What’s the bell or alarm icon in the Hikvision live view? What does the slate board (recording) icon mean? All these are Live View icons and controls that show on a Hikvision NVR or DVR and in this guide, we will explain what they mean.
Live View is the default display mode for the DVR. Each camera connected will be displayed on-screen. You can check the status or operation of your DVR and cameras by right-clicking the mouse to access the Menu Bar.
Hikvision Live View icons and controls explained
Menu: Click this to access the Menu.
Single Screen: Click this to display a full-screen video channel.
Multi-screen: Click this to select one of the multi-screen viewing modes available.
Previous Screen: Click this to display the previous channel(s).
Next Screen: Click this to display the next channel(s).
Start Auto-switch: Click this to automatically switch between channels at specific intervals (known as “Dwell Time”).
Start Recording: Click this to select either continuous record mode or motion detection record mode.
Quick Set: Click this to change the display contrast level. Please note, this doesn’t change the contrast level of the camera(s).
All Day Playback: Click this to play back video that has been recorded on the same day.
Stop Beep: Click this to disable the internal buzzer when events or errors occur. Click “Yes” or “No” to confirm.
Other options may be displayed on certain NVR/DVR models such as:
Add IP Camera: Adds a new IP camera to the recorder.
PTZ Control: Let the user control the PTZ cameras (Pan, Tilt, Zoom).
Output Mode: Selects the Output Mode.