Hikvision Camera Configuration Guide

Hikvision Camera Configuration Guide

Hikvision Camera Configuration Guide

This guide illustrates how to configure Hikvision cameras for integration with the Eagle Eye Security Camera System.  

Hikvision's SADP Tool and Camera Activation

Download Hikvision's SADP Tool

     Navigate to www.hikvision.com  to download Hikvision's SADP Tool.
Hikvision's SADP tool requires Windows OS. 
      Select Tools from the Downloads menu on the Support and Resources page. 
      Select SADP from the list > Download
      Install the software once the download has completed

Activate the Cameras via SADP Tool

Connect a laptop to the POE switch where the Hikvision cameras are located and run the SADP tool.

The SADP tool will populate a list of connected cameras.

Perform the followings steps to activate these cameras:

      Select the checkbox next to the listed camera you want to configure.
      Check "Enable DHCP"
      Set an administrator password.
Do not use special characters.  If a special character is required, use an underscore. " _ " 
      Click Modify to save the above changes, followed by Refresh.
      Double click the IPv4 address listed for the camera you wish to configure. This will allow you to access the camera settings.

Configuration of Individual Cameras

To integrate a Hikvision camera there are a few settings that need adjustment. Please follow the steps below to configure the device so that it integrates properly with the Eagle Eye system.

Disable Illegal Login Lock

Log in to the Hikvision Camera.

Under System select Security.

Under Security select Security Service.

Uncheck the “Enable Illegal Login Lock” field.


Set up an ONVIF profile

Log in to the Hikvision Camera.

Under Network select Advanced Settings.

Under Advanced Settings select Integration Protocol.

Check the “Enable Hikvision-CGI” field.

Change the "ONVIF-CGI Authentication" to "Digest"
If "Digest&WX-UsernameToken: is available, utilize this instead.

Check the “Enable ONVIF” field.

Add a User using the same login information as the camera at Admin level.


Turn off the On Screen Display

Log in to the Hikvision Camera.

Under the Image tab select OSD Settings.

Uncheck “Display Date”.


The OSD can cause motion events in the Eagle Eye system triggering constant recording. 

Time Settings

Under System select System Settings.

Under System Settings select Time Settings.

Ensure the Time Zone is correct.


If there are any issues selecting the Time Zone attempt to sync it with computer time.

Main and Sub Stream Configuration


Under Video/Audio select Video.

Select Stream Type “Main Steam(Normal)”.

Select the Resolution necessary. 

Select 12fps for the Frame Rate.

Select H.264 for Video Encoding.

Ensure H.264+ is OFF.



Under Video/ Audio select Video.

Select Stream type “Sub-stream”.

Select the Resolution necessary. 

Select 8fps for the Frame Rate.

Select MJPEG for Video Encoding.


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