How to Add IMOU Camera to Hikvision NVR: A Step-by-Step Guide


How to Add IMOU Camera to Hikvision NVR: A Step-by-Step Guide


If you're looking to integrate your IMOU camera into a Hikvision NVR (Network Video Recorder), you're in the right place. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the process step by step, making it easier than ever to achieve seamless camera integration.

Setting Up the Static IP Address for the IMOU Camera

  1. Open the IMOU Config Tool: Begin by launching the "Config Tool," a powerful utility that enables you to manage your IP cameras. Click on "Search setting."
  2. Enter Password: You'll need to enter the password for the camera. The default password is usually the safety code. Click "Ok" to save.
  3. Edit Camera Settings: Click on "Edit" to modify camera settings.
  4. Configure IP Settings: In the editing window, enter the following details:
    • IP Address for the Camera
    • Subnet Mask
    • Gateway
  5. Save Changes: Click "Ok" to save the modified IP settings. You'll receive a notification that the IP modification was successful.

Integrating IMOU Camera into Hikvision NVR

  1. Access Hikvision NVR: Open the Hikvision NVR interface and navigate to the "Configuration" section.
  2. Camera Management: Click on "Camera Management" to access camera-related settings.
  3. Quick Add: Select "Quick Add" to initiate a search for the IP camera on the network.
  4. Select the Camera: Once the search is complete, select your IMOU camera from the list and click "Ok."
  5. Modify Camera Settings: Click on the camera you've added and choose "Modify." You'll need to enter the password for the camera (usually the safety code). Enter it and confirm.
  6. Manual Camera Addition: If you prefer, you can also manually add the camera. Click "Add."
  7. Enter Camera Details: Input the following information:
    • IP Address of the Camera
    • Select the ONVIF Protocol
    • Enter HTTP Port
    • Password for the Camera (default is safety code)
  8. Video Encoding Modification: In case your camera supports H.265 but your NVR doesn't, you can adjust the video encoding settings to ensure compatibility.
  9. Finalize Configuration: Click "Ok" to save the camera settings. You've successfully integrated your IMOU camera into the Hikvision NVR.


Congratulations! You've successfully added your IMOU camera to your Hikvision NVR, allowing you to enjoy efficient monitoring and surveillance capabilities. By following the step-by-step instructions in this guide, you've overcome any potential hurdles and ensured smooth integration. Whether you're a tech enthusiast or a business owner looking to enhance security, this process empowers you to harness the full potential of your camera-NVR setup.

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