HDD. No overwrite means the NVR stops recording new videos when the HDD is full. Oldest means the NVR will start to overwrite the oldest video with the newest video when the HDD is full. 1/2/3/7/14/30 days indicate that the NVR will start to overwrite videos after the corresponding time intervals, even though the HDD may be far from full.
- Pre-Motion Record: The camera will start to record before the alarm event happens, and the pre-recording will last 4-8 seconds according to different models and hardware versions.
- Post-Motion Record: The camera could be set to keep recording for a certain time after the recording-triggering motion event ends. You can choose 1/2/5/10 mins.
- Pack Duration: If you set the camera to record continuously, the recording file is packaged on HDD every 30/45/60 minutes according to your pack duration settings.
Step 3. Set up Record Schedule for your NVR.
You can set up a different weekly recording schedule for each camera connected to the NVR. The cameras will record videos to the NVR HDD according to their schedules.
- Channel: Click the drag-down arrow to choose a camera you want to set up a recording schedule for. For example, choose channel 06 TrackMix PoE in the picture above.
- Schedule: Click this button (turn it blue) to enable recording for the selected channel.
- Alarm: The camera in this channel will record when a motion triggers the camera alarm. If the camera supports smart detection, you can also tick the checkbox to enable Person/Vehicle/Pet motion recording according to your needs.
- Timer: It means that the camera will constantly record. You won't miss out on anything, but the constant recording will fill your HDD very quickly. Typically, we suggest Alarm as a better recording mode for most users.
- You can set up Alarm and Timer schedule for the selected camera at the same time. Each grid on the timetable stands for one hour. Select Enable/Disable and then click on the grid to turn it blue/grey. The blue grid means Alarm/Timer recording in this hour is enabled, while grey mean disabled.
- If you want to copy the weekly schedule to another camera connected to the NVR, click Apply to Other Cameras, and choose the corresponding camera.
- Don't forget to click Save if you have finished configuring the Alarm/Timer schedule.
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