One of the most frequently asked questions about Hikvision products (behind Hik-connect related queries), is how to upgrade firmware versions.
Hikvision regularly updates the firmware in our products to resolve potential issues and keep your system running smoothly. Below, you can find guidance on how to update your system accordingly.
Typically firmware upgrades are required to include new features or enable an up-to date service, and sometimes a more custom, non-baseline firmware for certain requirements (Home Automation, Additional Alarm Input types etc).
We have written a basic guide on how to upgrade the firmware on a Hikvision DVR/NVR here. The same method would be also be used for a Hikvision IP camera.
Latest baseline firmware can be found on the Hikvision Portal.
The below video also shows the steps taken to upgrade the firmware on an NVR via a web browser, the written guide also outlines alternative methods via the NVR GUI and via IVMS-4200