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Hik-Connect Is it Possible to add 3rd-Party Cameras to Hikvision's iVMS-4200 & Hik-connect?


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This is a question that pops up every so often, the simple answer is no. If you are running your Hikvision system from their iVMS-4200 software then it is not possible to add individual 3rd-party cameras to the iVMS software, the only way around this is to add the 3rd-party cameras to a Hikvision NVR and then add that NVR to the iVMS software.

It s quite common that VMS solutions from specific manufacturers will either not support other brands at all or require you to purchase expensive 3rd-party device licenses.

If your IP system is going to be made up of a mixture of camera brands them we would advise looking at a full VMS solution like Milestone, Luxriot, VAST2, etc... as these VMS solutions are designed to support a variety of IP brands.