The Search Active Device Protocol (SADP) tool detects Hikvision devices on the local area network and facilitates device activation and basic network settings modification of one or more devices at once. SADP now provides four methods for resetting a forgotten password including the newly added GUID Mode and Security Question Mode. SADP is an excellent tool for activating and troubleshooting Hikvision network devices.
iVMS-4200 is a versatile client software for multiple Hikvision system types including video surveillance, video intercom, access control, license plate recognition, people counting, heat mapping and more. The software can connect to online Hikvision devices and provide multiple functionalities, including real-time live view, alarm monitoring, video recording, video content search and playback, file backup, audio broadcasting, alarm output control, device configuration and more. With the flexible, distributed, Hikvision system structure and easy-to-use operations, the client software is widely applied to the surveillance projects of small to medium scale.
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The AmSecu Device ConfigTool detects AmSecu devices on the local area network and facilitates device activation and basic network settings modification of one or more devices at once. The Device Config Tool is an excellent tool for activating and troubleshooting AmSecu network devices.
Step 2: Open the SADP tool and connect your device to the network. While your device is connected to the network and powered on it should appear in the SADP tool. (Sometimes a device can take several minutes to fully power-up) Next, select your device within the SADP tool by clicking the checkmark next to your device and navigate to the “forgot password” text as shown in the image above
Step 3: Generating and exporting a file. Click the “Export” button as shown in the image below and save the XML file it generates somewhere safe on your computer.
Step 4: Contact and send the file to support. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and attach the XML file created by the SADP tool to the email.
We will then generate and send you a new XML file linked to your device’s serial number that you may use to reset a device’s password within the SADP tool in step 5.
(Receiving the file from us make take up to a couple of hours. Feel free to step away after this point until you receive an email from us with your new file)
Step 5: Importing the file you received from support Simply redo step 2 making sure to select the correct device. This time click “Import File” and navigate to where you downloaded the file on your computer that you received from support as shown in the image below Fill in your new password and click confirm!
If at any point during this process you need assistance. Please email us at email@example.com or call us:
Seen as a pop-up at the bottom right screen corner in your browser when trying to access a video stream from a HikVision camera to Live View it/them on your HikVision NVR.
There is another version of the message - "The stream is encrypted. Please go to the Local Configuration interface to set the Encryption Key and restart live view".
The 'key' that you need to enter is actually the "Verification Code" that you set when you enable and set up Platform Access for Hik-Connect.
Let me re-state and clarify this further, this is the entry that YOU make, this is where YOU set the encryption key / verification code. It is your secret code, which you should only share with others that you wish to allow to view your system.
YOU enter it here:
Then, to be able to view your cameras etc. any viewer must re-enter this code/key when they first try to view e.g. on a browser, App, software, etc.
You do seem to need to enter this verification code / encryption key via the browser of any additional PC (even on the same LAN) that you wish to access the NVR from.
You will need to enter the code / key here:
You can disable encrypted streaming if you prefer.
This can only be done (enabled/disabled) via a monitor directly connected to your NVR.
You will need to navigate to Configuration -> Network -> Access Platform and untick "Enable Stream Encryption".
One of the benefits of IP cameras is that you can login directly to a camera via the user friendly web interface to adjust a wide range of settings that are not all available when going through the NVR itself. This includes the ability to default a camera if it is having issues to confirm a hardware fault.
However when cameras are connected to the Hikvision NVRs directly they are put on a separate sub net so are normally inaccessible over the network directly. Luckily however Hikvision have provided a solution via the NVRs web interface by enabling just one option:
1) Log into the NVRs web interface and go to Configuration > Network > Advanced > Other and tick 'Enable Virtual Host'
2) Then go to the left and System > System Settings > Camera Management - where you will see a new column on the far right with links allowing you to click through to each individual cameras web interface.
Unless set otherwise the username and password should be the same as the NVR.
From here you can fine tune the cameras image settings and go the the System > Maintenance menu to update firmware and perform a full factory default (Try 'restore' first before 'default').
Step 1: Insert SD card in camera. Go to Configuration-> Storage-> Storage Management to check SD card status. Format it to make it at normal working status. See following:
Step 2: Go to Event-> Motion Detection, Click ‘Enable Motion Detection’, draw the area which you want to set motion detection, adjust sensitivity. See following:
Click ‘Edit’ to set the time table of motion detection (e.g. 24h/7 days). Time table will show blue if you have set. Click ‘Trigger Channel’ in linkage method to set it trigger recording. See following:
Step 3: Go Storage->Record Schedule, Click ‘Enable Record Schedule’, click ‘Edit’, will pop up this interface, set the time table and recording type(motion detection) as you want, click ‘OK’. Take an example, 24h/ 7 days motion detection recording type will show as following:
Please check again when you back to the Record Schedule interface, motion detection will show green as it indicates on the right. Click ‘Save’ button. See following:
Step 4: here you have finished the configuration of motion detection recording in SD card. You can go to playback interface to search out the recording file after it record for about 5 mins. See following:
If the NVR is constantly beeping after setup. This is usually a sign that you purchased an NVR with no hard drive or the hard drive is not initialized.
Turn off the beeping sound by heading over to the Menu by right clicking with the mouse, then click Configuration>Exceptions and in that screen look for "Exception Type" and switch the setting to "All" and click Apply.
Internet Explorer is recommneded for viewing older NVR's. A recent firmware Update allows for Video Recorders to be used in newer web browsers. Firmware version 4.0 and above allow for this.
If your system has been discontinued and is no longer receiving firmware updates, a workaround we have found for viewing your system on an older firmware is using a chrome extension which allows you to run internet explorer within google chrome called "IE TAB".
A very popular option many Hikvision cameras support that we've seen utilised more and more often over the last few years has been edge-recording, specifically recording to a microSD inserted into the camera. Many customers only want short-term recording, or only wish to purchase a single camera and can't justify picking up an NVR too, at which point a camera that can record to a microSD card is ideal.
In the Hikvision range of cameras, those that can take a microSD card are denoted by an -F suffix in their part code. For example, the DS-2CD2142FWD-I 4MP R6 camera and the DS-2CD2132F-I 3MP R0 camera can both take microSD cards.
Currently, up to 128GB microSD cards are supported by Hikvision cameras. The list of supported microSD cards can be found below, taken from a Hikvision USA technical bulletin which is attached in its entirety to this thread.
For example, the SanDisk SDSQUNC-128G-GN6IA has proven to be a very popular 128GB option, and is a cost-effective method of ensuring you have some degree or recording redundancy.