Reolink Email Setup

(for automatically sending alert emails from your camera to AwareNet)

Below are the steps for configuring your Reolink camera to send alert emails to AwareNet.

Before starting these steps, please complete the basic setup and configuration of your camera by following the manufacturer's instructions included with your camera (every make and model is different).  

The steps listed below are for the Reolink Duo WiFi as of April 2022.  The steps should be similar for any Reolink camera that can send email alerts.

The email setup is critical to do!  Please contact us if you need assistance.

Step 1 - Create An Application Password

Email services (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) require you to enter a password to send email alerts from a smartphone app.  However, for security reasons, they typically require you to create a special "application password" (aka "secure mail key") and use the application password in the smartphone app instead of your regular email password.  Please follow the email provider's instructions for creating an application password and then return here (for step 2) when you have that new password. 

NOTE:  If you don't have an existing email account you want to use for sending automatic alerts to AwareNet, create a new Gmail account.

The following steps are to be done in the Reolink smartphone app.

Step 2 - Click Setup

On the home/main page, click the setup (gear) icon for your camera.  The icon is also available in the upper right corner if you have already selected to view a specific camera.

Step 3 - Click Email Alerts

On the Settings page, click the "Email Alerts" option.

Step 4 - Get to Email Settings

Click through any messages that display until you get to a page titled "Email Settings".

Step 5 - Enter Information

On the Email Settings page, enter the email settings for the sending email account. 

Step 6 - Confirmation

The "test email" confirmation will display if you entered a valid email account and application password.  Otherwise, an error will display.
When you get the confirmation window, click the Close button.

Step 7 - Click Schedule

On the Email Alerts page, click the "Schedule" option.

Step 8 - Set Schedule

On the Schedule page, change the schedule to look like this.

Step 9 - Email Content

 On the Email Alerts page, change the Email Content option to "Text with Video".

Step 10 - Email Interval

On the Email Alerts page, change the Email Interval option to "30 Seconds".

Step 11 - Email Recipient

Go back to the "Email Settings" option.  The recipient email address defaults to the same address as the sending address.   Change (or add) the recipient email address to the value appropriate for your neighborhood:  

You have completed the email setup!

Now you are ready to enroll your camera with AwareNet.