Guarding Vision setup for NVR/DVR/IP Camera - Complete Guide

Guarding Vision setup for NVR/DVR/IP Camera - Complete Guide

Network Setup for NVR/DVR/IP Camera before adding to Guarding Vision
The Following network settings must be checked before adding the device to Guarding vision App.

Method 1: From NVR Local menu

Step 1: Right Click on the NVR Monitor and select "Menu".

Step 2: Select "Configuration" from the Menu options. 

Step 3: Select "Network" and check the option "Enable DHCP" Click "Apply"

Step 4: Make sure your NVR/DVR obtained an "IPV4 Address" and "Preferred DNS Server" values automatically. If not, check your network settings and make sure your device is properly connected to your network router or switch.

Step 5: Select "Platform Access" and check "Enable".  You will be taken to the service terms window.

Step 6: Create a "Verification Code" check the "Guarding Vision service terms" click "OK".

Step 7: Click "Apply" to apply the settings. The status will change to "Online". The QR Code being displayed on your device "Platform Access" page can be scanned with Guarding Vision app to add the device into your App. To proceed with adding the device into the app scroll down to "Adding NVR/DVR to Guarding Vision App".

Method 2: From the NVR/DVR/IP Camera Web page.

Step 1: Input the IP address of the NVR into the address bar and login with the credentials.

Step 2: Go to Configuration  Network  Basic Settings

  • If the “Auto DNS” is enabled, the NVR will be able to retrieve a “Preferred DNS Server” address. If you do not see the DNS address, then proceed to “Step 3”.

Step 3: This step should be performed if you do not see a “Preferred DNS Server” address.

Go to Configuration  Network  Basic Settings  TCP/IP  Uncheck “DHCP“  Uncheck “Auto DNS” and input for “Preferred DNS Server”. Click “Save”

(Refer to the figure below)

Step 4: Go to Configuration  Network  Advanced Settings  Platform Access  Check “ Enable”

Step 5: Create a “Verification Code” and Click “OK”

Step 6: Click “Save” to save the “Platform Access” Settings. Now refresh the browser page to check the Register status. After refresh the register status should show “Online”.

(See the figures below for reference)

Adding the NVR/DVR to Guarding Vision App

Method 1: Using the QR Code

Download and install the Guarding vision app on the Mobile. Register and Create a Guarding vision account on the App.

Step 1: Tap on the “+” to add a new device. Select “Scan QR Code”. Scan the QR Code displayed on the NVR's Monitor.


Step 3: Scan the QR code from the device sticker or Login to the device Local Menu and go to Menu  Configuration  Network  Platform Access to access the QR Code. 

Method 2: Add Device with Serial Number

(Only the last 9 digits of the serial number are needed to add the device into the App.)

Step 1: Tap on the ‘+’ icon and select “Manual Adding”

Step 2: The serial number can be accessed from the device sticker. To access the serial number from the web config, go to Configuration  System  System Settings  Basic Information

(Refer to the figure below)

Step 3: Once the “Manual Adding” Option is selected, You will be directed to the Add device page with “Serial No.” Input the serial number and click on  to save.


Step 4: Click “Add” to add the Device.

Step 5: Input the Verification Code that was created and click “OK”. 

(You can find the code from the device web Config. Go to Configuration  Network  Advanced settings  Platform Access.)

Step 6: Tap on “Next”. Create a Device name in the “Edit Alias” page. Tap “Save”

Step 7: Tap on “Guarding Vision” at the bottom of the app to see your device listed. Tap on the device name to view the cameras connected to the device.

How to Change Camera names on the App

  • Slide the device name to the left to view the settings and share icons.
  • Tap on the  Settings icon.
  • Tap on “Linked Camera”

  • Click on the Edit icon and input a desired name to the camera and Tap “Save” icon.

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