In today’s How-To Series, Trantech engineers will show you how to manually set up an IP camera so you can start utilising it right away. For both network cameras and analogue cameras, these instructions will work.
To begin, let’s go over what camera initialisation is. It is necessary to conduct an initialisation procedure when setting up a new IP camera for the first time (or after a password or factory reset). To put it another way, you create a password before using the camera for the first time (by default the camera comes without any password).
As a result of this change, rather than providing a mechanism for the installer to generate an “admin” password during installation, the default “admin” password has been removed. When these cameras first came out, hackers had an easy time hacking them since nobody bothered to update the default password. This is important part, please ask Trantech members to ensure your input password is correct and can be found when you need troubleshooting.
Recorder (local) user interface may be used to complete the initialisation. This procedure occurs automatically on recorders with built-in PoE connections and copies the current “admin” password from the recorder to the cameras. Because of this, the PoE NVR’s password will also be used for the cameras.
A PC or laptop is required to manually configure cameras before they may be utilised with older recorders (before to 2018). If you want to use the Config tool to set up numerous cameras that will be linked to an external PoE switch, you must first initialise the cameras.
|Step 1: Download Dahua ToolBox and launch Config tool. You should see all your Dahua devices, you want to select the uninitialized one and click initialize at the top.|
|Step 2: Once Devices have be selected click Initialize on the pop-up window|
|Step 3: Fill in this window a password and email for the camera (please don’t forget password or you will have to do a password recovery and that’s what the email is for). If you are not sure about the password or you might forget somehow, please contact Trantech before initialization, we will help you with the trick to remember.|
|Step 4: Enable Easy4IP and auto-check for updates this will allow for the device to be enabled for cloud and for it to check for firmware upgrades. Then click OK.|
|Step 5: Once the device has been initialized you will see a green tick besides the camera type just click Finish to exit.|
|Step 6: Now you should see your cameras has been configured successfully with the status: Initialized. Using this method (Config Tool) you can initialize multiple cameras at the same time. Simply tick all the cameras that need to be initialized and then follow the above steps one by one.|
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Rocky Pham is experienced telecommunications and networking engineer with more than 5 years in the security industry. He is familiar with setting up, developing, and maintaining all electronic devices’ networks within an organisation or between organisations. During his working period, he has been researching and updating more knowledge of the latest security systems, CCTV, Access Control, Intercoms and Building Management Systems with a focus on Residential, Commercial, and Industrial and Aviation security. He would love to provide qualified project solutions with advanced technologies and updated features to maximise customers’ satisfaction.