How To Reset Hikvision Camera Password?

It’s quite common for users to encounter password issues when using Hikvision security cameras. whether due to forgetting a changed password or losing track of how to reset it. This guide will walk you through the steps to reset Hikvision camera password, ensuring you regain access to your security camera promptly.

The updated setting of Hikvision device does not include a primitive password. When you use the camera for the first time, you need to activate the camera by a compulsory password setting procedure (8-16-digit alphanumeric characters).

When you first use a Hikvision camera, it requires activation through a compulsory password setting procedure. Unlike older versions, current Hikvision devices do not come with a preset factory password. During activation, you will need to create an 8-16 digit alphanumeric password.

(The default Hikvision user name and password used to come factory-set, normally username admin and the default password 12345.)

Recommended Practice: Use a strong password that includes a mix of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Regular password resets, either monthly or weekly, are advised to maintain the safety of your system.

4 Methods To Reset Password for Hikvision Camera

Hikvision Default Password by Hik-connect

  1. On the Hik-Connect login page, click “Forgot Password”.
  2. Select “Verify by Hik-Connect APP”.
  3. A QR code will appear on the interface.
  4. Log into your Hik-Connect account and scan the QR code using your device.
  5. You will receive a verification code.
  6. Enter the verification code at the prompt to reset your password.
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Default Password for Hikvision Using SADP

  1. Download the SADP tool on your computer.
  2. Connect your camera to the network and run the SADP software to search for the camera.
  3. Once the camera is discovered, select the device and click “Forget Password”.


  • Ensure your phone and the device are on the same LAN.
  • The device must has been set up reserved email or security questions before.


  • Navigate to Support > Reset Password > LAN Device.
  • Select the device and tap the password reset icon.
  • Click “Forget Password”.
  • Send the verification code to your reserved email address.
  • Enter the verification code received to reset your password.

Hikvision Camera Default Password by Security Question

  • On the Hik-Connect login page, click “Forgot Password”.
  • Select “Security Question Verification”.
  • Enter the correct answer for the security questions you previously set.
  • Once verified, you can reset Hikvision password.
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Reset Password for Hikvision DVR/NVR Using The GUID File On Web

Note: This method is suitable for Hikvision –E/-K/-I series NVR from version V3.4.90 or above and DVR of version V3.4.80 or above.

  • After you activate the camera for the first time by a password setting procedure, Click “OK” for the next step.
  • There will be a pop-up interface for security question configuration. Click “ Export GUID File”.
  • Next time when you need to reset the password, please import the GUID file.
  • Go to Configuration-User Management to export the GUID file (You will need to input the admin password before exporting the file).
  • Name the file and click “Save”, there will be a pop-up window showing exporting succeeded.

Note: Please notice that if the admin password has been changed or GUID file has been used, the GUID file will be invalid.

Need More Help?

If you have further questions about Hikvision cameras or encounter any issues, feel free to contact us directly at: Endosc Security.

By following these steps, you should be able to reset default hikvision camera password with ease, ensuring your security system remains robust and functional.

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