How to Add IP Cameras to an AI DVR

The number of IP cameras added to your DVR is dependent on how many channels your specific model can support, however, please note, due to hardware limitations, if you are enabling IP channels on the DVR, AI features on the DVR will not be supported after reboot.  You can find more information about this in the tech specs sheet for your device. To access specs sheets click here and locate the model number for your DVR. 

For more information on how to add an IP camera please refer to the information provided below. 

Step 1: Click on the Camera option located in the Management section of the Main Menu.


Step 2: Click on Channel Type and select the bottom check box. This checkbox is related to the IP channels associated with your DVR. 


You can mix and match between analog and IP camera channels as well by selecting different checkboxes in the IP field.


Note: You can only select channels from the bottom up in the IP field and can be switched back to Auto from the top down in the Auto field.

If you wish to set all the channels in your DVR to IP channels, click on the IP checkbox to select all.


Step 3: Click on Save and allow the DVR to reset.


Step 4: Navigate back to the Camera menu and click on Registration


Step 5: Click on Device Search to search for the IP camera you want to add and click on the enable checkbox.


Step 6: Check the camera you would like to add and click on the Add button to add the IP Camera to the DVR.


If the camera has an inactive status (red dot) the password may need to be updated


Updating the Password (IP Camera)

  1. Click on the Edit button.


  1. Ensure your camera settings are properly set and enter the password for your newly added IP Camera. If this is your first time using your camera the username and password will be admin.


  1. Click on Save to save the settings to your camera. If all information was entered correctly, the indicator icon in the Status field will be green. If the status does not change to green, click the Refresh button. If the status is still red, verify the password is correct and refresh. 
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