Some details about Peer To Peer (P2P) set up
What is P2P?
P2P – Peer to Peer is a communication protocol used between electronic devices where either device can initiate the communication path.
Why would I use P2P?
P2P does NOT require users to forward the HTTP, server and RTSP ports, which makes it potentially more user-friendly and easy to set up.
Why is required to set up a P2P connection?
Hik-Connect P2P service, requires the NVR or DVR network settings to be configured with a correct IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server.
How to Setup Hik-Connect P2P Service
Step 1 - Using the console of the NVR or DVR, select System Configuration from the Main Menu.
Step 2 - Select the Network Menu (1) from the left, click on the Platform Access tab (2) along the top.
Step 3 - Enable the Hik-Connect P2P Service by placing a check in the Enable checkbox.
Step 4 - If the address listed is not dev.hik-connect.com, check the Custom checkbox (4) to manually change the address to dev.hik-connect.com.
Step 5 – Click the Apply Button in lower right corner.
Step 6 – You will use the Verification Code to register the NVR or DVR to your Hik-Connect account using the iVMS4500 mobile app.
Step 7 – The QR Code can also be used with the iVMS4500 mobile app to add the NVR or DVR to the mobile device.
The NVR or DVR may require a public DNS server. Searching the internet for public DNS servers will be the best way to find one. For example, these addresses are public DNS servers: 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206
When using the Hik-Connect P2P service on the iVMS4500 app, the Cloud P2P option must be used.
Hik-Connect P2P service requires an account. You can create an account using the iVMS4500 mobile phone app