IP cameras HIKVISION – activation and connection

In earlier versions of the firmware (to version 5.3.0) IP cameras HIKVISION supplied to IP address 192.0.0.64 and the default password is 12345.

Starting with version 5.3.0 firmware, connecting IP cameras HIKVISION to the network is the new procedure.

Cameras with firmware 5.3.0 and above before connecting to the network need to “activate” because they come from the factory without password (not active). Since the cameras with the new firmware “default” no password, the Installer having trouble connecting IP cameras HIKVISION with firmware> = 5.3.0 DVRs familiar to them “automatic” way.

Consider the process of connection (activation) IP cameras HIKVISION.

First you need to find out the IP address of the camera and its firmware version. How to determine the IP address of the camera – we describe in this article: http://www.elvis.com.ua/en/articles-en/245-how-to-find-the-ip-address-of-the-camera.html.

There are two easy ways:

 1) Look at the sticker (label) on the box from the camera, indicating the firmware version and default IP address of the camera.

IP camera 5.3.0 firmware

2) Using a special utility SADP, which detects and displays all devices HIKVISION on the local network.

Method of determining the IP address using the utility SADP, obviously has an advantage because in addition to IP addresses of the camera SADP utility shows: firmware version, model camera port and “activity” camera, ie the presence of a valid password.

SADP - example

Next to the activation IP camera and connect it to the network, there are two ways: using WEB browser and utility SADP.

The first method is to activate and connect IP camera.

Connect the camera to the computer network adapter, change network settings so that the adapter and the camera were the same subnet. Open a browser and enter the IP address of the camera. If the IP address is entered correctly, the window for setting password:

Enabling IP cameras Hikvision

Next you need to create a password, which can consist of a set of large and small letters of the English alphabet, numbers and special characters. The password must be “strong”, that have 8 to 16 characters and consist of at least two types of characters are listed above.

Window input to activate

After entering the password appears access the IP camera. More preferably (not necessarily) make another setting – camera configuration “Configuration – AdvancedConfiguration – Security – SecurityService” uncheck “EnableIllegalLoginLock”.

Configuring IP camera

The camera is activated.

The second method is to activate and connect IP camera.

Enables SADP and select the desired camera:

Enabling IP camera using SADP

On the right side of the utility window appears SADP block “Device Activation”, coined by introducing “strong” password and click the button “OK”. If the password meets the criteria of safety, the SADP displays a dialog displays information on the activation of the camera, and then in the “Security” values established in the “Active”.

Activated IP camera in SADP

The camera activated.

Important Note: IP cameras HIKVISION with firmware 5.3.0 and above can be connected to the DVR With PoE only after activation and by manual mode.

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