Synology and ONVIF Compatible cameras

I’m thinking about buying a Reolink RLC-422 and I have a question about the camera, that you maybe are able to answer. Is the RLC-422 fully compatible with the Synology Surveillance Station over ONVIF? Most importantly: do the multi-streams and the movement detection work on the Surveillance Station?
I’m asking because I have a WansView Q3s camera and though it supports multi streams, it was really hard to make the multi streams work in the Surveillance Station. And the Reolink RLC-422 is not on the official compatibility list. 

I have to say that nor Synology nor the ONVIF compatibility list is updated very often which could be due to the reason there are thousands of different CCTV cameras on the market. But based on the evidence I can find on Reolink, Synology and youtube pages I can say that RLC will be compatible with Synology as well as with ONVIF. Reolink cameras are popular with this crucial function to be able to have multiple streams simultaneously. A number of streams vary between 8 and 12 (more details in further paragraphs). Motion detection is something that can be configured on the camera itself or using surveillance software. With Synology surveillance app you can even select a specific area in which motion detection will trigger recording.

Here is Reolink shortlisted most popular and compatible cameras:


1.    RLC-410 If You Want an ONVIF Mini PoE Bullet IP Camera with Audio
RLC-410 ONVIF PoE IP network camera works well with a great number of ONVIF software, such as Blue Iris, Synology, etc. 

2.    RLC-422 Multi-stream If You Prefer ONVIF IP Covert Dome Video Security Cameras
RLC-422 ONVIF 5MP IP camera, compatible with ONVIF software, can offer you tons of great features. 

3.    RLC-423 If You Like ONVIF IP Security Cameras with Pan/Tilt/Zoom
RLC-423 ONVIF PTZ IP security camera can offer you 360-degree protection.

How many Multistreams?

RLC-422 IP camera multiple users (even up to 12 people

Reolink RLC-423 and other PoE IP cameras allow up to 12 people

Reolink Argus and Reolink Keen also allow up to 8 people

REOLINK compatible also with:

  • Blue Iris
  • Milestone
  • iSpy
  • Digital WatchDog
  • Sighthound Video
  • SecuritySpy
  • Synology
  • QNAP
  • IP Cam Viewer
  • tinyCam Monitor


Other Qnap and most likely Synology compatible cameras

C1 Yes PT In Fixed sub-stream
C1 Pro Yes PT In Fixed sub-stream
C2 Yes PTZ In Fixed sub-stream
RLC-410(W)(S) Yes No In Fixed sub-stream
RLC-411(W)(S) Yes Zoom In Fixed sub-stream
RLC-420 Yes No In Fixed sub-stream
RLC-422 Yes Zoom No Fixed sub-stream
RLC-423 Yes PTZ In Fixed sub-stream

What is substream

Quick Setup – Reolink RLC-422 using Synology

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