Hikvision Hik-Connect Device Management

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Device management In this Article you can add devices to the Mobile Client and configure device functions such as and image encryption.

Activate an Inactive Device

When adding a device, if the device is not activated, a window will pop up to ask you to activate the device.

The device and the phone running the Mobile Client should be in the same LAN.

For the control device, you should activate it via other clients (e.g., iVMS-4200 client software).

Add a device.
See Add Device for Management for details.

Hikvision Hik-Connect Device Management
Hikvision Hik-Connect Device Management
Hikvision Hik-Connect Device Management

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On the Activate Device page, tap Set Device Password.
Create a password.
Figure 1. Activate Device


    The password strength of the device can be automatically checked. We highly recommend you change the password of your own choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including at least three kinds of following categories: upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product. And we recommend you reset your password regularly, especially in the high security system, resetting the password monthly or weekly can better protect your product.

    Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the installer and/or end-user.

  2. Tap Activate to activate the device.
  3. Enable DHCP or manually configure if you enter the Network Configuration page.

Add Device for Management

You need to add devices to the Mobile Client first so that subsequent operations such as live view and playback can be available. If you want to receive alarm event from a device, you should add it by scanning QR code or Hik-Connect domain.


Connect Offline Device to Network

When adding a device to the Mobile Client, if the device is offline, you should connect the device to a network first. The Mobile Client provides the following four methods for connecting offline devices to networks.


For access control device, you should connect it to a network via other Clients (e.g., iVMS-4200 client software).

Connecting to Wired Network

Using this method if a router is available for the device to connect to.


Make sure the device is powered on.

Connecting to Wireless Network

Use this method if a wireless network is available for the device to connect to. “Device” here excludes wireless doorbell, wireless security control panel, and Mini Trooper (a kind of battery camera).


  • Make sure your phone has connected to a Wi-Fi network before using the method.

  • The device should support connecting to wireless network.

Connecting to Network by Wi-Fi Configuration

You can use this method to connect wireless doorbell to the network by using the doorbell to scan the QR code generated by the Mobile Client.

Tap Connect to a Network on the Result page and then follow the instructions on the subsequent pages to connect the device to the network.

Connecting to Network by Access Point

In the Mobile Client, Access Point (AP) refers to a networking hardware device (e.g., wireless doorbell or wireless security control panel), which can provide a Wi-Fi network for the phone to connect to.


You should have turned on WLAN in the phone's operation system.

Tap Connect to a Network on the Result page, select Wireless Connection as the connection type, and then follow the instructions on the subsequent pages to complete the connection process.

Enable Hik-Connect Service for Device

Hik-Connect is a cloud service provided by Hikvision. When adding a device via Hik-Connect Domain or scanning QR code, the service should be enabled. You can enable the service via the Mobile Client, the device web page, or iVMS-4200 client software. This section introduces how to enable the service via the former two methods.

Enable DHCP Function on Device Web Page

You can enable DHCP by following the steps below to allow allocating DNS address automatically.


If you want to enable the access control device's DHCP function, you should enable it via other systems (e.g. iVMS-4200 client software).


  1. Visit the IP address of the device.
  2. Enter the device user name and device password and log in to the device's web page.
  3. Click Configuration > Network > Basic Settings to enter the Basic Settings page.
  4. Enable DHCP.

    DNS address will be allocated automatically.

  5. Click Save.

Unbind Device from Its Original Account

When adding a device by scanning QR code or Hik-Connect domain, if the result shows that the device has been added to another account, you should unbind it from the account before you can add it to your account.

Make sure the device and the phone running the Mobile Client are in the same local area network.

  1. Add the device by scanning QR code or Hik-Connect domain.
  2. On the Result page, tap Unbind Device to start unbind the device from its account.
  3. Optional: If the network exception occurs, perform the following operations.
    • Tap Connect to Wi-Fi to connect the phone to the Wi-Fi network and make sure the device is in the same local area network with the phone.
    • Tap Or you can unbind the device from its account in local GUI to unbind the device via local GUI.


    Unbinding the device via local GUI should be supported by the device.

  4. On the Unbind Device page, enter the device password and the verification code displayed on the image.
  5. Tap Finish

Device Settings

On Settings page, you can view and edit a device's basic information, delete the device, and configure other functions such as video and image encryption, changing device verification code, transferring the device to another user, etc.

Upgrade Device Firmware

For a device added via IP/Domain, its new version can be detected by the Mobile Client. Once detected, you can upgrade the device to its latest version.

  1. Enter the Device Information page.
    • On the device list page, if the page is in the list mode, swipe the device name to the left and tap .

    • On the device list page, If the page is in thumbnail mode, tap the device name or tap .

    • On the Live View page. Tap  and then tap Settings.


      For details about how to enter the Live View page, see Start and Stop Live View.

  2. Tap  > Device Version to enter the Device Version page.
  3. Tap Upgrade and then tap UPGRADE on the pop-up window.

    The Mobile Client will download the upgrade file first and then start upgrading the device.


    You can also enable the Mobile Client to automatically download the upgrade file in Wi-Fi networks once a new device version is detected. For details, see Auto-Download Upgrade File.


Transfer Device to Others

You can transfer the devices in your account to another person's account. After that, the transferred device will be unavailable for you, and the target account will have all the configuration and operation permissions of the devices.

  1. Enter the Settings page in one of the following ways.
    • On the device list page, if the page is in list mode, swipe the device name to the left and tap .
    • On the device list page, if the page is in thumbnail mode, tap the devices name or tap .
    • Enter the Live View page, tap  and then tap Settings.
  2. Tap Transfer Device > Transfer.

    A security code for verify your identity will be sent to your registered mobile phone number or email address.

  3. Enter the received security code, and then tap Next.
  4. Set the target account's information.
    • Enter the target account's user name, mobile phone number, or e- address, and then tap Confirm.
    • Tap  to scan the target account's QR code and then tap Confirm.

    The Device Verification Code window pops up.

  5. Enter the device verification code and then tap Confirm to complete device transfer.


    The default device verification code is usually on the device label. If no verification code found, enter the device verification code you created when enabling Hik-Connect service.



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