Many users want to view their Hikvision cameras or access the DVR/NVR using the Safari browser on a Mac. What plugin to install on Safari? How to see a Hikvision camera or NVR using Safari? You can view the cameras on Safari by installing the Mac web plugin for Hikvision.
In this step-by-step guide, we will show how to access a Hikvision device (IP camera, NVR, DVR) using Safari. You’ll be able to see the live feed, playback, modify the settings, etc. For other browsers, read the instructions about viewing the cameras on Google Chrome or Firefox.
How to access a Hikvision device on Safari?
In order to view the Hikvision cameras or NVR/DVR using Safari on a Mac computer, you need to install the Hikvision web plugin made to work on a Mac computer.
Step 1. Install the Hikvision web plugin for Mac. Download it from the Hikvision website or from this google drive link. This plugin supports Mac OS 10.8 or a later version. Please close the web browsers while you are installing the plugin.
Step 2. Open up the Safari browser. Type your NVR’s IP address into the address bar. For our example, since we are connected to the same network, we will use our NVR’s local IP address: http://220.127.116.11.
If you’re using an HTTP port other than 80, you need to type at the end of the address. For example, if your HTTP port is 82 then you have to type: http://192.168.1.33:82. Log in using your username and password.
Step 3. You should be able to see the live view of your cameras and the rest of the settings.
If it still doesn’t work, try the following:
- Make sure the iOS of the Mac computer is updated to the latest version. Check it out and the Preference section.
- Update the Safari to the latest releases. A few versions of older Safari may exhibit problems with the plug-in.
- Lastly, in a few cases (not so often though) you need to update the firmware on the Hikvsion recorder (or camera). Some units run on buggy firmware and may not show the picture on Safari.
If still no luck, contact Hikvision USA or the seller/dealer from where you purchased the product.