Here we will discuss how to add a Hikvision door station to a Hikvision NVR and you can record the camera or just live view it. The idea is to add the door station and to make it transmit the video feed to your NVR. In this demonstration we are using the following equipment:
1. One Hikvision door station. We are using Hikvision door station mode DS-KD8102-V, updated to the latest firmware.
2. Hikvision NVR DS-7716BIE4/16P, using firmware 3.4.95. The setup will work as long as your NVR has this firmware version or newer.
3. Client software such as iVMS-4200 (Hikvision-made camera managment system).
Note: NVR needs a hard disk for storage. Door station can’t be connected directly to the NVR’s PoE port, it can only be connected to the NVR’s LAN (Ethernet) port.
Step 1. Add Devices to iVMS-4200. Click Add to Client tab to add all devices (one door station and one NVR) to iVMS-4200, make sure all devices are in the same local network, if not, click Modify Net info to modify it.
Step 2. Set the NVR. Choose your NVR from the list, click Remote Configuration, and then go to System > Camera. Choose one Camera in IP Camera table, then click Modify.
Set Adding method as Manual, enter IP/Domain, type your password, then click Save.
Step 3. Make sure the picture shows up on Live Preview. Click the Main View, go to the Camera choose the NVR and the channel you set. Make sure the door station could be viewed normally.
Step 4. Set the Storage. Click the Storage Schedule, choose the NVR and channel you set, then click the Recording Schedule, choose a Template (such as All-day template), then click Save.
Click the Remote Playback, go to the Camera, choose the NVR and the channel you set. Make sure the Recording Setting is right.