If you forget the administrative password for your Dahua IP camera, there are multiple methods to reset it to the default password. These methods include using the Dahua DMSS reset tool, resetting the camera through the reset button, factory resetting the NVR, or using the Dahua IP Search Tool. By following these steps, you can regain access to your Dahua IP camera and protect your home or business.
Method 1: Using Dahua DMSS Reset Tool
One way to reset the password on your Dahua IP camera is to use the Dahua DMSS reset tool. Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Download the Dahua DMSS or EasyViewer Plus (OEM) mobile client
The first step is to download the Dahua DMSS or EasyViewer Plus (OEM) mobile client. You can find these apps in the App Store or Google Play store, depending on your device.
Step 2: Enter the tool manager
Once you have downloaded the app, open it and enter the tool manager. This is typically found in the “settings” or “system” menu of the app.
Step 3: Reset the device through the device password management
In the tool manager, look for the option to reset the device password. Depending on the version of the app, this option may be called “device password management” or something similar. Follow the prompts to reset the password.
Method 2: Using the Camera’s Reset Button
Another way to reset the password on your Dahua IP camera is to use the camera’s reset button. Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Locate the reset button
The reset button on your Dahua IP camera is usually located on the back or bottom of the camera, near the Ethernet port.
Step 2: Press and hold the reset button
Press and hold the reset button with a pen or needle for about 10-15 seconds.
Step 3: Wait for the camera to reboot
Continue holding the reset button until the camera’s indicator lights start flashing. This indicates that the camera is resetting to its default settings.
Step 4: Set up the camera
After resetting the camera, you can use Dahua’s config tool to pull up the camera’s IP address. From there, you can select your region, language, and update the time. You will then be prompted to create a new administrative password.
Method 3: Dahua NVR Factory Reset
- On the NVR login interface, click “Forgot Password.”
- Enter the reserved email address you used to register the NVR and click “Send Reset Email.”
- Check your email and follow the prompts to reset the password to the default password.
2. Enter the reserved email address you used to register the NVR and click “Send Reset Email.”
3. Check your email and follow the prompts to reset the password to the default password.
Method 4: Using Dahua IP Search Tool ( As shown in the picture )
1. Download and install the Dahua IP Search Tool from the Dahua support website.
2. Launch the IP Search Tool and search for your Dahua IP camera.
3. We will send you an unlock file that you can import into the IP Search Tool.
4. We will send you an unlock file that you can import into the IP Search Tool.
5. Use the unlock file to change the password to the default password.
These are the steps to reset the password for a Dahua IP camera using the four different methods. Keep in mind that resetting the default password will also reset all other settings on the camera.
Resetting the password on your Dahua IP security camera is a relatively simple process, whether you use the Dahua DMSS reset tool or the camera’s reset button. Whichever method you choose, it’s important to remember to create a strong password that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. With these steps, you should be able to reset your Dahua IP camera password and regain access to your camera’s settings and features.