Adding a Hikvision Q1 NETWORK PT CAMERA to Zoneminder v1.31.44. on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS



Hikvision Q1 NETWORK PT CAMERA is a low cost quality camera.

Item specifics
  • Brand Name:HIKVISION
  • IR Distance(m):5M
  • Alarm Action:FTP Photo,Email Photo
  • Sensor:CMOS
  • Storage:None
  • Viewing Angle (Degree):100°
  • Model Number:DS-2CV2Q01FD-IW
  • Dimensions (L x W x D)(mm):10*10*8
  • Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7,Windows 10,Windows Vista,Windows 98,Mac os,Windows 8,Windows XP
  • is_customized:Yes
  • Special Features:Vandal-proof
  • Power Supply:With POE
  • Supported Mobile Systems:Android,iOS,Windows Mobile
  • Video Compression Format:H.264
  • Minimum Illumination(Lux):Pan 355 degrees and Tilt 100 degrees
  • High Definition:720P(HD)
  • Technology:Pan / Tilt / Zoom
  • Power Consumption(W):7w
  • Audio Output:1CH RCA
  • Power Supply(V):DC 5V
  • Connectivity:IP/Network Wireless
  • Color:White
  • Style:Mini Camera
  • Wall Bracket:Ceiling
  • Type:IP Camera
  • Sensor Brand:SONY
  • Installation:Ceiling
  • Lens (mm):2.8mm
  • Network Interface:RJ-45 10/100Mb Ethernet Slot
  • feature 1:poe ip camera
  • feature 2:wireless ip camera wifi
  • feature 3:wifi baby camera
 The live view can be seen using a mobile app called Hik-Connect
 Live view of the camera on mobile phone using Hik-Connect app
For installation of Zoneminder on Ubuntu please refer my other post 
Our main objective is to see how to connect this camera to zoneminder .
To add a camera monitor to zoneminder , under the Source sub menu  , ONVIF button at the top has to be pressed .
It was observed that the camera can be detected automatically in zoneminder .


Adding camera monitor to zoneminder



Detecting camera in zoneminder for adding monitor


In the brochure of the camera the default device password was not indicated. Therefor it was essential to reset the device password to be able to connect to zoneminder.

For resetting the device password SADP Tool was used .Please refer my other blog for the details .

After resetting the device password  the respective cages in the above figure was filled  and saved  .Then the  camera monitor was created successfully.

Source Path entered under the source menu of the monitor

rtsp://camera password@local ip address:554/Streaming/Channels/1

Note:- on the above source ,your camera password and local ip address have to be entered.

Entering Username and Device Password & creating monitor


After restarting zoneminder adding the camera was successful



How to install Hikvision camera Software (SADP tools & ivms4200 linux) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

Hikvision camera software have been written to suit Windows environment .If you want to run those software on Ubuntu ,you have to first install Wine .But Wine is not included in the  Ubuntu  Software center in Ubuntu 18.04.The  Synaptic Package Manager is useful in installing most of the software that has not been included in the Ubuntu software center.

Installing Wine

Open the terminal and run (or use  Synaptic Package Manager)

sudo apt install wine64

Installing SAPD Tools

Download SADP tools from softpedia

Double click on the downloaded  file  to install SAPD tools (Only the SADPTool_V3.0.0.10 version woks with Ubuntu 18.04)

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              SADP panel on Ubuntu 18.04

In the above penal you can see the ip camera in the local network has been detected by SADP automatically .

If you don’t have the device password of the camera, you can use SADP tools to reset it. In that case you will have to generate a QR code using the SADP as shown in the figure below and take a picture of the QR code and e- mail  it to the closest technical division of the Hikvision company  . 

Then they will send you a xml file to be used in the SADP Tools to reset the device password.


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Resetting forgot device password of cameras



Uploading the  xml file received  from the technical division of Hikvision to SADP to reset device password


Installing ivms4200 linux on Ubuntu 18.04

Latest ivms4200  is only compatible with MS Windows. There was a Linux beta version in Hikvision web site long ago. This software can be downloaded from this site  ivms4200-Linux.tar.gz

Alternative download

Extract the file and go to Linux sub folder and double click on iVMS-4200 executable file

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ivms4200 panel on Ubuntu 18.04