Reset password on H.264 DVR All Brands (2022)

The so calledH.264 DVRis a very popular generic video recorder and this article will help you in case you have lost the password. Read carefully and follow all the steps on how to reset H.264 Network DVR password.

First of all, let’s clarify what are H.264 DVRs. These H.264 DVRs are a generic type of video recorders manufactured by thousands of manufacturers all over the world and are marketed in many brand names (usually when the DVR starts up it will show up there the H.264 logo). Since there are thousands of DVRs brands on the market and the way to reset the password can vary from one model to another.

The first step of doing a password reset on a H.264 DVR is to consult the equipment’s manual or to contact the DVR’s dealer/reseller, most of the resellers (TVT, Dahua, Samsung, Panasonic, Bosch, Axis) support their products. However sometimes you have a H.264 DVR with an unknown brand and there’s no manual available or no technical support team. If you have lost the password for your non-branded / generic H.264 DVR, you could try the password reset methods shown in this guide.

Below are listed the techniques and the procedures we will deploy reset the password for H.264 DVR. Try each of them until you’re able to recover your lost password.

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1. Try to use DVR factory default password
2. Use H.264 DVR master password generator
3. Remove the battery to reset the password
4. Use jumper to reset the passwords

1. Try to use DVR factory default password

Trying to use the DVR’s default password is the first thing for a H.264 DVR reset password recovery procedure. It happens a lot that the original DVR’s password was never been changed. Check the DVR manufacturer’s manual or website for the factory/default password. Take a loot at the table below with the DVR default password for different manufacturers. Perhaps your DVR is listed there (the empty space on the password means you need to leave the password box empty). Also you can find more default passwords on thislink.

DVR modelUsernamePassword
AVTECHadminadmin
BSCadmin666666
COPadmin
Citroxadmin
Dahuaadminadmin
DG Segadmin
DSSadmin888888
Everfocusadmin11111111
Foscamadmin
FVNadmin123456
HDLadmin12345
Ivioadmin
Mulititocadmin88888888
Multiviewadmin
Pelcoadmin0
Pentaxxyadmin86244455
Posonicadmin
Posonicadmin888888
Posonicadmin111111
Posonicadmin666666
Posonicguest
Posonicguest888888
Posonicuser666666
RGadmin
Sagemcomadminadmin
Stillusadmin666666
Venetianadmin123456
Venturaadmin666666
VioStoradminadmin
Voyageradmin519070
H.264 Yokoadmin11111111

2. Use H.264 DVR master password generator

Many CCTV manufacturers provide master password generators to allow administrator access to their CCTV products. Usually they use the current date of the security system in order to generate a super password. Others may use the serial number of the equipment.

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A lot of the recorders on the market are generic DVRs manufactured in China and in many cases re-branded by third party companies. You can tell by the user interface which is exactly the same across many brands such asHD iDVR, Everfocus, Everest, Sansco, Luxvision 5716, 6008T-EL, HA-1648, CP-Plus, Citrox, BB-4CH, Yoko, TVT, Super Live Pro DVRs and other generic brands simply named “H.264 network, H.264 DVR”.If your DVR has a login screen similar to the one shown below, then most likely it’s a H.264 generic DVR. Note: the user’s interface color scheme may have been further modified by the re-branding company.
Reset password on H.264 DVR All Brands (1)You need to find out what’s the date on your security system DVR. Run the machine and simply check the timestamp on the screen. The date is used by the password generators to create a unique super password.
Reset password on H.264 DVR All Brands (2)Note: DVR master password generators will work only with specific DVR models.

HiSilicon DVR password generator

Reset password on H.264 DVR All Brands (3)If your DVR runs on a chip manufactured by Hisilicon, then you can check the Hisilicon password generator to get a working password for your recorder. This generator works with these models:Hi3511, Hi3512, Hi3515, Hi3520, Hi3531, Hi3532, Hi3521, Hi3520A, Hi3535, Hi3520D, Hi3530A, Hi3535A.

On the internet you can find 3 versions of the Hisilicon H.264 DVR password generator that work with the models mentioned above. Try all of them one by one until you’re able to reset the password. Below are the links to download the DVR password generators.
H.264 DVR Password Gen01
H.264 DVR Password Gen02
H.264 DVR Password Gen03

How to use the HiSilicon H.264 DVR password generator?

The image below shows an example of how to use this password generator software. Enter the year, month and day (format YYYYMMDD) that you see on your DVR’s timestamp. Let’s say the date on your screen is 02/17/2020 the you have to type: 20200117.
Reset password on H.264 DVR All Brands (4)Below is an example of the password generated by the software that should be entered into the DVR, it is unique and valid only for that date (and day). This type of password generator software works with DVR models that use an internal chip manufactured by Hisilicon.
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Dahua DVR password generator

Dahua is a worldwide manufacturers and in many cases they sell their equipment under other local brands. Download and test it (refer to this article “Dahua Daily Password Generator” for more details). Clickhere to downloadthe Dahua DVR password generator.

How to use the Dahua DVR password generator

Below is an example of using the Dahua password generator, type the year month and day (format YYYYMMDD) you see on the DVR’s timestamp.
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After entering the DVR date, click on “Create PW” button and you will see the password created on the password window. Give it a try on your DVR. If the password didn’t go through, you can find more information in the article: How to reset Dahua DVR admin password.

H.264 DVR password generator

In many cases the DVR has an unknown brand. This a common thing since many Chinese manufacturers sell their DVRs or cameras to third party companies which they resell under local not-so-known brands or simply as H.264 DVR. In itself, H.264 is not really a brand but just the name of the compression algorithm. You can download the generic H.264 password generator inthis link.

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How to use the H.264 DVR password generator

The image below shows an example of using the H.264 password generator. You have to enter the date shown up on your DVR’s timestamp.
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Excel DVR password generator

This Excel spreadsheet has a built-in formula that can be used to generate super passwords for the H.264 DVRs. It works the same way as the previous methods, you need to enter the date and the tool will generate a master password.Click here to download the Excel H.264 DVR password generator.
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3. Remove the battery to reset the DVR

A few of H.264 DVRs can be reset by another technique: removing the battery from the motherboard. By doing that, the clock of the system will be reset and the DVR will go back to factory defaults and you can login by using the default username and password.

How long you need to have the battery removed? It depends on the DVR’s model number. Usually it takes 10 minutes for the card to be discharged. So, keep the battery out until the DVR’s internal clock has gone to default. Remove the battery from the DVR as illustrated below.
Reset password on H.264 DVR All Brands (9)When the clock runs out of the battery, the timestamp on the recorder goes to 01/010/2000 and you either can try the default password or use the DVR password generator to create a new passwords based on this date. Most likely the default username will be: admin and password:empty, 12345 or 123456. For old Dahua DVRs the password can be “000000”.

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4. DVR reset using a jumper

In order to perform this kind of reset, you need to open up the cover of your DVR and find the reset pins on the motherboard. The H.264 DVRs that have these pins are for example: old Dahua DVRs, old TVT DVRs, Swann DVR models etc.

An example is shown below can be reset by closing the two contacts (pins) for 3 minutes.Reset password on H.264 DVR All Brands (10)If you still have problems and are not able to reset the password of your H.264 DVR then try contacting your reseller/dealer.

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FAQs

How do I reset my h264 DVR to factory settings? ›

Factory Reset Instructions for iDVR-PRO 960H / HD / H. 264 CCTV DVRs
  1. First, make sure that the unit is turned off.
  2. Then press and hold any button on the included infrared remote control.
  3. While holding the button on the remote, power on the unit.
  4. You should hear a single beep followed by a double beep.

How do I reset my generic DVR password? ›

Reset Password of DVR/NVR by Scanning QR Code
  1. Tap More > Reset Device Password to enter the Reset Device Password page.
  2. Scan the QR code on the local GUI of the DVR or NVR. ...
  3. Go to the device's local GUI.
  4. Enter the received verification code on the Verify by Reserved Email window and then click OK to continue.

How do I reset my DVR to factory settings? ›

To factory reset the device, unplug the DVR from power. Once power is removed from the unit, press and hold the factory reset switch for 4 - 5 seconds, continue holding the reset switch and plug the DVR's power supply back into the unit, you will hear a beep.

What is the default password for DVR? ›

The default passwords for your DVR or NVR are the same as the username.

How can I unlock my CCTV password? ›

How to Reset the Password on your IP Security Camera or Recorder

How can I change my DVR password? ›

Steps to change default password on Hikvision DVR/NVR
  1. Go to Main Menu >> Configuration >> User.
  2. Select the desired user and click 'Edit' icon.
  3. Input the old password.
  4. Check change password box.
  5. Input the new password (complex password is highly recommended)
  6. Confirm the new password.

What does default password null mean? ›

A user with no password (meaning no password exists at. all, similar to a 'null' in programming) cannot login with a password.

How do I reset my NVR admin password? ›

How to reset the admin password on your DVR or NVR - YouTube

What is default password of HIKVision DVR? ›

For DVRs, NVRs, and IP cameras, try these Hikvision default accounts: Username: admin Password: 12345. Username: admin Password: 123456.

How do I reset my H 264 DVR password? ›

264 DVRs.
  1. Try to use the DVR factory default password.
  2. Use H.264 DVR master password generator.
  3. Remove the battery to reset the password.
  4. Use a jumper to reset the passwords.
  5. Contact the manufacturer.
19 Apr 2022

How do I reset my ZOSI H 264 DVR password? ›

To reset or recover the lost password you need to follow three simple steps: locate the QR code of the Zosi DVR, download a Zosi password generator app, scan the QR code with the app which will generate a super password. And that's all. You can modify the password by using the generated master password.

How do I reset my CCTV? ›

How to Reset Your Security Camera - YouTube

How do I find my DVR username and password? ›

How to Log Into Your DVR - YouTube

What is a default login? ›

A default password is a standard pre-configured password for a device. Such passwords are the default configuration for many devices and, if unchanged, present a serious security risk. Typical examples of default passwords include admin, password and guest.

What is Onvif password? ›

However for ONVIF function to work, the default username/password is different: “admin” for username, and “admin” for password.

How do I reset my Hikvision DVR to factory settings? ›

How to Perform a Factory Reset on Hikvision / HiWatch DVRs & NVRs

How do I unbind my Hikvision DVR? ›

Open up SADP and select the recorder/camera by ticking the box on the far right side of the screen. Click the 'Unbind' button at the top of the window. SADP will prompt you to enter the username and password that have been set on the device. The username will always be 'admin' unless it has been manually changed.

How can I reset my hikvision DVR password without Internet? ›

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How do I reset my Samsung DVR password? ›

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Do all Hikvision cameras have a reset button? ›

1. Press and hold down the reset button for 30 seconds while the camera is on then power it down.
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Camera.
Device TypeModel NumberFirmware Version
Smart Series IP CameraDS-2CD4xxxv5.3.0
NVR/HybridDS-9016HWI-STv3.1.5
DS-96xxNI-ST
DS-7716NI-SP/16
4 more rows

What is the full meaning of null? ›

Null means having no value; in other words null is zero, like if you put so little sugar in your coffee that it's practically null. Null also means invalid, or having no binding force. From the Latin nullus, meaning "not any," poor, powerless null is not actually there at all. Or if it was, it's gone now.

What does account null mean? ›

7222: Account Balance is Null. A NULL means the field in not determined. It may appear blank, but is it not a zero. Computer science! Other users can continue to use PF while this is being fixed.

How do I reset my QVIS DVR password? ›

Open the email to find the reset code, you may need to check your junk email if the email has not been received after a few minutes. Enter the reset code in the Input Security Code box shown on the recorder menu and click Next. It will now be possible to enter a new password for the device.

How do I reset my Hikvision NVR admin password? ›

  1. On device. 1) Click Forget Password on login menu. 2) Choose Verify by Hik-Connect. 3) Into the following page:
  2. On app. 1) Run Hik-Connect app. 2) Tap More – Reset Device Password. ...
  3. On device. 1) Enter the verification code obtained from app in the box below. 2) Click OK, then the system allows to create new password.
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How do I reset my Dahua DVR without password? ›

Step by step instruction
  1. Right click from live view screen to locate the login screen of recorder. ...
  2. Click on Forget Password icon.
  3. Using iDMSS or gDMSS app, Click More > Reset Device Password > Scan the QR code on the local recorder GUI. ...
  4. You will receive notification Successfully Reset Password, Click Ok.
2 Aug 2019

How do I reset my Dahua NVR to factory settings without password? ›

Power off the NVR. Press and hold the reset button (in red) above. Power on the NVR. Keep the reset button pressed for 30 seconds.
...
Reset the Dahua NVR to default
  1. Forgot password.
  2. Chose the wrong monitor settings (ie. ...
  3. You just want to start again after stuffing something up.

What is device password Hikvision? ›

With old version, HIKVISION will provide default user name/password (“admin”, “12345”) to users.

What is Hikvision IP activation password? ›

In earlier versions of the firmware (to version 5.3. 0) IP cameras HIKVISION supplied to IP address 192.0. 0.64 and the default password is 12345.

How do I find my Hikvision DVR verification code? ›

The verification code is marked on the device label which is the same as IP cam. If there is no code on the label, please connect the DVR/NVR with a monitor locally and go to Configuration>Network>Extranet Access to input one.

How do I reset my H 265 DVR password? ›

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How do I reset my Dahua DVR to factory settings? ›

Step by Step Instructions
  1. From Live View. Right click, select Main Menu.
  2. Click Operation.
  3. Click System Maintain.
  4. Click Default.
  5. Click Factory Default.
  6. A prompt will appear to confirm the factory default. Click OK.
  7. The NVR will default and reboot itself.
  8. The unit will boot back up.
1 Apr 2021

How do I reset the password on my W box DVR? ›

Click 'Forgot password' on login page. 2. On the 'Find password' screen, choose a method to get the password. Technical Support Team can reset the password for your Hybrid DVR.

What are ZOSI password rules? ›

Your password must be at least six characters and may contain numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters. For products introduction& specifications, please visit www.zositech.com.

How can I reset my DVR resolution without monitor? ›

To reset the resolution, you hold down the front button, flip the switch to off while keeping the front button pressed in, wait a couple seconds and turn it back on while keeping the front button pressed in.

How do I reset my ZOSI security system? ›

Please go to DVR's Main Menu - Setup - Advanced - Reset to reset the DVR.

How do I reset my Sannce DVR without password? ›

Sannce cam:

Please don't input anything into the password box and leave it blank. Click OK to access the system. If you forget the password you have set up before, Please directly press the reset button 15 seconds. it will change to default.

How do I reset my IP camera to factory settings? ›

How to reset IP Camera to factory defaults
  1. Keep the device powered on for at least 30 seconds to complete its normal startup.
  2. Find something like a pin to press the Reset button on the camera and hold it for 15 seconds to restore the settings to factory defaults.
23 Mar 2015

How do I troubleshoot my CCTV DVR? ›

How do you troubleshoot a security camera?
  1. Know your login details.
  2. Check the power source (most cameras are PoE)
  3. Check to see if cameras work from inside or outside the network.
  4. Check the cabling.
  5. Reboot the system.
  6. Check for IP conflict.
  7. Check ARP tables.
  8. Update software & firmware.
16 Feb 2021

How do I log into my DVR? ›

Login to your DVR by pressing the menu button on the DVR or on the wireless remote control. When you are prompt to enter a password, just press the OK button on the DVR or remote. The default admin password for the DVR is blank. If you have already setup an admin password for your DVR, then enter this, then press OK.

How do I find my cameras IP address? ›

The easiest way to find the security camera IP address is to check the Network page on the CCTV camera software (mobile app or PC client). The network page will display all the IP address information of your camera.

Where is the reset button on my NVR box? ›

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What is the default admin username and password? ›

#2) Generally, for most of the routers, the default username and password is “admin” and “admin”.

What is the 192.168 0.1 password? ›

The default IP address is 192.168. 0.1. At the login, enter the username (admin) and your password (default password is nothing).

What does default pin mean? ›

Default PIN means the four digit pin code issued to you upon registration to be used once for the purpose of activating your Account and which for security purpose you must change to a PIN immediately thereafter.

What is ONVIF setting? ›

What is ONVIF? The surveillance industry has created an open standard protocol called ONVIF that allows cameras to communicate with each other and with network recording devices. ONVIF has different versions of compatibility that dictate which features can be integrated into the system.

What is the password for Ipcam? ›

The default login credentials (Username/Password) are admin/admin.

How do I reset the password on my W box DVR? ›

Click 'Forgot password' on login page. 2. On the 'Find password' screen, choose a method to get the password. Technical Support Team can reset the password for your Hybrid DVR.

How do I reset my Samsung DVR? ›

Reset the Samsung DVR and recover from lost password (SRDs and SDRs)

How do I reset my NVR admin password? ›

How to reset the admin password on your DVR or NVR - YouTube

How do I reset my Swann admin password? ›

Swann Password Reset Tutorial (HomeSafe View) DVR NVR

How do I reset my NVR password in WBOX? ›

WBox password change - YouTube

What is the default password for IP camera? ›

The default login credentials (Username/Password) are admin/admin.

How do I set up WBOX? ›

WBOX NVR setup mobile App - YouTube

How do I bypass the password on my Samsung DVR? ›

Samsung HD Video Security System Password Reset - YouTube

What is the default password for a Samsung DVR? ›

The Default Passwords for Samsung DVR Are:

admin – 4321 / 1111111. admin – admin. Admin – 1234.

What is the default password for Samsung? ›

How to reset the Samsung security with your keypad? Using the codes provided below, the Samsung keypad reset code will revert your mobile password to the default password of 0000. Please dial one of the two Samsung secret codes numbers below to reformat your phone: *2767*3855# - Samsung factory reset code.

What is default password of Hikvision DVR? ›

For DVRs, NVRs, and IP cameras, try these Hikvision default accounts: Username: admin Password: 12345. Username: admin Password: 123456.

How do I reset my Hikvision NVR admin password? ›

  1. On device. 1) Click Forget Password on login menu. 2) Choose Verify by Hik-Connect. 3) Into the following page:
  2. On app. 1) Run Hik-Connect app. 2) Tap More – Reset Device Password. ...
  3. On device. 1) Enter the verification code obtained from app in the box below. 2) Click OK, then the system allows to create new password.
16 Sept 2020

How do I reset my Hikvision DVR to factory settings? ›

How to Perform a Factory Reset on Hikvision / HiWatch DVRs & NVRs

Can you factory reset a Swann DVR? ›

How to Reset Factory Default Settings to your Security Video Recorder

How do I find my Super password Swann DVR? ›

When you pair your OS 5 recorder to your account via Swann Security app, you can get its password under recorder's settings. Simply go to Device Settings > choose your recorder. From here, you will then see the User name and Password. Tap the password to unhide it.

How do you reset a Swann Security system? ›

Press and hold the reset button. While holding down the reset button, plug the camera back to the NVR (or to the PoE switch or a power adapter) and continue holding down the reset for 30 seconds, then release. After that, the camera's credentials and settings will go to factory default.

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