If you are looking for a security camera that is compatible with a wide range of devices, then you might have heard of ONVIF. ONVIF stands for Open Network Video Interface Forum, which is a global standard for the interface of IP-based physical security products. It allows different devices from different manufacturers to communicate with each other seamlessly.
In this article, we will discuss whether Reolink cameras are ONVIF compliant.
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What is Reolink?
Reolink is a lesser-known brand in the security camera industry, but it has been gaining popularity in recent years. Reolink offers a wide range of security cameras, including wired, wireless, and battery-powered cameras. They also offer NVRs (Network Video Recorders) that can be used to store and manage the footage from the cameras.
Are Reolink Cameras ONVIF Compliant?
The short answer is yes, Reolink cameras are ONVIF compliant. According to the Reolink support page, all Reolink cameras and NVRs except for battery-powered cameras, cameras in the NVR kits, E1, and Lumus support CGI_RTSP_ONVIF. This means that Reolink cameras can be used with other ONVIF-compliant devices, such as NVRs, video management software, and other security cameras.
It is worth noting that if you are using Reolink cameras with a third-party NVR, there might be compatibility issues between Reolink cameras and third-party NVRs. Therefore, it is recommended to use Reolink cameras with Reolink NVRs. However, if you still want to use Reolink cameras with a third-party NVR, you should choose Reolink cameras and third-party NVRs that support ONVIF and RTSP protocols.
How to Add Reolink Cameras to ONVIF Device Manager
If you want to add Reolink cameras to an ONVIF Device Manager, you can follow the steps below:
- Launch Reolink Client and add your devices.
- Go to Device Settings -> Recording -> Encode, select Base Line for H.264 Profile.
- Launch ONVIF Device Manager. The device list will automatically show the devices that are compatible with ONVIF. If you haven’t found your devices, click “Add” at the left-end corner and input your IP address to add your cameras.
- Input the name and password of your device to log in.
- Input the IP address of your device to find it more quickly. Later, the video will be shown in NVT -> Live Video.
In conclusion, Reolink cameras are ONVIF compliant, which means that they can be used with other ONVIF-compliant devices. However, if you are using Reolink cameras with a third-party NVR, there might be compatibility issues between Reolink cameras and third-party NVRs. Therefore, it is recommended to use Reolink cameras with Reolink NVRs. If you still want to use Reolink cameras with a third-party NVR, you should choose Reolink cameras and third-party NVRs that support ONVIF and RTSP protocols.