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We connect via the Internet

It is necessary to open the recorder using a computer by calling the context menu. In order to open the device control mode, you need to click on Add IP-camera. All existing and existing cameras appear at the bottom and are marked in yellow. After that, you need to click One-Touch Adding, which will allow you to add a specific camera. If the passwords for the recorder and the video camera are different, then they must be made the same after adding devices. If the ciphers do not match, such a camera will be marked with a yellow triangle in the DVR menu.

Plug-and-Play connection

In this case, the network cameras are connected to the DVRs using an 8-wire twisted pair. After that, in the “Camera Manager” section, select the “Camera” section. “IP camera“, then select the D2 channel and click on “Edit”. There, among the many options, you will find a Plug-and-Play connection that you need to select and save the changes.

If you add an inactive network camera, you need to find it in the DVR list and select the “One-touch activation” method. The device will receive the registrar password in automatic mode and the same server, which must be entered by the time of connection.

How to Add IP Camera to Dahua DVR ?

IP network cameras are the most convenient and simple way to create a home video surveillance network. But for the normal functioning of the system, it is necessary to add each camera to the recorder. To ensure the joint operation of the recorder and the network camera, it is necessary to configure the Internet connection. First of all, you need to connect the recorder to the network, which you can do yourself. The connection system itself can be carried out in several ways:

  • by entering characteristics manually;
  • from the list of devices that are displayed on the Internet;
  • by activation;
  • Plug-and-Play.

But before proceeding with the installation, it is recommended to install the firmware update. In this way, a video surveillance system can last much longer. It should be taken into account that if the connection is carried out using the PoE interface, then it should be borne in mind that the recorder of such a plan works in two networks: for ports and for the interface. The networks themselves cannot intersect with each other, otherwise the connection will not be successful. The camera must be pre-configured. it must be connected to the router and PC, while the DVR must be connected to the Internet. The connection process must be carried out in several stages:

  • connecting the recorder to a modem;
  • setting the camera settings on the PC screen;
  • entering the data of each device.

Depending on what type of recorder is used, power and performance, up to 20 video cameras can be connected to it.

Manual mode

First, the video surveillance system must be connected to a switch. standard or PoE. A video recorder and a network camera are also connected there, but first you will need to configure them in such a way that the identifiers match. After that, in the settings, click “Camera Manager”, “Camera”, “IP Camera”. Add. After that, a menu will appear, where at the top there will be a list of devices, and below there are various characteristics. To connect, you need to enter the current characteristics of video surveillance:

  • protocol;
  • network address;
  • port number.

If necessary, you can add another recorder if you need to fix its value. To add, you must click the Add button. When connecting multi-channel devices, a menu opens where you can select a specific channel. If the connection was successful, then a blue icon will light up in front of the connected cameras.

What is important to remember?

When connecting, it must be borne in mind that the camera and the recorder must necessarily be combined with each other into a system with a router or switch, or have their own network address, be connected and function normally. It should be borne in mind that the names of menu items and settings may differ in cameras of different brands, but the same principle is used for the same equipment. When you bought a DVR, you need to assign it a network address, changing the factory one. Then when you enter the set IP through a standard browser, you will be prompted to download the add-on.

Install plugin and disable ActiveX filtering

After the camera image has appeared in the browser window, you can start adjusting the parameters. As with most IP cameras, Hikvision cameras allow you to change brightness, contrast, squelch modes, zones and sensitivity of standard motion detection, and much more. Let’s dwell on some interesting features inherent in Hikvision.

Configuring Exposure Switching and Scheduled WDR Enable

Hikvision IP cameras have two day / night switching modes:

Automatic, when the camera switches to night mode, depending on the lighting and the set parameter “sensitivity” of the light sensor. The exposure value for cameras with a fixed lens without auto iris is also fixed at 1/25 by default. This parameter refers to the electronic shutter speed, which can be changed within 1/3 of the DS-2CD2042WD-I. 1/100000 s.

Manual, when you set the transition time from the “day” mode to the “night” mode and vice versa yourself. In this case, you can set different exposure values ​​for day and night. For the “night” mode, slow shutter speeds (1/3, 1/6) are relevant. For the “day” mode. small (1/250, 1/500), etc. Separately for these two modes, you can adjust the gain, white balance, squelch parameters, etc.

Several ways to activate the IP camera and add the IP camera to the DVR via the DVR’s on-screen interface

After activating the device and adding it to the NVR, you can already view the cameras through the video monitor connected to the DVR. Cameras are at factory image settings. If you want to adjust the cameras’ images to the real conditions, it is most convenient to use the web interface of the IP camera. We recommend using Internet Explorer to access the camera via the web interface. First you need to install the plugin and configure ActiveX. We go to the interface of the IP camera through the Internet Explorer browser by entering the IP address of the camera into the address bar (you can find out and change it using the SADP utility).

How to set up an IP camera and IP video recorder Hikvision

First of all, after supplying power to the IP camera or NVR, if the device has not been used before. it needs to be activated. There are several ways to activate the device.

Through the SADP and Batch Configuration Tool utilities

During the activation process, you will be asked to come up with and confirm a password to enter the device interface. Remember it and keep it in a safe place. the process of resetting the password, if it is lost, takes some time.

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Adding IP Cameras to the DVR

Before adding cameras, you need to make sure that their IP addresses are in the same subnet with the IP address of the NVR. You can change the IP addresses of cameras using the SADP program.

You can add cameras to the DVR either automatically, with one touch, or manually. details. see video.

Configuring recording by intrusion into a created arbitrary zone and by crossing a virtual line in the desired direction

As with other IP cameras, Hikvision cameras and DVRs have a standard motion detector. However, in addition to it, there are several Smart-detection functions, the use of which makes recording on the desired event more efficient and helps to avoid false alarms. In the video, Smart detection was configured via the web interface of the IP DVR DS-7108NI-E1 / V / W.

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Configuring exposure switching and enabling WDR on schedule. Zone intrusion and virtual line crossing recording

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How to connect IP camera to NVR

In this article, we will not consider the physical switching of IP cameras. It is simple and diverse. We will restrict ourselves to the diagram below, which displays the essence of this process, and if this is not enough, then you can refer to the corresponding “frequently asked 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:

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We will not touch on them separately in this article either, 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, similar principles are applied in all registrars.

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 therefore it is necessary to connect a monitor to it:

There are four ways to include IP cameras in the DVR. The differences are mostly dictated by different types of DVRs; 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 in 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 registrar.

3) Plug-and-play. valid only 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 of the local network segment of the registrar with activation, if necessary.

Note: PoE DVR is located in 2 subnets at the same time. One for the LAN interface (connection to a home or business network), the second for cameras. a network of PoE ports. These subnets cannot share a common 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 DVRs, 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 are in the main menu, select “Camera”:

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

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

Note: If the camera’s admin user password does not match the password reserved for cameras or the administrator of the registrar, then after adding the camera you need to go to its settings: and change the access password. Until this is done, the camera will be marked with: and will not be displayed.

Note: When editing the password, a message about blocking the camera for some time is possible due to the incorrect automatic entry of the password by the registrar.

How to manually add camera to NVR

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

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 included. The same goes for the registrar. You can change the IP addresses of cameras or DVRs using the SADP program, but only in the current segment of the physical connection. Each camera separately and the recorder can be located in their own subnets, interconnected by means of routing.

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.

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 the address from the Internet.

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You must enter new 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 recorder.

Click Add to add a camera.

If you add a multi-channel device to the NVR or hybrid DVR, and not a regular camera, for example, a fisheye camera or a third-party DVR, the channel selection window will be displayed:

Check in Channel No. check the boxes according to your needs the necessary channels to connect and click OK.

How to add an external camera from the network to NVR with PoE, replacing the previously registered one
(meaning 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.

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

Select the type of adding Manual and enter the IP address, username and password from the connected camera.

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

Not all recorders in the online list display cameras from other manufacturers that can be connected via ONVIF protocol. They can be connected manually by changing the protocol in the edit (add) card of the IP camera.

If everything is fine with the connection, the line will be marked with a blue circle. “camera is connected”. In many DVRs, 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 DVR may differ.

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

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 that the passwords of the camera and the DVR are the same or connect a non-activated camera to the PoE port.

As in all methods, we call CameraManagement-Camera-IPCamera, select the D2 channel for example and click Edit

In the window that opens, set the method for adding Plug-and-Play and click the OK button

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.

We connect the unactivated 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) an unactivated camera in it and click 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 you put the appropriate checkbox) 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 the password yourself, different from the registrar password, you will have to enter it manually after adding.

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

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

How to connect an IP camera to a polyvision video recorder

If you do not remember your password, then enter your email and you will receive a login link. After authorization, enter your new password in the profile settings.

Let’s analyze the connection of the IP camera to the recorder step by step using our equipment as an example. The process is pretty simple, especially if you follow the setup instructions. The presence of several surveillance zones implies the installation of various types of CCTV cameras. If the protected object has only IP cameras, then in order to save money, it is better to purchase an IP recorder. If you are planning to use different cameras, then you should know how to connect the IP camera to the Hybrid DVR. First, you need to configure the DVR to work over the network, then the cameras themselves.

It makes no sense to consider connecting an IP camera to an analog recorder, because these devices as such have already gone out of use due to low performance. They are being replaced by hybrid models designed to connect various types of video cameras. As a result, we get all the observation areas on one screen.

If you first need to prepare the cable, then look here. Next, we proceed from the fact that the installation is finished.

Connecting multiple IP cameras to the DVR

Each camera and recorder must have different IP addresses, but the subnet (the first two triads of values) is the same. If you have purchased several video cameras, then the connection to the recorder is carried out through a switch or router.

If it becomes necessary to change the IP address of the video camera, press the “network” button opposite the address of the added device and enter your data. This is convenient, for example, when we have several freshly installed video cameras with the same address, so we use it if necessary without hesitation.

The only thing, after changing the device address, you need to double-click the right mouse button twice on the new device address in the window of found devices and make sure that the new data has been written to the top of the table.

We will assume that the address has been changed, if necessary, and the device has been added. We press the “OK” button and then we get to the previous menu, where the added device already appears. We carry out the above procedure for the next channel, if there are several video cameras, or press “OK” if there is one. After that, the image should appear in the channels to which we added the video camera.

How to connect devices by IP address

First of all, by pressing the right mouse button connected to the DVR, we call the context menu, in which we select the “Main menu” item and then we get to the main menu of the DVR.

We need to change the IP address of the device. Let me explain why: the fact is that all multi-hybrid recorders have a default address of 192.168.1.10 and the IP camera has exactly the same address by default, a conflict is possible. We go to the “network” menu item and change this address, say to 192.168.1.9 or to any other free in the first subnet (the penultimate value in the IP address, immediately before the last point), done.

Then we return to the main menu and select the “digital” menu item and “Digital channels” in it, after which we get to the digital channel properties menu.

In the “channel” window, select the number of the channel to which we will bind the video camera, activate it by setting the kryzhik in the corresponding menu item and select the “add” menu item.

Feel free to click on the “search” button and, after a short time, admire the result of our work in the form of a line with the found device.

Go ahead, double-click on the line with the found device, after which its address and port should be rewritten to the top of the table, replacing the default value. The address 192.168.1.20, since the password on the video camera is not set by default, we leave all other values ​​as they are.

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Connecting the IP camera to the recorder via a router

Perhaps the most common scheme for connecting IP cameras to a DVR is through a router, so let’s consider it. We connect the cameras and network recorder using patch cords to the router, supply power to the equipment, according to the declared characteristics. We also connect a monitor or TV to the recorder to view the picture. In the case of organizing viewing using a computer or laptop, your device must also be connected to the router via a patch cord or Wi-Fi, if your router has the function of distributing a Wi-Fi signal.

Next, you should log in to the registrar, by default login: admin, the password field is empty. Initially, IP cameras and IP recorders have the same IP addresses: 192.168.1.10, respectively, in order to avoid a conflict of IP addresses, first you need to change the IP address on the recorder. If the router supports the DHCP function. automatic distribution of network settings to the connected equipment, then enable this function in the “Network” section of the registrar.

Your router will automatically distribute a free IP address of the same subnet in which the router is located, or in the settings of the router you can specify in which subnet the distribution will be carried out. Now you can add IP cameras, preferably also 1 piece at a time, in order to avoid a conflict of IP addresses. We go to “Digital channels” (the menu view may differ depending on the firmware).

Add cameras, click “Search”. The DVR will find your IP cameras even from other subnets.

On this topic with the DVR, I propose to finish (we will consider the rest of the settings in the near future) and go to a personal computer if you need to connect an IP camera without a registrar directly to a PC (to a network card or through a switch).

How to connect an IP camera via Onvif or RTSP?

The question often arises: How to connect an IP camera to the NVR if it is not in the compatibility list?

There are two options ONVIF and RTSP

Let’s start with the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) protocol

ONVIF is a generally accepted protocol for interoperability of IP cameras, NVRs, software, in case all devices are from different manufacturers. ONVIF can be compared to English for international communication of people.

Make sure the connected devices have ONVIF support, on some devices ONVIF may be turned off by default.
Or, ONVIF authorization can be disabled, which means that the login / password will always be by default
regardless of login / password for WEB

It is also worth noting that some devices use a separate port for ONVIF protocol operation.

In some cases, the ONVIF password may differ from the password for WEB access.

What’s available when connected via ONVIF ?

-video analytics (e.g. motion detection)

These parameters depend on the compatibility of the ONVIF protocol versions. In some cases, some of the parameters are unavailable or work incorrectly.

Let’s analyze an example of connecting an OMNY PRO camera to an SNR and Dahua DVR using ONVIF

In SNR and Dahua recorders, ONVIF protocol is located on the Remote Device tab, Manufacturer line

Select the channel to which the device will be connected

From the Manufacturer tab select ONVIF

Enter the ip address of the device

RTSP port remains by default

OMNY PRO cameras use ONVIF port 8080, which is specified as HTTP port in the DVR
(OMNY cameras Base use ONVIF port 80, in the registrar it is indicated as the HTTP port)

Name according to device parameters

Password according to device parameters

Remote channel by default 1. If the device is multi-channel, the channel number is indicated.

Decoder Buffer. video stream buffering with time value

Server type there is a choice of TCP, UDP Schedule

TCP. establishes a connection between the sender and the recipient, makes sure that all data reaches the addressee unchanged and in the desired sequence, also adjusts the transmission speed.

Unlike TCP, UDP does not establish a preliminary connection, but instead just starts transmitting data. UDP does not monitor that data is received, and does not duplicate it in case of loss or errors.

UDP is less reliable than TCP. But on the other hand, it provides faster streaming due to the lack of retransmission of lost packets.

Schedule. automatic type detection.

This is what connected devices look like in Dahua

green status means DVR and camera are connected successfully

red status means there is a connection problem. For example, the connection port is incorrect.

The second connection method is RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol)

RTSP real-time streaming protocol, which describes commands for controlling the video stream.

With the help of these commands, the video stream is broadcast from the source to the recipient.

for example from an IP camera to a DVR or server.

What is available when connected via RTSP?

The advantage of this transfer protocol is that it does not require version compatibility.

today RTSP is supported by almost all IP cameras and NVRs

The disadvantages of the protocol are that apart from the transmission of video and audio data, nothing else is available.

Let’s analyze an example of connecting an OMNY PRO camera to an SNR and Dahua DVR using RTSP

RTSP is on the Remote Device tab, Manufacturer line, in the SNR and Dahua it is represented as General

Select the channel to which the device will be connected

URL Addr. here we enter a query string according to which the camera sends the main RTSP stream with high resolution.

Extra URL. here we enter a query string by which the camera sends an additional RTSP stream with low resolution.

Why do you need an additional stream?

On a local monitor connected to the recorder in a multi-picture, the recorder uses an additional stream to save resources. For example, in small pictures with 16 windows it is not at all necessary to decode Full HD resolution, D1 is enough. Well, if you have opened 1/4/8 windows in this case, the main stream with high resolution is decoded.

Name according to device parameters

Password according to device parameters

Decoder Buffer buffering video stream with time value

Server type. TCP, UDP, Schedule (similar to ONVIF protocol)

This article answers the most common questions, such as:

is the IP camera compatible with the NVR ?

Manual mode

First of all, video surveillance must be connected to a PoE or standard switch. A video recorder joins there. The IP camera and the video recorder must first be configured so that the network identifiers are the same.

Then in the settings open Camera management-Camera-IP-camera. Custom Adding. A menu will appear, where in the upper part there is a list of devices, below. their characteristics. To connect, you need to enter the current characteristics of video surveillance:

  • ip-address;
  • protocol;
  • port number.

Custom Adding.

In addition to the camera values, you can connect another DVR if there is a need to fix its values.

To add, you need to click the Add button. When connecting a multi-channel device, a menu will open in which you can select one of the possible channels.

If the connection is successful, a blue icon will light up in front of the connected camera.

We watch the video connection of the ip-camera to the recorder.

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Using ip-cameras for organizing home video surveillance is a simple and convenient way to protect your home. The devices can be connected independently, they are easy to use, and the image can be viewed both on the local network and on the Internet.

To configure the joint operation of ip-cameras and a video recorder, you will need an Internet connection. First of all, the recorder is connected to the network. All the work can be done independently, however, the lack of the necessary knowledge often confuses users.

There are several connection options. The differences are dictated by different models of video cameras and recorders. Not all methods are available for all types of cameras.

  • by self-introduction of characteristics (custom addition);
  • from the list of devices displayed via the Internet;
  • by activation;
  • in plug-in-play mode (only possible with devices connected to POE ports of NVR).

Before connecting, it is recommended to install the firmware update. So, the whole system can last longer.

Important! Recorders with POE interfaces operate simultaneously in 2 networks, one of which is for ports, the other for a third-party Lan interface. Networks cannot intersect, otherwise the connection will not be successful.

In addition, ip cameras require preliminary configuration. To do this, they need to be connected to a router and a PC. The video recorder, in turn, must be connected to the Internet.

The process is carried out in several stages:

  • connecting the recorder to the modem;
  • setting the camcorder settings on the computer screen;
  • entering device parameters.

Depending on the type of recorder, its performance and power, up to 20 video recording devices can be connected to it at the same time.

Connecting the Camera over the Internet

Open the recorder using a computer, open the context menu. To open the device management mode, click on the Add IP Camera item.

All existing and existing cameras will appear at the bottom. They will be marked in yellow. Next, you need to click One-Touch Adding to add an ip-camera.

If the passwords of the ip-camera and the recorder are different, they must be brought to a common value. This can be done after adding the device. If the codes do not match, the camera will be marked with a yellow triangle in the DVR menu.

How to connect the camera to a router using the plug-and-play function?

To do this, the ip-camera is connected to the recorder using an 8-wire twisted pair. Next, in the camera management section, select the camera. IP camera section. Then you need to select channel D2 and click Edit.

One of the options listed will be Plug-and-Play. You must select it and save the changes.

When connecting a non-activated ip-camera, having found it in the list of the DVR, you must select the One touch Activation method. The device will automatically receive the DVR password and the same DNCP server, which must be specified at the time of connection.

Important! Before connecting ip-cameras to the DVR, they must be combined into a system with a switch or router, have their own ip-addresses, be connected and function.

The names of the menu items and settings may differ (including a “crooked” translation in Russian models), depending on the camera manufacturer, however, the same principles apply to all devices.

Usually, when buying a DVR, it has already been assigned an ip-address, it should be changed and set up to automatically receive an address from the router. Then by entering the ip-address into the Internet Explorer browser. When you first open it, you will be prompted to download the add-in, it is recommended to do this.

How to connect remote IP cameras to the DVR?

I was prompted to write this article after I was asked to help connect an IP camera to the DVR, located geographically far from the local network where the DVR itself is located. The task turned out to be non-trivial, but doable. I think it will come in handy for many, if necessary, to start all the cameras on one DVR, which is generally convenient. It turns out centralized control and viewing of cameras.

The task was to connect the camera from point A to the DVR at point B. In my case, these points were connected to the same provider, so I chose the connection method via the provider’s internal network. If the providers are different, then you will definitely need a static public IP address at point A, and the camera’s stream rate should be taken into account. In my case, this is 2 Mbit / s outgoing speed at point A. Therefore, if the cameras are connected to another provider, then connect the tariff so that the outgoing speed is at least. corresponded to the flow rate of the IP camera. Otherwise, the picture from the camera will be terribly slow. To determine the outgoing speed of IP cameras, you should adhere to the following principle:

  • FullHD camera. 4 Mbps
  • HD camera. 2 Mbps

And depending on the number of connected cameras, add the stream rate, that is, for example, you have two HD cameras, then the outgoing speed must be at least 4 Mbps. But you should always take a tariff with a small margin of 1-3 Mbit / s. Over time, the flow rate will decrease, because new video compression formats are being developed every year. At the current time, the latest standard is H265, but it is still rarely used in cameras, in new ones I suppose in some already.

A bit of theory what needs to be done. To connect a remote camera, the DVR needs the following parameters: IP address, port, login, password and connection protocol. In my case, Rvi has a standard port 37777, the login and password should already be set in the settings of the remote camera, the connection protocol (for Rvi in ​​the Russian version it is indicated as a manufacturer).

IP cameras connection is in Set-IP camera-IP KAM

In the picture above, you can see that a camera is connected from another network with an IP address of 10.156.137.80. Let me remind you that this camera is located in a different location, but the ISP is the same. If the Internet provider is different or the camera is generally located in a different country, then you need to buy an external public static IP address. I seem to have 10.156.137.80 and have an external public static IP address.

Now, next you need to connect to the settings of the remote camera, set a complex password. And then to the router to which it is connected to make port forwarding. I will give an example of port forwarding from a mikrotik router. The topic of port forwarding to the DVR has already been discussed in detail.

In mikrotik you need to go to IP and select Firewall, then the NAT tab. Because the RVi camera works on TCP 37777 and UDP 37778 ports, then below you can see the general picture of the settings.

And using the example of forwarding TCP 37777 without comment, I will give a screenshot of the General tab setting

And depending on the firewall settings, you also need to allow traffic from the Internet to the camera on port 37777. Below are screenshots of the settings without comments, because the topic of port forwarding has already been considered.

After we have configured the port forwarding of the remote camera, now we go into the DVR and connect the remote camera (forgive the tautology, but I think it will be clearer this way). For convenience, I recommend clicking search for devices, select a camera that is already connected. After clicking change the connection settings of this camera, and there already register the IP address of the remote camera (in my case it is 10.156.137.80) and the password from the camera.

Click save and wait for about 10-20 seconds, after which the camera status will appear online.

Interesting to read

Checking the port forwarding setting on your router

There is a convenient service on the Internet for checking a published port. It is very convenient to use when you configure port forwarding to the DVR on the router.

23 January 2018

Configuring motion recording on ST, Rvi DVRs

Let’s consider setting up motion recording on Rvi, St. By and large, on all DVRs, the setting is approximately the same, so this manual is suitable for many manufacturers of DVRs.

What type of bitrate is best to use when recording CCTV cameras?

I think many paid attention when setting the quality of video recording in a camera or DVR, such a parameter as bitrate, where the choice of VBR or CBR is offered.

How to connect almost any IP camera to the Tantos IP NVR

Connecting IP cameras from renowned manufacturers to the Tantos NVR is generally straightforward.

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An example of instructions for connecting Hikvision IP cameras with new firmware versions can be downloaded here, with previous firmware versions. here. An example of instructions for connecting Dahua IP cameras can be downloaded here. Connecting IP cameras from other well-known manufacturers also in most cases does not cause problems. just find the cameras using the recorder 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, after spending some effort, it is possible to connect almost any IP camera to the DVR.

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

If the DVR finds an IP camera while searching, this is half the battle.

But what if the IP address of the camera is unknown and the camera is not found through the DVR search? 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 no such utility, you will have to go the other way.

Install free software to work with IP cameras by ONVIF. ONVIF Device Manager. You can download it here or here.

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

If not, you will have to try another way.

Download and install the 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 ONVIF Device Manager software.

If there is a video broadcast by the camera. great, then the camera will most likely connect to the DVR.

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

When connecting via RTSP, the query string is entered into the registrar in a not most obvious way.

rtsp: //192.168.99.100: 8554 / profile0 for main video stream

rtsp: //192.168.99.100: 8554 / profile1 for substream.

The IP address, RTSP port (usually 554, in our example 8554), login, password are entered separately.

For the main stream, a string is entered, which in the rtsp request is immediately after rtsp: //192.168.99.100: 8554 /, i.e. in our example, profile0 is entered.

For a substream, a string is entered, which in the rtsp request is immediately after rtsp: //192.168.99.100: 8554 /, i.e. in our example, profile1 is entered.

The full version of the “Guide for connecting almost any IP cameras to IP DVRs NVR Tantos” with a detailed step-by-step explanation of the sequence of actions can be downloaded here.

Connecting IP Cameras to the DVR

Many models of DVRs have the ability to work not only with analog, but also with IP video cameras. Let’s consider setting up the connection of IP cameras to such recorders. As a rule, almost all DVRs have the same or very similar menu. So there is no fundamental difference in setting up the connection of IP cameras to one or another registrar. The instructions below will help you understand the basic principles of setting up such a connection and successfully use them on various models of DVRs.

Here we will consider the option of connecting the video recorder to two IP cameras connected to a router that unites the IP cameras and the video recorder into a network. That is, by default, it is assumed that your DVR is already connected to the network. The option of direct connection of the IP camera is not considered, since in this case everything is done exactly the same.

We go to the Main menu, and if there is a DIGITAL menu item in it, then everything is OK, and you have the opportunity to connect IP cameras to your video recorder.

We enter the DIGITAL menu item and select the connection configuration we need. The default is configuration. 8 analog cameras. On the right side of the window there are IP cameras, on the left side there are analog cameras. It should be noted that not all configurations of analog IP cameras can be functional. It all depends on the specific parameters of your DVR and IP cameras.

In this case, you can choose the configuration: 2 analog cameras, 2 IP cameras. We tick off the configuration we need, click OK, the recorder reboots.

After rebooting, again go to the DIGITAL menu item and see the appearance of new items here: Digital channels, channel status, channel mode,

We select the item Digital channels. There are 2 channels available to us here: 3 and 4. Channels 1 and 2 remained with analog video cameras. First, we set up the connection of the IP camera to channel 3. Click Add

The window for setting up the IP camera connection opens.

Here we change the protocol type to ONVF and click Search to search for cameras. In our case, there were 2 IP cameras connected to the router.

We click on the camera that we want to connect to channel 3 and see that in the item the device address. the IP address of the required camera appears. Then we enter the password of the IP camera. For IP cameras sold by Siberian Satellite Base, the password is 123456

Enter the password and click OK

After that, the image from the IP camera will appear in the window corresponding to the required channel. Another IP camera is connected in the same way. Only at the beginning, when setting up the connection, select channel 4

How to connect an IP camera to a computer?

Since the IP address of the camera is already known (for example, it will be 192.168.0.122), connecting the camera to a computer is not difficult.

Since the IP address of the camera and the network of your computer (with almost 100% probability) are in different subnets, you need to fix this. This can be done as follows:

  • – Automatically. As suggested above, you can use the software that comes with the camera and use the “setup wizard” to bring the camera and PC to the same network;
  • – Manually. To do this, go to the “Network Connections” on your computer, open the “Properties” of the existing network and go to the “Properties” section of the “IP Protocol version 4 IPv4”. Here you need to temporarily change the IP address of the network, bringing it to the camera’s subnet (for example, 192.168.0.123).

Next, in the address bar of any browser, enter the IP address of the camera, then the login and password to enter the interface (you can find them out in the same way as an IP surveillance camera). In the camera interface, change its IP address, bringing it under the computer’s subnet, save the settings and return the previous network settings.

You can choose any method convenient for you to combine devices into a local network, however, as quickly and conveniently as possible. use the standard software for the camera.

All about local area networks and network equipment

How to connect an IP camera to a router, computer or video recorder?

Installation, configuration and maintenance of a video surveillance system is not an easy task and it is impossible to outline all the features of this “enterprise” in one article. Below we will talk about the initial aspects of connecting an IP camera, and here we will consider the following issues:

  • – how to find out IP surveillance cameras;
  • – how to connect an IP camera to a computer;
  • – how to connect an IP camera through a router;
  • – how to connect an IP camera to a DVR.

How to find out IP surveillance cameras?

AND). The easiest way to find out the IP of a video surveillance camera is just to look at the IP address on the back of the camera or in the documentation for it.

B). Software is included with each camera. With this software, you can find out the IP address, change it and carry out all the initial settings.

IN). Use an IP address scanner: for example, the Angry IP Scan app. This program will scan the network and, upon completion of the search, will provide complete list of IP addresses and mac addresses devices connected to the network.

How to connect an IP camera via a router?

To connect an IP camera to a router via WI-FI, first set the port number to be used in the camera settings (by default, the port number 80 is often used. change it to any other).

Further it is necessary forward (open) this port on the router. To do this, follow these steps:

  • – as in all manipulations with the router, you must go to its settings (by entering the IP address of your router into the address bar of any Internet browser)
  • – then it is necessary to confirm the authorization by specifying the username and password (usually the default is “admin” / “admin”);
  • – in the settings find the section “Forwarding” (or “Port Forwarding”) then “Virtual Server”;
  • – in the line “Service port” enter the number of the port to be opened (the same one that you specified in the camera settings);
  • – in the line IP address, specify the address of the camera, since the port is opened directly for it;
  • – the protocol can be left “ALL”, the status is “Enabled” and then click “Save”.

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How to connect an IP camera to a DVR?

The settings for connecting an IP camera to a DVR will differ depending on the manufacturer and the camera model, but the general points and principles of setting are approximately the same:

a) connect the camera with the appropriate cable to the DVR;

b) connect the DVR and the router with a patch cord;

c) at the first start of the equipment, it will be offered to carry out the initial settings:

d) After making the settings, the screen will be blank and divided into squares (based on the number of connections specified in the settings). in order to add a camera, click on the “”.

Then activate the “IP search” parameter: upon completion of the search, a list of available cameras will be presented. select one of them and click “OK”. The image from the CCTV camera will appear on the screen (the other cameras are added and configured in the same way).

You can view images from the camera both from the DVR (respectively, by simply turning it on), and from a computer. To view the camera through a computer, you will need to enter the IP address of the camera (or DVR. to use its functionality) in the address bar of the browser, the number of the open port (discussed in the third question): it will look, for example, as follows: 192.168.0.101:2020.

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