In this guide we will have a look at how to quickly add and manage your camera via Hik-Connect, Hikvision’s device management software.
Prepare your devices and Hik-Connect
Download the latest version of Hik-Connect & upgrade your devices to the latest firmware version (we looked at how to do so in here).
Method 1 - Adding devices via Hik-Connect APP
Step 1 – Open Hik-Connect app on your smartphone
Step 2 – Go to Home interface an tap the plus (+) icon at the top right corner
Step 3 –Tap ‘Add by scanning QR Code’ (make sure to give permission for the App to use the camera of your smartphone)
Step 4 – Scan the QR of your device
NB! If you are not able to successfully add a device by scanning a QR code, you can instead use the manual input procedure to add your device. To do so, you need to input:
Device domain name
Server Port number
HTTP Port Number
User Name & Password
Method 2 – Adding you device via browser
If you are not able to use the App (which we would recommend in most cases) you can add your device via Browser:
Step 1 – Type ‘www.hik-connect.com’ in your browser.
Step 2 – Log-into your account using your username and password.
Step 3 – Go to Device Management
Step 4 – Click Add; Input your device Serial no. then click Search (make sure that the device is powered on and connected to the Internet).
Step 5 – Input your device verification code, then click Add to finish.