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How to Reset Your CCTV Password

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How to Reset Your CCTV Password – Do you need to reset your password for your CCTV system? Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to do it.


Resetting your CCTV password is an important part of keeping your home or business secure. CCTV System Types, also known as closed circuit television systems, are security surveillance networks that allow users to monitor their property 24 hours a day. Keeping your system safe and secure is paramount and resetting the password regularly will help to maintain this security. Knowing how to change the password on your CCTV System Types can help protect you and your property from any potential threats.

This guide will walk you through all the steps involved in resetting the password on your CCTV System Types. Before you begin, it’s important to make sure that you have all of the necessary materials and tools required for a successful reset. This includes:
-A computer with Internet access
-The user manual for your specific system
-Any backup devices or cards (if applicable)
-An internet connection
-Knowledge of the existing username and password for admin access on the system

What is a CCTV Password

A CCTV password is used to protect your security camera system from unauthorized access. Typically, CCTV systems are encrypted with a unique, randomly generated password that is shared between the monitor and the recording device. This password is necessary to access the footage stored on the camera’s hard drive or recording device. The process of resetting a CCTV password involves securely generating a new code while preserving the encryption process.

It’s important to note that many modern CCTV cameras are now equipped with default passwords or username/password combinations that all users can use to access their cameras. These passwords however cannot be reset online and will usually require an additional step such as contacting the manufacturer for assistance or using specific software applications provided by some models of camera for manual retrieval of these passwords.

How to Reset Your CCTV Password

Resetting your CCTV password is essential if it has been compromised or forgotten. It is essential to keep your security systems secure so that your property and data is protected at all times. This article will provide you with easy steps to follow in order to reset your CCTV password. With this guide, you will be able to protect your property and data in a cost effective manner.

Reset via the DVR

For CCTV systems that have a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or Network Video Recorder (NVR) unit, these have the capability to reset your password. Each brand of CCTV system has its own methods of resetting, so it is important to identify your make and model before attempting to reset the password. To reset your password via the DVR unit:

1. Connect the DVR directly to a monitor via an HDMI cable.
2. Turn on the CCTV recorder then press either “menu”, “setup” or “function”. Every brand display differently here
3. Use the arrows on the front panel of DVR box/remote control to select and enter “MAIN MENU”
4. Select “System” from option shown in Main Menu and select “User” from Option being shown in System Menu
5. Set new user name and password for security login
6. Click OK in order to save new credentials
7. Turn off Power of the device from Back Panel
8 Disconnect devices from Monitor

Once you complete these steps you will be able to view footage with your new credentials secured inside your CCTV system!

Reset via the Web Interface

The majority of CCTV systems feature a web interface that allows users to view and manage their security cameras remotely. Depending on your system, you may be able to reset the password directly in the web interface. These steps can vary among manufacturers, so it’s recommended checking your product manual or service website for specific instructions.

In some cases, you may need to enter a factory default username and password in order to access the web interface and reset the password. If this is the case, look for the default username and password provided on a white label attached to your device or provided with your product’s user manual.

If you are unable to access the web interface due to an forgotten password or missing factory defaults, you may be able restart your system with its hardware button combination or a serial cable connection- again consult your product’s user manual for exact instructions. Once restarted, it should revert back to its factory settings where you will then be able to reset the device using its default user credentials.

Reset via the Mobile App

If your CCTV system came with a mobile app, then you can reset the password via it. Often, mobile apps provided by camera manufacturers share the same port number configurations and protocols that are used on their hardware. The only real difference is that the settings are simplified for easier access via a smartphone.

To reset your CCTV password via the mobile app, follow these steps:

1. Log in to the app and select ‘Settings’.
2. Find the option for ‘Password’ and select ‘Reset’.
3. A confirmation window will appear; click ‘OK’ to confirm the reset of your password .
4. Enter a new password of at least 8 characters which must include one upper-case letter, one lower-case letter and one number or character (#, $ etc).
5. Confirm the new password by inputting it a second time; click ‘Save’ when done.
6. Your new CCTV password will now be activated – you can use this as usual when logging into your CCTV system both online or through its dedicated app.


At this point, you should have successfully reset your CCTV password. In many cases, the procedure will differ depending on the make and model of your CCTV system but the steps outlined in this guide should serve as a base for all systems. Remember to always keep your passwords secure and avoid using easily guessable passwords like “1234” or “password”. Having a strong password will help protect your system from malicious interference and potential breaches. If these steps do not work for you, then it is highly recommended that you contact the manufacturer of your system or a professional security technician for further assistance.

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