How to update firmware in Hikvision via TFTP server?

Any Hikvision camera or recorder is reliable equIPment, stable operation of which is provided by modern software. But during operation, various problems may arise that disrupt the stable operation of the devices. In this case, the firmware of the Hikvision equIPment becomes necessary.

Also, the firmware is constantly updated, excluding various accuracy in the operation of the devices. They make small improvements. in this case it is recommended to update. Let’s consider with you the procedure of how to update the firmware on Hikvision devices, what risks exist and how to eliminate them.

What you need to flash Hikvision equIPment?

  • Directly the firmware for the device. you need the digicap.Dav file, which is in the archive. You can download the firmware for your device at the link:
  • TFTP server, which can be downloaded from the same link as the firmware for the device
  • Switch for connection between camera and PC (this will ensure a stable connection of devices).

When you have all the files and devices, you can go to the direct process of flashing the device.

Hikvision Hardware Firmware Sequence:

  • Turn off the device on which you will update the system.
  • UnzIPping the contents of TFTP.ZIP to the root folder.
  • Copy the digicap.Dav update file to the TFTP folder.
  • Change IP addresses to, mask
  • Run Installed tftpser.Exe file.
  • Turn on upgradeable hardware.
  • Wait until the information about the camera connection appears in the program window and the file transfer ends.

If the camera does not connect to the server, look at the event log, which is recorded in the tftpserv.Log file in the tftp folder. You need to make sure that before starting the update tftpserv.Exe appears in the program window. Sometimes the installed anti-virus or other programs protecting the computer can block the update. If the installation was completed successfully, you will see the following window:

What problems may arise during Hikvision update?

There are basically two main risks during installation:

  • Incorrectly installed firmware. This happens quite often and it can be due to various reasons: the cable has gone, light leaps, unstable Internet connection, etc.
  • Firmware problem. It also happens that the firmware itself introduces new problems, which then the user needs to fix. It happens that multIPle THD cables and other cameras are connected via an analog connection. Some firmwares allow NO parity, but they are unstable.

How to eliminate problems when flashing Hikvision devices?

Consider a few tIPs that will help eliminate problems during software updates on Hikvision products:

  • If possible, for the period of flashing, you need to power the camera from the battery. the equIPment can be connected through an uninterruptible light source, which will eliminate the risk of interruptions in the light source;
  • Download the update file two or three times and compare the sizes. if they are different, then you have problems with the Internet and it is advisable to postpone the firmware;
  • It is not necessary to take the firmware on the forum or from other unverified sources, but download only from Reliable sources or ask your GoPro seller;
  • Read the detailed descrIPtion of the firmware. you must understand what we are installing;
  • When the firmware of the device is completed, Reset all settings to factory settings. this will solve some problems in the operation of the device.

As you can see, the process of installing Hikvision firmware is quite simple, but requires some knowledge. If you DO NOT have enough knowledge, time or desire to update Hikvision products yourself, you can always contact our specialists. We will carry out the firmware of the device with a full guarantee of stable operation. We are also always ready to advise on all issues of interest.

Installation of surveillance cameras

If everything works, it’s time to move the cameras to the installation sites and connect to the pre-installed cables.

The surveillance system is part of the security system, therefore, special attention must be paid to secure installation of cameras and maximum inaccessibility of connectors and cables to deliberate damage.

Modern camera brackets and junction boxes are designed for cable-free installation. all connections are securely hidden inside a metal junction box. In addition, these IP66-rated boxes protect the connections from moisture penetration.

Water ingress into the network connector is one of the most common causes of outdoor IP camera failure.

How To Install Hikvision Camera

Setting up IP camera and Dahua NVR viewing through the IMOU mobile application. Configuring Push Notifications for Motion Detection.

Calculation of the power supply circuit

Use only regulated power supplies

We install power supplies for our system with at least a double margin of maximum power supplied to the load.

Consider the fact that at night, when the IR illumination is on, the surveillance camera consumes much more current than during the day when it is off. Select the cross-section of the power cable so that the voltage at the camera power input falls within the permissible deviation when powered from DC12V, or Use a DC24V voltage supply followed by lowering and stabilizing to DC12V on the camera side using an additional stabilizer.

Simple cable voltage drop calculation

Let’s assume that the distance from the 12V power supply to the camera is 50 m. The cameras are connected via UTP cable according to the diagram in Fig. 2.

Camera power consumption: 6W

Used cable: UTP 4x2x0.5 with copper conductors. Linear resistance of one GoProvodnik. Rs = 11 Ohm per 100m. Or 0.11 Ohm at 1m.

The current consumed by the camera. I cam = P / U = 6/12 = 0.5A

We use a parallel connection of conductors according to the diagram in Fig. 2.

Resistance plus conductor (white / op orange) 50m long. (RpogL) / N (where N = 2 wires.) = (0.1150) / 2 = 2.75 Ohm.

Resistance minus conductor (bel / son son bel / cor cor) 50 m long. (RsL) / N (where N = 4 wires) = (0.1150) / 4 = 1.38 Ohm.

Total resistance Rpad total = 2.75 1.38 = 4.13 Ohm.

Voltage drop on a given 50 meter power cable Ufall = I cam Rfall total = 0.5 4.13 = 2.07 V.

This voltage drop will take place at night when the IR illuminator is on. During the day, the camera consumes about 5 times less, therefore the drop will be 2.07 / 5 = 0.42 V.

If the chamber specifies a tolerance of 25% for the supply voltage, then at 12 it is 3V. Thus, it can be seen that Using a parallel connection of conductors, we did NOT go beyond the tolerance for a given cable length and for a given camera, and we can use an unregulated stabilized 12 V power supply installed next to the recorder.

What to do when in a similar analog camera 100 m or more?

Output 1. Use a larger power cable

Output 2. Use the same cable, but a 24V power supply with an additional 24-12V converter on the side of the camera

Output 3. Use equIPment with PoC technology (power supply and signal via coaxial)

Calculation of an autonomous power source for a 12 volt system

The capacity of the battery that ensures uninterrupted operation of the system is calculated based on the capacity of the system and the battery life. It is undesirable to admit “deep” battery discharge, because In this case, its service life (number of charge / discharge cycles) is significantly reduced.

Let’s assume that the total power of our system is 50 watts. Let’s calculate how much capacity the battery is needed so that in the event of a 220V network failure, the system would function for 2 hours until 50% of the battery capacity is lost.

The amount of energy required by the system is 50 W for 2 hours. Q = 502 = 100 Wh.

Required battery capacity E = Q / (Vxk), (where Vx. Battery voltage, k. Discharge rate).

E = Q / (Vxk) = 100W.H / 12V0.5 = 16.7Ah. Thus, a battery with a capacity of 17Ah is suitable for this task.

Connecting, detecting Dahua IP cameras on the network, adding IP cameras to the DVR. ConfigTool utility. IMOU app.


The case of the recorder or switch on the receiving side must be grounded to the ground loop of the building for low-current systems, if any.

The metal parts of the connectors on the camera side and the camera body to which the 12V or PoE 802.At/af voltage is supplied must NOT be grounded, unless there is a danger of a life-threatening voltage higher than 48 volts on the camera’s conductive elements or connectors as a result of an accident In other words, when grounding the metal body of the camera, first of all, it is necessary to be guided by the requirement of electrical safety.

When installing cameras with a coaxial output on a metal support, if the metal body of the camera is connected to a common conductor, it is necessary to use dielectric spacers (if this does NOT contradict the safety regulations and PUE). Otherwise, grounding of devices at two opposite points of the line will cause overflow of interference currents along the cable sheath and modulation of the useful signal by interference.

If the camera body is grounded, pay special attention to the camera being in the area of ​​the lightning rod, otherwise it will most likely be damaged during a Thunderstorm.

Avoid installing cameras in the area of ​​electrical installations. In the case of installation in the area of ​​electrical installations. First of all, be guided by the safety rules and PUE.

How to set up surveillance yourself. Format selection, editing

This article contains a number of recommendations for those who decided to independently install a surveillance system.

Lightning protection

We install outdoor surveillance cameras in the coverage area of ​​natural or artificial lightning rods. In other words, don’t try to bring the camera to the Highest point. In this case, she is most likely to suffer during a Thunderstorm.

Choosing the right installation point “working” better than additional lightning arresters. It is also important to avoid contact between the camera body and metal structures. In the case of installation on a metal support, use dielectric spacers (if this does NOT contradict the safety regulations and PUE).

1. lightning rod, 2. down conductor, 3. earthing switch, 4. boundary of the lightning rod protection zone, Rx. protection radius at height hx

Estimating the distance from cameras to the recorder. choosing a cable

In digital system, when using NVR with built-in PoE switch, the maximum distance from NVR to IP cameras is 100m. In the case of using SEPARATE PoE switches with CCTV mode. up to 250m. Both copper (Cu) and bimetallic (CCA) UTP cables can be used.

Distances over 250m require the PoE switch to be moved closer to the camera, or the use of optical fiber. (Cm. How to connect an IP camera via fiber optic?”).

For analog systems of high resolution, in the case of long cables (60-300 m), experience shows the superiority of thick coaxial (6 mm) in combination with compression BNC over twisted pair (UTP) with widespread passive transceivers (balun).

The use of active transceivers improves the quality of signal transmission through UTP over long distances, but the total cost of such a system approaches the cost of a digital system of this class.

You can pay attention to the broadband passive baluns working with a resolution of up to 4 megapixels. if they are used in combination with UTP at moderate distances, we get a quality comparable to a good coaxial.

An analog system with a 12V power supply is very demanding in terms of the quality and cross-section of signal and power cables, therefore, at a distance of more than 300 m, the difference in the cost of digital and analog systems is erased due to the high cost of cable to analog.

You can order a surveillance cable here.

Glazok for D-link IP cameras

Attention! Glazok firmware is compatible only with D-Link DCS-942L cameras of hardware revision A1. Revision information is indicated in the documents for the camera and on the stickers on the body after the letters “H / W Ver:”.

Attention! The D-Link camera needs to be activated after being linked to your Glazok account. The license key can be included with the camera, and is also available for purchase in your personal account.

Glazok for Microdigital IP Cameras

Attention! This software is suitable for Microdigital cameras with firmware 4.13 and above.

You can find out the firmware version using the IP Installer program (see the Version column), or in the camera’s web interface (select Admin, enter the username and password, select Utilites from the menu, and then System update. The version is indicated in the Firmware version line).

Attention! After linking to your Glazok account, Microdigital camera needs to be activated. The license key can be included with the camera, and is also available for purchase in your personal account.

How to install Glazok IP camera?

You can install Glazok service on your camera yourself. To do this, you need to download the appropriate firmware for your camera and install it according to the instructions we have prepared.

Set up IP surveillance software for IP cameras. Glazok for Nobelic IP cameras

Nobelic cameras come preinstalled with firmware to work with Glazok and Ivideon cloud surveillance. Nobelic NBQ-1110F and NBQ-1310F cameras are added to the Glazok Account via the Camera Viewer mobile app, for a detailed descrIPtion, see the following instructions for connecting the camera to the service.

And the following Nobelic camera models are added to your Glazok account at mac address:

  • NBLC-1110F-MSD
  • NBLC-1310F-WSD
  • NBLC-3130F-WSD
  • NBQ-4110F-WMSD
  • NBQ-4310F-WMSD
  • NBLC-3330F-WSD
  • NBLC-2420F-MSD
  • NBLC-2430F
  • NBLC-3430F
  • NBLC-3230V-SD
  • NBLC-3430V-SD
  • NBLC-2430V-SD
  • NBLC-2230V-SD

In order to add a Nobelic camera to your Glazok account by mac address, click on the button “Add camera or DVR”, choose “Glazok-enabled camera” and follow the step-by-step instructions that appear one after another.
License key for Nobelic cameras is NOT required.

What is Glazok Enabled IP Camera?

An IP camera is a device that is accessed over a computer network. This happens in several ways:

  • Ethernet cable.
  • Wireless channel Wi-Fi, 4G or 3G.

This camera generates digital recording to ensure excellent image quality. The device is capable of performing primary processing of files. The built-in programs answer this. Firmware.

A user who wants to watch a recording from this camera should contact it directly. For this, its IP addresses are used. But this method has several disadvantages:

  • Unsafe path to the camera. The password for accessing the device, as well as the recording, are transmitted unencrypted. In addition, you can even brute force to find the address of the camera.
  • The inability to address the camera within the network. This is due to the fact that many computer networks that have access to the Internet have appropriate settings.
  • The need to use a high-speed information transmission channel. This is necessary for transferring excellent quality files.

However, there is a solution to all THESE problems! Glazok’s surveillance service will help you cope with all of the above difficulties. It has the following advantages:

  • The camera is accessed via cloud, accordingly, there is no need for direct access to the address from the World Wide Web.
  • All transmitted information is encrypted.
  • No separate computer or server is required to transfer recordings. A supported camera is an independent particIPant in a reliable surveillance system.
  • The camera transmits recordings once. To do this, you need to make a corresponding request. Glazok cloud surveillance service allows you to receive the broadcast in the desired quality.

Anyone can use this solution! It is enough to connect the IP-camera with the Glazok service to a network that has Internet access, and then attach it to your own personal account. After that, you can view from the camera and use other useful functions of this service.

Glazok for Dahua IP Cameras

Attention! The Dahua camera needs to be activated after linking to your Glazok account. The cost of the activation key is 15,000 tenge. To purchase an activation key for a Dahua camera Contact us and our managers will help you activate the camera.
Download firmware for Dahua cameras from the list:

In order to add a Dahua camera to your Glazok Personal Account by mac address, click on the button “Add camera or DVR”, choose “Glazok-enabled camera” and follow the step-by-step instructions that appear one after another.

Glazok for Hikvision IP Cameras

Attention! After linking to your Glazok personal account, the Hikvision camera needs to be activated. The activation key can be included with the camera, and is also available for purchase in your personal account.

Hikvision cameras for the Chinese market and OEM cameras cannot be installed with firmware. These cameras have the letters CH in their serial numbers. The serial number of the camera can be viewed in the camera settings in its web interface, the System tab.
The firmware for Hikvision cameras on the G0 or G1 platform is available for download from the link “Glazok Firmware for Hikvision G0 / G1”:

Download the firmware for Hikvision cameras on the R0 platform, from the list:

Download the firmware for Hikvision cameras on the R6 platform, from the list:

Download the firmware for Hikvision PTZ cameras (R7 platform) from the list:

Download the firmware for Hikvision PTZ cameras (R0 platform) from the list:

Download the firmware for Hikvision DVRs from the list:

  • DS-7204HUHI-F1 / N
  • DS-7208HUHI-F2 / N
  • DS-7216HUHI-F2 / N

Glazok for Axis IP cameras

Instructions for flashing Axis cameras:
1. Download the firmware;
2. Start the browser and open the web page of the camera, indicated in the address bar of the IP addresses of the camera;
3. Go to the section “Setup”;
4. Select “Applications”;
5. Select “Packages”;
6. Click the button “Browse “;
7. Select the path to the firmware file;
8. Click the button “Upload Package”;
9. Wait until the firmware appears in the list of downloaded applications.

The following Axis cameras can be connected to Glazok cloud surveillance:

  • AXIS M1004-W;
  • AXIS M1013;
  • AXIS M1014;
  • AXIS M1025;
  • AXIS M1034-W;
  • AXIS M1065-L;
  • AXIS M3024-LVE;
  • AXIS M3025-VE.

Remote monitoring via
Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Published 17.04.2017

You can remotely view surveillance cameras via the Internet in several ways:

  • Through a special manager program installed on your computer or smartphone
  • Via an Internet browser, without installing additional software (only for PC)

This second method has recently become unavailable for the reason improvements and optimizations, which browser makers DO NOT stop spending day and night with lunch breaks.

So is there a way to watch cameras online through Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer?

There is a way, but only for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

Since these are the two most popular Internet viewers in the world, this option suits us.
And since Google Chrome is undoubtedly the most popular browser for most users, we will dance with a tambourine Around him.

And we will consider setting remote using the example of Hikvision cameras or recorders due to, again, the greatest distribution of this brand, according to the statistics available to us.

All the manIPulations described below are NOT complicated and will take no more than ten minutes of your time.

So, when you enter the IP address or DDNS server of a remote device through Google Chrome, you see an offer to download and install the plugin, although it has already been downloaded and installed ten times. But the picture on the recorder did not appear.

The reason is that in the latest versions of Google Chrome, support for third-party NPAPI plugins was disabled and they stopped running.
This is Google’s concern in our safety with you. Which, of course, is good, but not very user-friendly.

Therefore, they do this:

Open Chrome and go to the browser settings by clicking on the icon in the upper right corner of the address bar.
The address bar is where you can write a website address like https: // for the subsequent transition to it.
(I see the condescending smiles of experienced users, almost hackers)
In the menu that opens, select
Additional tools,
and then

In the Extensions menu that opens, you will see the one that you have installed. Not necessarily the same as shown in the example below.

In the search box, as shown in the figure, we drive in the name of the browser plug-in we need:
ie tab

After finding it on the page, click
and in the next step I confirm the seriousness of our intentions, I pressed
Install extension:

After the installation is complete, you will see such a page. An icon of our new extension IE Tab appeared on it in the upper right corner.
Click on it and start the installation of the ietabhelper.Exe application.

Here, as in the pictures below:

After that, it restarts the browser, that is, close it and reopen it.
We drive in the address term of the IP addresses of our device or the address of the DDNS server and go to it.
After that, enable the newly installed plugin, click on its icon.
A second address bar appears below the main one, telling us that the plugin is working. This will refresh the login page for the Hikvision recorder (IP cameras). If you previously entered your login and password to enter, then this procedure must be done again.

Enter your username and password and get to our registrar or IP camera. If necessary, Install the device plugin. Browser must be closed during installation.

After that, we start over again. go to the device, turn on the plugin, enter the username and password.
A little tense waiting
Hooray. Everything worked!

Hope you have too.

In the case of Mozilla Firefox, if you want to view the remote control through it, you will need to uninstall the standard browser.
Download and Install Firefox ESR instead.

In this new browser we go to our device, scored its IP in the address bar.
Download and install the plug-in for the registrar or camera.Do not forget to close the browser during installation.
We launch the browser and go to the settings, then to the Add-ons, select the Web Components. It must be set to Always enable.

After that, we go to the camera as usual and see the picture, and also get the opportunity to View the archive.