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



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