DW (Digital Watchdog) is a well-known manufacturer of NDAA/TAA-compliant surveillance solutions and products, that provides good image quality and flexible video management.
Their variety of IP cameras, recorders (DVR, NVR), and camera management systems use various combinations of default usernames and passwords.
DW Default Password for IP Cameras
You can use the default credentials when using a web browser to log in for the first time. The camera will then request that the Administrator Password is changed from the default before proceeding. (Make sure to remember the new password).
|DW Camera Type||Default IP Address||Default Login|
|Generation 1 – MEGApix 2.1MP IP Cameras||192.168.1.123||admin/admin|
|Generation 2 – MEGApix 2.1MP IP Cameras||192.168.1.80||admin/admin|
|MEGApix 4MP IP Cameras||192.168.1.80||admin/admin|
|MEGApix 4MP MxT IP Cameras||192.168.226.201||admin/admin|
|MEGApix 5MP IP Cameras||192.168.1.80||admin/admin|
|Specialty Cameras (Ex: DWC-PB6M4T, DWC-PZV2M72T, etc.)||192.168.1.80||admin/admin|
DW Recorders Default Password
The DW Blackjack Series and VMAX Series units are shipped out of the factory line with the default login credentials (username and password).
Typically, DW Blackjack units don’t require a login to access the OS, but VMAX DVRs and NVRs do require the user to enter a login upon booting the unit for the first time.
Below, we’ve listed the default login credentials of the DW Blackjack and VMAX recording units. Keep in mind, the default login for the DW Spectrum\ IPVMS software (admin/admin12345) is the same on all DW Blackjack units.
Default Password and Username for DW Blackjack
|Device Series||Default IP Address||Default Unit Login|
|DW Blackjack Cube||DHCP||dwuser/Dw5pectrum|
|DW Blackjack E-Rack & P-Rack||DHCP||dwuser/Dw5pectrum|
|DW Blackjack Tower & Mid-Tower||DHCP||dwuser/Dw5pectrum|
|DW Blackjack X-Rack||DHCP||dwuser/Dw5pectrum|
|DW Blackjack Intel Xeon Silver Processor 2U||DHCP||dwuser/Dw5pectrum|
|DW Blackjack MINI||DHCP||admin/admin1234|
|DW Blackjack NAS||192.168.1.200||admin/admin1234|
For DW Blackjack Servers with Windows, purchased prior to June 2021, the default OS username/password is “admin/admin”.
For DW Blackjack Servers with Linux, purchased prior to June 2021, the default OS username/password is “admin/admin”.
Default LSI RAID Manager Login List
|Device Series||Default RAID Login||Example Login|
|DW Blackjack P-Rack and E-Rack (Windows)||<system name>/admin||bjer4u120t/admin|
|DW Blackjack P-Rack and E-Rack (Ubuntu/Linux)||root/admin|
|DW Blackjack X-Rack||x-rack/xrack1234|
Default VMAX Unit Login List
|Device Series||Default IP Address||Default Unit Login|
|VMAX® A1 Plus||192.168.1.160||admin/<no password>|
|VMAX® IP Plus||192.168.1.160||admin/<no password>|
How to find the camera’s IP address and assign a new password?
Some DW camera models (and other products) require the assignment of a custom password the first time the camera is powered on.
Once the camera is hooked up, the software requests that a password be created for the camera. This new password can be set using either the camera’s web interface or by using the DW IP Finder tool.
Note: the camera login credentials and the user’s DW Spectrum IPVMS login are two separate entities. What is used to log in to a DW Spectrum System is a different set of credentials entirely.
First of all, you need to connect the IP camera to your local network, and by default, the camera will use a DHCP protocol and will auto-assign an IP address to match the format of the connected subnet.
However, in the case that a DHCP network device is not present or if the camera must otherwise have an IP address assigned manually, you can use the DW IP Finder desktop application.
DW IP Finder allows users and installers to assign an administrator password to multiple IP cameras simultaneously. If you need to install or update DW IP Finder, you may download the latest version from the DW IP Finder official page.
When setting up new cameras, the user (installer) can either create a different password for each camera individually or use the same login credentials for all cameras. It is recommended to have all cameras use the same login credentials since it’s easier to manage and add the cameras to the software.
After you have installed and downloaded the DW IP Finder, launch it on your computer. It’s important that the computer and the cameras be connected to the same local network (otherwise the scanning tool can’t find the devices).
In DW IP Finder, click on the Network dropdown and select the network card that is connected to the cameras. Then click the Scan Devices button to detect all the DW cameras connected to the network.
Once the tool has detected the cameras, use the checkboxes to select the units that you will be creating a new password to. If multiple cameras are selected at the same time, they will all be assigned the same login credentials.
Then click the Bulk Password Assignment button which will bring another window. Under Current Account, enter the current Username and Password of the camera.
Under New Password, enter the new Administrator password for the camera in the “New” field and reenter the new password in the “Confirm” field.
Additionally, you may include a password reminder in the Hint field. Click the Change button to apply the new login credentials to the camera.
Note: Passwords are required to use a minimum of eight 8 characters with at least four 4 combinations of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
How to change the DW password via the web interface
After logging into the camera’s web interface for the first time, the camera will ask the user to modify the default password. If you don’t know the default password, check the list above and see which camera model you own.
Click the Change Password button if the camera is using the default login credentials. If the login has already been customized, click the Setup button.
The “Change Password” window will display. Enter the new password for the camera in the Password field and again in the Retype Password field. Save the settings and that’s all you have to do. Now the camera is using the new password.