PSA Releases Educational Program for TEC 2019 Conference

December 13, 2018

Hikvision Cybersecurity Director to Present on Cyber Best Practices, Protecting Systems from Vulnerabilities at PSA TEC

Hikvision Cybersecurity Director to Present on Cyber Best Practices, Protecting Systems from Vulnerabilities at PSA TEC


An article in Security Sales & Integration (SSI) announced that PSA Security Network has unveiled the educational lineup for its annual conference, PSA TEC 2019, being held March 11—14, 2019 in Denver. At the conference, Hikvision’s director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, will host a session on cybersecurity best practices and how to protect systems from vulnerabilities.

PSA Security Network annually hosts TEC, a conference that offers education and networking opportunities for system integrators and other industry professionals. According to the article, the 2019 event will “feature over 100 education sessions, workshops and certification trainings from industry-leading experts.”

“TEC is really one of the best kept secrets in our industry for any professional looking for a training and exhibit venue where they don’t get lost in the crowd. PSA TEC is all about building relationships and exchanging information with people who share the same challenges you do every day. Whether you are a business owner, technician, project manager, sales and marketing professional or operational support, there is training available to you at TEC that can make you better at your job,” said Kim Garcia, director of marketing for PSA, in the article.

On Tues., March 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., Davis will present the educational session, “Applied Cybersecurity: The Network, Your First and Most Important Line of Defense.” In it, he will provide cybersecurity best practices that integrators can use to improve security, and outline ways to protect systems from common vulnerabilities.

PSA TEC will feature multiple educational sessions, an exhibit hall, a vendor awards dinner, a networking reception, and certification sessions. Click here for more information about the conference.

Click here to read the full article at SSI online.

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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