How to enable ActiveX plugin for IP camera DVR/NVR

For the first time you access the IP camera or DVR/NVR, the Internet Explorer (IE8, 9, 10) need to be installed with ActiveX plugin. The ActiveX plugin can allow browser receive the video streaming from these IP devices. If the installation of ActiveX bar doesn't pop-up, then you need to change three ActiveX controls in your Internet Setting of IE.

Run the IE browser, go to "Tools", then select "Internet Options" to change your ActiveX controls.

IE Internet Options

Choose the "Security" tab in "Internet Options" menu, then you can change the security setting of IE.

IE Security Tab

Choose the "Custom level..." in "Security" tab

IE Security Level

Now you can see the custom level shows ActiveX controls and plugins.

**For IE 9 or IE10 users only: For the first option, Allow ActiveX filtering, select Disable.

IE security settings - Internet Zone

**For all users: Scroll down the ActiveX controls and plug-ins, and change below 3 values to 'Prompt':

  • Download signed ActiveX controls (Should be ticked)
  • Download unsigned ActiveX controls (Should be ticked)
  • Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting (Should be ticked)
IE security settings - Internet Zone

When done, click "OK" and exit the Security Settings menu.

ActiveX in Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11

For both Internet Explorer (IE10) and IE11, you need to enable the compatible view. Run your IE browser, go to "Tools", then select "Compatibility View settings", it will pop-up a dialogue window.

IE10/11 Compatibility View Settings

Then, add your camera’s IP address (or domain) to the list of websites to be opened in Compatibility View.

IE10/11 Compatibility View Settings Url List

General problems for IP camera

I don't know the LAN IP address for security camera:
Read the camera's manual, you can find the default IP address for IP camera. The other method is running IP camera search software to find the available IP cameras in your LAN network.

I can access the IP camera, but it's a blank page:
ActiveX plugins has not been installed in your browser, you need to install it before access the IP camera.

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