Jun 2024

How to add a third-party camera with your Prama NVR

When it comes to setting up a comprehensive security system, flexibility and compatibility are crucial. If you’re using a Prama NVR and want to integrate third-party cameras, you can easily do so through the ONVIF protocol. This guide will walk you through the process, ensuring your security system is robust and versatile.

Understanding ONVIF Protocol

ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) is a global standard for the interface of IP-based physical security products. It ensures interoperability between products from different manufacturers, allowing you to mix and match cameras and NVR as needed. This enables the user to easily access and connect with the different manufacturers as needed.

Steps to Add a Third-Party Camera to Your Prama NVR

1. Access the IP Camera Page

 Start by logging into your Prama NVR interface.

 Navigate to the menu and select the ‘Camera’ option.

 Go to the ‘IP Camera’ page, where you can manage your connected camera device.

2. Click on Adding a Camera

Click on the ‘Custom Adding’ button. This will open the ‘Add IP Camera interface, and add camera by clicking the button.

3. Enter Camera Details

In the interface that appears, you’ll need to enter the following details:

IP Address: The IP address of the third-party camera you want to add.

Protocol: Select ‘ONVIF’ from the dropdown menu.

Username and Password: Input the username and password for the camera on the web page browser.

4. Add the Camera

After entering all the necessary information, click the ‘Add’ button. Your Prama NVR will attempt to connect to the third-party camera using the provided details. You can use the Prama India app or the web browser to connect your IP camera easily.

5. Verify Connection

Once added, you should verify the Connection by checking the live feed from the camera. Ensure that all functionalities, such as motion detection and recording, are working correctly. The user will be able to see all the details and functionality once you have connected successfully. By using the Prama app, you can view the video footage remotely from anywhere.

Tips for a Smooth Integration

Firmware Updates: Ensure both your Prama NVR and the third-party camera have the latest firmware updates. This can prevent compatibility issues.

Network Settings: Double-check your network settings to ensure there are no IP conflicts and that both devices are on the same internet connection.

Consult Manuals: Refer to the user manuals of both the Prama NVR and the third-party camera for any specific instructions or settings that might be required.

Benefits of Using ONVIF-Compatible Cameras

Flexibility: You can choose cameras from different manufacturers, allowing you to customize your security setup according to your needs and budget.

Future-Proofing: As technology evolves, ONVIF ensures that your system remains compatible with new products.

Enhanced Functionality: ONVIF compatibility often means access to advanced features and improved performance.


Integrating third-party cameras into your Prama NVR via the ONVIF protocol is a straightforward process that enhances the flexibility and capability of your security system. By following these steps, you can ensure a seamless addition, providing comprehensive coverage and peace of mind.

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