In this guide, we’ll cover setting up one of your Gamut IP cameras to a Hikivison PoE NVR. Ensure you follow through each step carefully and keep a note of the IP addresses for a smooth process.
If you have our GTIP280PTZ, PH3424IP10, NNIP230D or NNIP220B then the software used to configure the cameras will be slightly different.
Step1: Connecting the camera and software
Lets install the device manage software from the link below.
Once downloaded and installed you will want to have your camera connected into one of the camera ports on the rear of the recorder. On the 4 channel NVR you will see a 4 network connections and then a single connection on its own. The camera wants to be connected into one of the block of 4, you then want another lead going from one of these ports into your router.
This last lead will be moved as it’s only for the initial configuration so don’t worry if you have 4 cameras.
Step 2: Changing the IP address on your camera
- If you load up the device mange software and have one of your cameras connected now.
- Press the IP Search button where you will see the camera show up in the list.
- Left click on the camera where you will see the boxes in the top right update to be the same as the information on the left.
- What we’re going to do now is change the IP Address and the gateway, now this is nice and straight forward.
- In the IP address box change the digits to read 192.168.254.100 (Make a note of the IP address you use, especially if you have more than one camera).
- At the same time change the Gateway to read 192.168.254.1
- With both of those boxes changed to be the same as you can see here press the Modify button which I have highlighted.
- You will now get a message pop up saying Modify successful, to check this press the IP Search button where you will see the IP address has changed.
Repeat these steps for any additional cameras that you have, the only difference will be you will want the last section of digits in each IP address to be different. For example, the next camera you setup would have an IP Address of 192.168.254.101. The Gateway will remain the same for all cameras.
Step 3: Adding your cameras to the NVR
For this stage of the setup you want to have the cable which is going to your router connected into the single network port on the NVR. You will then want to have all the cameras you have connected into the camera ports.
- Right click with your mouse and select main menu from the list.
- Click on the camera menu.
- Now click on the IP Camera option.
- Select one of the cameras out of the list and press the pencil button beneath the edit option.
- Change the protocol to be Onvif instead of Hikvision.
- Input the cameras IP Address which you have set (we set the first one to 192.168.254.100).
- Alter the port to be 8899
- The username is admin (all lower case).
- By default, these cameras don’t have a password on them so this box can be left blank unless you have set a password.
- Press the ok button and then repeat step 4 onwards selecting a different camera each time.
You can also take a look at our handy video to follow through these steps.
That’s everything set up, when you have you NVR on the split camera views you will now be getting pictures from all your cameras which you have connected!
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.