TVT is a Chinese company that manufactures various DVRs, NVRs and cameras which are sold re-branded worldwide. This company is so popular at the low-end CCTV market that there’s a high chance that your DVR is manufactured by them. You may have a TVT DVR but you don’t know because there’s no such inscription or logo on the recorder. Usually these DVRs are sold under other brand names such as H.264 DVR, QT DVR, Q-See DVR, analog DVR and numerous other brands. In this article we will show an easy trick how to reset the lost password on a TVT or H.264 DVR.
How to tell if your DVR is manufactured by TVT?
There’re a few simple ways to tell. For example check the main menu screen, if it’s the same as the one pictured below, then you have a TVT DVR (H.264 DVR) and you can use the method shown here to quickly reset the password.
Below is the main screen if you login on a TVT DVR via the web browser. If you see the same screen on your computer, then your H.264 DVR is made by TVT and you can use the procedure shown here to reset the password.
Or if your recorder has this red and yellow warning label on top of the DVR, then that’s an indication that you have a H.264 DVR. Check the picture below.
How to reset the password on H.264 DVR or TVT DVR
Step 1. Go directly to the TV/monitor connected to your H.264 DVR and bring up the login screen. Note: you need to use the monitor to reset the password, it won’t work if you try to reset remotely (or locally) through the web browser.
Step 2. Use the username and master password below to reset the password on your H.264/TVT DVR. Try both accounts and see which one works. If it works, the recorder will reboot.
Step 3. If the password reset went through, your recorder will reboot and when it’s back on you can try to login with the factory default account which for these recorders is username: admin and password: 123456.