How to setup DS ControlPoint to prompt for a username/password when connecting to a DVR, NVR, HVR system?


When DS ControlPoint connects to a video recorder, it automatically logs in as the 'admin' user.  For security or privacy issues, the DS ControlPoint software should not automatically connect and log into the video server.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DS ControlPoint
  • DigitalSENTRY series HVR
  • DX Series HVR
  • DVX


With DigitalSENTRY DSSRV systems, the system list is automatically populated with local system and admin credentials.


In order to prevent DS ControlPoint from automatically logging into a system, the username and password may be deleted from the system setup. Once the user credentials have been deleted, DS ControlPoint will then prompt the user for the credentials every time a new connection to a video recorder is made.

  1. To manually connect to the DVR, click on the System tab
  2. Right click on the DVR name you want to connect.
  3. Select connect. verify the status changes from RED to GREEN.




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