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How to add smart doorbell camera to Hikvision/Dahua NVR?

Hikvision and are two dominant brands in surveillance market, today we are delighted to share you how to add smart doorbells to network video recorders from them. Not all smart doorbells are compatible with theirs NVR products. For example, those battery-powered wireless smart products, they can't connect NVR products, as they has no capability to deliver video stream 24 hourly. All Yoosee smart doorbell complies ONVIF specification, they operate just like IP cameras, they can be easily added to your NVR.

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How to add smart doorbell to Hikvision NVR?

Adding smart doorbell camera is very simple, both smart doorbell and NVR should use the same IP network range, hence the NVR can discover the smart doorbell. For example, the NVR's IP address is, then your smart doorbell's IP address should be in the range of – It's ideal to disable function on NVR and your network switch, assign a fixed IP address to the device manually. This can avoid IP address change after your devices reboot.

Hikvision DVR/NVR network connection diagram

Obviously, checking or modifying the network of your NVR and smart doorbell is very important. To check your Hikvision NVR's network configuration, you should click “Menu”, “Configuration”, selecting “Network” tab. The picture below shows Hikvision NVR with IP and with the subnet mask, the gateway address is

Next, check the network settings of your smart doorbell, my Yoosee smart doorbell's IP address, and subnet mask, the gateway is According to the manual of the product, the doorbell's ONVIF discovery port is 5000, and ONVIF account name is admin, the ONVIF is its RTSP password. Prior to adding the smart doorbell to any other NVR and NAS, VMS as well, you should enable RTSP stream and set a new RTSP password to enable and secure local video streaming.

Adding smart doorbell to Hikvision NVR manually

Now it's time to add smart doorbell to your NVR/, open the “menu”, select “camera”, then click on “Custom adding”, just input your smart doorbell's network information as shown below: As you can see in the figure above, I have included the following information:IP camera address:

  • Protocol: ONVIF
  • Management port: 5000
  • Transfer port: Auto
  • Username: admin
  • Password:

Enter all the information and click the “Add” button, your ONVIF smart doorbell is now added to the Hikvision NVR and you can check the status by looking at the icon, see the image below.

Hikvision network camera status

How to add smart doorbell to Dahua NVR/DVR?

Our Yoosee smart doorbell can be integrated with your Dahua IP video surveillance system, they're able to delivery HD stream to your recorder 24 hourly. Here we share you the tutorial including step by step on how to add smart doorbell to Dahua NVR. It should be noted that both smart doorbell and your Dahua NVR should be in the same network range, therefore they can communicate each other. Dahua NVR complies ONVIF protocol, it accepts IP cameras and smart doorbells from third-party.

From the main menu select “CAMERA”, select “REMOTE”, “”. The NVR will automatically discover and list the available IP camera or smart doorbell devices in the same local network. Find the IP address of your smart doorbell, click “Modify” to change its default password. Inputting the modified RTSP password then click “Add”, now you have successfully added Yoosee smart doorbell to the recorder. You can also manually add cameras by selecting manual add.

Dahua NVR main menu camera

Input IP address of smart doorbell, username and password, for example:

  • Channel: 6
  • Manufacturer: Private
  • IP Address:
  • TCP Port: 5000
  • User Name: admin
  • Password:
  • Decode Buffer: Default
  • Remote Channel No.: 1
Manual add smart doorbell to Dahua NVR
Inputting all the information, click “Save” to complete. Back to status tab, confirm whether your device is successfully connected or not. If your status shows unsuccessful, you should double check the input password is correct.

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