Before you start
Prepare tools – you will need a screwdriver, brackets for rack mounting (optional), alarm cables (optional) and RJ45 cables.
Think strategically where to position your NVR – Hikvision NVRs come equipped with two 40mm cooling fans that make quite a lot of noise when operational – so do not place the NVR anywhere in your bedroom or dining room,where the noise may (honestly) be quite irritating (we look at some DIY solutions to make the rather obtrusive steady white noise created by HIK NVR’s more tolerable here).
Step 1 - Remove the cover from the NVR by unfastening the screws on the rear and side panel.
Step 2 - Connect one end of the data cable to the motherboard of NVR and the other end to the HDD.
Step 3 - Connect the power cable to the HDD
Step 4 - Place the HDD on the bottom of the device and then fasten the screws on the bottom to fix the HDD.
Step 5 - Power the NVR up by pressing the POWER button on the front panel. The Power LED should turn blue.
Step 6 - Activate your NVR by setting an admin password via Web Browser, SADP or client software. This is a security feature ensuring you have your own unique password and you’re not using a default one making your system vulnerable.
Step 7 - Follow the Wizard-Set-Up Steps & Configure your Network Settings
Select your Language
Set your NVR password for accessing the NVR & IP cams
Select your time-zone
Configure your IP settings (or accept the default)
Click the box for the hard drive you want to initialize and press Intl. Once it’s formatted, move on to the next step.
Select the Hik-Connect access (optional) and exit the Wizard
Step 8 - Configure your recording settings - on the live view window, right lick the window and move the cursor to the Start Recording option, and select Continuous Record (by default) or Motion Detection Record.
Select the camera to check that it is continuously recording (see pic).
DON'T FORGET TO UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE ON YOUR NVR!