Reset a Hikvision camera via reset button method

Step-by-Step Guide to Reset a Hikvision Camera via the Reset Button

Step 1: Locate the Reset Button

  1. Identify the Reset Button:
    • The reset button is typically located inside the camera housing. Depending on the model, you may need to remove the camera’s cover or dome to access it.
    • For some models, the reset button might be a small pinhole button that requires a paperclip or similar tool to press.

Step 2: Prepare the Camera

  1. Power Off the Camera:
    • Disconnect the power supply to the camera. If the camera is powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet), disconnect the network cable.

Step 3: Perform the Reset

  1. Press and Hold the Reset Button:
    • Press and hold the reset button using a suitable tool (such as a paperclip for pinhole buttons).
    • While holding the reset button, reconnect the power supply or network cable to the camera.
  2. Hold the Button for 10-15 Seconds:
    • Continue to hold the reset button for approximately 10-15 seconds. You may observe the camera’s indicator lights flashing during this time.
  3. Release the Button:
    • After 10-15 seconds, release the reset button.

Step 4: Wait for the Camera to Reboot

  1. Camera Reboot:
    • Allow the camera a few minutes to reboot. The camera will reset to its factory default settings during this process.

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