How Do I Add Networked Security Cameras to an Admiral NVR?

We always recommend using the POE ports on the back of an Admiral NVR because it gives them an added layer of security by hiding the cameras from the internet, it is possible to add networked cameras to your Admiral NVR over your main network.

First, Wire the Cameras and Admiral NVR According to this Diagram:

adding networked camera to an admiral nvr, wiring map

If any of your cameras are connected via a PoE switch on your network, you will need to manually configure them. Do Not connect a PoE Switch to a camera port on the back of the recorder. Camera ports on the NVR do not have data transfer capabilities for more than 1 camera per 1 port. Once your PoE switch is wired to your NVR’s LAN port or a router, follow these steps:

Adding a Networked Camera Through the NVR Web Interface

Enter your NVR’s IP address into a browser.

After logging into your NVR, go to Setup -> Camera. Select Auto Search to find the networked camera(s) detected by your NVR:

Make sure your camera is on the same subnet as your NVR. If your NVR has an IP address of 192.168.1.210 for example, your networked camera should have an IP starting with 192.168.1.___. You can edit the camera’s IP address by selecting the pencil icon under Configure. Default username for cameras is admin, password is 123456.

After ensuring your camera has the correct IP address, exit Auto Search. Select an empty (greyed out) port and click on Modify:

Change the Add Mode to IP Address and input the camera’s IP and password. The default username and password are admin and 123456, respectively and save:

NOTE: All networked cameras connected to a PoE switch must be within the same network range as your NVR.

Example:

NVR IPv4 Address: 192.168.1.210

PoE Camera 1 IP Address: 192.168.1.211

PoE Camera 2 IP Address: 192.168.1.212

Etc…


Cameras connected directly to the back of your NVR will be on their own Internal NIC (Default 172.16.0.1).