Are Hikvision cameras ONVIF compatible?

Are Hikvision cameras ONVIF compatible ?

This is probably your concern if you have Hikvision security cameras and a recorder from a different manufacturer or vice versa.

The quick answer to this question is, Yes, the Hikvision cameras are ONVIF compatible, but on the new models, you need to check if the protocol is enabled.

==> To learn more, read the article: What is ONVIF

How to enable ONVIF on Hikvision cameras

The quick answer to this question is, Yes, the Hikvision cameras are ONVIF compatible, but on the new models, you need to check if the protocol is enabled.

On Hikvision cameras with a firmware version of 5.5.0 or higher, you must enable the ONVIF protocol in the camera settings as shown in the picture below,

How to enable ONVIF protocol on Hikvision Cameras

Enable ONVIF (Click to Enlarge)

You also need to create an "ONVIF user" and use the credentials in the software, recorder, or platform that you intend to connect to the Hikvision camera.

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