As with the other Hikvision cameras I’ve reviewed, the IP address comes from the factory set to 126.96.36.199.They include a program on a CD called SADP that you run, finds the cameras and you can change the IP address to one that’s appropriate for your home network.For example, if you chose 1080P, then you have to click on 16:9, if you chose 3MP mode, then click on 4:3. What’ different here than the previously reviewed Hikvision cameras are the audio controls at the bottom.The speaker volume control in the lower left, the microphone on/off icon in the lower right.
PAL is the Video Standard setting, 50hz for PAL and 60hz for NTSC (USA).
Under Advanced Configuration / System are where you can set the Time Settings, in my case, I used the old standby Windows NTP server to keep all my cameras time synced the same way.
From the Advanced Configuration you can also set the Daylight Savings Time (DST) schedule for your area.
The way it’s mounted is there’s a cast metal plate that attaches to the wall, eave, ceiling and then you attached the camera base with a few machine screws and then attach the dome with the included tool.
Much easier to work with in all regards and better made and designed than the mini dome.
Where the previously reviewed Hikvision IR mini dome is a very basic camera with limitations, the Hikvision DS-2CD2732F-IS has all the bells and whistles.