HIKvision NVR And Some Of Their Newer Cameras. Plug And Play Issue Perhaps With New Password

Over the last 3 HIKvision NVR installs, we thought we had encountered a "dead" camera or 2 using direct connect plug and play.

Discovered yesterday when connecting same cameras to a POE switch and running SADP, that the cameras were in fact not dead. Tried changing the IP address via SADP like we always do, and 12345 default password was rejected. Direct connected to the 192.0.0.64 camera web page, and it required "registering" the camera with an 8 character password. Tried 12345678 and it rejected that. Requires an alphanumeric combo now.

Having done that, and checked the video, we then took it back to the NVR where it once again wouldn't detect it. Only way we could get it to work was to assign a similar IP address as the built ins like 192.168.254.5 and then do a manual add with our new password. Kind of a pain and really ruins the beauty/benefit of an all HIK quick install.

Is plug and play dead now?

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