Adding a third-party camera to a Reolink NVR can expand your surveillance options, but it’s essential to ensure compatibility. While Reolink cameras are perfectly compatible with Reolink NVRs, it is possible to add non-Reolink cameras to a Reolink NVR if the camera supports the ONVIF protocol.
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Here’s a detailed guide on how to add a third-party camera to a Reolink NVR:
Compatibility and Requirements
- Reolink cameras are designed to work seamlessly with Reolink NVRs.
- Third-party cameras can be added to a Reolink NVR if they support the ONVIF protocol.
- Check Camera Compatibility: Ensure that the third-party camera is ONVIF-compliant.
- Connect the Camera: Connect the third-party camera to the same network as the Reolink NVR.
- Access NVR Interface: Log in to the Reolink NVR interface using a web browser or the Reolink app.
- Add Camera: In the NVR interface, navigate to the camera management section and select “Add Camera.”
- Select ONVIF Protocol: Choose the ONVIF protocol when prompted and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
- If the camera is not detected, double-check the ONVIF compatibility and the network connection.
- Ensure that the camera’s firmware is up to date.
- Reboot the NVR and the camera if the connection is not established.
It’s important to note that the Reolink Client and Reolink App are specifically designed for Reolink products and may not be compatible with cameras and NVRs of other brands.
Therefore, if you still want to add a third-party camera to a Reolink NVR, ensure that the camera supports the ONVIF protocol for compatibility.
In conclusion, while it is possible to add a third-party camera to a Reolink NVR, it’s crucial to consider compatibility and follow the specific steps outlined in the NVR’s manual for the best results.
By following these steps, users can integrate third-party cameras into their Reolink NVR system, expanding their surveillance options while ensuring seamless compatibility and functionality.