Introduction To Hikvision DVR With Basic Operation

Posted By : Shiv Shankar | 30-Apr-2018

Basic difference between the NVR and DVR

NVR stands for Network Video Recorder, and DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder.


As an electronic device, DVR inputs information directly from the cameras, and the video is then encoded and processed within the DVR. To say this, DVR would play a central role in DVR security systems and the cameras could not work alone.


Well, on the other hand, NVR is like a software program that simply inputs video from the network. To say this, video on NVR has already been encoded and processed within the camera.


With the background knowledge of what the NVR / DVR system is and their differences, let's explore the advantages and disadvantages of NVR and DVR, and then you will know which makes you better.


See the table below for quick comparison between NVR and DVR, and later I will explain in detail.





Cameras type

Analog cameras

IP cameras

Cameras supported



Signal stability

More Stable

Less stable






This document explains how to setup for basic Hikvision Plug and Play DVR. This document is drafted n the bases of one Hikvision DVR.



We can check the DVR model number from the Menu by going to General, then by going to More Settings as shown in the above image.


Step 1 – Network setup

Navigate to the Menu by going to Network, then by going to General as shown in the below image.



By default the Enable DHCP is check for automatical IP allotmnet

We can uncheck and provide any static IP as per our requirement.


Step 2 – User management

Navigate to the Menu by going to User, then by going to User Management as shown in the below image.



As the default password is admin@123 which need to be changed as per requirment.


Click the admin and change the password as per the below snapshot


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Shiv Shankar

Shiv is a highly skilled Infra professional, specializing in Linux, infrastructure management, Prometheus, AWS, Docker, shell scripting, Grafana, and Ansible. His expertise lies in effectively designing, deploying, and managing scalable solutions on the AWS platform, as evidenced by his certifications in CCNA and AWS. Shiv's proficiency in Docker, shell scripting, Prometheus, Grafana, and Ansible enables him to streamline infrastructure management and automate various processes for enhanced efficiency.

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