Chapter 3 Overview of Reolink Client App

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Content
Chapter 1 General Introduction of the camera ............................................................ 1
1.1 Product Specifications ........................................................................................1
1.2 Appearance ........................................................................................................2
Chapter 2 Install Reolink Client App ........................................................................... 3
2.1 Connection Diagram ...........................................................................................3
2.2 Requirement for Mac ..........................................................................................3
2.3 Installation ..........................................................................................................4
Chapter 3 Overview of client software ........................................................................ 6
3.1 Live View ............................................................................................................6
3.1.1 General Introduction of the icons ................................................................ 6
3.1.2 Pan/Tilt/Zoom and Preset ........................................................................... 7
3.2 Local Settings .....................................................................................................9
3.2.1 Local Settings > Local Record .................................................................. 10
3.2.2 Local Settings > Other Settings ................................................................ 11
3.3 Playback ...........................................................................................................11
Chapter 4 Camera Configuration .............................................................................. 14
4.1 Device Settings > Display.................................................................................15
4.2 Device Settings > Encode ................................................................................16
4.3 Device Settings > Network ...............................................................................18
4.3.1 Network Status.......................................................................................... 18
4.3.2 Network Setting......................................................................................... 19
4.3.3 Email ......................................................................................................... 20
4.3.4 FTP ........................................................................................................... 22
4.3.5 Push .......................................................................................................... 23
4.3.6 DDNS ........................................................................................................ 24
4.3.7 NTP ........................................................................................................... 26
4.3.8 Wi-Fi.......................................................................................................... 27
4.3.9 Others Setting ........................................................................................... 28
4.4 Device Setting > Alarm .....................................................................................28
4.5 Device Settings > Device Manage ...................................................................31
4.6 Device Settings > System ................................................................................31
4.6.1 System > System information ................................................................... 31
4.6.2 System > General ..................................................................................... 32
4.6.3 System > DST ........................................................................................... 33
4.6.4 System > Maintenance ............................................................................. 33
4.6.5 System > Reboot ...................................................................................... 35
4.7 Device Settings > Search .................................................................................35
4.8 Device Settings > User .....................................................................................36
Chapter 5 Basic Settings........................................................................................... 38
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5.1 Basic Settings > OSD .......................................................................................38
5.2 Basic Settings > Encode ..................................................................................38
5.3 Basic Settings > Image.....................................................................................39
Chapter 6 Advanced Settings ................................................................................... 39
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Chapter 1 General Introduction of the camera
1.1 Product Specifications
Model
Image Sensor
Display Resolution
Lens
Angle of View
Pan/Tilt Angle
Hardware
Features
Minimum
Illumination
IR Distance
Dimensions
Weight
Power Input
Interface
Software
Features
Wireless
Features
Protocols &
Standards
Image Compression
Maximal Frame
Rate
Code rate
Audio
Maximal User
Access
Browser Supported
OS Supported
Wireless Standard
Operating
Frequency
Wireless Security
Temperature
Other
Parameters
C2
1/3" CMOS Sensor
2560 x 1440 (4.0Megapixel)
f=2.8-8mm Autofocus, F=1.6, With IRCUT
Horizontal: 48° ~ 92°
Vertical: 27° ~ 50°
Horizontal: 355°
Vertical: 105°
0 Lux (With IR Illuminator)
40ft
103 × 95 × 117mm
300g
5.0V/2A, <6W
One 10M/100Mbps RJ45
Power Interface
Built-in Micro SD slot
Built-in Microphone and Speaker
Reset Button
HTTPS, SSL, TCP/IP, UDP, UPNP, RTSP, SMTP, NTP,
DHCP, DNS, DDNS, FTP, ONVIF, P2P
H.264
PAL: 25fps, NTSC: 30fps
1024Kbps ~ 8192Kbps
Two-way Audio
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IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari
PC: Windows, Mac OS; Smart Phone: iOS, Android
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
2.4GHz / 5GHz
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Operating Temperature : -10℃ ~+55℃
Storage Temperature: -40℃ ~ +70℃
Operating Humidity: 20% ~ 85%
Storage Humidity: 10% ~ 90%
NO
Humidity
Waterproof
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1.2 Appearance
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Chapter 2 Install Reolink Client App
2.1 Connection Diagram
For initial setup:
Connect the camera to the LAN port on the router with Ethernet cable. Otherwise,
Reolink Client App will not be able to find the camera.
Make sure the camera and your Mac are connected to the same router.
2.2 Requirement for Mac
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CPU
RAM
Network adapter
Resolution
Operating System
Requirement
1.3GHZ or faster
2 GB or more
10/100Mbps
1024x768
OS X 10.9 and later
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2.3 Installation
The Reolink Mac App will allow you to:
 View real-time images from your camera (multiple channels simultaneously),
 Playback recorded footages,
 Download footages to your Mac and
 Configure camera settings.
In fact, Reolink Client App is so powerful that you don’t need to connect a monitor to the
camera. You only need a Mac on the same local network where the Reolink camera is
connected to.
How to install Reolink Client App:
Method 1
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Download Reolink Client App for from https://reolink.com/software-and-manual,
then you can find the “.dmg” file of Reolink Client App like:
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Click the “.dmg” file, then you will see below popup, drag the Reolink Client
application to applications folder
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Find the Reolink Client from Applications Folder, and double click to run the program.
Method 2
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You can simply search in the AppStore and install the Reolink Client App to your
Mac.
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Chapter 3 Overview of Reolink Client App
After the Reolink Client App is successfully installed on your Mac, you can use it to manage
your camera. Now let’s have an overall look at the interface.
3.1 Live View
Live View is the default interface you are in. Under Live View, users can view the video
feed from the camera and go to configure the camera.
3.1.1 General Introduction of the icons
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: Check the total bitrate.
2.
: Check usage rate of the disk for recording.
3.
: Place your mouse over RAM icon, it will show the memory loading
performance; Place your mouse over CPU icon, it will show the CPU loading
performance.
4.
: Local Settings - set the parameters for the camera to record to your Mac. For
detailed configuration, please refer to 3.2 Local Settings.
5. Device List: Here listed the cameras Reolink Client App has detected and added on
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your network. Users can configure the cameras. For detailed configuration, please
refer to Chapter 4.
6. PTZ: The Pan/Tilt/Zoom panel. For detailed configuration, please refer to 3.1.2
Pan/Tile/Zoom and Preset.
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: Click to stretch the windows to full screen. Double click on the screen or hit ESC
button on the keyboard to exit full screen.
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: Click to choose 1/4 and multi-channel view up to 16 Channels.
9.
: Adjust audio volume of the camera.
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: Click to check the cameras on the next page or previous page.
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: Start/Stop live feed for all the channels.
: Indicates the camera is connected to the router Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi signal
strength.
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: Click to snap a picture for the selected channel. The still picture will be
automatically saved to your Mac.
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: Start/Stop manual recording for the selected channel. The video will be
automatically saved to your Mac.
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: Stop live feed for the selected channel.
3.1.2 Pan/Tilt/Zoom and Preset
Note: Pan, Tilt, Zoom functions are limited to differences of different models.
 Pan/tilt wheel
Click the directional arrows on the pan/tilt wheel to manually control
the directions of the camera.
Click the
button in the middle to start automatic scan, click it
again to stop it at the direction you prefer.
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Zoom and Focus buttons
This pair of buttons are for you to zoom in/out.
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This pair of buttons are for you to adjust focus in/out.
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Set Preset
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Set - Set preset. Click the button to set a
preset.
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Del - Delete preset. Click the button to
delete the preset position if you do not need it.
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Call - Call preset. Click this button, the
camera will turn to the preset position you have
chosen.
How to set and call preset:
1. Click the directional arrows on the P/T wheel
to point at some direction.
2. When it points to the position you prefer,
choose one Id, then click the Set button to record
the preset position, State will be Set then.
3. When you need to set another preset, repeat the above steps to set one or more
presets.
4. If you want the camera to turn to the preset you already set, choose one Id, then
click Call.
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Cruise Path
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Cruise Path is based on Preset.
1. Click Id1 and click on Run/Stop button to
start/stop your patrol.
2. Click Id1 and click on Set button to go to
settings of Cruise Path.
3. Name your Cruise Path under Name.
Choose KeyPos from your Presets. Input
DwellTime (how long it will stay before the
camera moves to next preset point, unit: sec)
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and Speed (how fast it will move to the next
KeyPos).
4. Set the rest of your KeyPos to compose a complete Cruise Path (at least 2
KeyPos).
5. Click OK to save settings for Cruise Path.
3.2 Local Settings
Click the
on the upper right corner to open Local Settings. In Local Settings, users
can configure local recording settings and other settings like choosing whether to enable
“Auto add device”.
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3.2.1 Local Settings > Local Record
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Save Path: For local recording, you need to set a folder/path where the recording will
be saved to. Click Browser to select an existing folder as Save Path. Or click Open
to open the folder. It is advised you don’t modify the default settings.
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File Duration: The recordings will be separated into several files/clips. Here you can
determine how long you would like to make each file/clip.
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Folder Size: Set the upper limit of the folder.
Space Warning: Here you can determine when you will get a warning if your disk gets
nearly full of recordings.10GB in the example picture means when there is only 10GB
space left, you will receive a space warning.
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Schedule Stream Type: Set the stream type as Fluent, Balanced or Clear for all
recordings.
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Enable Local Record Schedule: Check this box then your local recording will be
enabled.
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Post-Record for M.D: Set how long you would like it to keep recording after the motion
has gone.
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Normal: When cover those grids (time periods) in blue, it means the camera will
constantly record during this time.
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M.D: When cover those grids (time periods) in green, it means the camera will only
record when motion is detected during this time.
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None: When cover those grids (time periods) in white, it means the camera will not
record during this time.
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3.2.2 Local Settings > Other Settings
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Download Path: Set where you would like the downloaded clips to be saved.
Snap Path: Set where you would like the snapshots you take to be saved.
Auto Add Device: Check this box then Reolink Client App will automatically scan the
devices in LAN and display them on the Device List. Sometimes you need to click on
icon to modify login password to login successfully.
3.3 Playback
Under this menu, you can playback the recorded video on built-in SD card of your camera.
1. Drag at least one camera or channel on NVR to the left four windows as you can read
“Drag channel here”.
2. Click Search and choose a date.
You will see the clips displayed in the timeline.
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Play button.
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Pause button.
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Stop button.
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Alarm: Display recordings based on motion detection in timeline.
Manual: Display recordings based on manual recording.
Schedule: Display recordings based on schedule recording.
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Adjust audio volume.
Watch the videos in Fluent or Clear mode.
3. Switch from 4-channel simultaneous play to one full screen play by double clicking one
channel. Then it will go to full screen play like this:
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4. Click
Click
to take a snapshot if you would like to capture an image when playback.
to download some clips from a camera/channel.
5. Select one or more clips and click Download to start.
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Chapter 4 Camera Configuration
Device List
Device List is where the cameras/NVR will be
displayed.
With the five icons, you can refresh the camera,
start/stop live view, configure Device Settings,
edit and delete devices.
This chapter will mainly introduce how to
configure Device Settings/configure camera clicking the
button to enter Device Settings
page.
Add Device
Sometimes you’d like to manually add one device (camera/NVR) to the Device List, then
you can click on + Add Device to add one.
Click on Search button to scan the device(s) on LAN (Local Area Network), then all
detected devices will be displayed. Double click one to choose it.
Name: Camera name that you can modify as you wish.
Type: There are 2 options: IP/Domain and UID. If you are accessing the device(s) in local
network, then you can select either IP/Domain or UID. But if you are accessing the
device(s) from outside/different network, you have to select UID as Type.
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Port: Media Port – If you never change this port number please leave it be default.
Username: The username by default is admin. You can modify going to 4.8 Device
Settings > User.
Password: The password you set for the device. No password by default. You can modify
password going to Modify Password.
4.1 Device Settings > Display
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Click OSD under Display, users can modify the display info of the camera on this
page.
Display Channel Name: Enable or disable displaying channel name, you may also
rename the camera name here.
Name Position: Choose where to display the Camera Name. You can choose from:
Display Date: Enable or disable date and time on the screen.
Date Position: Choose where to display the Date. You can choose from:
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Click Mask under Display: Enable/disable the masking function.
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How to set up Mask:
1. Move the cursor to where you want to cover with a mask, Left click mouse and
move it to select the area. Click Clear All to clear all the areas you just selected.
2. Click Save to save the settings.
Note: Four masks are the maximum areas you can set for one camera. And it will
affect recordings.
4.2 Device Settings > Encode
Users can modify parameters for different stream type (Clear and Fluent).
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Fluent
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Clear
Stream Type: choose the stream type you want to edit.
 Clear (Main-Stream): the video feed that the camera will record and display. This
is the higher-quality stream.
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Fluent (Sub-Stream): the video stream that the camera will send to remote
devices via a network or the Internet. It is the lower-quality stream as a reduction
in video size making it easier to send over a network.
Audio: Check to enable recording with audio, otherwise, there will be no audio for the
recorded file/transmitted file.
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Resolution: Choose the resolution for the selected stream type.
Frame Rate (fps): Choose the frame rate for the selected stream type.
Maximum Bitrate (kbps): Choose the bitrate for the selected stream type. The higher
the bitrate is, the better quality the recording will be, and the more space each
recording will take up on the hard disk.
 H.264 Profile: set the H.264 profile to be Baseline, Main or High.
Note:
 Both the main-stream and the sub-stream are always operating - in fact, the substream forms part of the main-stream. The options will affect the output quality of each
stream, but won’t change which one is being used in different circumstances.

To enable audio in live view or recording, make sure Audio is checked.
4.3 Device Settings > Network
Under Network, there are sub menus, you may check and configure the network
parameters of the camera.
4.3.1 Network Status
On this page, you can check network status. They are IP Address, Mask, Gateway
Address, Mac Address, DNS1, DNS2.
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4.3.2 Network Setting
DHCP or Static: select how you want the camera to get an IP address.
 DHCP: Select this option when a DHCP server is installed on the network, an IP
address will be automatically issued. This is the default way of the camera.
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Static: Select this option when a fixed IP address is set. It is suggested to do IP
reservation on your router for the camera in order to avoid IP conflict.

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IP Addr.: Enter a fixed IP address for the camera in dotted-decimal notation.
Mask: Enter a subnet mask in dotted-decimal notation.
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Gateway Addr.: Enter a default gateway in dotted-decimal notation.
DNS Mode-Manual: Enter a DNS address in dotted-decimal notation.
DNS Mode-Auto: It will automatically assign a DNS address.
4.3.3 Email
Set up the email account for the camera to send and receive image file or video file.
Basic Settings

Enable SSL or TLS: Whether the email server you’re using requires a secure link.
This is ON by default and should be left ON if you’re using any of the preset email
servers.
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SMTP Server: Type in the SMTP server for the sender Address. The default server is
for Gmail.

SMTP Port: Set the correct port number for the SMTP server you use. The default
value is the port number for Gmail.
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Sender Address: The address you’re sending the email from. Type it in the format of
youremailaddress@gmail.com (Note: The email address should be your own email
account).
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Password: The password for the sender email account.
Recipient Address1-3: The email address you want to receive email alert from
camera. You can specify up-to three recipient email addresses.
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Tips: The Sender Address and Recipient Address can be the same one.
Attachment: Select to attach picture or video when send e-mail or receive only text.
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Picture Only: When it is checked, there will be only picture sent, no subject, text or
other information.
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Interval: The length of time that must elapse after the camera sends an email alert
before it will send another.
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E-mail Test: Click this button to test whether the e-mail setting is successful. If test
failed, please check the Internet connection and the settings above.
Click Save to save and enable settings.
Schedule
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Enable: Only when Enable is checked, can you receive an email alert.
Normal: Emails will be sent constantly during this time period.
M.D: Stands for Motion Detection, emails will be sent when there is motion detected
during this time period.
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None: No email will be sent during this time period.
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Note: Click Save to save the email settings.
4.3.4 FTP
The recorded file/snapshots can be uploaded to a FTP server. The FTP server can either
be in local network or outside network.
Basic Settings
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FTP server: Type in the IP address or URL for your FTP server, and input the correct
port number.
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Port: Service port of the FTP server, the default value is 21, you can modify it when
necessary.
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Anonymous: Check this box when you FTP server does not have a username and
password.
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User Name: Type in the user name of your FTP server.
Password: Type in the password for your FTP server.
Upload Directory: Input the upload folder name.
Maximum File Length: Set the size for the FTP storage file. The default value is 100.
File Type: You can choose between Picture Only, Video and picture.
Picture only: There will only be a picture uploaded each time. You can set Interval
as 30s, 1min, 5min, 10min, 30min or custom (2s minimum).
Video and picture: There will be a video and picture uploaded each time. You can set
FTP Postpone as 30s, 1min, 5min, 10min, 30min.
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Ftp Test: Click to test whether the FTP is setup successfully. If test failed, please
check your configuration and try again.
Schedule
Enable: Check this to enable FTP uploading.
Normal: The camera will constantly record and upload to the FTP server during
this time.
M.D: Stands for Motion Detection, the camera will only record when motion is
triggered and upload to the FTP server during this time.
None: The camera will not record and upload to the FTP server during this time.
4.3.5 Push
Here you can configure to receive Push Notifications to your phone. Then when there is
motion detected, your phone will receive Push Notifications.
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Check Enable if you would like Push function.
M.D: Stands for Motion Detection, when there is motion detected you will receive
Push Notifications during this time.
None: You will not receive Push Notifications even there is motion during this time.
Click Save to save settings.
Note: If you would like to receive Push Notifications, you will also have to set Alarm >
Motion.
4.3.6 DDNS

DDNS: Configure the camera to automatically update a dynamic DNS service. If you
want to remotely access the camera via the Internet, you’ll probably need to configure
a DDNS account.
DDNS allows users to access the camera remotely via an URL address which will
automatically synchronize you WAN IP address once configured.
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Check Use DDNS to enable DDNS.
 Type: Choose the DDNS server type from no-ip and DynDNS.
 Server Domain: Enter the host name that you set up in your DDNS service. This is
the address you use to access your network.
 User: Enter the username you set up with your DDNS server.
 Password: Enter the password you set up with DDNS server.
Note: Click Save to save and enable settings.
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4.3.7 NTP
NTP: Network Time Protocol. If you’ve got the camera connected to the Internet, you can
have it automatically sync time with an online server.

Domain or IP: The server or IP you intend to use to access the current date and time.
The default server is pool.ntp.org. Other server options are:
 Automatically: Enable or disable auto-synchronization regularly.
 Port: The port that the NTP server uses.
 Time Interval: Set the Sync interval time.
Click Synchronize to synchronize the time now, click Save to save and enable settings.
Note:
1. If you have enabled NTP - set this to the time zone where you are.
2. Some NTP servers are NOT fully compatible with DST (Daylight Savings Time). This
may cause your system to double-count adding one or removing one more hour than
they should, or cancel each other out. You may need to change your time zone to
adjust accordingly or simply not use NTP and DST simultaneously.
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4.3.8 Wi-Fi
You can configure the Wi-Fi settings and connect your camera to a wireless network on
this page.

SSID: Wireless Network Name, it displays the wireless network name you are
connected or intend to connect.


Password: Input the Wi-Fi password of SSID you choose.
Show Password: Click to show the password.
How to connect to a wireless network:
1. Click the Scan button, it will show all the SSIDs and the Wi-Fi Signal Strength.
2. Double click on the Wi-Fi network you want to Join, the SSID will show in the SSID
field.
3. Enter the Wi-Fi password of the SSID you choose. Click Show Password to
display the password you entered, then double check whether it is correct.
4. Click on Wi-Fi Test to test if the Wi-Fi Setting is a success. If Wi-Fi Test succeeds,
click Save to save the settings.
If Wi-Fi Test Failed, please check:
a) If the password is correct.
b) If the antenna on Wi-Fi camera are connected properly.
c) If the Wi-Fi router works properly.
Note:
1. For initial Wi-Fi setup, you need to connect camera to router with an Ethernet cable.
After setting up successfully, you can remove the cable and use the camera via Wi-Fi
connection.
2. When changing the settings, they should always be made first in the camera and then
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in the router. This ensures that the camera is always accessible when making changes.
4.3.9 Others Setting

Media Port: Camera will use this port to login to the Reolink client App. The default
value is 9000 and you can change it.

HTTP Port: Used to login to the web interface of the camera by a web browser. The
default value is 80 and you can change it.

RTMP Port: Used to send the streaming file when you visit the camera vie Web, the
default value is 1935 and you can change it.

RTSP Port: Used to send the streaming file to Realplayer, the default value is 554 and
you can change it.

Onvif Port: used to add the camera to third party Onvif client software. The default
value is 8000 and you can change it.

Use P2P: Enable or disable UID. If you uncheck it, you will not be able to access the
camera remotely.


Use UPNP: Enable or disable UPNP.
UID: UID code of the camera is read-only. The 16-alphanumerical unique identification
code for each camera, used to access the camera remotely.

The QR code: It records the info of UID, you can scan it with your phone to access
the camera.
4.4 Device Setting > Alarm
The camera will detect motion when there is a change in the picture. Check the Enable
box to enable motion detection. You can set up the Sensitivity, Area on this page.
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Note: Don’t use PTZ and motion detection simultaneously. When the camera
pans/tilts/zooms, the images will change. It will be taken mistakenly by camera as
motion. Thus false alarms will be triggered. So it is not suggested you use PTZ and
motion detection simultaneously.
4.4.1 Alarm >Sensitivity
It means how sensitive the camera will be to the change of the images. Drag the slider to
change the sensitivity values. The lower the number is, the more sensitive to motion the
camera will be, and the more frequent motion will be triggered.
Tips:
1. The day is divided into four periods by default, you may change each period’s start and
end time to best match the changing lighting conditions in your location.
2. During the day time, the light is good enough for the camera to capture the whole
scenario, the sensitivity is suggested to set between 5–10 which will give good results.
3. During the night time, the motion detection is more sensitive, the value is suggested
set to 25-30 or even higher which will significantly avoid some fault triggers.
Note:
The motion detection will be affected by the light and weather, it is suggested that you
should test your motion detection sensitivity both during the day and at night to ensure your
sensitivity setting is suitable for either lighting condition.
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False Triggers
Setting the motion detection at high sensitivity levels (4 or lower) increases the
frequency of false alarms. On the other hand, low sensitivity levels (20 or higher)
increase the risk that a significant motion event (such as an intruder) will not trigger
the motion detection to record.
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Check the Motion Detection settings both during the day and night. In low-light
conditions (or when your cameras are using infrared night vision) the Camera may be
more or less sensitive to motion, depending on the circumstances. The difference
might be very dramatic!
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Weather
The weather conditions are going to affect your motion detection. Dramatic weather
phenomenon such as heavy rain, strong winds, lightning and so on, may trigger the
motion detection with surprising frequency. On the other hand, things like fog, mist and
other obscuring kinds of weather might mask or obscure something moving to the
point that the camera fails to detect them.
Here are a few steps you can take to minimize the amount of noise in your images.
1. Try adjusting the Image Settings to fine-tune the brightness and contrast to get a
more stable image.
2. Limit the motion sensitive area to only the areas in view that a target could be. In
particular, large featureless areas in the camera’s view are the ones most likely to
give false triggers - turning off the motion sensitivity to any area a target cannot
move in front of will help reduce false triggers.
4.4.2 Alarm > Area
You can set the motion detection area on this page. Areas marked with grids will be
triggered alerts by motion detection, those not marked will not be. Left click mouse and
drag it to select or de-select areas you want to trigger alerts when motion is detected.


Select All: Click to select the whole screen as the motion detection area.
Clear All: Click to clear all the motion detection area you configured.
Tips:
1. Click mouse to select and click again to de-select.
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2. Click and drag the left-click button on the mouse to select or de-select certain area you
want.
Click Save on the Alarm page to save and enable settings.
4.5 Device Settings > Device Manage
Users can check the SD card info or initiate the SD card on this page.
Note: If your camera doesn’t have a built-in SD card then you will not see this sub
menu.
4.6 Device Settings > System
Under this menu, you may check the system information of the device, configure the time
settings, upgrade the firmware of the camera and reboot it.
4.6.1 System > System information
This page shows some basic information of the camera including device name, model
number and firmware version etc.
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Note: Sometimes you need to check firmware version here under technical support’s
instructions.
4.6.2 System > General
Under General, users can set up the Video Standard and Time Settings, etc.
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Video Standard: Choose PAL or NTSC according to your area. If this is set incorrectly,
the camera’s picture may be black and white, flickering or similar.
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 PAL: used in Western Europe and Australia.
 NTSC: used in the US, Canada and Japan.
 Time Zone: Choose the time zone where you are.
 Date Format: the format of the date you want the camera to show.
 Time Format: Choose time format from 12-hour or 24-hour format.
 Date: the current time of the camera. It could be edited manually.
 Device Name: Shows the name of your camera. You can modify the name here.
 Enable Password: Enable or disable the password to log in the camera.
 Synchronize Local Time: Click to synchronize the camera time with local PC time.
Click Save to save and enable settings.
4.6.3 System > DST
DST Settings: Turn on and set up DST if DST is applied in your area.
How to configure DST Settings
1. Check Use DST to enable DST Settings.
2. Choose the Offset time (1 hour or 2 hours ahead) according to the DST policy in your
area.
3. Type in the Start time and End time when DST started or ended in your area.
4.6.4 System > Maintenance
On this page, you can set the camera to reboot itself automatically at a certain time, reset
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the camera to default settings and upgrade the firmware, etc.
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Use Auto Reboot: Check it if you would like to use Auto Reboot.
Auto Reboot Time: Choose when you’d like the camera to reboot.
Firmware Upgrade: Click to upgrade the firmware of your camera.
Configuration: Export or import the configuration file including all the settings done
to the camera.
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Default Settings: Click it to reset the camera to factory default.
How to upgrade firmware:
1. Download the firmware from Reolink official website: https://reolink.com/firmware/
2. Go to Device Settings > System > Maintenance, click on Firmware Upgrade.
3. Click on Browser to locate the upgrading file (end with “.pak”).
4. Click on Upgrade to start upgrading the firmware.
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Note: It is suggested you check Update Configure File when upgrading the firmware. By
then the configurations set to the camera will be erased, you will have to need to configure
the camera again.
4.6.5 System > Reboot
Click the Reboot button on this page to restart the camera.
4.7 Device Settings > Search
Users can search operation logs here.
Determine User, Type, Start time and End time, then click Search. The log information
be will displayed.
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4.8 Device Settings > User
There are three levels of users: the admin, administrators, and common users.
 If you log in as the admin, all users will be in the list. And you can modify all users’
access permission.
 If you log in as an administrator, only common users will be in the list and you can add
a common user or modify common users’ access permission.
 If you log in as common user, only you yourself will be in the list.
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Add
Input Username, Password, and Confirm Password to add a user.
Note: The maximum number of total users is 32.
Modify
Change the password for the users.
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Chapter 5 Basic Settings
Click Basic Settings to display the sub menus including OSD, Encode and Image.
5.1 Basic Settings > OSD
Please refer to 4.1 Device Settings > Display.
5.2 Basic Settings > Encode
Please refer to 4.1 Device Settings > Display.
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5.3 Basic Settings > Image
You can adjust the picture for live feed under this menu.
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Brightness: Changes how light the image appears to be.
Contrast: Increases the difference between the blackest black and the whitest white
in the image.
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Saturation: Alters how much color is displayed in the image. The higher the saturation,
the brighter and more vivid colors will appear to be.
 Hue: Changes the color mix of the image (this can have very dramatic results).
 Sharpen: Sharpen image to increase the Signal Noise Ratio.
 Mirroring: Choose it to change the orientation of the image to be horizontally reversed.
 Rotation: Choose it to turn the image upside down.
 Default: Click Default to restore default image settings.
Note: Your image settings will affect your recordings.
Chapter 6 Advanced Settings
You can adjust various camera settings according to the environment where the camera is
installed under this menu.
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Anti-flicker: Use this feature if some devices such as TV screens and lights are
flickering.
 50GHz: Used for Australia and the UK.
 60GHz: Used for the USA and Canada.
Exposure: Select the exposure level of the camera based on pre-defined conditions.
Select Manual to adjust shutter range and gain value of the camera manually.
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White Balance: Change the way the camera processes white balance to correct
image colors. Select Manual to adjust red gain and blue gain.
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Day/Night: Set the camera’s color mode during different times of the day and night.
 Color: the camera will show a colorful image which is usually in the day time.
 Black and white: the camera will show the image only with black and white color
which is usually during the night when the IR LEDs are on.
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Auto: the camera will automatically switch between Color and Black and white
according to the light conditions.
Backlight: Optimize brightness and contrast levels to compensate for differences
between dark and bright objects using either BLC or WDR mode. This may improve
image clarity in high contrast situations but should be tested at different times of the
day and night to ensure there is no negative effect.
 3D-NR: Short for 3D-Noise Ratio, if enabled, it may decrease the noise of the image.
 Default: Restore to default settings.
Click OK to save and enable settings.
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