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HIK-Connect Quick-Start Guide

This tutorial will guide you step-by-step on installing and using the HIK-Connect app for viewing your cameras.

Part I - Initial Setup and Live Viewing

Step 1: Download and install the "HIK-Connect" app from the App Store if you have an iPhone or the Google Play store if you have an Android device.


Step 2: Open the App and click the Login button


Step 3: Enter your username and password and click Login

Step 4: Click the checkbox next to your DVR to select all cameras connected to it. You can also expand the list using the arrow to the left of DVR and select cameras individually.


Step 5: Click Start Live View.

Note : The number of cameras to be selected will appear in parentheses beside the words Live View - ie : Start Live View (5)


Step 6: The Live View will be shown. You can double-tap any individual camera to see it in single-camera view instead of split-screen view.

Step 7: Rotate your device on it's side to see full-screen view.


Part II - Searching Recordings

Step 1: If you are in Live View, click the Back button on the top left

Step 2: Click the Playback icon (second from top left)

Step 3: Click the Arrow to the left of your DVR to show all cameras connected


Step 4: Select one or more cameras to search using the checkboxes on the right

Step 5 : Click Start Playback - the number of selected cameras will show in parentheses - ie "Start Playback (1)" in this example with one camera selected.


Step 6 : Slide the timeline left and right at the bottom to search quickly through recorded video (shown in orange).

You can adjust the date using the arrows to the let and right of the date just above the timeline.

Step 7: Save a screenshot to your device using the snapshot icon

Step 8 : Save a video clip to your device using the the video camera icon. Click it once to begin recording and again to stop playback and save the video clip.

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