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Deactivate night vision (IR) on Hikam S5

Deactivate a night vision mode on a Hikam S5

Using the Hikam S5 with the Synology surveillance station was leading to many false positives. These false positives occur when the the camera was switching between day and nights visions.

As there is any software solution to deactivate the night vision mod on the Hikam S5, we’ll do a simple hardware modification.

First step, remove the back cover (4 screws) :

Remove back cover
Remove back cover

Then remove the IR ring. The light sensor connectors are circled in red and the connector to the main board is in white. Using a Ohm meter, we can find that the the light sensor is connected to the pins in the center of the connector.

Remove IR ring
Remove IR ring

Unplugged : Camera will be always in night vision mod. Bridged : Camera will be always in day vision mod.

Before bridging :

Before bridging
Before bridging

After bridging :

After bridging
After bridging

Then plug back the jumper : the bridge has to be on the main board side.

Your camera won’t enter in night mod anymore.

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