HIKVISION – Camera-Surveillance

1. HIKVISION Camera Surveillance - Introduction

Allthough me myself I use a dedicated virtual server to manage my HIKVISION camera surveillance system, in this post series we’ll explore how to setup a surveillaince system without using a server.

2. HIKVISION Camera Surveillance - Preparation

All Hikvision IP camera’s support PoE (Power over Ethernet). This means instead of using a seperate power supply for each camera you can simply power them by connecting each camera to a PoE capable network switch. This way you’ll only need one ethernet cable routed to each camera.

Install a PoE capable network switch and connect each Hikvision IP camera to a PoE enabled ethernet port.

3. HIKVISION Camera Surveillance - Setup

Setting up a Hikvision Camera Surveillance system contains the following 4 steps :

a. Initial camera setup using SADP tool

We’ll use the free Hikvision SADP Tool to discover the newly attached camera’s on the local area network and do the initial camera setup.

b. Camera registration using the Hik-Connect Service

We’ll register each camera in the Hik-Connect environment.

c. System monitoring using Hik-Connect App

We’ll use the free Hikvision Hik-Connect app to monitor our system on an Android or iOS base smartphone or tablet.

d. System configuration using iVMS-4200

We’ll use the free Hikvision iVMS-4200 software to setup and manage our system using a Microsoft Windows based computer.

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