The following Procedure explains how to add HikVision Thermal Camera Streams manually via RTSP to the Decoder {this method can also be used with the VIPER NVRS}

These units have 2x Dedicated cameras "Optical & Thermal" the Optical camera is discovered via "ONVIF" but the Thermal camera needs to be added via "RTSP" 

See these related articles "How to add ONVIF Stream" "Enable ONVIF on HikVision Cameras"


The procedure assumes you have already enabled "ONVIF Protocol" RTSP stream URL for Thermal Camera




  • Right click on screen with mouse, Menu appears then left click [Log In] enter user and password to login (Fig 1)
  • Using the Mouse move the cursor to the centre of a free channel
  • Left click on [Add to Ch] (Fig 2)

Fig 1

Fig 2

  • Camera Registration Menu will appear (Fig 3)
  • Select Connection Mode and change to RTSP URL
  • Enter Username and Password of camera device you are adding
  • Enter the RTSP URL for Primary and Secondary Streams {if device only supports single stream enter Primary only}
  • If no secondary stream is available, no image will be displayed on layouts above 4way
  • Enter Port {default is 554 for RTSP} if this has been changed on device change to required port (Fig 4)

Fig 3Fig 4

  • Once details have been entered select [Regist] (Fig 5)
  • Streams will be added and displayed if correct details are entered (Fig 6)

Fig 5Fig 6

This completes the procedure.