Affected Roles: Administrator
Complexity: Low to Medium
Last Edit: April 2, 2020
In an effort to increase security, Digital Watchdog’s MEGApix cameras now feature a mandatory password creation when first connecting with a camera. The VMAX IP Plus Series allows users to easily add a camera by simply connecting it to the NVR’s PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) switch, but does not allow users to initially apply a custom password to the camera.
This article will outline how to connect a new MEGApix camera to the VMAX IP Plus, then how to change the camera’s password.
Note: For more information regarding changing camera passwords separately from the VMAX IP Plus, please read Assigning Passwords To IP Cameras.
By default, when connecting a new MEGApix IP camera to the built-in PoE switch of the VMAX IP Plus unit, the NVR will automatically attempt to register the camera to its camera list.
To add a camera using the built-in PoE switch:
The camera should power, then begin to stream video through the NVR after it completes the registration process.
Hold down the Reset button down for 10 seconds. The camera will reboot and default its settings.
The camera should then automatically be added to the NVR.
By default, the VMAX IP Plus is permitted to use the original default login (admin/admin) for the camera after the initial addition to its camera list. However, if a user were to try to connect with the camera through the NVR’s virtual ports, they would not be able to use the camera’s default login.
To change the camera’s password when connecting through a virtual port:
VMAX IP Plus IP Address: 192.168.100.51
Camera Connection: Channel – 3
You will need the MAC address of the NVR to proceed. This information can be obtained from the System Information menu of the VMAX IP Plus.
Log in with the following information:
Password: !<MAC Address of NVR> (lower case)
Select the admin (Administrator), then click Modify.
Enter the new password again in the Retype Password field.
Add a Password Hint (optional).
Click Apply to save the setting changes.