Hikvision 4 & 8 Channel NVR with POE

Hikvision 4 Channel NVR With 2T WD HDD


All our IP camera installations are based on network recorder and PoE, power over Ethernet to achieve simple stable neatly working home CCTV system. This is a IE browser on computer monitoring 4 cameras. We do not need to install any software in computer. You can access the video anywhere by Internet Explorer online.

Network Video Recorder: all digital IP cameras have to be connected to NVR via POE to display image over internet. Hard disk recording is optional. We do not offer Cloud recording yet, the current internet plans are not fast enough to support this kind of 1M per camera per minute traffic yet. This is NVR basic setting: Advanced, System, Log, Logout.

Recording Time Default: 3 Weeks; Hard disk size: 2T


This is video image set up:


This is Advanced configuration: There are not much we have to do here. The regular items are: Date & Time; Storage Info, Device Info we check here the NVR serial number for IE, Android and iOS apps.


This is the Serial No we can find under Device Info, input the number into your apps, you will be connected to this box online, wherever you are, this is the so called Cloud tehenology, we do not need to change any set up of the local internet connection.


HDMI connection to TV, or VGA to computer dispaly. For home installations we offer a free HDMI to connecte NVR to your TV so you can check live video here you’d like to. There’s always a easy way to hoot the box to internet, by LAN connection or our Powerline internet AV500.


This is digital camera set up, we need to mark them as camera 1, 2, 3, …


Power Over Ethernet: POE
This device is where all the digital cameras are connected to. They are not conneting to NVR, but to this device. It is a switch and power supply integrated. POE itself requires a 230V power supply with adaptor of 48V. We install double powerpoint by subcontracted electricians.

Terms Explained:

NVR-Network Video Recorder, is a box with or without hard disk attached, connected to internet via router, to allow you to online check and record IP cameras video. NVR works with switch or POE.

POE is power over Ethernet. It’s upgraded switch with DC power output function, to supply DC to camera’s. We do not use switch, we use POE only, to simply the installation. With POE we do not need to consider IP camera power supply again. POE is not costing much more than switch anyway.

POE is like a hub, one end connected to cameras, then other end to NVR box. POE can be used independently if you do not need video recording, in cases that only live video check is fine.  You do not need NVR box in this situation.

POE to NVR connection: normally it’s a CAT6 cable. For home installation this could be a difficult. If there is an empty CAT6 connection from router location going over attic to another room, we can use it, but you have to give up connection to another room. We solved this universal problem by Netgear Powerline AV500.

Internet over electrical wires: Powerline AV500. A pair of this Netgear devices allows you to transfer internet from router to anywhere in the house, even a sleep out unit, as long as the whole electrical network is under one electricity meter.

The general solutions is to leave camera cabling and POE box in attic, one new double powerpoint to be installed by our master electrician, and internet over powerline to hook to NVR box if needed. The NVR box will be placed close to router. If you happen to have a TV next to the NVR, you can check camera live video on TV screen; Otherwise through smart phone or tablets.

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