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How to reset a camera.

If you think you need to reset your camera we recommend you first get in touch with us using the "Contact us" form as a reset may not solve your issue and will wipe the camera of any user data, meaning you will need to set the camera up again.

But should you want to reset your camera anyway please use either of the guides below.

NB: When you reset a camera it will reset it to factory defaults (and will lose the WiFi details you currently have set) so you should only perform a reset while your camera is connected to your router with an ethernet cable.


There are two ways to reset the camera: physically by pressing the hardware reset button or digitally via the camera's web interface....


Physical reset procedure


1) Remove all cables connected to the camera.
2) Remove any SD card from the camera.
3) Wait 10 mins.
4) Connect the Ethernet cable to the camera and your router, you should hear a click when the cable is connected.
5) Wait 2 mins.
6) Connect the power cable to the camera.
7) Wait 5 mins for the camera to power up.
8) Locate the camera's reset button or recess.
For the outdoor camera this will be a button on the underneath of the camera or on the end of a cable.
For the indoor camera this will be a recess on the back of the camera that can be pressed with a paper-clip or similar.
9) Press and hold for 20 seconds and release.
10) Wait 5 mins for the camera to reset ensuring it remains connected to your router with the Ethernet cable throughout.

Then once the camera is reset can you log in to the camera interface using the default username and password which is "admin"

Digital reset procedure

1) Remove all cables connected to the camera.
2) Remove any SD card from the camera.
3) Wait 10 mins.
4) Connect the Ethernet cable to the camera and your router, you should hear a click when the cable is connected.
5) Wait 2 mins.
6) Connect the power cable to the camera.
7) Wait 5 mins for the camera to power up.

8) log in to the camera interface on a PC, see the guide here on how to do this.

9) Go to Setting, Tools, Backup or Reset.
10) Click on Reset, then when it appears click on Reboot.
10) Wait 5 mins for the camera to power up fully, ensuring it remains connected to your router with the Ethernet cable throughout.

Then once the camera is reset can you log in to the camera interface using the default username and password which is admin (in lower case) for both.

As the camera has been reset it will be at the factory defaults once again, so you will need to setup your camera again with the WiFi details, etc. as if from new. You'll find the details here: http://ucam247.helpsite.io/categories/3646-camera-setup