Hikvision Wireless Alarm System – How to Connect Cameras and Recieve Video-notifications?

Hikvision Alarm System is now getting over the world, seizing its positions and taking a piece of a market share. And due to the fact it is the elaboration of a 2 serious companies, a Pyronix and Hikvision, – we are interested in it, and so the world is too. Today our goal is to show you how to tie a Hikvision and Ezviz cameras to Hikvision Alarm System, to specifically a Door and PIR sensors, in order to receive a 10 seconds length videos-captures of an event in form of a video-notifications whenever the sensor is triggered and the alarm is raised. Thereby, we will be able to see what happened in the moment of an event remotely via the camera, and not just see the notification that a sensor is actuated, we’ll get a video. Hikvision Alarm System, Ezviz and Hikvision cameras are available for you on a Pipl Systems Store 🙂

Step-by-step Instruction:

Here’s a complete list of actions you got to do in order to connect cameras to Hikvision Alarm System and configure them that way to send you video-notifications so you will see an event recording.

1. Activate AXHub in Hik-connect;
2. Activate & Connect PIR and Door Detectors;
3. Activate Camera via SADP / IVMS / Ezviz;
4. Untick “DHCP” for Camera to Make Static IP, Save;
5. Initialize a MicroSD for Camera / Restart Camera;
6. Turn On a Motion Recording to be Saved on MicroSD via Web Interface / Ezviz App;
7. Go to Alarm System’s Web Interface by typing its IP-address in Browser, Log In (“admin” + “your_password”);
8. Go to “System” Tab, then “Network Camera”, Press “Add”;
9. Type in Camera’s IP-address and user data (“admin” + “your_password”), Save;
10. Go into Hik-connect App, Select Sensor, Press “Link Camera” and pick a channel (1 or 2), Save.

However, it’s not that easy to do as I thought it is in the first time. We got to activate our cameras and configure them in a specif way, we have to have a microSD initialized in them and we need to turn on a motion-triggered recording on a cameras, after that we need to input their ip-addresses and user’s data on the Alarm System’s web interface, and finally tie up a camera within a detector in a Hik-connect app, so when the one is triggered, we will receive a video-notification with a recording of an event – 2 seconds before it started and 5 seconds after. Be aware that you can connect a maximum of 2 cameras to Hikvision Alarm System for now. In this material we skip steps 1, 2 and 3 because there’s nothing interesting and difficult in there, so we begin our path from a step number 4- a specific set of actions to connect cameras to Alarm System and setup a video-notifications.

Main Part 1

Ive got the HIkvision’s AXHub powered on via the power adapter from a box, connected to internet via Wi-Fi, and it is activated in my Hik-connect app. I’ve got 2 detectors that are tied up with the Hub, which is a passive infrared detector and door opening sensor. I’ve Ezviz C1C home Wifi camera activated via Ezviz free phone app, and also Hikvision’s quite famous DS-2CD2443 cube network camera, activated via Hikvision’s SADP Tool. And I already have a microSD cards inserted in both of them and initialized. Similarly, your setup should look like this. Now the step number

By default the cameras are having dynamic IP-addresses and we want to switch them to a static IP. To do that, go into your SADP tool, select a camera and untick “Enable DHCP” box, input user’s data – for a Hikvision DS-2CD cube ip-camera we’ve created a password when we were activating a camera, default login name is admin. For Ezviz C1C, camera’s password is set by default and is normally located on the exact camera, near the QR-code, search for a “Verification Code”, in most cases that’s a 6-symbols inscription, consisting from letters and numbers and is case-sensitive, default name is “admin”. Untick a DHCP box for both cameras, type in user’s data and press modify, you’ll see a success message, everything’s good, you’ve just switched camera’s IP to a static one.

Also we’re skipping a step 5 because I have already initialized a MicroSD cards. But the step number 6 requires us to turn on a motion-triggered recording. For Ezviz that is turned on by default so we don’t need to modify anything, but for Hikvision’s DS-2CD2443 camera we need to go to cameras web interface. We input cameras ip-address into our browser address field and sign in. What we need is to go to Event tab and turn on a Motion detection and a dynamic analysis. You may also want to draw a zone and switch the sensitivity to 80 as I did. Now we’re going to linkage method item and tick 3 boxes: Notify, Upload, and A1 on your right, save. Now we want to make sure that our recording will be saved on a MicroSD and we go to Storage, schedule settings, and there should be enabled and switched to “Event” recording mode, its color is pink.

As we’ve just made sure everything is good, our next step is to tie these cameras to an Alarm System. In order to do that we go to Alarm System’s web interface by typing its IP into the browser search field, System tab, network camera, pressing add and now adding cameras, typing in their ip-addresses and user data. For A Hikvision camera default name is admin, and the password we’ve created during the activation of it, the Ezviz is admin and a verification code that we can find on camera’s body. Refresh, and we are done!

Watch The Video-instruction Here:

To end up we need a phone with an activated AXHub and sensors in there. We select a sensor and press a camera add button, there you select a required channel, press add and it’s done! Now we’re doing the same thing for a second sensor that we have. And we’re finally done! Now lets arm the system and trigger our sensors to see how does that work.

Sum Up

It is incredibly good to have such function from a box. A normal stable-working alarm system with cameras integration to instantly switch to camera view and see what happened, and I didn’t expect less from a Hikvision. Though, what I expect next from them is to make all this process available for performing in easier and faster way, with no any special trainings and big guides, via only 1 app, and I hope they will simplify all of this for a regular users. Hikvision Alarm System, Eaviz and Hikvision cameras are available officially for you on a Pipl Systems Store 🙂

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