In this guide, we will show you how to connect and configure GeoVision cameras for your local network and then how to add them to your UNV Uniview NVR
First, connect all GeoVision IP cameras you intend to use to a PoE switch or to a normal switch and 12V power. After they have been powered and connected for at least 2-3 minutes, open up a browser and navigate to this address: http://www.usavisionsys.com . At the top of the page, you should see some category buttons. Hover your cursor over “Downloads” and then click on “Software”.
Once at the Software downloads page, click on the IP Camera tab and then from the drop-down menu, select Other Utilities.
Once you have selected “Other Utilities” from the drop-down menu, look for the download link for “GV-IP Device Utility”, which is the utility needed to configure your GeoVision cameras for use with the UNV Uniview NVR. After the download has completed, launch the installer and follow directions for the installation.
Once you have successfully installed the GeoVision GV IP Device Utility, find the shortcut icon for it on your desktop and launch the utility.
When launching the GV IP Device Utility, you should see that it will start scanning your local network for any GeoVision cameras. From the General Settings tab, you will see your GeoVision cameras and possibly also any ONVIF compatible cameras that are on the network. In the picture to the left, you can see that we have marked the GeoVision cameras found and it seems like they are already configured for the local network. If the cameras don’t seem to have the same setup as your local network, you will need to modify the IP address of each camera connected. The following 3 steps will show you how.
For each GeoVision camera that you want to configure for your local network, you must click on the IP address that is underlined and choose Configure.
You should now see the following window pop up. Make sure to first enter in the password for the camera (default is admin). Then modify the IP address and Default Gateway on the camera to match your local network’s scheme. Once you have modified the information, click on OK. You will need to do this for every GeoVision IP camera you want to appear correctly on the network.
You will see the following progress bar when the IP address of the camera is being modified. If you see an error message, you may need to repeat the previous step and make sure you choose a different IP address or confirm the correct password.
These last steps will need to take place on the local interface of the NVR, with a mouse and monitor attached. On the channel window where you want to add a GeoVision IP camera, you should see no video appearing. Hover the mouse over the middle of the channel window and you should see a plus sign appear. Click on the plus sign to enter a menu where you can add IP cameras. You may be prompted to enter in your user name and password. Defaults are:
In this Add/Modify window, click on the Search button, which will start a search of all cameras on the local network. You should now see your GeoVision cameras listed by their models. Click on the specific camera you want to add and make sure it is being detected as ONVIF. Then make sure the username and password match the ones needed for your GeoVision camera(s). Then click on the Add button.
If you have entered all information correctly, you should now see the camera view pop into display. Repeat this for all cameras you want to add.
At this time, if you want to change resolution and frame rate settings, you can enter the menu by clicking anywhere on the screen with the right mouse button and choosing the Menu option.
Within the Main Menu, click on the Camera icon and then the Encoding submenu. In this menu, you can select the GeoVision camera from the drop down menu and change any resolution or framerate settings you like. When you are done making modifications, click on the Apply button to save all changes and then click Back to exit the menu.