SSI Covers SIA’s List of Top Trends for ISC West 2019

March 1, 2019

SSI Covers SIA’s List of Top Trends for ISC West 2019

Hikvision to Display DarkFighter, PanoVu Panoramic Cameras, and TurboHD technology, Vertical-Focused Solutions in ISC West Exhibit Hall


In the article, “SIA Names Top 8 Trends to Watch at ISC West 2019,” Security Sales & Integration (SSI) outlines key technologies from the Security Industry Association (SIA) for the upcoming annual security conference, ISC West 2019, being held April 9-12 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

ISC West 2019 is the annual security conference presented by ISC Security Events and SIA, and brings together upwards of 30,000 security industry professionals and more than 1,000 exhibitors.

From the article: “As physical and cybersecurity continue to converge within the broader security industry, SIA and ISC West are regularly keeping a close pulse on the trends driving this industry transformation. Together, they present what SIA has identified as the most significant technology-first issues impacting the industry and made recommendations for security professionals looking to further their education at the show.”

Some of the highlighted trends listed in the article include the following:

  • Cloud solutions such storage, management, analytics and monitoring
  • Robot and drone security solutions, driven by advancements in artificial intelligence
  • Voice control such as smart speakers for home security and automation

Hikvision will display its technology in the ISC West exhibit hall at Booth #18037. The team will feature DarkFighter low light technology, PanoVu panoramic cameras, TurboHD (HD over coax) technology, and its central management system, HikCentral.

Visit the Hikvision booth, and stop by our Thought Theater to win prizes while learning about Hikvision surveillance solutions for vertical markets, including gaming, education, retail, healthcare, and commercial real estate. Hikvision experts will host product demos and answer product questions.

IMPORTANT! This model requires non-standard firmware. Do Not Install standard firmware (e.g. v.4.1.xx) on this model. Doing so will permanently damage your system. You must use custom firmware v.4.1.25 from the iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S product page.

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The I-series NVR (such as the DS-7716NI-I4) is one of Hikvision's most popular and feature-rich recorders. As such, many firmware revisions have been introduced over the years to continually ensure the product is compatible with the newest technology available. Due to the many revisions, we recommend that the user closely follows the instructions below in order to reduce the amount of time spent as well as the chance of failure.


Database Optimization and Repair

As more affordable IP cameras are introduced over time with greater video resolution and data sizes, more efficient database management also becomes necessary. The introduction of firmware v4.0 brought about a new database architecture in order to be futureproof.


After upgrading to v4.X, the recorder database will need to be converted and optimized. If you are experiencing issues where playback is expected but not found, make sure "Database Repair" is performed as indicated in the procedures and scenarios below.


Preparing the Upgrade

Before proceeding with upgrade, it is recommended that NVR configuration file is exported from the NVR over the network or on to a local USB drive.


Upgrading from v3.4.92 build 170518 or Older

  1. All recorders must reach v3.4.92 before proceeding further. Upgrading from versions before v3.4.92 directly to any version of v4.X will likely cause the recorder to fail.
  2. If the recorder is already at v3.4.92, a full factory default is highly recommended before upgrading to any version of v4.X. There is a high chance of unit failure (requiring RMA) if the unit is not defaulted before upgrade.
  3. After reaching v3.4.92 and performing a full factory default, an upgrade directly to v4.50.00 is acceptable.
  4. After the upgrade is completed and the recorder is reprogrammed, it may be beneficial to perform a Database Repair. For details, refer to the section "Database Optimization and Repair" above.
  5. To verify repair progress, you may refer to the HDD status, or search the recorder log for repair started and stopped entries. Note that while the HDD is repairing, new recordings are still being made, but some existing recordings may not be searchable until repair is complete.
  6. If you continue to observe playback issues after database repair, ensure there are no power, network, or motion detection issues. Should the problem persist, contact technical support.


Upgrading from Any v4.X Build to v4.50.00.

  1. Any v4.X build can be upgraded directly to v4.50.00.
  2. Export configuration is highly recommended before performing the upgrade.
  3. If upgrading from any v4.X version that was not v4.22.005, a Database Repair is recommended. Refer to Step 4 and onwards in the previous section.



Downgrading is not recommended. Due to new features and parameters constantly being added, downgrading may cause the NVR to factory default itself or require a manual default to operate properly.

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