HiKam A7 can be set up and operated using an Ethernet cable. You can switch from LAN to WLAN/Wi-Fi at any time after the camera finishes setup and connects to the Internet.

Before starting setup

Step 1: Make sure of the following:

  • Your router is connected to the Internet and DHCP is enabled.
  • A spare Ethernet cable is ready.

Step 2: Download and install HiKam app. Move forward to Step 3 if the HiKam app is already in your mobile device.

  • Get HiKam app from App Store (iPhone/iPad) or Google Play (Android) by searching “HiKam camera”.
  • Tap >New Account Registration< at the bottom of the window to create your account.

Step 3: Start camera

  • Remove the camera from its packaging and thread the two antennas to their corresponding labeled connectors.
  • Connect the power cord with the camera cable to power on the camera. The green LED indicator at one end of the cable comes on. The camera starts beeping.
  • If no beeping within one minute, press and hold the reset button until a successful signal, which is a metallic clash sound, is heard. Wait another 30 seconds for the camera completing reset. The camera will then start beeping.
  • Connect the camera to the router using the Ethernet cable. The yellow LED indicator at one end of the cable comes blinking and the camera stops beeping when the connection established.

Start setup

Step 1: Log in HiKam app and wait for a few seconds. The camera should be detected automatically. If so tap Discover x New Device, otherwise move to Step 4.

Step 2: When prompted, name the camera and enter the initial password 123. Then tap Next.

Step 3: When prompted, enter a new password for your camera, consisting of 6-30 characters. Do not start your password with the Roman numeral zero “0”. A successful operation will be notified by “Modify successfully” in the app. If this does not happen within one minute, contact our Customer Support team.

Step 4 (in case the camera is not automatically detected): Tap Manual.

Step 5 (in case the camera is not automatically detected): Type in the device ID that is on the underside of the camera. Then tap Next at the upper-right corner. Move backwards to Step 2 and 3 to finish setup.

Step 6: Optionally, you can switch from LAN to WLAN/Wi-Fi. To do this, go to Settings > Network Settings. Select the Wi-Fi that you want to connect to and input the Wi-Fi password. Detailed instructions can be found in the “ Switch wired and wireless connection”.

Setup is finished

You can now follow the live video stream on your mobile device.