Dahua Camera Night Vision Not Working [How to Fix]

Is your Dahua camera’s night vision not working properly? Keep reading.

In this post, I will walk you through the steps to troubleshoot your Dahua camera night vision issues. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, let’s head right into it.

Dahua Camera

First off, one common reason Dahua camera night vision doesn’t work properly is power issues. The camera needs sufficient power to activate the night vision feature.

And since your Dahua camera will probably come with a rechargeable battery, you need to check and be sure the battery is charging. If not, check the power outlet or replace the batteries.

If that doesn’t solve the problem, check some of the troubleshooting tips mentioned below to fix it.

How to Fix Dahua Camera Night Vision Issues

Check for Power Issues

Rechargeable batteries are a perk that comes with most Dahua cameras. That means the camera can work by being connected directly to a power source or using the charge in the batteries. If your night vision is not working properly, it might be that the camera is not getting enough power to activate the night vision mode.

To fix this, check that the power outlet (where the camera is plugged in) is in order. Try to plug the device into another outlet to see if it works.

Also, check the power plug and ensure it’s working fine. If you notice the night vision only malfunctions when the camera is running on batteries, then consider replacing the batteries to fix the issue.

However, if you notice a power problem did not cause the problem, continue to the next troubleshooting step.

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Ensure the Night Vision Mode is Enabled

Most Dahua cameras come with an IR cut filter (ICR) which is designed to switch to night mode when the camera senses insufficient light in the area. This mode allows the camera to produce clear images even at night.

If your Dahua camera’s night vision is not working, check to be sure the camera is automatically switching to night mode. If not, you may need to do that manually to make night vision work. Check the user manual that comes with your camera to see how to manually switch from one mode to another.

You can also check online for setup instructions for your particular Dahua camera.

Make Sure there is no Bright Light in the Area

Again, night vision only activates when it’s dark, and the camera can no longer receive sufficient light to make clear color images. So when the camera detects bright light in the area, it automatically turns off night mode.

So, check and be sure there is no bright light in the environment. You may also need to turn off any light bulb that is directly pointing at the camera’s lens.

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Reset the Camera

If your camera’s night vision is not working properly, it might be due to incorrect settings or internal glitches in the camera. Resetting it to factory settings can help fix that and get your camera working perfectly again at night.

However, you should know that resetting your Dahua camera will cause you to lose all your custom settings. You will need to start the setup again as though you just bought the camera.

To reset your Dahua camera, find the reset button on the camera and press it down for about 5 seconds until the camera restarts. The IR light will turn on again to show that the camera has been factory reset.

For most Dahua cameras, however, the reset button is always on the back panel of the camera, with a RESET mark on it. For some models, you will need to open the camera to find the reset button.

Once the camera is reset, check to see if the night vision issue is resolved.

Final Thoughts

Dahua camera night vision issues are usually caused by power problems. When the camera’s batteries are weak, or the power outlet is not working well, the night vision may refuse to activate.

Another thing to look out for is bright light in the area. Checking out all of these can help you troubleshoot and fix the problem with your camera.

However, if none of them works, you may need to contact the Dahua customer support team for help.