Hikvision: Configuration

Plugin Configuration Dialog

Upon installation of the plugin the following configuration dialog will pop up.

  1. This section is all about emailing snapshots when alerts are fired.  The Indigo email function is not used as it does not easily allow for attachments.

SMTP server: Enter the name of the server used to send mail outbound.  This may be your Indigo server if you have it configured for mail or your ISP.  If a name is entered, it must resolve to an IP address.

SMTP server port: This will typically be port 25, although many SMTP servers support SSL/TLS.  If this is the case, port 587 is for you.

Use SSL (TLS): If your SMTP server support TLS and you entered, check this box.

SMTP user name: The username used to authenticate to the email server.

SMTP password: The password used to authenticate to the email server.

Reply-to-email address: This is the return address for the email that will be generated.

  1. Alert reset: Enter the number of seconds after a camera alert is triggered for it to reset.  I’ve found that 15 seconds generally works well.
  1. Email Update Notifications: If you would like an update sent to you upon plugin updates, check this box.

Email: If you checked the box above, enter the email address to receive notifications.

  1. Enable debugging: Check this box for additionally logging when encountering issues or looking for support.

Device Configuration Dialog

For each Hikvision Camera device you add, the following configuration dialog will pop up.

  1. This section configures basic access to the camera.  It is required to subscribe to an alert stream.

Camera IP Address: Enter the IP address of the camera you are adding.

Camera IP Port: Enter the TCP port used for the camera.  If you have not changed it, port 80 is what you want.

Username: Enter the username configured to access the camera.  The default account is admin.

Password: Enter the password that corresponds to the above username.

  1. This section configures the alerts you care about.  If you leave it entirely blank, the plugin will do nothing.  Bear in mind that for all of the available alerts, they must be enabled on each camera.

VMD: Check this box if you want an alert triggered upon motion detection.  This is a Hikvision basic event.

Email on VMD Alert: If you have checked the above box, you have the option to receive an email snapshot each time the VMD alert is triggered.

PIR: Check this box if you want an alert triggered upon PIR (passive infrared sensor) detection.  This is a Hikvision basic event.

Email on PIR Alert: If you have checked the box above, you have the option to receive an email snapshot each time the PIR alert is triggered.

Intrustion Detection: Check this box if you want an alert triggered upon Intrusion Detection.  This is a Hikvision advanced event.

Email on Intrusion Detection Alert: If you have checked the box above, you have the option to receive an email snapshot each time the Intrusion Detection alert is triggered.

Line Crossing: Check this box if you want an alert triggered upon Line Crossing.  This is a Hikvision advanced event.

Email on Line Crossing Alert: If you have checked the box above, you have the option to receive an email snapshot each time the Line Crossing alert is triggered.

Video Tampering: Check this box if you want an alert triggered upon Video Tampering.  This is a Hikvision basic event.

Email on Video Tampering Alert: If you have checked the box above, you have the option to receive an email snapshot each time the Video Tampering alert is triggered.

  1. Odds and Ends

Camera channel for snapshot: Enter the channel for the resolution image you wish to snapshot for each alert.  This is typically 1 or 2.

Email snapshot to: If you have checked any of the “Email on” boxes in the prior section, this is the recipient of the snapshot alert.  Multiple recipients should be delimited with a comma.