Method 1: Using online services

1. Select the desired camera from the list on the site.

2. Fill out the form, indicated the external IP-address, network port, username and password of the camera.

Do not transfer data to third parties to receive an RTSP link or a link to a stream.

When generating an RTSP link, we recommend that you specify incorrect data and change it to correct after generation. Thus, you protect yourself from intercepting links to the stream by third-party services or a keylogger.

3. Click Generate. You will receive a link to your stream. If necessary, the submenu in the link is incorrect data correct.

You can check the operation of the RTSP link through the VLC media player or any player with the ability to view streaming

Method 1: Using the manufacturer’s documentation

As a rule, the RTSP link format is specified in the manufacturer’s documentation or the camera’s web interface. If there is no such information or you could not find it, use the second method.

How to assign an IP address to the camera

How to get an RTSP link to a stream

There are two ways to get an RTSP link for a stream:

There are two ways to assign a permanent IP address to the camera:

  • In the router settings
  • In camera settings

In the example, we will analyze the first way.

Before proceeding to reserve an IP address, please enable DHCP in your IP camera settings. The procedure is described in the manufacturer’s instructions.

Does the camera and your network equIPment support UPnP

For cameras to be available for viewing, you need to redirect the external network port to the internal port of your camera. UPnP makes this process much easier.

Upnp is a function of automatic configuration of network equIPment to simplify device management.

After enabling UPnP function, the ports will be redirected automatically. If the function is not supported by the IP camera, router or something went wrong with automatic configuration, the ports can be redirected manually.

How to set up an IP camera

The IP camera configuration depends on the model and can be done via a browser, mobile application or recorder. Therefore, when setting up equIPment, we recommend focusing on the manufacturer’s instructions.

Instructions for setting up IP cameras:

What you need to find out before connecting an RTSP camera?

Does the camera support RTSP protocol

As a rule, this information is indicated on the manufacturer’s website in the characteristics of the device. If there is no such information, use the online services.

  • Select camera manufacturer.
  • Find your device model. If the device is in the list, it does not support this protocol and the link will not work to connect it to the ZONT security system using RTSP.

Hikvision IP Camera Software

To configure Hikvision IP camera, you need to use a web browser such as Internet Explorer or use software such as Hikvision SADP tool.

In this article, let’s focus on SADP, which allows you to configure multIPle IP cameras on the network, you just need to download it and install it on your computer.

Hikvision IP Camera Setup

The idea is to use such software to find your Hikvision IP camera on the network.

Open the camera through a web browser

After setting up the Hikvision IP camera address, just open a web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the camera in the URL bar.

If this is your first time trying to Access Hikvision camera, your browser will ask you to install the plugin (see picture below).

Just click on the link to download and install the plugin, and you will be able to see the live camera feed directly into the browser.

And it’s a live stream directly to the browser.

Hikvision IP Camera Gateway Configuration

Ok now you have a Hikvision IP camera running on your local network.

But you might be wondering how to remotely access your camera from the Internet. And there is something simple about that too.

The first thing you need to do is set up the camera gateway. Which basically means you tell the camera which device the traffic is sent to when it goes online. This device. Your internet router.

Just open the Hikvision SADP tool again and configure the IPV4 gateway with your router’s IP address (see picture below).

Hikvision SADP download

Hikvision SADP tool is available on the manufacturer’s website, you can download the latest version, follow the link below:

How to find information in the gateway (IP)

If you do not know how to find information about your computer or gateway (router), you can use the command line to find it.

Click on the Windows search bar, type CMD and click on Command Prompt.

The next step is to enter the IP config in command to view your computer’s IP address and gateway information, see the picture below for details.

Default gateway. This is the IP address of the router. This means that your computer has such information and that is why it can connect to the Internet (sending packets to the router). The idea is that your IP camera can do the same.

As long as you configure the camera with the correct gateway information (as described earlier), it will be able to send and receive packets from the Internet, however you will need to follow the steps to set up your mobile to do this.

IP Camera Network Diagram

Ok, the first thing I want to show you is how an IP camera can be part of your network. Take a look at the diagram. This is the easiest way to understand how this device is connected and what other network elements are.

As you can see, this is a fairly simple diagram that has an IP camera, PoE switch, and laptop connected together. An alternative to this scheme is to replace the switch with a router, in which case you need to use a power supply for the camera.

Take another look at the diagram. Do you see the lightning symbol next to the IP camera? I put it there so you know that the camera is connected to UTP (network cable), so there is a need for an extended power supply.

Poe stands for Power Over Ethernet and it is a universal standard for transferring power to IP devices. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I highly recommend you read the article: PoE Switch for IP Cameras.

How to set up a Hikvision IP camera

When you buy an IP camera, it needs to work on your network, and sometimes this task can be difficult for beginners or inexperienced users.

DO NOT worry about setting up your IP camera. This is not rocket science. There are many different brands of IP cameras, but the setup process is the same for everyone. In this article, I will teach you how to set up a Hikvision IP camera

How to use the Hikvision SADP tool

Download and install the SADP tool on your computer and just open it to start the process of configuring your Hikvision IP camera.

If your IP camera is properly connected to your network, it can get an IP address from your router. If it is not, you can find the camera with its IP. Default address. Yakiy You can see this in the SADP tool.

In the picture, you can see that the SADP tool has detected a Hikvision IP camera and IP addresses on the network. Communication port 8000.

There is also information for the subnet mask and the IPV4 gateway, which is NOT configured yet and shows:

If you are NOT familiar with the network IP address diagram. Just ignoring the IPV4 gateway information if you do NOT want the IP camera to be available on the internet, but if it is. Just replace with your local router IP.

See the picture below with the camera’s IP address changed to

Remote access to Hikvision IP camera

That’s all. Now you have all the information on how to set up a Hikvision IP camera on your network. If you want to take the next step to remotely access your camera using your mobile phone, just read the article: How to Access Hikvision DVR from Your Mobile Phone. In addition to explaining how to set up remote access for Hikvision DVR, the article also works for IP cameras.

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Hikvision intercom IP cards issue

Hikvision IP intercoms support Mifare card standard.

To issue cards, you must first lean the master card (included in the delivery set) against the reader. Then we program the required number of cards for subscribers simply by alternately applying cards to the reader, completing the issue of cards by re-leaning the master card against the reader.

Adding a slave monitor to the main monitor IP doorphone

Then we re-enter the additional monitor and in the network section select the configuration of the associated network in the line of IP addresses of the main station in the room, write the IP address of the main monitor, in our case it is We press to save.

Setting up the calling panel

We select the type of device. Door communicator. By keeping. After rebooting the door station. Specify the IP addresses of the associated monitor of the intercom system

Screenshot of the IP intercom setting Hikvision

When setting up the monitor of the intercom system, you must select the IP address of the main intercom (our outdoor panel), as well as select the type of the main intercom. Intercom type V

Connecting and configuring IP intercom Hikvision

Here is a detailed photo and instructions on how to connect and configure IP Hikvision intercoms. For more information about the functionality of IP intercom, read the article Hikvision IP intercom capabilities

Installation of IP intercom Hikvision

The delivery set for the IP Hikvision intercom in a metal case, type DS-KV8102-IM contains a cut-in plastic junction box, complete with models in a plastic case DS-KV8102-IP, a metal plate for the panel outline, installation instructions.

Connecting an electric lock to the IP of the Hikvision intercom

To connect an electro-mechanical lock to the IP of the Hikvision intercom, it is necessary to connect the plus of the power supply to the electro-mechanical lock and the blue cable of the outdoor panel, and connect the minus to the green cable of the outdoor panel.

Hikvision IP intercom connection

Configuring IP intercom Hikvision

Hikvision intercom IP cards issue

Connecting an electro-mechanical lock to the IP of the Hikvision intercom

Connecting an IP camera to an IP intercom Hikvision

Adding a slave monitor to the main monitor IP doorphone

Setting up a multi-site IP intercom system Hikvision

Installation of IP intercom Hikvision

Connecting IP intercom Hikvision to the Internet

Connecting alarm sensors to the IP of the Hikvision intercom


  • Set-up instructions from manufacturer Hikvision (PDF)

Setting up a multi-site IP intercom system Hikvision

Hikvision multi-subscriber IP intercom setup logic

For all monitors:
1. Indicate the number of apartments (101, 102, 103, etc.)
2. Specify the IP addresses of the (main) intercom (our multi-site IP outdoor panel)

For the main multi-site IP door station:
1. Assign an apartment number to each button (101, 102, 103, etc.). Everything, the setting is done

If the system has subordinate / interroom IP outdoor panels of hikvision intercoms, then
1. They must be switched to the mode not of the main outdoor panel (Sub Villa Door Station), and then indicate to the subordinate panels who is the main Calling station (register the IP addresses of the Main Villa Door Station)
2. Indicate the apartment number (monitor. 101 or 102 or 103, etc.)

Below is a step by step how to do it

Hikvision IP intercom connection

After power is applied, connect the devices to your local computer network

Control buttons in the Devices for control window

  • Add device. Add a device to the client, you can add devices for management in the client, which work outside your local network by entering their IP address and login with a password.
  • Edit. Changing general settings (domain, port, alias)
  • Removal. Removing a device.
  • Delete Config. Camera settings. There are almost all the necessary settings here

White balance:

  • Auto balance
  • Block balance

Control buttons in the Devices online window

  • Add to client. Adds a device to the client to manage it.
  • Add all
  • Change Net. Allows the camera to change network settings.
  • Password recovery by default. Mainly for registrars. A more complex process with sending a request for password recovery using the device serial number.

Tab “Group” allows you to manage groups of devices.


  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Chromaticity
  • Definition
  • Gain
  • Reset to default

Installation and initial configuration

Standard installation of iVMS-4200, as shown in the figures:

The installer windows for HiLook Vision look similar. However, its package does not yet include Storage Server, which performs the functions of a simplified registrar with recording to a computer, and Stream Media Server, which provides multIPle connections to streams. In most cases, they are still NOT placed by clients and we will NOT consider them here. Now we are only interested in Client, that is, the actual device management program.

After that, we find on the desktop a shortcut of the newly installed program and run it.

Next, we will consider the initial setup, I will illustrate in parallel with screenshots of both programs.

First, you will be prompted to set a password to enter the program.
If you are the only user on this computer, then you can then put the bird Enabling automatic authorization. In this case, the login will occur automatically in the future without asking for a password each time the program is started.
If you want access to the remote GoPro viewing program to be protected, then the bird will not.

Just do not forget to write it down, this is your password, you will have to reinstall the program again.

After starting iVMS-4200, in the opened Control Panel module, find the Selecting Modules icon and click.

In the window that opens, mark all the functional modules that we need, however, we can select the necessary modules and hide the unnecessary ones at any time.

The composition and number of modules in this window depends on the version and assembly of the iVMS-4200 you downloaded.

For some versions of iVMS-4200, you can install the Russian interface language:

After the Corresponding Client has started. go to the Control Panel and click on DeviceManagement.

In the window that opens, click Add and enter:
Nickname. any name
Address. the permanent IP address of the device in your local network or the real Internet address that the provider gave you (for money, of course) if the device is in the public part of the Internet (WAN network)
Port (Port). leave 8000
User Name. admin
Password. your password for the camera or recorder, which is entered when the device is first activated.

IP / Domain: Add a device by its IP address or domain name. Port required (8000 by default).
IP Segments: Add devices from one IP segment. Port number, username and password Must be the same for all devices.
Server IP: Server IP address and device ID (serial number and device name).
Hik-connect: add account added via hik-connect (P2P Cloud).
Bulk add: export csv file and fill in device information, then import file to add devices.

After that, go back to the control panel and click the Main View

We click on the keys shown by the arrows (first to the lower, then to the upper) and if everything is done correctly, the camera starts to show in real time.

1) Controlling the arrangement of windows. Save and recall a view.
2) All groups added to the iVMS client.
3) PTZ control panel.
4) Split standard window / full screen.
5) Selected camera menu

Main View context menu:

And to watch the recording, you need to click RemotePlayback in the Control Panel.

Select the desired date and double-click on the desired camera.

You can close the program, as usual, with a cross in the upper right corner.

WDR. Wide dynamic range dynamic white mode:. Display. Settings for displayed values ​​on the camera screen:

  • Activating the mask
  • Name display
  • Date display
  • Week display
  • Text (add displayed text. 4 options, such as ad text, or message / reminder for the guard)
  • Camera name
  • Date format
  • Time format (24/12 hours)
  • OSD Attribute

What allows you to handle?

Other settings:

  • Power line frequency (60HZ, 50HZ)
  • Mirror (disabled, left / right, top / bottom, center)
  • Shooting mode (indoor, outdoor)