“I’ve just bought a Dahua IP kit from you – what do I do?”

What you need:

  • the Dahua camera/s
  • The Dahua NVR
  • Precrimped Cat5e/CAT6 Cables or an installer who supplies the CAT6 cables (with RJ45 ends). (1 per camera and 1 from the NVR to the modem). Note – max length of these cables must be 95 metres or below.
  • A monitor or TV (with VGA or HDMI connections) (you can buy a 22′ 1080p monitor from officeworks for around 100.)


  • Run the CAT6 cables to the locations you require (1 per camera). The cables should come back to the location where your NVR is located
  • Connect & install the cameras to one end of the cable and connect the other end to the NVR
  • Plug in the monitor via a VGA or HDMI cable to the NVR
  • Connect an ethernet cable from the NVR to the modem (if you wish to do remote viewing).
  • Turn on the NVR / Monitor – you should see a setup screen.
  • Ensure you write down the username / password you choose. Its a pain in the bum to reset.
  • After setup, you should see your cameras on the screen!
  • To set up remote viewing, (this is a useful video