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IP Cameras: Restoring default settings

Some IP cameras have a reset button on the camera. A manual reset will restore the camera to default settings.

To reset the IP camera to default settings:

  1. Ensure that the camera is connected to the NVR via an Ethernet cable.

  2. Press and hold the Reset button on the back or base of the camera. You may need to remove the housing to access the Reset button. Refer to your camera user manual for the location of the Reset button on your model. Click here for downloads and documentation for your product.

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  3. While still holding the Reset button, disconnect and reconnect the Ethernet cable. Continue to hold the button for 15 seconds before releasing.

  4. The camera will reset to defaults and then restart. The restart process will take a few minutes.

After restarting your camera should operate normally, however you will need to reconfigure your system and recording settings.

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