Notes: The new HiKam PC client works for HiKam S6 and HiKam A7 2018 Version.

If you are looking for HiKam PC Client for A7 previous version, please refer to this link: HiKam PC for A7 2016 Version


Download HiKamPC

You can choose either zip version or installation version:

    Pure Zip Version:  HiKam PC V2.1.8 ZIP

    Installation Package: HiKam PC V2.1.8


Installation after download: 

For pure zip version: 

      Move your downloaded zip file to any preferred folder. Unzip the file and then you will find the HiKamPC.exe. Double click it to launch the application.



For Installation Package:

      Run the downloaded exe file and follow the installation wizard to complete the installation. When installation is completed, you can run the client. There will be a shorcut called HiKam PC on the desktop, like below:


First Login:

The HiKamPC is launched with the login window. 

The default username is  admin

The initial login password is admin


Notes:

- Please change the login password later in the software: Config Management --> Login Password


- In case you forget the login password of admin, please uninstall and then install the HiKam PC again.


- If you have multi network interfaces on your PC, or you have installed Virtual Machine Software on your PC, you may need to have a confirmation about the PC Client is running on the correct network interface you prefer to . Here is how:

     a. Click on the  in the login menu

     b. In the 'Choose Network', find the correct sub network you want to go. It shows as the IP address of that network on your PC.





PC Client Quick Manual


Index: 

1. How to add cameras to HiKamPC

2. How to access live video of camera

3. Change settings such as the password, the camera name

4. How to take snapshot and save to local PC

5. How to record videos to local PC

6. Play the recorded videos stored in Camera SD card

7. Play the recorded videos stored in local PC

8. Download the recorded files from Camera SD card to local PC

9. Change password of admin account

10. Software version query

11. Uninstall the HiKamPC


1. How to add cameras to HiKamPC

 #1   After login, you will see the main window of HiKam PC. 

         Click the '+' button near the bottom left


#2   The 'Add Camera' UI will pop up.  

       It will show the cameras in the same local network as the PC Client. 

       You can just select the ones want to add, then click ADD button.

       It will prompt add completed , then click the Exit button of the Add Camera UI.



       

       Note:

       If there are not cameras shown there, please check if your PC is in the same local network as the camera. Then try again from #1.

       Or you can add the cameras by manually providing camera id,  check 'Add Camera Manually' following with #3.


#3   Now you can see the camera added is shown on the left of the main window.     

       Double click on the camera. For first time to access it, the client will ask for camera password.

       Input the password, and click Confirm button. If the password is correct, the client will show live video.      



Add Camera Manually:

#1  After login, you will see the main window of HiKam PC. 

      Click the '+' button near the bottom left




#2   The 'Add Camera' UI will pop up.  Click the 'Add Camera Manually' button.


#3 In the popup UI, input 8-digit camera ID(e.g, a000015), camera name as you prefer, and camera password.

     Then click Add button.


#4 If the password provided is correct, the client will show add successfully. Click OK to close it.

     Now you can click the Exit button of Add Camera UI.


#5 You will see the camera added is on the left of client.



2. How to access live video of camera

After you add the cameras in the client, you can access the live video of the camera by just double click on it.


If the camera password is correct in your client, the client will show live video.

Otherwise, the client will prompt password incorrect, and ask for providing password.


3. Change settings such as the password, the camera name

Right click on the camera in 'Camera List', in the popup menu --> click 'Settings'.


In 'Camera Editor', you can change the camera name and camera password for visiting the camera.


In 'Change password', you can change the camera pasword kept in the camera. 

Please note: once you have changed the password of camera here, all the apps or other HiKam PC Client need to provide the new password input here. Otherwise, the camera will reject the requests by apps and clients because of pasword wrong.



4. How to take snapshot and save to local PC

When in checking live video, move the mouse to the display window. Right click and the drop down menu will pop up. Click Snapshot.


5. How to record videos to local PC


To start recording:

  • Move the mouse to the corresponding display window. Right click and the drop down menu will pop up. Click Start Record to start.



Given recording started, to stop recording:

  • Right click on the display window and then click Record.
  • When Record is stoped, the red dot on the display window will disappear.


6. Play the recorded videos stored in Camera SD card

Click the Recordings icon.



Choose devices in Device Name in the drop down menu, choose Camera for Source

Give the Begin time and End time in Time, then click Search.


With a correct device password, the recording files will be displayed. 

Double click the file. The HiKamPC will start the playback.



7. Play the recorded videos stored in local PC

Click the Recordings icon.



Choose devices in Device Name in the drop down menu, choose PC for Source

Give the Begin time and End time in Time, then click Search.



The recording files will be displayed. 

Double click the file. The HiKamPC will start the playback.



8. Download the recorded files from Camera SD card to local PC

Follow Play the recorded videos stored in Camera SD card to select the recorded files in Camera SD card. You will see the following window.



Click the Download button, and you will see the 'Download Recordings' UI window.


In the 'Download Recordings', you can click to select the files you want to download. Or you can select all of them by clicking the one on the top.

Then click 'Start'.


The downloaded files can be found at the folder shown in the 'Download Recordings'. 

All the downloaded files are in .mp4 format. So popular video players can play it directly.





9. Change password of admin account


Go to 'Config Management' on the top of the client --> User Manager --> Input old password and provide new password, then click Confirm.




10. Software version query

Press the question mark at the upper right corner.


The software version will be displayed in the popup window.



11. Uninstall the HiKamPC

For pure zip version, simply remove the whole folder saving HiKamPC.

For installation package version, go to Control Pannel --> Programs --> find HiKam PC in it , right click on it --> uninstall