It’s possible to add a single Hikvision IP camera to the Guarding Vision app which lets you view the camera, playback, backup and perform other tasks. Keep in mind that to playback from a stand alone IP camera, the device needs to support and have a CCTV-rated microSD card installed.
In this guide we will show the steps on how to add a stand alone IP camera to the Guarding Vision app (phone or tablet). The instructions are applicable for a Hikvision branded or non-branded IP security camera (OEM version).
Add stand alone IP camera to Guarding Vision app
Step 1. Type the IP address of your camera into the Internet Explorer url bar. You’ll be prompted with the login screen, enter the username and the password for the camera.
Once you’re in, navigate to Configuration > Network > Advanced Settings > Platform Access.
Step 2. Tick the “Enable” option and top and you will see a pop-up window asking to create a verification code. Enter the desired verification code and click “OK”. For example you can use a verification code such as ABCDEF.
Step 3. You can reveal the verification code by clicking on the eyelid icon.
Step 4. Click “Save” and refresh the page. The status should turn from offline to online. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit for the device to go Online. If it doesn’t turn to online, consult this article: How to fix Guarding Vision Offline issue (Platform Access Status Offline).
Step 5. At this point, you can add the device into the Guarding Vision app by entering the last 9 digits of the serial number which can be viewed by going into Configuration > System > System Settings.
An example is shown in the picture below. Additionally, this serial number can be located on the camera’s sticker. Follow the next steps.
Step 6. Open up the Guarding Vision app on your mobile device and register for a new account. Simply go through the steps of creating a new account.
Step 7. Click on the ‘+’ sign on the top right corner of the app and select manual add for serial number or QR code to scan the QR code on the device sticker
Try to see the camera on the phone, if all the settings are done properly, you should be able to see the live view. As we mentioned earlier, you can playback from the camera only if your camera supports and has a microSD card installed.