Safety is one of the basic requirements for any visual monitoring system. With the developments in technology and rise in popularity of visual systems and customer expectations, a need to effectively prevent unauthorised access to the system also arises. The network device manufacturers create new user authentication methods utilising the latest IT trends. Quite often, the system admin may lose access as a result of forgotten password. This article is a quick guide for CCTV network admins collecting information about the login methods for recorders and IP cameras and restoring the default settings of devices available in DELTA offer.
Before we move on to the practical instructions, let’s begin with an introduction.
The descriptions include the default IP addresses, logins and passwords with instructions to restore access, as well as some notes. Before using any network devices and dedicated apps for scanning IP addresses or ports, a subnet must be added to the computer’s network adapter.
Before the initial device configuration, it is recommended to assign a specific e-mail address and export the initial settings (where possible). It will allow to quickly restore access to the admin account if the password is lost again.
DELTA is not liable for any damage resulting from using the information provided in this article. User is liable for any damage caused by using the methods provided.
The guide includes links to the dedicates apps described in the article, also available to download as a ZIP archive (379MB).
Apart from the dedicated software, you will also need a free app "ONVIF Device Manager v2.2.250". The app allows to manage, configure and restore the default settings of cameras with ONVIF protocol. The app is also available as an integral part of a multi-function software for CS series CCTV cameras available in DELTA offer.
Using the default login and password, "admin", or without logging in (empty login and password field), you can hard reset many camera models without generating any codes or sending the devices to the service centre. NOTE! The method for restoring the default settings in the app depends on the camera firmware version.
Photo 1-2. Restoring the default settings in APTI camera in ONVIF app of CS-H8F-70HQ tester.
Photo 6. Using the hard reset function in "ONVIF Device Manager" to restore the default settings of APTI camera (Windows version).
Photo 55-56. Restoring the default settings in HIKVISION devices using SADP app (variant A for recorders with firmware versions from 3.1.6, inclusive and cameras with firmware version from 5.3.0, inclusive).
Variant B – for recorders
Photo 59. Restoring the default settings in HIKVISION recorder (variant B for firmware version older than 3.1.6).
Variant B – for IP cameras
Photo 63. Restoring the default settings in HIKVISION camera (variant B for firmware version older than 5.3.0).
Photo 65. Hard reset using a switch in HIKVISION camera modules.