What is Hikvision network recommendation for deploying a decoder in regards to networking?
When using a Hikvision PnP recorder. It is recommended to add the decoder to the network that contains the customer other network equirment (PC's, Printers. Etc).
The reason for adding the decoder to the data network is so that the customer will have an easier experience managing the cameras assigned to the decoder.
When i decoder is added to the NVR's camera network using one of the POE ports on the back. Management of the decoder will require the customer to always connect a PC to the cameras network and assign a IP address to the PC within the IP scheme of that netowrk.