How to Log into a Hikvision IP camera that is connected to a Hikvision NVR?

Step 1

Open up SADP program (download here – SADP will give you the IP address of the recorder . You should see the IP address next to the NVR model number.

Step 2

Open up an Internet browser and type in the IP address of the NVR.

Note some browsers will have plugin issues with Live-view, so you may need to use the below plugin for Chrome. IE Tab – Chrome Web Store (

Step 3

Log in using username and password of the recorder.

Step 4

Go to Configuration > Network > Advanced Settings > Other.

Tick “Enable Virtual Host

Step 5

Go to Configuration > System > Camera Management > Click on the blue link next to the camera you wish to log into.

Step 6

Log into the camera. (same username / password as the NVR if the NVR activated the camera)

There you have it – you’re now logged into the camera and ready to perform actions on the camera.


If the above steps don’t work, please follow the steps below:


CONNECT A CABLE FROM your PC (ie. ethernet cable from your PC to your CAMERA PORT (so if you have a 4ch and 4 cameras, you’ll need to unplug 1 cam and plug in there))


Load up SADP – you should see all the IP addresses of the cams listed.


Change the PC subnet / gateway / to match that of the cams. IP should be in the same ‘network’

Network adapter / Right click on active connection / Properties / TCP/IP4 / Properties – change details here.


Enter the IP address of the CAMERA into the browser. If your settings for step3 were correct, you should be able to log in.

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