Hikvision to Showcase Commercial Real Estate Solutions at BOMA 2019

June 21, 2019

Hikvision to Showcase Commercial Real Estate Solutions at BOMA 2019 HikWire blog article

Join Hikvision June 23-24 at the BOMA (building owners and managers association) International Annual Conference & Expo taking place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Hikvision team will be showcasing its security solutions for commercial real estate in the exhibit hall at booth #102.

BOMA is the annual global conference for building owners and property managers, which features education sessions, keynote speakers, an expo hall, and various networking opportunities.

Hikvision’s commercial real estate solutions offer an integrated approach to security and a broad portfolio of products to provide reliability, ease-of-use, and affordability. Built to address property management challenges, Hikvision security systems are designed to address parking safety and security, security guard supervision, and improve upon outdated legacy systems.

The team will showcase HikCentral, Hikvision’s centralized management software, which delivers a central integration point for critical security subsystems and building automation systems. It also provides multiple points of access to aggregate information from remote locations using laptops and smartphones. HikCentral enhances many advanced features that are important to commercial real estate managers such as video analytics that reduce false alarms, and more accurately detect humans and vehicles.

Hikvision commercial real estate solutions cover broad area surveillance from the main lobby and security desk to elevators, loading docks, and parking garages. Specialized solutions such as people counting cameras can accurately count people entering and exiting an area, helping you to determine patterns and times when parts of the building are unoccupied. Your building automation system can use this information to reduce lighting and perform a temperature setback.

Hikvision provides innovative technology with better value using solutions such as TurboHD (HD over coax) to upgrade to HD video without the costs associated with replacing existing cable infrastructure. And, H.265+ video compression technology reduces video bitrate streaming between 60 to 80 percent over the current H.264 industry standard. H.265+ lowers network bandwidth usage and minimizes storage requirements, leading to significant cost savings and better quality video transmissions over limited bandwidth.

Visit Hikvision at booth #102 in the exhibit hall to learn more about our security solutions for commercial real estate.

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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