Did you forget the Samsung DVR default password? Or maybe you think the password is correct but still doesn’t work. You’re at the right place.
Samsung manufactures various models of DVRs, NVR, and IP cameras, that run on different firmware versions. However, most Samsung CCTV equipment use default usernames and passwords, the newer unit may not use a default password. Read this article to understand the situation better.
Samsung DVR default password
Use the default passwords listed below to access your Samsung DVR.
- Username: root and password: admin
- Username: admin and password: 1111111
- Username: admin and password: 4321
Try any of these accounts and see if you’re able to log in. For newer models of Samsung recorders or cameras, there’s NO DEFAULT password. The user is forced to create a password the first time the device runs.
Samsung manufacturers various CCTV equipment sold under brands such as Samsung, Wisenet, and Samsung Techwin, other OEM brands. Once you login to the DVR, it will ask you to create a new password. Additionally, update the firmware to patch any possible security bugs.
Note: The default password can be exposed to a hacking thread so it is recommended to change the password after installing the product. The password must be 8~13 characters long and include 2 different types of characters (for example letter and number), including a special character to make it stronger.
How to reset Samsung DVR
The reset process on a Samsung DVR depends on the model. The password method shown below works for these models: SR-450, SRD-850, SRD-1650, SRD-1645D, SDR-5102N, SDR-4101, SDR-3300N, SDR-5102, SDR-C75300N, SDR-B3300N, SDR-B73300, SDR-C5300N, SDR-C5300N, SDR-C5300N/US, or any model names that start with SRD-XXX.
So, If you forgot the password of the Samsung DVR, you can reset it by using one of the methods shown below.
- Turn on the DVR and have it connected to a monitor/TV
- Using the remote control, please press the DVR button (or Return if your DVR remote has no DVR button), then rapidly press Freeze > Alarm > Freeze > Alarm > Freeze Return. Once entered at an average pace the DVR will ask you if you want to load the factory settings. Select ok and all factory settings will be loaded. This will not delete any recorded footage.
Make sure to press the above sequence fast enough, if you’re slower the DVR doesn’t enter in the password reset mode. If you fail the first time, try again until you get it right. The picture below shows the buttons that need to be pressed.
Important note: Resetting the password on a Samsung DVR doesn’t erase the recorded videos, it just simply reset the admin account.
Another way you can try is the following method:
- The harder way, remove the power cord from the back of the DVR, then open the unit and locate the clock battery on the mainboard. Remove it from the mainboard, wait 2 hours, put it back in, close it up and connect the power back. It will be reset to factory default and all the footage will be erased.
As we mentioned, this reset information doesn’t apply to all Samsung recorders, either method could work or not at all. If after trying both ways you are still unable to login to the unit, consider returning it to the supplier or seller (Hanwha Techwin or directly on Samsung SmartThings). They will then forward it to Samsung’s service center, which can reset it via a master password.