How to connect an IP camera to NVR

In this article, we will NOT consider the physical switching of IP cameras. It is simple and diverse. We restrict ourselves to the diagram below, which displays the essence of this GoProcess, and if this is not enough, then you can refer to the corresponding frequent questions or search for information on the Internet.

In general, after the first physical connection to the IP camera network, you need to perform 3 basic configuration steps with it:

We will NOT touch on them separately in this article, but as part of working with the registrar, we will touch on the first two here. And for example, let’s look at the steps for the most common equIPment. from Hikvision. The names of menu items and settings used in the article, depending on the manufacturer and the version of the translation into Russian, may differ, however, all the registrars apply Similar princIPles.

You can connect IP cameras to the Corresponding Registrar yourself, they are NOT difficult to use, and their image can be viewed Not only from the Registrar, but also remotely on computer devices both in the local (non-routable) network and in the unlimited Internet, however, lack of necessary knowledge often confuses inexperienced users.

As a side note, do not forget to connect the DVR to the network before connecting the IP cameras to it:

We will consider the settings performed from the recorder itself, and then you need to connect a monitor to it:

There are four ways to enable the IP camera recorder. The differences are mostly dictated by different types of registrars; not all methods are available for different models.

1) From the online list. From the list of compatible devices on the local network segment of the recorder. Adding cameras this way is not feasible for recorders with built-in PoE interfaces, where all channels are connected to them.

2) Manually (added by the user). By customizing the characteristics in the corresponding menus and forms of the recorder.

3) Plug-and-play. Only valid for cameras connected to the PoE ports built into the NVR, one PoE port. one camera channel!

4) One touch. From the pool of working compatible devices on the local network segment of the recorder with activation, if required.

Note: PoE DVR is located simultaneously in 2 subnets. One for the LAN interface (connecting to a home or business network), the second for cameras. a network of PoE ports. These subnets cannot share a common GoPro address space (Must not overlap)!

Note: When adding in plug-and-play mode and from the online list, it is recommended to make sure that the passwords from the admin account are the same on the DVR and the camera.

Note: Before connecting cameras to the DVR, update the firmware of the equIPment to the current.

How to add an online IP camera

If you are in the view mode, right-click the mouse to bring up the context menu of the recorder:

Click Add IP Camera to bring up the DVR camera control menu.

If you select from the main menu Camera:

Free online cameras with their properties will be displayed in yellow below the already connected IP cameras in the list.

Click or One-touch Adding to connect the camera to the device.

Purpose of menu icons

Note: If the admin user password in the cameras is NOT the same as the password reserved for cameras or the administrator of the registrar, then after adding a camera, you need to go to its settings: and change the access password. Until this is done, the camera will be marked: and will not be displayed.

Note: When editing the password, it is possible that the camera will be blocked for some time due to the incorrect automatic entry of the password by the registrar.

How to manually add a camera to NVR

When adding to DVR with IP channels or regular NVR without PoE:

1. Connect the camera to a switch or, if possible, to a PoE switch. Connect the recorder to the same switch. Do not forget to pre-configure the network parameters of the camera and the DVR so that they are within the same IP subnet. However, the main thing is that the IP settings of the camera correspond to the network to which it is connected. The same goes for the registrar. You can change the IP address of cameras or DVR using SADP, but only in the current segment of the physical connection. Each camera individually and the recorder can be located in their own subnets, connected by routing means.

This is the only way to connect cameras to the DVR that are in different network segments with the DVR or are available to the DVR via the Internet.

2. Go to the camera management menu (Camera Management-Camera-IPCamera) as in the previous case. Then click Custom Adding to enter the menu for custom adding IP cameras.

In the upper part of the window that opens, a list of free online cameras will be presented, from which, as in the previous case, you can select a camera located in the same network segment as the recorder. At the bottom, you can enter your values, including addresses from the Internet.

You must enter new ones or, if you choose from the list, confirm the current parameters of the included IP camera: IP address, protocol, control port, and other necessary parameters.

Note: in this case, instead of the IP camera parameters, you can specify the data of a third-party DVR, the channels of which you want to additionally Register on your current DVR.

3. Click Add to add a camera.

4. If you add a multichannel device to the NVR or hybrid DVR, instead of a regular camera, for example, a fisheye camera or third-party DVR, the channel selection window will be displayed:

Check in Channel No. Check the boxes in accordance with your needs the necessary channels for connection and click OK.

How to add an external camera from the network to NVR with PoE, replacing the previously registered one
(It means that cameras are not connected to its PoE interfaces)

Note: The same method is applicable to NVR without PoE or DVR to change the previously registered IP camera.

1. As in the first method, go to CameraManagement-Camera-IPCamera and press Edit on the channel selected there.

2. Select the type of adding Manual (Manual) and enter the IP address, login and password from the connected camera.

Note: On DVR with IP channels and normal NVR without PoE, there is no Adding Method (always manual):

But not all registrars in the online list display cameras of second manufacturers, which can be connected using the ONVIF protocol. They can be connected manually by changing the protocol in the IP camera edit (add) card.

3. If everything is fine with the connection, the line will be marked with a blue circle. camera connected. In many recorders, clicking on it brings up the camera preview window.

Note: If you add a camera in manual mode, and the camera is connected via an external switch, then the passwords on the camera and the recorder may differ.

How to Add a Plug-and-Play Camera to a PoE NVR.

1. Connect the camera to the DVR. In this example, the camera is connected to PoE port 2. Be sure to use an 8-wire twisted pair of at least cat.5 to connect the camera.

Note: Make sure the passwords for cameras and DVR are the same or connect a NOT activated camera to the PoE port.

2. As in all methods, by calling CameraManagement-Camera-IPCamera, for example, select the D2 channel and click Edit

3. In the window that opens, Set the method for adding Plug-and-Play and click OK

Attention! Do not click One touch Adding with this connection method.

How to add a non-activated online IP camera with one touch

Note: In reality, the connection is made in 2 touches: first One touch Activation, and after One touch Adding or.

1. Connect the NOT activated camera to the network in which the recorder is located, and go to the camera control, as described for other methods.
2. Select (as in the method of connection from the online list) in it NOT activated camera and click Activation One touch (One touch Activation).

The camera will receive the admin user password Corresponding to the one specified for the cameras or the same as that of this user on the DVR (if the corresponding checkbox is put) and the IP address is set via DHCP Corresponding to the current network.

Note: There must be a DHCP server in the local network of the DVR.

Note: If you enter a password yourself, different from the registrar password, you will have to enter it manually after adding.

3. Find this camera among those activated in the online list and click One touch Adding as in the option of the same name.

And the camera is connected.

You can check the connection by clicking on the blue circle:

How to connect almost any IP camera to the Tantos NVR

Connecting IP cameras from well-known manufacturers to the Tantos NVR is usually straightforward.

Example of instructions for connecting IP cameras Hikvision with new firmware versions can be downloaded here, with previous firmware versions. here. Example of instructions for connecting IP cameras Dahua can download here. Connecting IP cameras of second well-known manufacturers also in most cases does NOT cause problems. it is enough to find cameras using a registrar using the ONVIF protocol and enter the camera’s login and password.

Problems may arise when connecting IP cameras from little-known Chinese manufacturers. But usually, having spent some effort, it is possible to connect almost any IP camera to the recorder.

To connect to the NVR, you need to find out the IP address of the camera, its login and password (it is found out by brute-force the most common combinations of login and password), ONVIF and RTSP ports, the ability to connect via ONVIF, as well as the RTSP request terms for the first and second stream if DOES NOT connect via ONVIF.

Connecting IP Camera To Nvr

If the registrar finds an IP camera while searching, that’s half the battle.

But what if the IP address of the camera is unknown and the camera is not found through the search for the registrar? The easiest way to find a utility for finding devices is on the manufacturer’s website (if the manufacturer’s website exists at all). If there is such a utility, you will have to go the second way.

Install free software to work with IP cameras over ONVIF. ONVIF Device Manager. It can be downloaded here or here.

After starting ONVIF Device Manager tries to find devices on the network using ONVIF protocol.

If an IP camera is found, great.

If not, you will have to try another way.

Download and install Avigilon Camera Installation Tool. Despite its name, this software perfectly searches the network for IP cameras of any manufacturer. You can download it here.

After it was possible to determine the ONVIF port of the camera, it can be connected to the software ONVIF Device Manager.

If it appears. Broadcast by the camera is great, so the camera will most likely connect to the recorder.

If the camera does not send via ONVIF, you can try to Receive from it via RTSP. The RTSP request period can be found in the documentation for the camera (you need to find out the request period for the main stream and for substreams) or using ONVIF Device Manager.

When connecting via RTSP, the query string is entered into the recorder NOT in the most obvious way.

Let’s say the RTSP query string is:

Rtsp: // 8554 / profile0 for main thread

Rtsp: // 8554 / profile1 for substreams.

Is selected protocol. RTSP

Separately entered IP addresses, RTSP port (usually. 554, in our example. 8554), login, password.

For the main stream, a string is entered, which in the rtsp request is immediately after rtsp: // 8554 /, i.e. In our example, profile0 is entered.

For substreams, a string is entered, which in the rtsp request is immediately after rtsp: // 8554 /, i.e. In our example, profile1 is entered.

Full version Guides for connecting almost any IP camera to the Tantos IP recorder NVRWith a detailed step-by-step explanation of the sequence of actions, you can download here.

Guide to Connect Tantos IP Cameras to Hikvision NVR

1 2017 Hikvision NVR Connection Guide Tantos IP Cameras Version 1.0


3 1. Why this Manual is needed Attention! Be sure to read the present Manual before introducing equIPment. Any items in this manual, as well as sections of the equIPment control menu, are subject to change without prior notice. Remember that incorrect connection of IP cameras can damage them! 2. Limitation of Liability Supplier does NOT guarantee that the hardware will function properly in all environments and applications, and does not make any warranties or warranties, implied or expressed, about quality, performance, or performance when used for a specific purpose. We did our best to do it Manual Most accurate and complete, and nevertheless, the Supplier disclaims responsibility for any typing errors or omissions that may have occurred. Information in any part of this Manuals changes without prior notice. We DO NOT take any responsibility for any errors that may be contained in this leadershIP and DO NOT take responsibility and DO NOT give guarantees in the release of updates or preservation unchanged, any information in this leadershIP, and we reserve the right to make changes in this leadershIP and / or in the products described in this leadershIP, at any time without notice. If you find information in this leadershIP, which is incorrect, misleading, or incomplete, we’d love to hear your comments and suggestions.

4 3. Setting up IP cameras. Before connecting the IP cameras to the NVR, it is necessary to preset all the IP cameras with different non-repeating IP addresses that are in the same subnet as the IP addresses of the DVR and NOT the same as the IP addresses of the second network devices. For example, if the IP address registrar is installed. Then the cameras must have an IP address or To connect to cameras via the web interface and change the IP addresses, use either the special Tantos Device Manager program or when connecting via Internet Explorer in accordance with the Tantos IP Cameras User Manual. In addition, you need to set an administrator password or create a user with administrator rights with a non-empty password. Attention! To connect to the Hikvision recorder, it is necessary to set a camera password, connecting a camera with an empty password is impossible!

5 In the web interface of the camera, go to the Advanced Users menu, select the administrator account (admin) in the list of accounts, select Change password and set the administrator password. To create a new user, select Add User, and then enter your username, password, and confirmation password. Go to the DVR camera settings menu.

6 Click the Add button to add the camera to the selected channel. Then click the Edit button and enter the camera administrator password.

7 If the connection is successful, a blue arrow will appear in the Status section.

8 4. Motion detection in the IP recorder. In all IP recorders, unlike recorders for analog cameras, motion detection is performed not in the recorder, but directly in the IP camera. The registrar only receives information from the camera about the event of motion detection and displays it on the monitor, as well as responds to this event. All cameras, in spite of the standard ONVIF support, work differently with alarm events. The registrar should understand camera alarming events, but due to the fact that in the ONVIF standard the work with alarming events is not fully defined, in real conditions the degree of understanding Registrar of IP cameras depends on the camera model and the setting for working with alarm events, including with motion detectors, depends on the camera model. To operate the camera in conjunction with the recorder on the camera itself, you need to enable motion detection and set a schedule for the detector.

9 In the web interface of the camera, go to the Alarm Motion menu, set the Enable parameter in the Schedule menu, set the schedule for the camera’s motion detector (by default, the motion detector works all the time). Here you can also set the sensitivity of the motion detector in the Accuracy item and the area of ​​operation of the motion detector in the Area menu. The settings of the detection zone and the detector sensitivity can be made through the recorder menu.

10 To configure motion detection in the DVR, go to the Motion menu. The screen will display the motion detection area set in the camera. Using the mouse, you can set the desired detection zone on the recorder, while pressing the Apply button transfers the set detection zone to the camera.

11 Attention! If the camera is already connected to the recorder and you are setting the detection zone via the camera’s web interface, then in order for the recorder to re-read and correctly display the newly installed detection zone, you must either reboot the recorder or disconnect and reconnect the Ethernet network cable of the recorder. Note. It is not recommended to set the detection area on the whole image, since. This decreases the accuracy of the motion detector and increases the number of false ones. Positives. Attention! You should not try to replace the security system with motion detection. Motion detection is just an analysis of the camera’s image change, the image change can be caused by any background snow in the city ?, shadow, wind, interference, etc. The number of false alarms of the motion detector is very large and incomparable with the number of false alarms of security alarms. To enable motion recording in the Record configuration menu, enable the motion recording schedule.