The device verification code is a code used by Hikvision devices (NVR, DVR, camera) to verify and establish the connection between the Hikvision P2P service and the device.
Many users are not able to locate this code, this article will show different ways where to find and locate the Hikvision device verification code.
Where to find the Verification Code on Hikvision
1. Check the sticker
Find the device verification code on the label or sticker of the DVR/NVR. All the Hikvision products, USA version, OEM version, and even for other markets, come with a label (as shown below).
Check the box of the device, or underneath the recorder and you’ll find the label imprinted with the model, serial number, and the device verification code.
2. Locate the Verification Code on the Settings of DVR/NVR
You also can find the device verification code on the local GUI (interface) of the DVR or NVR. Go to Main Menu > Configuration > Network > Platform access.
There you will find the device verification code (six capital letters). If empty, create your own verification code (let’s say ABCDEF).
3. Locate the Verification Code via the web browser
Find the verification code in the device web configuration interface for both the IP camera and Hikvision NVR/DVR.
After you login into your device via a web browser, go to Configuration > Network > Platform Access. There you can locate your device verification code.
Users can check or modify the verification code on this page.
If you still can’t locate the verification code on a Hikvision camera, then it’s recommended to ask the seller/dealer for support.
How to Change Device’s Verification Code
As we mentioned, the device verification code is used for verifying user identity, as well as encrypting a device’s videos (including live videos and recorded video files) and captured pictures.
It’s possible to change the device verification code for your Hikvision device (camera, DVR, NVR). The steps are shown below.
Enter the Settings page of the device. Depending on the model, you may see the screen as follows:
- On the device list page, if the page is in the list mode, swipe the device name to the left and tap the gear icon.
- On the device list page, if the page is in thumbnail mode, tap the device name or tap the three dots (…).
- On the Live View page, tap the three dots icon and then tap Settings.
Tap Change Verification Code, and then tap Edit on the pop-up window to enter the Change Verification Code page. Enter the old verification code, and then tap Next. Create a new verification code, and then confirm it.
Note: If you have enabled the Video and Image Encryption function, new pictures and videos will be encrypted by the new verification code. However, the earlier encrypted pictures and videos still use the old verification code.