Hikvision camera – How to save images to a Shared Network Folder

This article will cover how to configure Hikvision IP camera to save images to Shared Network Folder.

Note that this guide will teach you the steps assuming that you are aware of how to set up the shared network folder.

To save images from a Hikvision camera to a shared network folder, you just need to share a folder on a Windows PC and configure the camera to periodically push the files based on a schedule previously created. Make sure to use the correct credentials for the authentication.

Please read this article and watch the video (by the end of the post) to see a detailed explanation with a practical example of the setup.

Configure Hikvision IP camera to save images to Shared Network Folder

Enter Configuration, then Storage, followed by Storage Management, and finally, Net HDD. You will need to open the Server’s IP address and File Path. 

Select the Mounting Type and change it to SMB/CIFS. Once you are done, enter the credentials, meaning the username and password, and finally click on Test.

Hikvision NAS setup

If you were successful, then Save the settings. Then Click on HDD Management and select the HDD tick box. Next, click Format. You will need to be patient, as this process can take some time.

A rule of thumb is that the bigger the hard drive you have, the longer you have to wait for this process to configure itself out.

Hikvision HDD Setup

Now select Schedule Settings and make the entire week Continuous; after, click on Save.

Hikvision Schedule Setup

Moreover, you will have to select Capture Parameters and enable the tick box next to Timing Snapshot. Don’t forget to click on Save.

Video: How to save images from a Hikvision camera to a shared network folder

Here’s a video that shows how to set up the Hikvision camera to save the images to a shared network folder on a Windows PC.

Final Thoughts

Now you are aware of how to configure Hikvision IP camera to be able to save images to a Shared Folder! Remember, though, that these cameras are not an exact science and can cause trouble from time to time.

If you need help fixing any Hikvision Errors, check out the various articles we have up to resolve the problems you might encounter. 

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