By default the Hikvision Recorders come with all the audible alarms enabled. This can cause the system to sound buzzers even if everything is recording correctly.


This can be caused by things like only having 2 cameras connected to a 4 channel recorder or not having a network cable connected. Not everyone uses all the channels on their recorder, and not everyone wants it connected to their network, so we’ll tell you have to turn off the alarms before they drive you crazy.


The first step is to right click on your mouse and log-in if prompted, and then select ‘Menu’.

Click ‘Menu’ to enter the main menu.


The next step is to select ‘Configuration’.

Next click ‘Configuration’.


Now on the Configuration screen select ‘Exceptions’ on the left hand list of sections.

Now click ‘Exceptions’.


Now you need to click on the menu next to ‘Exception Type’ and select ‘All’.

Now select ‘All’ from the drop down next to ‘Exception Type’.


Now ensure the tick box next to ‘Audible Warning’ is unticked and then click the ‘Apply’ button.

Uncheck the ‘Audible Warning’ tick box and click the ‘Apply’ button.


This has now disabled all the audible warning on your Hikvision recorder. You might however wish to re-enable some off them, for example ‘HDD Error’, as it would be important to know if your HDD had developed a fault.


To do this, click on the drop down next to ‘Exception Type’ and select ‘HDD Error’.


Tick the box next to ‘Audible Warning’ and then press the ‘Apply’ button.

Individual alarms, such as ‘HDD Error’ can be re-enabled if desired.


Now we have re-enabled the HDD Error alarm only. Feel free to go through and re-enable any more you may need although this is the only important one for most people.