Recording to SD Card and NVR simultaneously
I purchased the RLC-410S cameras in order to record to the SD card. However, when I connect the cameras to the NVR, the SD card option is no longer available because the cameras are controlled through the NVR. Is there any way that I can have the SD card record on motion detection simultaneously with the NVR? This would be beneficial in case the NVR is stolen.
Camera with built-in SD card is set to record motion detection to SD card by default.
If you want to change SD card record settings or access recordings on SD card, you need to login your camera in Reolink Client on your PC.
And please make sure your PC is in the same local network (the same router) as your camera does.
*Please download Reolink Client to your PC first.
1, Launch Reolink Client and login to your camera, go to "Device Setting >> Encode" to change SD card recording settings:
2, Use remote playback to access SD card recordings.
Thanks for responding.
Unfortunately, when the cameras are connected via the NVR, they are receiving a 172.16.25.x address. I can't ping or access those cameras directly from my local network (192.x.x.x). I even tried adding a route to my PC to route all 172 traffic through the NVR's local IP address. Is there a way to set the NVR to forward an IP address to the cameras from the router instead of from the NVR? Or, can the NVR be set to allow traffic to pass from my home network to the Reolink 172 network? I would prefer to have all of my cameras on the same local network with the NVR (192.x.x.x) instead of using the built in 172 network.
Otherwise, I would have to manually plug power into each camera, one at a time, using a POE injector and connect it to my local network to change the settings.
All cameras plugged into ports of NVR will have 172.xx IP address, which is can not be modified.If you'd like to change the schedule of SD card recording I'm afraid you need to unplug the camera from NVR and plug it into router. Then your Reolink Client can scan and add it separately and you can configure it just as Phraew instructed.
So assuming that I do this for each camera, will the camera continue to record to both the SD card and do the NVR once it is connected back to the NVR?
It looks like I may have more flexibility if I just install a POE switch and connect all of the cameras to that so I can access them directly and the NVR will still see them and record.
————It looks like I may have more flexibility if I just install a POE switch and connect all of the cameras to that so I can access them directly and the NVR will still see them and record.
Now we are talking about one brilliant idea. Once you connect those cameras to PoE switch you can link to them on Reolink Client directly. Also the NVR will feel their existence and live view or record based on these cameras.
The recording to its SD is in no conflit with recording to NVR. Both has different recording schedule and both can overwrite when storage gets full.
NVR will stay the same settings when you connect the camera back to it and cameras will still record motion detection to SD card by default.
So, yes, camera will continue to record to both the SD card and the NVR once it is connected back to NVR.
And yes, connecting the cameras, NVR and PC to the same router allows you to access cameras from both PC and NVR at the same time. But if you consider using PoE switch, please make sure the power supply for each camera meets the requirements.
Thanks. Under the camera RLC-410S specs on the Reolink website, it says
Power Supply DC12V PoE (802.3af) (optional)
But your chart says it should be 802.3AT.
802.3af standard supplies between 12 & 15W per port so that should be sufficient for all cameras except for the RLC-423 according to the chart.
Crackybiscuits, the only downside I see to using the separate POE switch is this - If the NVR is ever stolen, it's unlikely the thief will destroy the cameras as well so you'd have the footage there. However, with only 16GB in each camera, on an outdoor camera the footage will be overwritten very quickly. If there cameras are connected to the NVR and it gets stolen, the cameras lose power immediately when they take the NVR so the footage on the SD cards is frozen due to lack of power. If they are connected to an alternate switch, it's likely they'll not get unplugged and continue to record until the footage of the thief is erased. If combined with some type of alarm system there may be enough time to rush home or remote in to stop the recordings or save the footage.
It would be nice to manage them separately, but due to that fact I'll probably just setup the SD cards and then move the cameras back to the NVR.