Retrofitting a Luma NVR into a Wirepath System

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Retrofitting a Luma NVR into a Wirepath System
These steps make it easy for you to install a new Luma Surveillance NVR into an existing system that used a
Wirepath Surveillance NVR with Wirepath IP cameras.
Why Is This Necessary?
Because the Wirepath IP cameras were configured for the old NVR, the Luma NVR cannot access them with its
plug-and-play capabilities. You must ensure that all of the Wirepath IP cameras are returned to a default state
(specifically each camera’s port, login, password, and IP address need to be restored to factory-default values).
}} Power Note: The new Luma Surveillance NVRs have power over Ethernet (PoE), so you can physically plug
your IP cameras directly into the NVR (up to 330' away).
There are two methods to restore your cameras to default, described below.
Method 1: Change the Network Settings
You can use the Wirepath IP installer to change the cameras’ settings over the network.
1. Connect your Windows-compatible PC to the client’s network.
2. Run the WPS IP Installer. The program
automatically locates all Wirepath IP
equipment in your network.
3. Select a camera to change by doubleclicking on its name in the equipment list.
This takes you to a web browser page that
gives you direct access to the camera’s
internal menu.
4. Log in as the administrator on that camera.
5. Click the Config button (in the top right
corner of the camera panel) to access the
configuration pages.
6. Within the configuration page, click on the
User Management selection at the top left.
7. Click the word Edit in the line next to the
administrator account. A dialog pops up.
8. Change the administrator account to have
the username admin and the password
admin. Click OK.
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9. Close the camera’s browser window.
10.Use the WPS IP installer to change the
camera settings as follows:
• Set the camera to DHCP.
• Set Port1 (the HTTP port) to 80.
11.Click Submit to save changes for that
camera.
12.Repeat steps 3–11 for each camera.
These steps change each camera back to its
factory default state.
You can now plug the IP camera directly into the Luma Surveillance NVR. When you do, the recorder will assign
each of the cameras a new IP address.
In this default state, you can also add the IP camera to the Luma Surveillance NVR using the web interface. Navigate
to Settings > Camera Management > IP Camera and click on Quick Add.
Method 2: Reset the Camera Hardware
This method requires direct physical access to each camera. It is the most labor-intensive, but also the most reliable.
1. Unplug each camera and open the camera casing.
2. Press and hold down the reset button, then power up the camera. Continue holding the reset button down
for 30 seconds, then release it to allow the camera to finish its boot-up.
3. Replace the casing. The camera should now be in its factory-default state. If not, check your camera manual.
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