How to Setup Hikvision IP Cameras

If you’re looking to set up and install a Hikvision IP camera, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll take you through the process of connecting the camera to your network, setting up the camera using the Hikvision tool, and accessing the camera remotely using the Hik-connect app.

Step 1: Connecting the Camera

To get started, connect the camera and router using a network cable. Then, use another network cable to connect the router to your computer. Once the connections are in place, move on to the next step.

Step 2: Setting up the Camera

Next, you’ll need to search for the Hikvision tool and open the SADP application. This will search for active online devices within your subnet and display information about them. You can also use this software to modify the basic network information of the devices.

If your device is newly installed, it will be inactive. Set a password for the HIKVISION camera (e.g. abcd1234) and select the function “Enable Hik-Connect”. You’ll be required to enter a verification code (e.g. 12345678). Record this information for future use.

Once the device is active, proceed to set the IP address for the camera. Search the router IP address using the command “ipconfig /all”. The router’s IP address is typically Enter this address at Gateway and fix the IP address for the camera for the same subnet. Enter the password that was set up in the previous step.

Step 3: Accessing the Camera Remotely

Next, find the camera’s serial number and export it. Save this information and open a web browser. Visit the website and sign up for a free account.

Once you have an account, proceed to add the device. Fill in the serial number that you found earlier and enter the verification code that you set up in the previous step. You’ll then be able to add the device successfully and go online.

Finally, install the Hik-connect app on your phone and enter your account information along with the verification code set up in the previous step. Once the installation is complete, you should be able to access the camera remotely using the app.

And that’s it! With these simple steps, you can easily set up and install a Hikvision IP camera and access it remotely using the Hik-connect app.