How To Configure Hikvision iVMS-4200 Client – Device Management (screen)

Once you have downloaded and installed Hikvision’s iVMS-4200 Client, you can open iVMS-4200 and use the Device Management screen found in the Device Management tab (shown below) and to add, configure new and existing devices, as well as remove devices.

iVMS-4200 Device Management screen

Adding a new Device

To add a new device, click on the Add [button] located under Device for Management heading or:

  • If you are adding a device that is on your local network, you should see it listed at the bottom under Online Device (1) — if you do, just click on it then click Add + under Online Device (1)
  • If you are adding a device that is on the internet, you should click Add + under Device for Management (0) near the top middle area of your screen

Add (screen)

The screen once open, will default to an Adding Mode of IP/Domain. The most commonly used modes encountered here are IP/Domain and Cloud P2P.

iVMS-4200 Device Management Add IP-Domain screenIP/Domain (screen settings)

Nickname: Enter a Nickname for this location’s device. This nickname is used to identify your system/location in the iVMS-4200 client. Example: Home or Office or JWG Warehouse Building 1, etc.

Address: Enter the IP address or Dynamic DNS name for the device. If your system was installed by CLEAR IT SECURITY, this information would have been emailed to you. Please contact us if you cannot find it.

Port: 8000 (unless your installer used a custom port)

User Name: This is the username assigned to you by CLEAR IT SECURITY or the system’s default username/password information. This name may be admin or a different name if setup by CLEAR IT SECURITY.

Password: This is the password used on or setup on the Hikvision system. This password would have been setup by CLEAR IT SECURITY.

[ ] Synchronize Device Time – Leave this box UN-checked!

[X] Export to Group – Leave this box checked!

Once all fields have been entered and confirmed correct, click the Add button. Once it is added, click Next button. Click Finish when complete.

Congratulations! Your system has now been added!

Check out our user’s guide

Cloud P2P Domain (Hik-Connect device / settings screen)

Newer CITS Hik devices can now use a Hikvision cloud-based P2P method for connecting and viewing cameras remotely over double-NATTed or fire-walled configurations without IT assistance or a static IP address!

iVMS-4200 Device Management Add Cloud P2P Domain screen (not logged in)

To add a Hik-Connect or Cloud P2P device, you must:iVMS-4200 Device Management Add New Device Type Cloud P2P Device screen

  1. Click on Add New Device Type [button] listed under Device Type in the Device Management screen.
  2. Place a check mark next to Cloud P2P Device and click OK.
  3. Click on Cloud P2P Device now listed under Device Type in the Device Management screen.
  4. Click the Login [button] shown and enter your Hik-Connect user information and click Login or if you do not have an account, click on Register and fill out the information requested.

Once added, come back to this screen and add the devices to iVMS-4200 by placing a check mark next to the device(s) and click the Add [button].

If you do not perform these steps you will be presented with the message: “Please log in to the Cloud 2P2 account first before using this function.” as shown in the image above.

Hik-Connect Account Management

You can create a Hik-Connect account, login, change sharing settings and more by using the Hik-Connect app or by visiting www.hik-connect.com.

Congratulations! Your system has now been added!

Check out our user’s guide

Note on Hik-Connect devices: 

For years, security cameras as well as many other technology devices have required dedicated IP addresses or Dynamic DNS based services to provide remote connections to these devices. Hik-Connect connections do not (yet) provide browser-based viewing or configuration without a local or internet-addressable configuration.

Modifying a Device

To modify an existing device, click on the device listed and choose Modify option under the Device for Management heading.

iVMS-4200 Device Management Modify IP-Domain screenModify (screen)

IP/Domain (screen settings)

Nickname: Enter a Nickname for this location’s device. This nickname is used to identify your system/location in the iVMS-4200 client. Example: Home or Office or JWG Warehouse Building 1, etc.

Address: Enter the IP address or Dynamic DNS name for the device. If your system was installed by CLEAR IT SECURITY, this information would have been emailed to you. Please contact us if you cannot find it.

Port: 8000 (unless your installer used a custom port)

User Name: This is the username assigned to you by CLEAR IT SECURITY or the system’s default username/password information. This name may be admin or a different name if setup by CLEAR IT SECURITY.

Password: This is the password used on or setup on the Hikvision system. This password would have been setup by CLEAR IT SECURITY.

[ ] Synchronize Device Time – Leave this box UN-checked!

Once all fields have been entered and confirmed correct, click the Modify button.

Congratulations! Your system has now been modified!

Check out our user’s guide

iVMS-4200 Device Management Modify Cloud P2P Domain screenCloud P2P Domain (Hik-Connect device / settings screen)

Newer Hikvsion devices can now use a Hikvision cloud-based P2P method for connecting and viewing cameras remotely over double-NATTed or fire-walled configurations without IT! To add a Hik-Connect or Cloud P2P device, you must first login or create a Hik-Connect account using the app or at www.hik-connect.com.

Once added, come back to this screen and modify the devices to iVMS-4200 by placing a checkmark next to the device(s) and click the Modify [button].

Congratulations! Your system has now been modified!

Check out our user’s guide

Note on Hik-Connect devices: 

For years, security cameras as well as many other technology devices have required dedicated IP addresses or Dynamic DNS based services to provide remote connections to these devices. Hik-Connect connections do not (yet) provide browser-based viewing or configuration without a local or internet-addressable configuration.

Add Devices via the Video Wizard (alternative adding method)

You can also use the video wizard by clicking on Help > Open Video Wizard at the top of the iVMS-4200 application.

Click on the Device and Storage Schedule Configuration button and follow the prompts in the wizard.

Adding the Stream Key – The video is encrypted Input the stream key to view the video error

iVMS-4200 Main View The video is encrypted Input the stream key to view the video error

To increase security, Hik-Connect camera connections require a stream encryption key to be inputted before the live video will play. Enter the encryption key in the box and click the OK [button] for each camera connected. You can also add and copy the key to all cameras in the Device Management screen.

iVMS-4200 Device Management Group Modify Camera Stream Key screenAdd, Modify and Copy the Encrypted Video Stream Key via Device Management screen

To add, modify or copy the stream key, click on Device Management > Group > find your camera # or name then highlight it by clicking on it then click Modify.

You can also copy the stream key to your other cameras by clicking on the Copy to… [button]