How do I reset my Hikvision camera?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

To reset your Hikvision camera, you can follow these steps:

1. Locate the reset button: The reset button on Hikvision cameras is typically a small, recessed button located on the back or bottom of the camera. It may be labeled as “RESET” or have a small hole next to it.

2. Power on the camera: Make sure the camera is powered on and connected to a power source.

3. Press and hold the reset button: Using a small pointed object like a paperclip or pin, press and hold down the reset button for 30 seconds. It’s important to ensure that the camera is still powered on during this process.

4. Power down the camera: After holding the reset button for 30 seconds, power down the camera by disconnecting it from the power source.

5. Continue holding the reset button: While the camera is powered off, continue to hold down the reset button for another 30 seconds. This additional step helps ensure a complete reset of the camera’s settings.

6. Power up the camera: After the second 30-second interval, reconnect the camera to the power source and power it back up.

7. Final reset step: While the camera is powering up, continue to hold down the reset button for a final 30 seconds. This completes the reset process.

8. Release the reset button: After the final 30 seconds, let go of the reset button. The camera will now start up with the default factory settings.

Please note that resetting your Hikvision camera will erase all customized settings and configurations. After the reset, you will need to reconfigure the camera according to your preferences, including network settings, recording schedules, and any other personalized configurations.

It’s also worth mentioning that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the specific Hikvision camera model you have. It’s always a good idea to consult the camera’s user manual or contact Hikvision support for specific instructions related to your camera model.

In my personal experience, I have reset Hikvision cameras multiple times when troubleshooting network connectivity issues or when I needed to start fresh with the camera’s settings. The process described above has been effective in resetting the cameras back to their default factory settings. However, it’s important to ensure that you follow the steps carefully and hold the reset button for the specified time intervals to ensure a successful reset.