Hikvision has released firmware version 4.0 for select NVRs, touting two years of research and development, and claiming "the new generation GUI will allow operators to do a lot more, much more intuitively."
We installed this firmware on a DS-7608NI-I NVR to see how these new "smart" features work, including:
- Target Detection
- Event/Alarm Lists
- Thumbnail Playback
- Increased Search Speed
- Simplified PTZ Control
UI differences are noticeable from the start, with users now prompted to draw a pattern to log in, instead of needing to type out an 8+ character password with on screen keyboard:
Inside, we see how NVR 4.0's other changes work, advantages and disadvantages, and how they compare to other low cost NVRs.