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Password Recovery - Analog DVR

How To Recover the Administrator Password for Analog Standalone Units

Affected Roles:  Administrator
Complexity: Low

Last Edit:  December 4, 2020

Password Recovery

In the event that the System Administrator forgot, does not know, or needs to reset the Administrator login for a standalone, analog VMAX® Series unit, a special request must be submitted for a password recovery.

This article will outline the information required for a Password Reset Form.

Supported / Affected Devices:

  • VMAX® Series (Legacy)
  • VMAX® 960H Series (Legacy)
  • VMAX® Flex Series (960H)
  • VMAX® A1 Series (2.1MP)
  • Compressor (DW-CPUHD16)

Default Login

Before submitting a Password Reset Form, please attempt to log into the unit with the default login.

  • User ID:  Admin
  • Password:  --- (blank)

Requesting A Password Reset

Please complete and submit a request form through the Digital Watchdog Password Policy page. 

Requests are processed in the order that they are received.  Once your request has been processed by the support team, instructions will be sent to the email address that you listed on the form.


  • Unit Model Number and Serial Number (located on the sticker, physically on top of the unit
  • At least one of the following:
    • Proof of purchase in the form of an invoice or receipt
    • A written request on legal company letterhead
    • A photo of the requesting user holding their business ID or Driver License next to their face.  All text on the identification must be legible and the user must be visible in the photo.
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