Hikvision Launches Two-Wire IP Video Intercom Bundle, Delivers Wide Viewing Angles and Better Resolution

November 14, 2018

Hikvision Launches Two-Wire IP Video Intercom Bundle, Delivers Wide Viewing Angles and Better Resolution

Hikvision North America has launched a new IP video intercom bundle, with wider viewing angles, better resolution, and WDR (wide dynamic range).

“Hikvision’s Two-Wire IP Video Intercom Bundle is one of the few IP solutions in the market right now, and delivers wider viewing angles than the competition. With 2 MP, IR and night vision, CCTV integration and IP65 rating, our bundle holds some of the most robust specifications available to clients,” said Damon Chou, Hikvision product manager.

The Hikvision DS-KIS701 Two-Wire IP Video Intercom Bundle includes one indoor station, one outdoor station, and one video/audio distributor. The DS-KH8340-TCE2 two-wire IP indoor station with 7-inch touch screen supports hands-free communication with door and master stations, and features noise suppression and echo cancellation. One indoor station can support five indoor extensions. The DS-KV8103-IME2 two-wire digital villa outdoor station is a 2 MP HD Colorful 155° Fish-Eye that features a CMOS low illumination color camera, which enables security applications in low-light conditions. It features video intercom and access control functions. Remote answer call and unlock features are available via the Hik-Connect smartphone App.

The DS-KAD709 is an integrated unit that supplies power to indoor and outdoor stations. Its two-wire interface and adaptive network interface can support up to nine devices, and one external switch.

The IP bundle simplifies cabling, allows for long transmission distances, and delivers a plug and play feature set with flexible mounting options.

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IMPORTANT! This model requires non-standard firmware. Do Not Install standard firmware (e.g. v.4.1.xx) on this model. Doing so will permanently damage your system. You must use custom firmware v.4.1.25 from the iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S product page.

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The I-series NVR (such as the DS-7716NI-I4) is one of Hikvision's most popular and feature-rich recorders. As such, many firmware revisions have been introduced over the years to continually ensure the product is compatible with the newest technology available. Due to the many revisions, we recommend that the user closely follows the instructions below in order to reduce the amount of time spent as well as the chance of failure.


Database Optimization and Repair

As more affordable IP cameras are introduced over time with greater video resolution and data sizes, more efficient database management also becomes necessary. The introduction of firmware v4.0 brought about a new database architecture in order to be futureproof.


After upgrading to v4.X, the recorder database will need to be converted and optimized. If you are experiencing issues where playback is expected but not found, make sure "Database Repair" is performed as indicated in the procedures and scenarios below.


Preparing the Upgrade

Before proceeding with upgrade, it is recommended that NVR configuration file is exported from the NVR over the network or on to a local USB drive.


Upgrading from v3.4.92 build 170518 or Older

  1. All recorders must reach v3.4.92 before proceeding further. Upgrading from versions before v3.4.92 directly to any version of v4.X will likely cause the recorder to fail.
  2. If the recorder is already at v3.4.92, a full factory default is highly recommended before upgrading to any version of v4.X. There is a high chance of unit failure (requiring RMA) if the unit is not defaulted before upgrade.
  3. After reaching v3.4.92 and performing a full factory default, an upgrade directly to v4.50.00 is acceptable.
  4. After the upgrade is completed and the recorder is reprogrammed, it may be beneficial to perform a Database Repair. For details, refer to the section "Database Optimization and Repair" above.
  5. To verify repair progress, you may refer to the HDD status, or search the recorder log for repair started and stopped entries. Note that while the HDD is repairing, new recordings are still being made, but some existing recordings may not be searchable until repair is complete.
  6. If you continue to observe playback issues after database repair, ensure there are no power, network, or motion detection issues. Should the problem persist, contact technical support.


Upgrading from Any v4.X Build to v4.50.00.

  1. Any v4.X build can be upgraded directly to v4.50.00.
  2. Export configuration is highly recommended before performing the upgrade.
  3. If upgrading from any v4.X version that was not v4.22.005, a Database Repair is recommended. Refer to Step 4 and onwards in the previous section.



Downgrading is not recommended. Due to new features and parameters constantly being added, downgrading may cause the NVR to factory default itself or require a manual default to operate properly.

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