How to add IP camera to PoE NVR​

Reliable and easy methods to add IP camera to a Professional 4K NVR​

Reliable and easy methods to add IP camera to a Professional 4K NVR​

There are 3 modes of connecting Camius IP cameras to the Camius PoE enabled NVR via the internal NVR’s PoE ports and/or external LAN (WAN) port using the below-described modes 2 or 3:

  • Mode-1 By connecting it to the PoE port on your Camius Network Video Recorder (recommended for Camius PoE cameras)
  • Mode-2 By connecting it to a PoE switch or a PoE injector on your network.
  • Mode-3 By using a 12VDC 1-2A power supply.
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Once you connect the Camius PoE cameras to the Camius PoE ports, the camera will begin playing instantly. If you have Camius NVRs equipped with built-in PoE, simply plug the Camius wired PoE IP cameras into any PoE port, and they will automatically appear on the right side of the Start Wizard. A green status indicates a successful connection, while a grey status may indicate a password or network parameters mismatch.

Non-PoE IP cameras (applicable to non-Camius PoE cameras or Camius IP cameras connected to the NVR without using the NVR’s built-in PoE ports) available on your LAN will appear above the Channels list. For non-Camius PoE cameras, you may need an external network or PoE switch, or PoE injector. To add cameras manually, based on the compatible camera’s network settings. Visit the how-to guide available at this link

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Add IP camera using PoE NVR's ports

For the PoE-enabled NVR, connecting Camius IP cameras via the internal NVR’s PoE ports is recommended since Camius PoE network video recorders are optimized for Camius PoE cameras making the whole setup process plug-and-play. Camius NVR’s PoE ports provide power over Ethernet for Camius PoE cameras. 

NOTE: Do not connect multiple IP cameras via a switch or router to the PoE port. One PoE port supports one PoE camera.

The below steps are based on the NVR’s local interface via HDMI video output. Navigate the mouse to the screen’s left bottom corner and click on Setup, followed by Channel >> IP Channels.

IP channels menu description:
  • Switch Mode: Auto Mode supports plug-and-play connections via a PoE port. To add the camera(s) manually, change the mode to Manual.
  • PoE Mode: Auto Mode limits the maximum bandwidth to 100Mbps, and EPOE Mode limits the maximum bandwidth to 10Mbps. In case of a connection problem with Auto mode, when PoE powers the IP camera via an RJ45 cable longer than 100 meters, change to EPOE mode for a stable connection.
  • Edit: To edit the Switch Mode, PoE Mode, network parameters, username, and password for the individual camera (click the ‘Edit‘ icon to open the ‘Edit Connection Information‘ window),
  • State: Shows the connection status of the IP camera
  • Auto Assign IP to Camera(s): The added IP camera would not connect if its IP address is not in the same network segment as NVR. With this function, reassign an IP address to all added IP cameras.
  • Channel Delete: Choose one or more added IP cameras and click this button to delete
  • Default Password: Configure the default user name and password of the Private, Onvif, and RTSP protocol connections.

Follow the below steps:

  1. Keep the default settings.
  2. Camius PoE IP cameras usually have DHCP enabled by default. If you changed the camera’s network settings, ensure your IP camera is set to a DHCP IP address. If your camera has a static IP address different from the IP address segment in the PoE switch or router, your IP camera will not get online.
  3. Connect your Camius IP camera to the PoE port on the rear panel using a PoE network cable (Cat5e, etc.).
  4. Non-activated Camius PoE cameras without a set password will be automatically added to the NVR.
  5. After startup, the camera will be online and displayed in the IP channel list.]
  6. After startup, the camera will be online and displayed in the IP channel list.
  7. Check the connection status:
  • The Green color in the State column means the camera has been added to the NVR successfully.
  • The Gray color state icon means the IP camera failed to connect to the NVR. Click the gray icon to show the failure reason:
 
  • If the failure is a “User name or password error,” the camera user name and password differ from the default user name and password. Click the icon to check the failure if the cause is “User name or password error,” the default user name and password are not the same as the camera. Click the Edit pencil icon to modify the user name and password, which is the same as the camera.

If you set a password for the Camius PoE IP camera, we recommend resetting it using a reset button, click here for the guide on how to do it), or if the Camius IP camera doesn’t have a reset button, click here for the guide.

  • If the failure reason is “Failed to connect to the camera, please check the network connection,” you may need to check the network cable.
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You can also check if the camera is getting PoE in the POE Power menu

Users can select the 'PoE Power' tab after plugging the camera into the NVR's PoE port to check the PoE power consumption.

Adding non-Camius IP cameras to the Camius PoE NVR

If you are connecting your 3rd party IP cameras to the Camius PoE NVR network video recorder using the NVR’s built-in PoE ports, ensure that the IP addresses of the non-Camius IP cameras will work with the Internal Interface PoE DHCP Server settings.

The interface settings under Network >> General >> General are shown in the following picture.

If you are connecting  3rd party non-Camius IP cameras using an external switch, ensure that the IP addresses of the IP cameras are within the range of the WAN DHCP settings in the left column of the below picture.