FLIR/Serial Number vs Device ID

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Serial Number vs. Device ID

Description

This article will go over the differences between a Serial Number, and a Device ID.

A serial number is a sequence of numbers used to identify a specific product. For Dahua devices, this serial number is also used when accessing the system remotely via P2P. Dahua recorders and cameras do not have a Device ID.

A Device ID is used primarily for P2P access on FLIR recorders and cameras.

Serial Number:

  • For Dahua devices, this serial number is used when accessing the system remotely via P2P.
  • Serial Number is also used by Dahua Technology USA's Technical Support team to verify devices were purchased through authorized resellers.

Device ID:

  • For FLIR Device, used primarily for P2P access via SmartPSS, iDMSS, or gDMSS.
  • Dahua devices do not have a Device ID

Examples

Dahua Devices

Image UI Path Serial Device ID Use With P2P?
Old GUI Web UI WebUI Old GUI Main Menu -> Info
New GUI System UI WebUI New GUI Main Menu -> Info
Old GUI System UI SystemUI Old Main Menu -> Info -> Version
Serial Number on Side of Recorder Side of Recorder N/A
Serial Number on IP Camera Box Product Box N/A
Serial Number on Recorder Box Product Box N/A

FLIR Devices

Image UI Path Serial Device ID Use With P2P?
FLIR Serial vs IP1.jpg WebUI Main Menu -> Info
Serial Number on FLIR RecorderSerial Number on FLIR Recorder 2 SystemUI Main Menu ->Info
Device ID on FLIR RecorderDevice ID on FLIR Recorder SystemUI Right Click->Info
Device ID on Physical RecorderDevice ID on Physical Recorder 2 Top of Recorder N/A
Serial Number on Product Box Product Box N/A