How to connect hikvision camera

How to install and configure the recorder

Customers who bought cameras and recorders often DO NOT understand how to connect and configure them themselves. Although it is not difficult at all, and so you do not have to pay for calling a specialist.

So, let’s try to tell you in a simple and accessible way how to set up the registrar.

Let’s look at Turbo HD (TVI) cameras and DVRs first. There will be two options:

1. Connecting the camera to the recorder, and then to the monitor (view only from this monitor):

How To Connect Hikvision Camera

2. Setting for viewing from computers on the local network and Internet access. This means that you can view from anywhere with a PC and the Internet, even from a mobile phone:

Before the entire procedure for connecting to the recorder, it must be unscrewed (at the bottom there are 4 screws on all models, and on some 2-3 more from each side at the mounting points of the rack corners) and place a hard disk there by connecting the eGoPro drivers that come with the kit (as well as to the computer) and put it back.

After unpacking the camera, we see three screws with dowels (it’s clear why) and, in fact, the camera itself with two plugs. The first one is connected to a 12 v power supply (unfortunately, it does NOT come with the camera). Second. To connect to the registrar. For this we need a coaxial cable and two BNC connectors (not included).

Using three dowels, install the camera in a suitable place chosen for it and pull the cable to the recorder.

The coaxial cable for each camera needs to be strIPped on both sides. In a nutshell: inside the cable there is a copper core, cutting off everything that goes on the floor of this core (insulation, braid, second insulation) to expose it by 5-6 mm.

The most convenient way to do this is using a special “clothespin knife” (Cutting tool for a coaxial cable), well, or an ordinary cutter (a clerical knife. Just carefully).

We will mount BNC connectors to these cleaned places.

We use quite convenient BNC-spring connectors.

Next, we unwind the BNC connector and see a very simple picture there. There is one small screw, which is screwed perpendicularly into a copper tube, into which we insert our cable core.

We unscrew this screw a little, insert the core and clamp the screw back, some metal “ears” appeared on the floor of the cable insulation, we squeeze them with pliers so that the wire would hold securely in the connector. Cord ready.

We connect one side of it to the camera plug using the “insert and scroll” method. Rotate the top of the connector to securely attach the plug to it. We also connect the second side to the recorder in one of the 4/8/16/32 slots, under which it is written “in”.

The situation with the network recorder is much simpler. IP cameras are connected to the second connector using a standard Ethernet patch cord with RJ.45 connectors on both sides to the switch, like the recorder itself. We will NOT describe how to make such patch cords, such information is very common on the Internet. If the switch has PoE (Power over Ethernet) or such a switch is built into the DVR itself, then it is NOT required to connect power to the first connector of the camera.

However, with an NVR (network recorder), it is not enough just to connect the cameras to the switch or to the PoE interfaces of the recorder itself. they need to be registered in it, a link to how to do this will be given below in accordance with the procedure.

Next, connect the 12 / 48v power supply (which is included in the kit) to the recorder into a socket labeled 12v or 48v, respectively. Connect the mouse (included) to the USB and connect the monitor to the DVR using a VGA cable or HDMI. You can also connect to the Turbo HD recorder using a coaxial cable, where on one side there is a BNC connector, and on the other RCA (tulIP), a TV.

Turn on the registrar

In order to understand. How to set up a registrar. You need to turn it on first. At this moment, the recorder can start beeping (beeping). This can happen for a reason if you forgot to insert, for example, a hard disk into it. We will tell you a little later where to find the cause and how to turn off the annoying beeping.

So, we activate the device, enter the password for the admin user. Upon request, you will need to enter a password, whatever you come up with. The harder the better.

The user must enter the administrator password. You need to come up with a password yourself and it must contain from 8 to 16 characters. The password should be carefully memorized or written down in a safe place, as the procedure for resetting it is extremely time-consuming and laborious!

After entering the password, many registrars, for ease of maintenance, are prompted to enter a graphic password, but there, I think, you will figure it out.

Then there will be a question whether to launch the assistant?

In this window, be sure to uncheck the box next to the “Run the assistant when you turn on the DVR” item, because. We will definitely not do the setting every time. But the first time you can use it. We click “next.” and windows with basic settings will appear on your monitor in turn.

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Configuring the time zone, time and date.

After that there will be a window with network settings. For normal operation, Not only the IP address and subnet mask must be registered, but also the gateway and DNS. What it is and how it is determined, we will NOT touch here either, because Such information abounds on the Internet, the main thing is to understand that the registrar. This is the same computer as a regular PC or laptop in terms of network setup.

It is enough to get automatic settings from the router (server) by ticking the “DHCP” box, but for this, the DHCP server must be set up in the local network (most often it is turned on either on the Internet access router or on the corporate channel server).

Next comes the cloud settings. Nowadays it is more often called Hik p 2 p Cloud. Not EZVIZ.

Here you can leave the default settings, only enable if you plan to view cameras from the DVR from mobile devices.

Connection ports. In this section, the ports for network access and settings for access via DDNS are registered. We recommend leaving all settings unchanged.

Next is the turn of the hard drive, in this window it can be seen, identified and formatted.

Initially, hard drives are delivered NOT formatted. In the case of installing a hard disk, which has been previously used, it is still recommended to format it. To do this, press the “initialize” button.

After that, there may be other windows or series of windows for setting depending on the model of the recorder, for example, the series “Enable RAID, Manage arrays Manage hard disks” (but then instead of the previous one)

Or the series “Search and connect IP. Cameras from the online list, Camera recording settings, Copy recording settings”. How to do this, see the article “ How to Add Camera to NVR “.

The next setting window. Recording mode will appear only if IP connection series has not been provided. Cameras from the online list. In this window, you can enable recording for all channels by motion or continuous. Most often, users choose motion recording to save hard disk space. In the basic settings, the archive has a segment. Starting 5 seconds before the start of the movement in the frame, and ending 5 seconds after it ends.

This completes the initial setup of the registrar, and the assistant will be closed. The image will change to a quad screen, which may not have displayed cameras if it is NOT a DVR.

Let’s go back to the sound signals of our recorder, go with the right mouse button

Go to “main menu” → “system config” → “warnings” and see their options (causes of beeps). Lack of HDD, etc., There are three types of alarm notifications in total: sound, sms, email. Uncheck / uncheck the “sound signals” and click “apply”. Set up other notifications in the same way.

Main menu


If our recorder is NVR or we want to connect some number of supported IP cameras to the DVR. Then in it you need to register these cameras manually. How to do this, see the article “ How to Add Camera to NVR

After completing the connection of cameras, click on the “Live View” button in the lower left corner of the screen and go to display.

Adding IP cameras to the DVR

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

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

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

After activating the device and adding it to the NVR, you can already view cameras through the monitor connected to the DVR. Cameras are in 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. It is recommended to use Internet Explorer to access the camera via the web interface. First you need to install the plugin and configure the ActiveX. We go to the IP camera interface through the Internet Explorer browser, enter the IP addresses of the camera into the address period (you can find out and change it using the SADP utility).

Configuring Exposure Switching and Scheduled WDR Enabled

Hikvision IP cameras have two day / night switching modes:

1. 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.

2. 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, long shutter speeds (1/3, 1/6) are relevant. For day mode. Small (1/250, 1/500), etc. Separately for THESE two modes, you can adjust the gain, white balance, squelch parameters, etc.

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

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

How to setup IP camera and IP recorder Hikvision

First of all, after powering up 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.

1. Via a browser (web interface)

2. To the SADP and Batch Configuration Tool utilities

3. Via the IVMS 4200 program

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 a password, if it is lost, takes some time.

Install plugin and disable ActiveX filtering

After the camera image appears 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 WDR on schedule. Zone intrusion and virtual line crossing recording

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Installing IVMS4200 App and Registering to Hikvision Cloud.

Hikvision IVMS 4200. This is a very practical and user-friendly software for viewing and managing cameras, recorders and other devices from Hikvision.

Download the application, Install it, and immediately Install the Russifier.

(At the time of this writing, the latest version is. V3.2.0.10)

After starting the application, select the Language. Russian, create a super user and come up with a strong password, which we enter twice.

It can also be noted. Automatic authorization

After logging in, it goes to the form for Setting security questions. Answers, for quick password recovery in case of loss.

Fill in, click. Login and enters the main menu of the program.

First of all, we need to register an account with Hikvision Cloud to be able to remotely access cameras.

To do this, click on the cloud icon at the top of the screen.

Then. Register.

We go through a simple registration:

User Name. Coming up with a username

Password. Come up with a password (at least 8 characters, numbers, letters and one capital letter)

Confirm Password. Confirm password

Email Address. Enter your work email address.

Click. Send message.

In response to the mail, a confirmation code will be sent, which we enter in the Verification Code field.

We note. I have read and agree and click. Register.

After successful registration, enter your email address, password and click. Login.

Now all our added devices will be saved in the Hikvision Cloud.

Next, in the main window of the program, go to. Device management.

Click. Online devices.

As you can see below, a list of Hikvision devices is displayed that are in our local network.

In our case, this is only one camera DS-2CD1021-I with the status of not active.

The inactive status tells us that the camera has been reset to factory settings and requires Activation and network settings.

Connecting the Hikvision camera to the local network

And so you have just purchased a new Hikvision IP camera and immediately want to contemplate it on your computer and phone, a little patience and everything will be.

First, we need to connect the camera to a local network, usually connected to an Internet router or switch.

My camera and router connection looks like this:

It is connected with a red patch cord, the Internet comes in blue, and it is unforgettable to supply power to the camera (from a power supply or PoE).

In my case, the Hikvision DS-2CD1021-I camera is connected to a 12V 2A power supply.

We asked the camera to connect to the network, proceed to installing the software.

How to connect a Hikvision surveillance camera

In this article we will tell you how to set up and connect a freshly purchased, brand new Hikvision camera to your computer, laptop and phone.

We have divided the article into several parts:

  • Connecting the Hikvision camera to the local network.
  • Installing IVMS4200 App and Registering to Hikvision Cloud.
  • Activating and configuring the network parameters (IP address) of the Hikvision camera.
  • Adding and configuring a Hikvision camera for the promoter in real time via the Internet, directly to the IVMS4200 application.
  • Overview of Basic Camera Control Capabilities.
  • Connecting the camera to a mobile phone and setting up PUSH notifications.

Adding and configuring a Hikvision camera for the promoter in real time via the Internet, directly to the IVMS4200 application.

Now we need to add our camera to the live view application.

There are two ways to add a camera:

1. Cloud P2P. Adding a camera by its serial number. In this case, access to the camera will be available Not only on the local network, but from any place where there is Internet. Since communication with the camera is carried out through the Hikvision Cloud.

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2. By IP address of the camera. We access the camera directly, but only on the local network.

First, let’s add a camera via Cloud P2P

Click. Add to

We choose. Cloud P2P

Click. Online devices

Choosing our camera.

Enter the verification code that was set when the camera was activated.

As you can see, our camera appeared in the list of added devices with a status. Online.

Now you can go to live view.

Go to the main menu of the program. Click on the icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

We choose. Basic angle

Getting into camera view mode.

Select our camera, double-click on it (or click on. Display), enter the Stream Key. The password that we entered when activating the camera and click. Yes

We see the picture from the camera in real time.

The program has an intuitive interface with tIPs and it is NOT difficult to understand the basic features.

Activating and configuring the network parameters (IP address) of the Hikvision camera.

We mark our camera and click. Activation.

We come up with a password for our camera and enter it twice.

We also note. Enable the Hik-Connect service and enter the same password twice.

Click Yes and Yes again.

As you can see, the camera has changed its status to. Actively

Next, we need to configure the network settings of the camera, for this, in the Operation column, click on the planet icon

Here we have two options:

  • Enter the data yourself, if you know them
  • Set automatic settings. DHCP

You can select for quick setup. DHCP,

In the Password field. Enter our newly created password on the camera and click. Yes

Then we press. Refresh and see that our IP addresses have changed.

(Now you can go to the network settings again and uncheck the DHCP box. By the same token, we Fix the IP address and It will not change after the camera is rebooted)

Overview of Basic Camera Control Capabilities.

Now let’s add our camera by IP address. This is to open up the opportunity for us in great customization options.

Go to Device Management again, click on the top. Refresh.

At the bottom of the list, mark our camera and click. Add to.

Enter the name of the camera. For example Camera

Users. Admin

Password for the camera. Yaky was asked upon activation

Click. Add to

Now we have our camera added by IP address in the list of added devices.

You can view it in the same way as a camera added using the Cloud P2P method in the Main view mode.

In addition to viewing, we can change some camera settings, which became available by the camera’s IP address.

Clicked on the more icon opposite the camera, a list of basic features will open.

You can change the Camera name, Synchronize time, change the stream, but we are most interested in it. Remote configuration. basic settings.

Here we open all the camera settings, which are also available through the web interface.

There are a lot of settings, quality changes. User management, setting up motion detection zones and much more.

Connecting the camera to a mobile phone and setting up PUSH notifications.

After we have activated the camera, configured the network settings and linked the camera to the Hikvision Cloud, you can easily set up viewing from a mobile phone.

To do this, you need to download and install the Hik-Connect program on your phone.

After starting the program, click. input.

We enter. Username and Password that we specified when registering an account in Hikvision Cloud and click. input.

As you can see, our camera is already in the list of added devices. Click on it to view.

Now we can enable PUSH notifications when a motion sensor is triggered.

To do this, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select from the menu. Settings.

Select in the settings. Notifications.

Turn on notifications. Now we will receive Push notifications on mobile phones in the background.

Also, all triggers of the motion sensor from the picture are stored in the tab. Message.

We hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions, write to chat or call our technical support.