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Dahua HD-CVI DVR Basic Setup

New GUI – Start Up Wizard (Device Initialization)


This article will go over the Initialization process of the units with the Dahua HD-CVI DVR New GUI.


  • XVR with 4.0 GUI
  • Mouse
  • Monitor

Step by Step Instructions

1. When you first turn on the recorder you will be greeted with the region settings. Click on the drop down menu and select “United States” and click Next.


2. Select the proper time zone setting for your region.


3. You will now be prompted to input a password for the admin account.


4. For easier login you can create a pattern, you will need to enter it twice to confirm.


5. Enter your email in order to reset the admin password in case the password was forgotten, you may also setup security questions.

Note: This is the only method to reset the password for XVRs and NVRs. If you skip this step and forget your device's password, you will need to replace the unit


6. The Auto-check for firmware is not yet implemented in the U.S. so you can just click on next.


7. Make sure the video standard format is set to NTSC and click on “Next”.

Dahua HD-CVI DVR Basic Setup
Dahua HD-CVI DVR Basic Setup

8. Here you can go in depth with the time settings. You may want to set up the DST (Daylight savings) so that it takes affect when the time comes.


9. The recorder will be set as a static default IP address you see on the screen. Input an open local IP address and gateway from you network. If you don’t know this information you can select DHCP (highlighted in the red box) in order to automatically receive an IP address from the router.


10. If you have the recorder properly connected to the router the P2P status will indicate “Online” and you can now remote in to the unit with our mobile app/PC app.


11. You can select the Encode settings for each camera by selecting the drop down menu on “Channel”.


12. Select the resolution and image quality for snapshots.


13. Select what you want to to when the hard drive fills up.


14. Here is you recording schedule, the green will indicate 24/7 recording and Yellow will be Motion recording.


15. Here is you Snapshot schedule, same color legend as recording,


16. Once all that is setup you will be greeted with the final Prompt! You are now finished Initializing you new recorder


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New GUI- Add a Dahua Device


This article will show you three different methods to add a dahua device to our New GUI recorders. We will be adding a dahua camera with all three methods.


  • Dahua Recorder with New GUI
  • Dahua Camera

Step by Step Instructions

Method 1:

This first method is extremely simple if all the cameras are still set to default credentials and settings. We will do a device search on the network and add them with a click of a button

  • First go to Camera>Registration


  • Click on “Device Search”, it will scan the network and pick up any cameras on it


  • Check the box of the camera you are adding and click on “ADD” and you will see the camera populate on the bottom box


  • Give it a few seconds and click on refresh to see if it was added properly. As you can see the status light is now green


Method Two:

The second method is used if there’s an existing camera and it’s password was changed. You will use device search to locate the camera and then go to manual add to change the password it’s being added with

  • Do a Device Search to locate the camera. Check the camera and click on “Manual Add”


  • A popup window will come up and most of the information will be populated. You will just need to change the password, click on save when you’re done.


  • The camera will now be added


Method Three:

This last method is used when Device Search fails and cannot locate the camera on the network. You will need to type in the camera’s information manually.

  • Click on Manual Add


  • Input all the required information


  • After manually inputting the information click on “Save”


  • If the information was correct then the camera will be successfully added and have a green status light


New GUI – Account Setup


This article will go over how to add a user on our New GUI devices


  • Recorder with New GUI

Step by Step Instructions

1. Log into the web interface of the device

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2. Click the Menu icon in the top left of the page

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3. Select Account

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4. Click Add User

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5. The Add User menu will appear. Use this window to ill out full user details

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  • User Name
  • Password
  • Group – user can be set to a User account group for multiple user authority management
  • User MAC – MAC address of the user for filtering/security purposes
  • Memo – memo line for notes regarding user

6. In the Authority menu you can define the individual rights of the User using the System, Playback, and Monitor tabs as well as which channels the user can access

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Select which features you wish the user to have then click Save

7. A message will confirm when the user is successfully added

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