Hikvision Thermal Camera Technology Can Help Businesses Reduce Costs and Mitigate Risks

janvier 15, 2021

Hikvision HikWire blog article Thermal Imaging Offers Several Key Features

Thermal Imaging Offers Several Key Features Including Advanced Detection Ability, Temperature Measurement, and Excellent Adaptation to Harsh Environmental Conditions


Hikvision thermal camera technology can help businesses reduce costs and mitigate risks. Thermal imaging offers several key features that help deliver benefits to business owners, including advanced detection ability, temperature measurement, and excellent adaptation to harsh environmental conditions.

How Do Thermal Cameras Work?
Our eyes work by seeing contrast between objects that are illuminated by either the sun or another form of light. Thermal security cameras work by “seeing” heat energy from objects. All objects—living or not—have heat energy that infrared cameras use to detect an image. This is why a thermal imaging camera can operate at all times, even in complete darkness.

Our thermal imaging technology hosts innovative features such as bi-spectrum image fusion to combine both thermal and optical images together, creating more detail for precise detection and decision-making. Other key features include:

  • Increased Security and Decreased Costs with Advanced Detection: Hikvision advanced thermal detection makes it easier to see objects by providing thermal imaging beyond visible light, which enhances security without the need to install costly lighting fixtures. It is highly effective for perimeter defense for spotting intruders in adverse weather conditions such as fog, smog, rain and snow.
  • Mitigate Risk through Temperature Measurement: The ability to monitor the temperatures of specific objects such as boilers, dryers, mechanical and electrical rooms reduces the risk of a catastrophic event happening in your business. Thermal temperature measurement does this by providing early detection of a rapid increase or decrease in temperature. If a temperature exceeds or falls below a set limit, Hikvision thermal cameras can trigger an alarm. This can support early warnings for fires, equipment over-heating or freezing, and other hazards that could result in costly damages.
  • Protecting Mechanical, Electrical and IT Rooms from Potential Damage: First responders can see hidden criminals or victims during a fire because thermal imaging provides more visibility in these conditions than traditional cameras. Thermal cameras can help to protect mechanical, electrical and IT rooms from drastic temperature changes, which mitigates the risk of costly smoke or fire damage. It also improves energy efficiency by detecting insulation deficiencies. This makes thermal cameras a solid addition to building a more effective, 24/7 surveillance system.

Learn more about Hikvision thermal solutions by downloading your copy of our thermal technology brief.


IMPORTANT! Ce modèle nécessite un logiciel non standard. N'installez pas de logiciel standard (par exemple, v.4.1.xx) sur ce modèle. Cela endommagerait définitivement votre système. Vous devez utiliser le logiciel personnalisé v.4.1.25 à partir de la page du produit iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S

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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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