How to reset IP Camera password?

One of the most straightforward ways to reset the password is through the camera's web interface. Open a web browser and enter the IP address corresponding to the camera. This will take you to the login screen, where you may find a "Forgot Password" option. Clicking this will typically guide you through a series of steps to reset your password, which often involves answering security questions or entering a code sent to your registered email address.
Another approach is a hardware reset, which involves physically interacting with the camera. Most IP cameras have a small reset button, usually located near the power or network ports.
This button is often recessed, requiring a paperclip or similar tool to press. To perform a hardware reset, turn off the camera and press the reset button using a paperclip. Hold the button down for a specific period, generally ranging from 10 to 30 seconds, and then release it. Turn the camera back on and wait for it to restart. This will usually restore the camera to its factory settings, erasing the previous password.

Some manufacturers provide specialized software tools for password recovery or reset. These tools can often be downloaded from the manufacturer's website and offer a user-friendly way to reset your password. After downloading and installing the software, connect your camera to your computer, open the software, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the password reset.

If the above methods don't work, or if you encounter problems during the process, your last resort may be to contact the manufacturer's customer support. They can provide model-specific guidance and may even be able to remotely reset the password for you.

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How To Reset IP Security Cameras by Brands?

If an IP security camera has failed or if some of its functions are not responding you may need to reset the camera.
Default Username/Password and IP Addresses of IP Surveillance Cameras

Every brand has its own resetting sequence.

  1. Disconnect product form the power source.
  2. Press and hold the control button while reconnecting power.
  3. Hold the control button until the amber lights turn on (up to 30 seconds)
  4. Release the control button. The process is complete when the light turns green.
Press and hold the reset button, power on the camera, continue holding for more than 10 seconds.
Press and hold the reset button until the camera restarts (about 5 seconds) while the power source connected to camera.
  1. Press and hold the reset button on the bottom of the camera for several seconds while the power is on.
  2. Hold the button for five seconds (light will be yellow during this) when the light turns blue release the button
  3. When the blue light is faded, resetting is done.
  1. Disconnect the power source
  2. Press and hold the initial set button and plug the power back in.
  3. Keep holding for 5 seconds.
  4. Camera will boot itself for about 2 minutes then the resetting will be done.
  1. Press and hold the button for a few seconds.
  2. While you're holding down the button, the LED will go to POST (power on self test).
  3. Wait for the self-diagnostic to run twice.
  1. Disconnect the power cable.
  2. Press and hold the Reset Button. While continuing to hold the reset button, reconnect the power cable.
  3. After the power cable plugged keep holding the reset button around 6 seconds, release the reset button. The unit will reset to factory settings
ADI / W Box
Follow the same steps of Hikvision resetting procedure.
Follow the same steps of Hikvision resetting procedure.
  1. Disconnect the power cable.
  2. Press and hold the Reset Button. While continuing to hold the reset button, reconnect the power cable.
  3. After the power cable plugged keep holding the reset button. The red Power LED light will flash on for 3 second first, turn off for about 15 seconds, flash on for another second and turn off again. This procedure takes around 20 seconds and camera will power up. Release the reset button.
Press and hold the reset button until the blue LED (about 5 seconds) underneath the camera lights up.

Arecont Vision
Press the reset button and hold 10 for seconds and then release the button.
  1. Disconnect the power adapter.
  2. Press and hold the Reset button on the board while reconnecting the power.
  3. Keep the reset button pressed for about 2 seconds then release.
Press and hold the INITIAL SET button for about 10 seconds while the power is on.
  1. Disconnect power source from the camera.
  2. Press and hold the firmware revert button.
  3. While holding the button, connect the power source back. Then release the button after 3 seconds
  1. Disconnect product form the power source.
  2. Press and hold the reset button. Connect to power source back to device while holding the default button.
  3. Wait for 5 seconds and release the reset button
  4. Wait approximately one minute for the camera to finish the reset process and to reboot
Press and hold the reset button for more than 10 seconds while the power is on.
Press and hold the Reset Button for more than 10 seconds
Hold the power button down for 12 seconds when the power is off.
Continue to hold until Canary Flex reboots (while light will be spinning) then release the button.
  1. Press and release reset button. Wait for the Camera to reboot.
  2. Press and hold the reset button until the status LED rapidly blinks.
36 300 and 6630 Cameras
Press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds

Digital Watchdog
Press and hold the reset button for 5 seconds.
Press and hold the RESET button for 3 seconds while the camera is on.
  1. Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds.
  2. Both LEDs on the RJ45 connector are extinguished. After one second, the green network LED flashes once and remains lighted.
Press and hold the default button (for about 8 seconds) and release when status LED blinks
Press and hold reset button for about 5 seconds to reboot the system.
  1. Disconnect the power source.
  2. Press and hold the reset button until the status indicator blinks. Then release the button.
  3. When the power indicator changes to green (may take up to 40 seconds), the process is complete.
Unfortunately Mobotix cameras do not have a reset button. They must be returned to the manufacturer.
  1. Press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds.
  2. Press button down again and release to reboot camera.
Press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds
  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Press and hold the reset button while turning back on the camera.
  1. Turn of and turn back on the camera
  2. Press and hold the reset button until the PWR LED turns red. (about 15 seconds)
  3. You have 10 minutes to apply this procedure after the camera turned on.
Visix V-Series
Press and hold the reset button for 2 seconds while the device is in use. System will reboot.
Press the reset button and hold it for 10 seconds. This procedure will reset everything to the factory settings (password, username etc)
Dynamic IP Changes

Among the most prevalent challenges encountered by IP camera users, dynamic IP address fluctuations take center stage. Here are the primary concerns:
  1. Unpredictable Address Alterations: Operating with dynamic IP addresses can lead to arbitrary IP address changes. Such unpredictability can disrupt operations, particularly when remote monitoring is in progress.

  2. Remote Accessibility Predicaments: Consider finding yourself distanced from your device when the IP address decides to shift. This scenario implies that camera access is temporarily lost until manual reconfiguration of monitoring software occurs.

  3. Security Implications: Some users opt to assign an external white IP address to their cameras, enhancing accessibility. However, this approach also heightens vulnerability, rendering such cameras susceptible to threats like DDoS attacks and other known vulnerabilities.

ONVIF Compatibility Issues

While ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) serves as a global standard for the interoperability of IP-based security products, not all cameras or software solutions adhere strictly to this standard, leading to:
  1. Connectivity Hurdles: Certain cameras may not seamlessly integrate with all ONVIF-compliant systems, resulting in connectivity challenges.
  2. Feature Discrepancies: Even when a camera successfully connects, not all features may be accessible or fully functional, potentially limiting its capabilities.

Discovering All IP Cameras in a Network

Thankfully, tools are readily available to assist users in surmounting these issues:
  1. ONVIF Device Manager (ODM): This indispensable tool empowers users to identify and manage ONVIF devices within a network. Its capabilities include the discovery of cameras, IP address modification, and various other settings adjustments.
  2. Advanced Network Scanner: A free utility that systematically scans a network, compiling a comprehensive list of connected devices, including IP cameras. This tool proves particularly beneficial when uncertainty surrounds a camera's IP address.

Addressing Default IP Address Challenges

Occasionally, cameras may have their default IP addresses configured for a different subnet, rendering the camera inaccessible for connection. Such scenarios necessitate additional troubleshooting, which can be both time-consuming and frustrating.
Default IP Addresses of CCTV Cameras
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