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IP Cameras Default Passwords Directory

by John Honovich, IPVM posted on Jan 05, 2012 About John Contact John

The following is an alphabetical list of IP camera manufacturers and their default usernames and passwords. The goal is to help users quickly get started with cameras. At the bottom of the post, we examine the use and security concerns of using default passwords.

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The List

For each manufacturer, we list the username first and pasword section in the following format: username/password:

  • ACTi: admin/123456 or Admin/123456
  • American Dynamics: admin/admin or admin/9999 
  • Arecont Vision: none
  • Avigilon: admin/admin
  • Axis: traditionally root/pass, new Axis cameras require password creation during first login
  • Basler: admin/admin
  • Bosch: none
  • Brickcom: admin/admin
  • Canon: root/camera
  • Cisco: No default password, requires creation during first login
  • Dahua: admin/admin
  • Digital Watchdog: admin/admin
  • DRS: admin/1234
  • DVTel: Admin/1234
  • DynaColor: Admin/1234
  • FLIR: admin/fliradmin
  • Foscam: admin/<blank>
  • GeoVision: admin/admin
  • Grandstream: admin/admin
  • Hikvision: admin/12345
  • Honeywell: admin/1234
  • IQinVision: root/system
  • IPX-DDK: root/admin or root/Admin\
  • JVC: admin/jvc
  • March Networks: admin/<blank>
  • Mobotix: admin/meinsm
  • Panasonic: admin/12345
  • Pelco Sarix: admin/admin
  • Pixord: admin/admin
  • Samsung Electronics: root/root or admin/4321
  • Samsung Techwin (old): admin/1111111
  • Samsung (new): admin/4321
  • Sanyo: admin/admin
  • Scallop: admin/password
  • Sentry360 (mini): admin/1234
  • Sentry360 (pro): none  
  • Sony: admin/admin
  • Speco: admin/1234
  • Stardot: admin/admin
  • Starvedia: admin/<blank>
  • Trendnet: admin/admin
  • Toshiba: root/ikwd
  • VideoIQ: supervisor/supervisor
  • Vivotek: root/<blank>
  • Ubiquiti: ubnt/ubnt
  • Wodsee: admin/<blank>

If you have more or see an error, post a comment and we will fix/update.

The most common default combination is admin/admin with 30%+ of all manufacturers using it.

Using Default Passwords

Using default passwords in production deployments is a debatable practice. Best practices recommend changing from the default. However, many certainly use defaults and will maintain that the practical risk is minimal.

What do you think? 






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