How to set up a Hikvision registrar?

In many users who have just bought the registrar, the question arises: how to set it up ?

You can, of course, invite a little man, which will help to set up this device, but this does not require a WELCOME waste of money. And I also want to try something new and get skills in the mood. That’s why it’s worth doing it yourself, this article will help you with this.

So let’s get started, consider the following two options:

1. The first option is to connect cameras to the recorder. Then the monitor to the recorder (viewing the image from the same monitor)

2. The second option is the setting for Internet access, which makes it possible to view from any place where there is a PC or phone with Internet access.

As an example, we will use the TurboHD version, the recorder: DS-7104HQHI-K1 and the camera: DS-2CE16D0T-IT5F.

After removing the camera from the box, we will find three screws with dowels and the camera itself with two plugs. The first is for connecting a 12v power supply (not included with the camera). But the second one is used to connect to the recorder via a coaxial cable. In our version, we will use quite convenient BNC-spring connectors.

Before starting the connection with the recorder, you need to unscrew it (4 screws at the bottom) and put the hard disk there, connect the eGoPro drivers that come with the kit (as well as to the computer) and assemble it back.

Using three dowels, install the camera in a suitable place selected for it and extend the cable to the recorder. The cable must be strIPped from 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.

It is more convenient to do all this with the help of a special “clothespin knife” (Cutting tool for a coaxial cable), well, or an ordinary cutter (with a clerical knife. just be careful).

Then we unscrew the BNC connector and see a very simple picture there. there is one small screw, which are screwed perpendicularly into the copper tube, into which we insert the cable core.

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

All our BNC cables are ready. We connect one of its sides to the plug using the “insert and scroll” method to the camera (scrolling the top of the connector, securely fixing the plug in it). And the second side is also connected to the recorder in one of the four slots, under which is written “in”. Next, connect the 12v power supply to the recorder (which is included in the kit) into the socket with the 12v inscrIPtion. Connect the mouse (included) to the USB and connect the monitor to the recorder using a VGA cable.

Let’s also consider the option of connecting IP recorders and IP cameras. That is connected to a standard Ethernet patch cord with RJ.45 connectors on both sides through the switch or the IP cameras themselves to the DVR. We will NOT describe how to make patch cords, since 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.

Next, we will consider the IP option, since the settings are similar, but a more advanced option can be shown on the IP.

Turn on the registrar

At the moment of turning on, the recorder will start beeping (or, in other words, beeping). This can happen if the hard disk is not inserted into it. Where to find the reason and how to turn off the annoying beeping, we will tell the rumors later.

So, we proceed to 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 more difficult the better.

The user must enter the administrator password. The password itself must be invented by yourself, it must contain from 8 to 16 characters. The password must be remembered or written down, since the procedure for resetting it is extremely lengthy and difficult.!

After entering the password in the new registrar, for convenience, you will be prompted to enter a graphic password, but there you will figure it out.

Then we choose the language,

Then there will be a question; “Should I launch an assistant?”

In this window, it is better to uncheck the box next to Run the assistant when you turn on the DVR, since we definitely don’t need to do the settings every time. But for the first time you can use it. click the “trace”. And in turn, windows with basic settings will appear on the monitor.

Configuring the time zone, time and date.

So now there will be a window with network settings. For optimal performance Not only the IP address and subnet mask must be specified, but also the gateway and DNS.

Here it is quite enough to Get automatic settings from the router (server) by ticking the DHCP field, but for this, the DHCP server must be raised in the local network (most often it is turned on either on the Internet access router or on the corporate channel server).

Now let’s move on to 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 HDD queue, in this window you can see, define and format.

In the beginning, hard disks are delivered NOT formatted, but even if in the case of installing a hard disk, which was previously used, it is still recommended to format it. To do this, press the button initialize.

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 the 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.

And now the initial setup of the DVR is completed, and our assistant will be closed, and the image itself will be replaced by a quad screen, on which there may not be any displayed cameras if it is NOT a DVR.

How To Set Up Hikvision Camcorder

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

And go to the “main menu” → “system config” → “warnings” and there we see options (reasons for sound signals). no 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.


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.

In the display mode, in the upper right corner of each playback channel, a row of icons is displayed, showing the channel status, displays the time period when the channel is being recorded, or when alarm events occur in the channel.

Display menu icons

And now we are looking at the cameras. We can expand / collapse to the whole monitor by double clicking on the image.

A significant number of functions are available in the display mode in the device:

  • Single Screen: Display one screen on the monitor.
  • Multi. screen: display multIPle screens simultaneously on the monitor.
  • Auto. switch: the mode of sequential switching of channels sequentially, switching time between channels is user defined. Setting this mode:

MenuConfigurationLive ViewDwell Time.

  • Start Recording: Continuous recording and alarm recording.
  • Output Mode: select the type of output display.
  • Add IP Camera: enter the menu for adding IP cameras.
  • Playback: Play the recorded current day.
  • Aux / Main output switch: The NVR determines which devices are connected to its outputs by prioritizing. Priority level for this type of device: HDMI VGA CVBS. This means if HDMI is used. Then he will be the main outputs. If HDMI is not used, then VGA will be the main.

When displayed for quick setting or control, for each camera there is a quick setting menu, which is displayed by single clicking the left mouse button on the window of the selected camera.