Protect Your Property Perimeter with Hikvision Solutions: Offering a Wide Array of Cameras to Mitigate Incidents for Buildings & Facilities

February 22, 2021

Hikvision HikWire blog article Protect Your Property Perimeter with Hikvision Solutions: Offering a Wide Array of Cameras to Mitigate Incidents for Buildings & Facilities

Select from Hikvision’s extensive portfolio of security cameras to protect your property perimeter and mitigate incidents. We offer a wide array of options to meet the needs of various organizations and facilities, such as commercial and residential buildings, high-risk sites, manufacturing facilities, warehouses and more. Solutions offer improved accuracy, false alarm reduction and high-performance operations in challenging weather.

Continue reading to learn more about our solutions and their key benefits.

  • Thermal Solution: Hikvision thermal solutions are ideal for conditions requiring enhanced imaging and long-range advanced detection. Thermal also performs well in challenging environments and weather such as fog, smog, rain and snow. Read more about thermal capabilities in this Hikvision technology report.
  • Deep Learning: Hikvision’s Deep Learning Series includes our DeepinView network cameras, DeepinMind NVRs, AcuSense network cameras, and NVRs that use advanced algorithms to distinguish humans and vehicles from other moving objects, such as leaves, rain, and shadows. AcuSense 2.0 PCI models are highly accurate, include a wide variety of camera form factors, and feature smart VCA perimeter detection functions such as line crossing detection, intrusion detection, and region entrance/exit detection. Learn more about AcuSense 2.0 here.
  • Radar Solution: Radar is ideal for perimeter protection over wide areas due to its long-range accuracy. It also delivers quality imaging in harsh weather and is IP67 and IK09 rated. Hikvision’s radar-equipped PTZ speed dome camera provides all-day intelligent perimeter protection that’s impervious to smog, dust and other environmental conditions.

Visit the Hikvision Perimeter Protection webpage for more information.

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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