How To Reset Hikvision Camera?

Resetting a Hikvision camera may be necessary if you are experiencing technical difficulties or if you need to restore the device to its default settings. Here are the steps to reset a Hikvision camera:

1. Find the reset button: Every Hikvision camera has a reset button located on the device’s body. This button may be labeled “reset” or feature a small hole with a button inside.

2. Press and hold the reset button: Using a small tool like a paperclip or pin, press and hold the reset button for approximately 10 seconds. Release the button when the camera’s status light begins to flash.

3. Wait for the camera to restart: The camera will automatically restart and the status light will stop flashing once the reset process is complete.

4. Reconfigure the camera: After the reset is complete, the camera will be restored to its default settings. You will need to reconfigure the device to connect it to your network and set up any desired features like motion detection or recording.

It’s important to note that resetting a Hikvision camera will erase all previous settings and configurations. If you have important data stored on the device, it’s recommended that you back up your data before performing a reset. Additionally, if you are unable to reset your camera using the steps above, refer to the device’s user manual or contact Hikvision customer support for further assistance.


1. How do I reset my Hikvision camera?

To reset your Hikvision camera, locate the reset button on the device and press and hold it for 10-15 seconds. This will restore the camera to its default settings.

2. What should I do if I forget my Hikvision camera password?

If you forget your Hikvision camera password, you can reset it by using the SADP tool. Connect your camera to your computer, open the SADP tool, and select the camera you want to reset. Click on the “forgot password” option and follow the instructions to reset your password.

3. Will resetting my Hikvision camera delete all my recordings?

Yes, resetting your Hikvision camera will delete all your recordings. Make sure to backup your recordings before resetting your camera.

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