Can Hik Smart Series Cams Trigger Or Respond To An HTTP Call?

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure a Hik Smart Series camera (for example the DS-2CD4526FWD-IZ) to call an HTTP URL as an event action (i.e. on motion detection)?

Also, is there anything similar to Axis VAPIX for Hik cameras? Can I trigger something like sending an email with images by an HTTP call?


Hi Brian,

I myself have tried to do something like this in the past with a Hik 4xxx - I was not successful in doing it on-board the camera.

What I did manage to do was create an event in my VMS software to perform the task. Are asking about doing it on-board because you are not using a VMS?

I think a Hik rep or two are on this board - maybe you can send them a feature request?

It shouldn't be a problem. Hik a cgi xml based API. Here is a PDF outlining the various calls. This is a page from the document showing how to setup the call back.

Thanks for the link...very helpful. I wasn't aware Hik had that type of API at all. Getting tougher and tougher to justify using Axis every day.