How to setup / install my new Hikvision system?

This FAQ deals with one of our most common questions.

“I’ve just bought a Hikvision IP kit from you – what do I do?”

What you need:

  • the Hikvision camera/s
  • The Hikvision NVR
  • Precrimped CAT5E / CAT6 Cables or an installer who supplies the cables (with RJ45 ends). (1 per camera and 1 from the NVR to the modem)
  • A monitor or TV (with VGA or HDMI connections) (you can buy a 22′ 1080p monitor from Officeworks for around 110.)
  • Screw driver
  • Ladder


  • Mark the Locations: Based on your layout plan, mark the spots where you will install the cameras.
  • Run the CAT6 cables to the locations you require (1 per camera). The cables should come back to the location where your NVR is located. Note the NVR makes a running fan noise so a cupboard / walk-in is ideal.
  • Connect & install the cameras to one end of the CATcable and connect the other end to the NVR. Please seal connections with electrical tape to protect against water ingress. 
  • Plug in the monitor via a VGA or HDMI cable to the NVR
  • Connect an ethernet cable from the NVR to the modem (if you wish to do remote viewing).
  • Turn on the NVR & Monitor – you should see a setup screen.
  • Ensure you write down the username / password you choose. Its a pain in the bum to reset.
  • After setup, you should see your cameras on the screen!
  • To set up remote viewing, (this is a useful video If you get stuck at this step, please consult an IT professional as it could be your modem or other issue.
  • If you’ve bought an Acusense system – how to configure acusense here

Our other FAQ articles are good for troubleshooting or you can try Googling / Youtubing the problem.

If you still can’t resolve your issue, please email us – Please be as detailed as possible regarding the issue.


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