Automatic Setup of a Hikvision Camera

Note: Before starting, make sure that you've port-forwarded your camera. If you're unsure how to start the port-forwarding process, take a look at our guide. If you're still having trouble, you can contact us at


Step #1. Start the "Add Camera" Wizard



First Login to You should be brought to your "Timeline".  This is where you'll have a list of any cameras you've already setup.

Click on "Add Camera", select "Hikvision". Name your camera whatever you'd like.



Once you click on next, you'll have to add in your camera's username, password, IP address, RTSP port, and HTTP port. This means your RTSP & HTTP ports need to be forwarded on your router.



Click on Next.

This is where you can also change whether or not you'd like notifications, and the sensitivity of your camera's motion detection. Once you're done, click on "Finish". 



Now the setup wizard is going to run through its process and confirm that it completed the configuration successfully. If you're having trouble setting up your camera, contact us at


Step #2. Verify your Live View





Since the setup is complete, it will get added to your list of cameras. Click on "Live" and see if it works.

You can take a look at what's happening right now from "Live". You can also change the camera's positioning through its Pan/Tilt Functionality by clicking on the cog if your camera supports it. If your camera doesn't support it, the cog may not give you that option. 

You can also adjust the Motion Detection Area by clicking on the cog and selecting "Motion Detection" if you want to select a specific area. To change the camera's motion detection area, move the red box around, increase or decrease its size, then click on "Save".




Step #3. Make Sure Your Timeline Page is Getting Populated

Go over to the Timeline page to see if any recordings were saved. The timeline will populate any event that happens with a blue bar. You can also download/delete a clip if you'd like by highlighting the event, then clicking on the download/delete button.

Whenever there's motion activity, your video and image recordings will be saved and stored in the cloud which allows you to access it from anywhere, including your Android or iOS device.

That's it for the setup! If you have any questions, contact us at

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