Free DMSS for PC Download for Windows 7/8/10 & Mac

Here we are going to discuss the main software provided by the Dahua company for viewing its cameras on a computer.

The Dahua is one of the best CCTV camera brands in the world in the field of CCTV and provides so many good tools in order to configure their CCTV camera and the other devices.

DMSS is the software by Dahua technology and you can get it free. In this article, we are going to cover how to get this software and how can you install and configure on your computer.

Free DMSS for PC Download
Free DMSS for PC Download

This software is mainly used to run your CCTV cameras on the PC (Windows or MAC).

In this article we covered Windows installation as well as MAC installation and configuration. The method is very simple for Windows but has some tricks for the installation in MAC.

Once the installation process is done we will come to the configuration of the device to watch your CCTV camera on this CMS.

This software is also working for the NVR and for the IP cameras of Dahua. You need to follow some steps below to get your cameras on your computer screen.

For Windows Clients

Click the link below to get the setup file of this software. The downloaded file will be in the compress format and you need to extract the file before use.

For MAC Clients

DMSS for MAC, the file is available for MAC users for connecting their cameras on the MAC-based PCs. The company is providing its software for MAC clients also. To get this, you need to click the link below.

What is DMSS Software?

This is the software for connecting the CCTV cameras on the PC. This is mainly used for monitoring the Dahua CCTV cameras on the PC. So you have a Dahua CCTV camera system and you want to run on your PC, this software allows you connect your CCTV Camera and PC together. This is also used for managing and maintaining the Dahua CCTV camera system by using your PC.

Features of the Software

Here are going to learn about the features of this software and know more about the software functions and get to know about the functions of it provides. This is a free software employed on Microsoft Windows 7/ 8/ 10 PC. The features of DMSS for Windows are as follows:

  • Maintain multiple channel monitoring and playback with a max of 16 windows.
  • Assistance real-time playback when preview.
  • Playback supports quick, slow and by frame modes.
  • Support local snapshot and recording.
  • Corresponding files are stored locally.
  • Provides PTZ control by slide on the touch screen.
  • Support memory of the previous channel viewed last time.
  • Support colour setting and streaming parameters adjustment.
  • Support alarm push.
  • Support alarm output control from a smartphone for alarm push function.
  • Support bidirectional talk.
  • “Smart Picture” function which zooms in/out a picture to view different parts of the picture on different windows and at the same time.
  • E-Map function, to show cameras on an electronic map of household or area.
  • Channel resolution and frame Config, and view of HDD info.


As we explained previously, If you have Dahua camera setup which is manufactured by the Zhejiang Dahua Technology company and those cameras are operating on your mobile device and you desire to connect them on PC.

This is a video management software for PC and has so many options for managing them by using on your PC. In simple words, this is the software for controlling the CCTV cameras on your PC at your premises or at any remote location.

After downloading the software on your computer, let’s come to the next step. The downloaded file is in a compressed format so we need to extract the setup. For windows right click on the downloaded file then extract the file on your desired location and for the mac just open the file. Now move to the first step ‘the installation’.

Installation and configuration Video of DMSS

You can also see the video how can you install and configure DMSS on your computer. In this video we also explain all the operations of the software.

1. Method # DMSS For Windows 7/8/10

Now Download the DMSS for Windows from the above link provided to you. Now the file will be downloaded to your system in a compressed format and you have to extract the download file by using an extraction software like WinRAR or some other software.

1. Step # 1 Installation

Now after downloading and extracting the file, just double click on the extracted file and set up will ask you for the permission for the installation. Click on the “yes” button and setup is about to install.

After showing the first screen you have to click some options. First one is for the language, choose a language for that. In my case I choose English. The second one is for accepting the agreement tick on the that and the last one is the next button to move the next screen for the installation process.

Select language and licence agreement on DMSS
Language and Agreement of DMSS

After clicking the “Next” button you will get the screen like below. Here are the two options. The first one is for the actual setup and the second one is for the storage server means if you want to make your PC as a recording server then you should choose that option otherwise uptick that option.

Software and storage server option in the DMSS
Functions Selection

Now come with the new screen asking for the installation directory path means in which folder you want to install this software on your computer. Just select a path for that if you want otherwise leave as default. The second option is for creating a shortcut of the software on your desktop screen. After that click on the “Install” button.

Choose the installation directory
Installation directory

This software for PC is about to be installed on your PC. Just wait for some moments and you will get the shortcut icon on your desktop.

Installation progress on the software
Installation progress

After completing the installation process you need to finish the installation process. Click on the run “SmartPSS” and click on the “Finish” button.

Finish the installation  of DMSS
Starting the DMSS for Windows

2. Step # Logging in on DMSS

Now its time to determine a password on the screen. Note that the password must be strong enough. One more thing please note down the password somewhere in case you forget that.

Generate the password for your software in DMSS
Login Panel

Then the login screen will come up. Just use your password which is created previously. In the username fill “admin”. Now click on the “Login” button.

Loggin Screen
Logging Screen

3. Step # Add Device with the CMS

The screen will come up as below. Now you need to connect you DVR into the installed software. Click on the “Devices” then click on the “Add” button as shown in the screen.

Adding the Device on the software
Device Manager

A new screen will open, now you need to fill the detail of the DVR/NVR or IP camera as you wish to watch on your PC. After filling the information click on the “Add” button as shown below.

Add devices
Add devices

4. Step # Device Status

Now we can see the status of our devices on the screen as shown below. Now the devices are connected. Check the status of the device, it should be green as shown in the picture below.

Device List
Device List

5. Step # Live view of the Cameras

Here you can see the live view of your connected cameras. Now click on the “New” button as go to the “Live View“.

Main Control Panel of DMSS
Live view

Here is the Live view of CCTV cameras as shown below.

DMSS for Mac
Live view of CCTV cameras on DMSS

2. Method # 2 Using Emulator Program

This method works for both Windows and MAC as well. Here we will use an emulator program to run on Windows. An emulator is a software that facilitates one computer system to function like another computer system. An emulator typically allows the host system to run software or use peripheral devices designed for the guest system. Well, we also provide you to download the Bluestacks emulator for PC.

Now DMSS can be used with the Bluestacks emulator program and this will reduce any further problem for MAC users. Here are the following steps to download and run DMSS for MAC as well as Windows:

  • Firstly, Download the Bluestacks from this link.
  • Go to the downloaded file and double-click on that. Now the software will begin the installation.
  • Execute all steps of the Bluestacks installation.
  • After finishing the installation of the emulator you can find the shortcut for this on your desktop.
  • Run the Bluestacks by double-clicking on that shortcut.
  • Now the system will start the configuration of the emulator on your PC.
  • Now you need to select your aspired language for Bluestacks.
  • Then the software will ask you for an email account.
  • Put your email account information and click on the next.
  • After log in to the Bluestacks, go to the Playstore for Windows or Appstore for MAC.
  • Search for your desired mobile application i.e DMSS.
  • Install and run the application on your PC.
  • Now add your IP camera on the application.
  • After successfully adding the device you can see the live view of your cameras on DMSS for MAC & Windows.


This is a very good software to watch your Dahua CCTV cameras on your PC. It has many features like device setting, remote Playback, Live monitoring, PTZ control, change the device addresses and so on. This is the free software provided by Dahua Technology. Enjoy.

So this is all about. We hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any query or suggestion regarding the CCTV on your PC please feel free to write us in the comment box below. Thank you for visiting us. Have a great day.

20 thoughts on “Free DMSS for PC Download for Windows 7/8/10 & Mac”

  1. My purpose of looking on this topic, is trying to find a DMSS tool, in order to access my home DVR (which is running DMSS as well) remotely, using my personal laptop.

    It seems above mentioned procedures to install DMSS, is actually for the host, which controlling the cameras directly through DVR. It is not what I am looking for, right now… Unless, installing the emulator is the answer?

    Please kindly help to clarify this for me. Thanks in advance.

      1. orlando cajamarca

        Arsh it is not the answer for Tangs question, I also want to have control from a different computer in a different Country, what is the procedure

  2. orlando cajamarca

    Arsh it is not the answer for Tangs question, I also want to have control from a different computer in a different Country, what is the procedure, I understand it is a FREE service but at least answer the questions properly

      1. unable to uninstall it. It showing first SmartPSS or PC-NVR is running. Close and uninstall it. and its asking for the password and showing password is incorrect even after entering correct password.

  3. Hi Arsh
    I did everything is ok but at the “fill the detail of the DVR/NVR or IP camera”, I do not know where to get that detail, I mean I know in DMSS but not know where that is. Can you please show me each step to get that.
    Thank you very very much Arsh
    Best Regards

      1. Thank you very much Arsh, I did but something wrong, it show account is offline. I am using by DMSS app on phone very good.
        The Device name is the username of DMSS user or the Device with 15 number and letter: 6GBAA4………
        The last 2 line “username and password”, it is from the DMSS account or the new register.
        Sorry about this, I do not know anything but I really need to use on laptop.
        Thanks very much Arsh
        Best Regards

        1. Hi kevin, nice to hear from you.
          You can use anything in device name, for username and password user same as you use in mobile.

  4. Logging in on DMSS for Windows i have dmss on my mobile phone its great ? when i log in to dmss on windows for first time . do i use same log in details of my phone dmss.
    i have installed this to my pc but when adding device they will not go green . just offline. and auto select cant find them .

    1. Yes, you should use the same login details from your mobile DMSS app when logging in to DMSS on Windows.

      If the devices are appearing offline and not going green, check network connection, firewall settings, device compatibility, IP address and port settings, try manual adding, and update device firmware if needed.

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