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Adding Dahua Recorders

Tech Article Using Dahua HDCVI DVR’s as ONVIF Encoders with Exacqvision Date: 7/13/2018

Starting with Exacqvision version 8.2 (December 2016 Release), Exacq users can take advantage of Multi-Channel ONVIF support. Dahua HDCVI DVR’s can function as ONVIF encoders if the necessary architecture exists in your desired VMS platform.

SETUP This feature is not the result of a direct integration with Dahua recorders, but a more general ONVIF integration. Therefore, the Dahua recorder has to be added as an ONVIF device, and there are a few add-ons to the Hostname/IP address that need to be used to access the video streams.

Add the recorder to Exacqvision In the Exacqvision Client, navigate to the configuration area, then through the tree on the left to access the “Add IP Cameras” menu. Click “New” to add the Dahua DVR.

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Next, add a device using the “ONVIF” option for device type. Multi-channel support for Dahua recorders is only available through the ONVIF device type. This will not function if the “Dahua” device type is chosen. The Dahua device type is meant for Dahua IP cameras. Notice below that it is necessary to add commands after the traditional Hostname/IP Address. The compatibility with Dahua recorders requires that the RTSP streams be accessed. The command #transport=rtsp points to the compatible stream from the DVR. Applying this will add the first 4 channels of the DVR and will take one camera license.

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NOTE - Your IP address will most likely be different. is being used for this example.

The first bank of channels should be connected at this point.

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Adding Additional Banks of Cameras The procedure above, as stated, will add a bank of 4 channels from a Dahua DVR to Exacqvision. To make use of more channels from an 8 or 16 channel DVR, it is necessary to add a second, third or even fourth “bank” of cameras. On the Add IP Cameras screen click “New” again to add another ONVIF device. Use the same IP Address, but this time add #bank=2 to the Hostname/IP Address as shown below. This operation will add channels 5-8 and will take another camera license.

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There should now be two Devices connected, one representing channels 1-4 and the next channels 5-8.

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Note: To add channels 9-12 use #bank=3, for channels 13-16 use #bank=4. The live view tab of Exacqvision should show the channels broken out as if they were added as individual cameras. Just as individual cameras, the names can be modified in the settings menu.

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Notice above that the first six channels are bold and 7 and 8 are not. It seems to take a few minutes for all channels to be acknowledged and synced completely.