This guide shows how to password reset a iDVR-PRO recorder to factory default. In case you have lost or forgotten the password for this type of DVRs, then follow the instructions below to have the password reset.
The password reset method discusses here works for iDVR-Pro 960H models and the latest 1080P HD DVRs which include models such as: iDVR-PRO4A, iDVR-PRO8A, iDVR-PRO16A, iDVR-PRO8H, iDVR-PRO16H, etc.
If you’re not sure what model you have, it’s still worth trying to reset the password. If the reset doesn’t go through, ask CCTV Camera Pros (which markets this product line) for technical support.
How to password reset iDVR-Pro
The instructions and the screenshots below are taken from the CCTV Camera Pros website.
Step 1. Make sure that the DVR is turned off. Use the on/off switch at the back.
Step 2. Press and hold any button (select randomly) on the included infrared remote control.
Step 3. While holding the button on the remote, power on the unit (turn on the switch at the back).
Once you do that, you should hear a single beep followed by a double beep. The second you hear the double beep, press 1 2 3 5 on the remote control. If entered correctly you will hear a double beep and the DVR will begin to reboot. Note: If entered incorrectly, you will hear a sequence of about eight beeps and then a double beep to prompt you to re-enter 1 2 3 5.
Step 4. When the DVR boots up, you will be prompted to enter the password which is now the default “1234“. Using either the included infrared remote control or a USB mouse hooked up to the DVR, press Menu and then System Setup.
Then select the User tab, followed by Management.
In the Management menu, click Edit next to the User ID you wish to change the password for. Most of the time it will be the Admin account.
On the Edit menu, click the Password tab and you will be asked to enter the current password which is the default “1234”. Press OK to continue.
On the next window you’ll be prompted to create a new password. Press OK once complete. This new password must have a maximum character count of 8. When the procedure is finished, the password is recovered.
Resetting the password on iDVR-PRO will not erase the footage or the rest of the settings on the recorder. Everything will be still the same, simply the lost password will be updated to the new one.