Easy Steps for Password Reset – unlock your NVR, DVR

We got you if you forgot your Camius DVR or NVR recorder’s password. There are two ways to reset your Camius NVR or DVR password, which are described below.

Option 1: applicable to Camius security NVR, DVR with a reset button

If your recorder has a reset button, press and hold it for 10 seconds; you will hear an audible confirmation. This will reset all settings, including the password, but not erase recorded footage on your hard drive. 

  • Pictures 1, 2, and 3 represent IPVAULT NVR network video recorders.
  • Pictures 4 and 5 show the reset button for Camius TRIVAULT Hybrid security camera DVR recorders.
  • Picture 6 shows the reset button of the Camius Wireless NVR
Picture 1 - Reset button of Camius 8 channel NVR [IPVAULT1128PR}
Picture 1 - Reset button of Camius 8 channel NVR [IPVAULT1128PR}
Picture 2 - Reset button of Camius 16 channel NVR [IPVAULT2256PR]
Picture 2 - Reset button of Camius 16 channel NVR [IPVAULT2256PR]
Picture 3 - Reset button of 32 channel NVR [IPVAULT8256R]
Picture 3 - Reset button of 32 channel NVR [IPVAULT8256R]
Picture 4 - Reset button of Camius 8 channel DVR [TRIVAULT4K184R, TRIVAULT4K184R2}
Picture 4 - Reset button of Camius 8 channel DVR [TRIVAULT4K184R, TRIVAULT4K184R2}
Picture 5 - Reset button of Camius 16 channel DVR TRIVAULT2168R, TRIVAULT4K2168R
Picture 5 - Reset button of Camius 16 channel DVR TRIVAULT2168R, TRIVAULT4K2168R
Camius wireless NVR reset button
Picture 6 - Reset button of Camius wireless NVR WF4KN

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Option 2 – applicable to Camius DVR or NVR recorders without a reset button

If your DVR digital video recorder or NVR network video recorder doesn’t have a reset button, please follow the below steps to receive a temporary password that is Mac ID and Date sensitive. This applies to IPVAULT160P, IPVAULT1128P, IPVAULT2320P8N, IPVAULT2320P16N, IPVAULT82320-N, TRIVAULT184, TRIVAULT4K184, TRIVAULT4K2168

STEP 1 – Have your recorder connected to a monitor via HDMI or VGA output

  •  Click the (i) information icon at the bottom right of your DVR or NVR recorder’s interface for the Mac ID, as shown in the following picture 6. You don’t need the recorder to be unlocked for this.
  • The Date is also displayed, as shown in picture 6.

DVR NVR system forgot password mac ID and date
Picture 6 - Mac ID and Date

STEP 2 – Mac ID and the System Date

Once you have your device Mac ID and current date, submit a support request at this LINK, select the subject as ‘Lost Password,’ and include the model number, Mac ID (xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx), and Date (MM/DD/YYYY) on your device. Make sure to use the correct email address.

IMPORTANT: If you didn’t register your product with Camius, please CLICK HERE for the product registration or  include the NVR/DVR recorder’s model number available on the recorder’s enclosure, box label and purchase details (order number and/or shipping address)

STEP 3 – Load Default Settings

Using the temporary password, reset your Camius DVR or NVR by loading the default settings with the below steps:

  1. Access the System settings of your device by navigating to the “System” section in the menu
  2. Look for the “Maintenance” option within the system settings
  3. Locate the “Load Default” function and select it. This feature allows you to restore the system settings to their default values.
  4. In the “Load Default” menu, you will find checkboxes for different system components. Select the checkbox next to “System” to reset the system settings.

IMPORTANT: Selecting all checkboxes in the Load Default menu will reset all your DVR/NVR recorder settings.

DVR NVR system maintenance load default reset system password
Picture 7
password authentication
Picture 8

  • After selecting the “System” checkbox, click on the “Apply” button to initiate the reset process.
  • A prompt for authentication will appear. Use the temporary reset password provided to authenticate the request.
  • Follow any additional on-screen instructions to complete the reset process.

By following these steps, you will be able to load the default system settings on your Camius DVR or NVR, allowing you to set a new password for your device.

Setting a New Password for your DVR or NVR

After your Camius DVR/NVR recorder restarts, you’ll need to set a new password.

  • Select the desired menu language.
  • The default device ID is 000000.
  • The administrator’s username is ‘admin’

Password requirements: 8–16 characters, a lowercase, an uppercase, a digit, and a special character. The Unlock Pattern is optional for easy access. Click on the tab ‘to Draw’ and set your unlock pattern, then click ‘Apply’. In addition, users can select or skip Password Recovery Questions & Answers.

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