A long time ago, the default Hikvision password used to be 12345, but the new cameras don't use it anymore, and now it is necessary to create a new password during the first setup process. (the username is still admin).
The default IP address for the Hikvision IP camera is 188.8.131.52, and you may change it to meet your local network subnet range.
Here's a quick table with all information you need about Hikvision devices.
Why Hikvision doesn't use a default password
Hikvision doesn't use a default password anymore because hackers can use this information to log in to devices publicly available on the Internet.
Many users didn't use to change the default password during the first setup, making the camera vulnerable to attack. This problem was reported years ago, and Hikvision started forcing the user to create a strong password.
What if you lost the Hikvision password?
Perhaps you lost the password for your Hikvision camera or tried to help a client login to a device. In that case, you need to reset the camera to factory default.
There are different methods to recover from a lost password.
Here's a list of articles that can help you.
If you have an official Hikvision camera from an authorized reseller, you can either call somebody to help you or visit the Hikvision Website and ask for help.
You can follow the instructions from the Hikvision support team to reset the device to its default state. If you are using an OEM product, talk to the vendor.
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Claudemir Martins is a former Samsung Engineer with 16+ experience in the surveillance industry. He has been traveling around 17 different countries to teach people how to design, and install CCTV systems.