Hikvision Intercom Overview & Setup
Available in both IP and 2-wire solutions the video intercom system from Hikvision is compatible with any scenario. Not only can the 2-wire variant replace an existing 2-wire basic door bell it can integrate into a wider IP network via the distibutor.
In today's blog we will cover the ever popular Hikvision modular intercom range and setup process for IP.
The Main outdoor unit - 2MP HD Colour Fisheye camera with IR supplement
Available in 7" & 10" display sizes
Outdoor Extension Modules
Used to expand the functionality with the outdoor stations.
Hikvision Video Intercom IP Setup
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The Minimum you will need is:
- IVMS 4200 - Downloadable from here
- 1x Outdoor Station
- 1x Mount (Flush or Surface with the required module spaces)
- 1x Indoor Station
- 1x POE Switch
- Required lengths of CAT5/6 cable
We recommend connecting up the components using short patch leads during the setup process, prior to installing the system in its final location. This makes troubleshooting any issues a lot easier, as once you know its working the only issue after final installation will be cable related.
In this example we have 1x Outdoor Station with 2x extension modules (Keypad and a card reader) and 1x Indoor Station.
Connecting the components together:
Using the RS485 connection on the back of the outdoor unit connect the extension modules in series. Connecting from the OUT on the main outdoor station to the IN on the first module, continuing this on if using multiple extension modules.
The RS485 cables can be found in the bag that comes with the mounting hardware. These come in various lengths to connect the modules along with RS485 cables for use with none modular items.
Now we need to use the dip switches under the rubber cap on the back of the extension modules to address them accordingly. Remember to put the rubber cap back on!
DIP 1,2,3,4 are used to address the modules, 5,6,7,8 are reserved. The valid addresses are 1 to 8 and each module needs to be unique for each module connected to the main unit.
|Sub Module Address||DIP 1||DIP 2||DIP 3||DIP 4||DIP 5||DIP 6||DIP 7||DIP 8|
Connect both the Outdoor and Indoor stations to the POE Switch. Turn the switch on and wait for the devices to power up.
Outdoor Station setup:
Open up IVMS 4200 and go to Device Management. Click Online Devices - a box at the bottom of the window will appear with the inactive Outdoor & Indoor stations.
Select them, click ACTIVATE and then ADD (Remember to give them a relevant name) - Note these will now move to the top box.
Select the Main Outdoor unit, click remote configuration. Navigate to Network > Local Network Configuration. Set the Local IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway to the desired addresses.
As we only have 1 Main outdoor unit there's no need to setup different IDs for the main unit, leaving this at defaults will work fine.
Extension Module setup:
Depending on the modules used the setup is slightly different, in this example we have a keypad and a card reader module.
Firstly we will setup the keypad. Whilst still in the Main outdoor units configuration we need to navigate to Intercom > Permission Password. From here we can set upto 3 public passwords. Each rooms pin code is set from the indoor unit, more on this during the Indoor station setup below.
Select the password you want to set from the drop-down menu. Enter the password, confirm it and click save. In our example we have used 874455.
To use this code to gain access we need to dial #874455#. We can also call individual rooms by dialling the room number and pressing the #. For example 1# will call room 1's indoor station.
Click save and then close the window.
To setup the card reader you will need the white master card (found in the main indoor units box) and some Access control key fobs (DS-K7M102-M). Simply tap the master card, you will hear a double beep, now tap the key fob (we recommend doing no more than 5 at a time), you will hear a single beep to signify the fob is now registered. To finish tap the master card a second time, you will hear another double beep.
Now its time to configure the Indoor stations.
Indoor Station setup:
Select the Indoor unit and click Remote Configuration. Navigate to Network > Local Network Configuration and set the IP for the indoor station.
Then we need to go into Linked Network Configuration and link the indoor station to the main outdoor unit. Enter the IP of the outdoor unit into the (Main) Door Station IP Address box.
We then need to give the indoor unit a floor and room number. As we only have one indoor unit leaving this as 1 / 1 is fine. If we had multiple indoor units this would need to be changed on each, for example 1 / 2 (Floor 1 Room 2) etc.
To do this, navigate to Intercom > ID Configuration and set the indoor unit accordingly. Any additional indoor units being used in the same room location will need to have their Device Type set to 'Indoor Extension'.
A quick press of the call button to test and we can confirm the two units are now connected.
To configure the individual rooms pin code for the outdoor keypad navigate to Intercom > Permission Password. Enter the desired password and click save. NOTE: The password must be numerical and 6 digits long.
From here we can configure;
- Arming/Disarming Password - Used to arm/disarm an alarm system
- Unlock Password - Used to allow access through door/gate connected to the main outdoor unit
- Duress Code - Used to alert remote monitoring stations via silent alarm
And your all setup, now you can install the Intercom in the desired locations, reconnect and power on and your all done!
Watch Stew run demonstrate the range on our intercom board on YouTube!