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. Go to the Surveillance > Record > Schedule page.

Set up a motion Alarm recording schedule for your cameras connected to the NVR. Motion recording means the camera will record when it detects motion events. 

Step 4. 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.

Step 5. Click the Schedule button (turn it blue) to enable recording for the selected channel.

Step 6. Select Alarm. If the camera supports smart detection, you can also tick the checkbox to enable Person/Vehicle/Pet motion recording according to your needs.

Step 7. Select Enable/Disable and then click on the grid to turn it blue/grey. The blue grid means Alarm recording at this hour is enabled, while grey mean disabled.



  • For cameras with smart detection, there are four detection types: any motion, person, vehicle, and pet). Tick 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, or Pet 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. No detection type can be chosen for some models that do not support smart detection. The camera record all motion-triggered alarm events.

Step 8. Set up a Timer recording schedule for your camera connected to the NVR. Timer recording means the camera will record non-stop at the scheduled time.

On the Record > Schedule page, choose the camera channel and turn on the schedule button as done previously. Then select Timer this time.

Step 9. Select Enable/Disable and then click on the grid to turn it blue/grey. The blue grid means Timer recording at this hour is enabled, while the grey mean disabled.



  • Timer means that the camera will constantly record, and 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.
  • 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.