How To Install and Configure iVMS-4200 Client for Hikvision Cameras

iVMS-4200 is a versatile video management software for Hikvision OEM DVRs, NVRs, IP cameras, encoders, decoders and other Hikvision products. It provides multiple remote system functions including real-time live camera view, date/time search of events and recorded video playback, video file backup, date/time/license plate search of ANPR using LPR cameraa and more for the devices connected. When properly configured by CLEAR IT SECURITY it can be used to meet the needs of your monitoring task. With it’s easy-to-use operations and feature customization, this software can be used by surveillance projects of various sizes and needs.

Download the latest iVMS-4200 Client for Windows

To get started on your Windows PC, click here to open a new tab and proceed to the download page. Alternatively, this link will take you straight to the agreement page for v2.7.2.4.

ow to download Hikvision iVMS-4200 Windows client

On the Hikvision download page shown above, click on the latest version available: Hikvision iVMS-4200 v2.7.2.4 (Windows)(English) (NEW!) then scroll down through the change log until you see the download button and click on it.

Once the General Terms of Use agreement appears, click on Agree with these Terms and your download will begin. The file’s size is over 200MB and may take a couple minutes to a couple of hours to download depending on your internet connection speed.

Please Note: The downloaded file is compressed using RAR compression and as such requires a program that can un-compress the file. We recommend you download WinRAR or download 7-Zip as they are both free and work perfectly for this task.

Extract iVMS-4200 Client (for Windows) from downloaded file

If you do not already have a file-compression utility such as WinRAR or 7-Zip use our download links below:

download WinRAR or download 7-Zip

Once installed, open either one and use the app interface to locate the file: iVMS-4200(v2.7.2.4).rar

You should see the file: iVMS-4200(v2.7.2.4).exe inside the iVMS-4200(v2.7.2.4).rar file. Extract and run or open the file and install the application.

Install the latest iVMS-4200 Client for Windows

Double-click on the .exe file to begin installation. Click Yes to Allow Changes on the initial installation prompt. Complete the installation as follows:

On the Welcome to the InstallationShield Wizard page, Click Next >

On the License Agreement page, click (O) I accept the terms of the license agreement then click Next >

On the Select Features page, click Next >

On the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install

Installation Begins Copying files

Note: Depending on the speed of your computer, it may take between 2 and 10 minutes to install.

Once complete: On the Setup Type page, keep the desktop shortcut checked and click Next > and click Finish

Configure iVMS-4200 Client for Windows

iVMS-4200 Client Desktop iconOnce installed, you can find an icon on your desktop or in your Start Menu labeled iVMS-4200 Client. Open the app by clicking on it. Click Yes on the User Account Control message. Refer to the following sections to continue configuring your iVMS-4200 Client.

Register Administrator screen

You will need to register an Administrator account (or Super User) for the iVMS-4200 Client on this PC. In the Super User field enter admin or any other name you wish to use. Enter a password 8-16 characters long containing a combination of lower case, upper case, numbers and special characters using atleast 2 types) that you can remember in the Password field and again in the Confirm Password field.

Tip: Keep the check mark in [X] Enable Auto-login to save your password and not be prompted for it every time you open iVMS-4200.

Click Register once complete.

Note: Keep your super user name and password safe as there is no way to recover this information. If you lose this information, the iVMS-4200 client must be removed and reinstalled. Follow this guide after re-installation.

iVMS-4200 Client (Application open)

Click on Help > Open Video Wizard at the top of the iVMS-4200 application.

Click on the Device and Storage Schedule Configuration button

Device Management (1) screen

  • 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 top of screen

Add (2) screen

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: If the Address field is blank you will need to enter the IP address or DDNS 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 used on or setup on the Hikvision system. 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.

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!

How to Use iVMS-4200 Client (for Windows) for Hikvision Cameras