How to set 24/7 video recording in client software

If you’ve bought a Reolink IP camera, without a NVR working with it, and want 24/7 video recording, follow this instruction to set 24/7 video recording via Reolink client software.

Please download and install the latest Reolink client software on your computer first. The Windows version works on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, and the Mac version works on Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9.

Generally, there are 2 ways to set 24/7 video recording in client software. You can choose a suitable one according to your conditions.

Method 1: Set 24/7 recording on your computer
Method 2: Set 24/7 recording to FTP server

Method 1: Set 24/7 recording on your computer
Note: To use this method to set 24/7 video recording, you need to keep the computer and the client software running at the same time for 24/7.

1. Run the Reolink Client software first.

2. Choose the “Local Settings” icon to start setting up your 24/7 video recording.

Local Settings

 

3. Click “Browse” in the “Record Settings” tap to set up your record path where the recording will be saved, and click “Set” to set up your record schedule.

Record Path

4. To set the 24/7 video recording, you should “Enable” the record schedule and choose “Normal” to set the schedule like the picture below. Finally, click the “OK” to save your settings.

Record Schedule

Method 2: Set 24/7 recording to FTP server
To use this method to get recording, you need to set up your FTP in Reolink Client Software first.

1. Run the Reolink Client Software.

2. Click the device settings icon.

Device Settings

3. Choose “Advanced” and FTP “Setup”.

Network Advanced

FTP Setup

4. Input “FTP Server” IP address, “User Name”, “Password”, “Upload Directory”, “Maximum File Length” and then click “OK”.
(If you choose “Anonymous”, “User Name” and “Password” would not be required)

FTP Address

5. Set up FTP schedule
To set 24/7 video recording, you need to choose “Enable” and choose “Normal” to set the schedule (like the picture below). Click “OK” to save the settings.

FTP Schedule

(In FTP Schedule, “Normal” means real-time video upload. “Motion” means upload recording when detected motion occurs. “None” means no upload.)

6. Click “FTP Test”. If the test is successful, the configuration is completed.

7. To download your video recording, input the “IP address” on your browser, or you can also use Cerberus FTP Server.

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