Security questions are used to access your security camera system if you have forgotten the password. These questions are usually created during the initial setup of your Dahua recorder (DVR, NVR) and they can be modified later on.
It’s always recommended to set the security questions and never leave them blank. You need to remember or store the answers somewhere safe and you can use them to reset the password in a matter of seconds. Otherwise, password recovery can be lengthy and somehow difficult.
To modify your security purposes, you will need direct local access to the recorder to reset the security questions. Make sure the recorder is hooked up VGA or HDMI to a monitor/TV and there’s a USB mouse to navigate the menu. For instructions on how to modify password security questions on your Dahua NVR (or DVR), follow the steps below.
The first step, log in to your DVR or NVR by using your credentials (username and password). On the main menu, click on the Account section and then navigate to the Management section.
Click on the Password Reset option and in the Security Questions field, click on Reset.
Use the question dropdown menus to select security questions and enter the answers in the answer fields. Click Apply. Make sure you don’t forget these questions, store them somewhere such as a password manager.
As we said, if you forgot the password but you know your security questions, then there’s no need to waste time calling the seller or the manufacturer. Just click “Forgot Password” and choose the option reset by using security questions. Enter them and create a new password. That’s all. Very easy and super fast.