Connecting Hikvision 2ND Generation Modular Intercom System Via Video Recorder

This Time We Are Connecting Hikvision 2nd Generation Ds-kh8350-wte1: Monitor And A Hikvision Ds-kd8003-ime1: Main Doorphone Unit To Videorecorder And After That We Are Going To Set-up A Door Phone As The Common Ip-camera


Today we are reviewing quite an unusual but yet demanded way of connecting and configuration of the 2ND Gen Hikvision intercom system. Namely, we will:

  • Transmit the power and network to the doorphone and monitor from a network video recorder, having PoE support on an output;
  • We will make our bundle work like a normal intercom system;
  • Then we will activate the whole thing in a Hik-connect phone app;
  • We will turn our door station into an IP-camera and we’ll make it operate as an IP-camera with its standard functionality.

For an instance, let’s say, you don’t have a PoE-switch but you have got a videorecorder with PoE support and at least 2 channels in it. After that, in a software way, we will turn our door station into an IP-camera and we’ll make it operate as an IP-camera with its standard functionality.

Initial Steps

For activation and system start-up visit this article. My Hikvision DS-7608NI-K2 Video Recorder is already activated and added into my IVMS-4200 account, but I didn’t modify anything in it. Then, we are activating and setting the devices up on the monitor screen itself, which is a faster and easier way.


What we need is to find which subnet our videorecorder is giving out. Thus, we go to its settings, Network, General tab. And here, in the very last point, we can see the outgoing IP-address of the recorder’s network card, remembering it and we leave the PC at this point.

Monitor & Door Station Activation Through Monitor

Now I’m activating monitor and a door station from scratch. Creating passwords, selecting region, not touching anything else, but in the network settings tab – this time a magic DHCP button won’t help us, because this is a different type of connection. There we need to input the outgoing subnet of our recorder’s network card, and from a previous step you remember that number was 254 for me, could be other for you. We do the same with the gateway. Now we activate our panel in a regular way. Now the network settings – typing in that recorder’s subnet address and the gateway.

By the way, keep in mind this last numbers in IP-address, I have the number 64, you can have other ones – we will need it later. The door phone might reboot to apply new settings that we have set inside of it. And one more thing I want to emphasize on – with this connection option we can also add our intercom system to Hik-connect on the phone to view live video, but only if there is Wi-fi support in the monitor. And if I’m not mistaken, 3 out of 5 monitors of the latest series have Wi-fi on board.

IP Intercom Functionality

To set up a Hik-connect we got to turn on Wifi firstly, so do that in settings: 2nd tab → turn on → find your network → enter a password. Now we need the 3rd tab, the parameters of the Hik-connect service. Opening the app on the phone, clicking on the plus sign and scan the QR-code – OK, and the device is instantly enrolled and been tied to my account in Hik-connect service.

That’s such an awesome feature here in the 2ND Gen Hikvision Intercom- you don’t need to look for any verification codes on the box or on the device’s body – everything is right here on this tab, which greatly simplifies the process. Our indoor monitor and a doorphone are powered and got the network via the PoE-enabled network video recorder. The recorder in his turn, of course, is plugged into the outlet, and receives the network via the LAN-cable. And so, all of this works like a regular IP-intercom system with all the usual functionality, even the access through a Phone app with a live view – it’s just awesome. Now we will configure the door station as an IP camera with the same functionality set of a camera and add it to a recorder then.

Making IP-camera out of Door Phone

We return to PC with a recorder’s settings open and now we go to the System tab, and there – camera item. Selecting the 1st channel, clicking 2 times, and what happens here – changing the adding method from “plug and play” to manual. Typing in the IP-address of the panel, the password that we created during activation, saving and waiting until the “Connected” status appears. Save, close and now go to the main view tab to view devices in live mode. Open the recorder’s group, click on the 1st channel and get a live video. At this point, might have to wait a bit until it refreshes

However, if we still use the door phone as an IP-camera, it is assumed that it will be powered separately and will be located away from the recorder. It is logical that we gonna plug the cable to it not from a recorder but from the PoE switch, and then separately activate them in IVMS-4200 under our subnet, and after activation we add it to the videorecorder in exactly the same way as I showed earlier. The only difference is that you will input another subnet address, but everything else is one to one.


In conclusion – we continue to deepen into the topic of 2ND Generation Hikvision intercom system and we want to cover and reveal as many features and possibilities as possible so that when you will work with the system, you can turn to something as a reference, as to an instruction. We have reviewed such an unusual option for connecting an intercom via a network recorder because there will always be an application for each method. In the Pipl Systems store we have the monitors, door phones and a lot of extension modules for Hikvision second generation intercom system, and not that only but also an alarm systems, IP cameras, and many other devices, brands, and if you indicate that you are our subscriber, we will make a more interesting offer for you. Need help, questions, descriptions of your tasks are always welcome in the comments section below – not a single one will go unanswered. Thank you for watching 🙂

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