I have been leveraging this thread since it started. Thanks David L. I originally upgraded my EZVIZ DB1 to Hikvision 200321 in order to get ONVIF. I had written a long detailed post of my steps during COVID lockdown, but Alex and others filled in the blanks before I posted. I am using a mechanical doorbell and everything was running fine for awhile, but after a couple of weeks I did have to upgrade the transformer.
LAN WIFI Change - Reset EZVIZ DB1 while running Hikvision firmware:
I recently changed my LAN SSID and WIFI security settings and this meant I had to reset the camera to change the network. (I removed cover and lost screws in the snow
). I reset EZVIZ DB1 while running Hikvison firmware without reverting back to EZVIZ firmware, but then I could not connect to the camera. I tried the Hikvision app and it would see softap_serial, but even when I tried to manually override, it would revert to an EZVIZ_serial and would not join. IVMS did not see.
It took me a few hours to realize I could still use the EZVIZ app to connect the DB1 to the network and then the IVMS4200 could see it. This created a minor hurdle as it created an EZVIZ account (this also happened originally). I tried to manually add the DB1 to the Hikvision App but it said it was already registered in another account. (Hikvision App was seeing the EZVIZ account). Yet, it was not showing under Hikvison with my other cameras. I had issues trying to log in to the EZVIZ website, and I could not reset my EZVIZ password. I deleted the camera from EZVIZ using the EZVIZ app and then manually added it to my Hikvision App. It then showed under my Hikvision account.
Security Concern and Firmware Update:
After all the recent security breaches I revisited the high risk Hikvision vulnerability CVE-2021-36260
corrected Sept 2021. (I would only use VPN, but the doorbell app needed the cloud service. I am re-evaluating the risk and I am considering a work around using a reed relay on the chime coil for remote notification when the bell rings. Local access, local storage, and ONVIF are my main needs.)
I had upgraded firmware on my cameras and thought I should update my DB1 for security. The Hikvision app had been telling me to go to version 220530. I checked the Hikvision website and it said the latest firmware was 211101. I am thinking the 220530 is EZVIZ and was concerned about bricking the unit ( as per another post). I downloaded the 211001 version from Hikvision and used IVMS4200 to upgrade. It only took a couple of minutes and I am now at 211101. With all the red flags around Hikvision security, I at least feel a little better having it updated. (With the cameras Hikvision say upgrades must be installed in succession and not to skip to the latest).
Security Concern - Default Password for Admin:
Given all the recent security news in general, I am more uncomfortable leaving my admin account with the default password that I read could be on some foreign database. If anyone has had any new experience to share after changing the password on an EZVIZ DB1 running Hikvision software that would be good to hear.
So in summary:
1. I successfully reset the EZVIZ camera while running Hikvision firmware without needing to reinstall the EZVIZ firmware
. However I had to use the EZVIZ app to reconnect to the network, manually delete the DB1 from EZVIZ, and then manually add it back into Hikconnect using the Hikconnect app.
2. I successfully upgraded from Hikvision firmware 200321 to 211101 without an issue using IVMS4200 locally. (Not to 220530 using the app!
3. If anyone has had anything to share after changing the password on an EZVIZ DB1 running Hikvision software those stories would be good to hear.