Amcrest 2 Megapixel Network Security System (amnv20m4 4b b) 2598

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Price was $199.99. There are some good things and bad things about these cameras. For the good. Inexpensive, nice 1080 resolution, easy to install. . There are some tricks though. . First, for adjusting, it has a fairly limited range of motion on the connection ball. But, there is a screw on the shaft and if you back it out you can rotate the ring. Hence you can properly attach the ring to the wall and get a decent motion range. . The water seal ring doesn't have enough room for a rj45, so you need to run the cable through the ring and then crimp the rj45 end on. Not always the most fun on top of a ladder. . The image, both night and day, is decent. . The overlay character generator is fairly low resolution, so you will have heavy pixelation of the date and text on your nice 1080p image. . For setup, the instructions suck. If you want to set this up as a p2p based camera using their monitoring system and app, it is probably not bad. Except that the software (as opposed to the app) doesn't work on the mac. . If, like me, you want these internal to my firewall, not exposed, and connected to my own security system (e. G. Blueiris or synology), ignore all of the directions, plug in the camera, run a port scanner, and set it up from the url you discover. From there you can turn off p2p (on by default), and set the ip and video overlays. . Now, the playback asks over and over again to install their plugin. As far as i can tell, it doesn't work with chrome (or perhaps i need to restart my computer, but i don't want to bother. ) it does work with safari though, so for viewing the camera via its ip directly, you'll have to be picky about the browser. (i haven't tried on edge/ie). . So, overall, a good camera for the price, but. There are some installation tricks and setup tricks to figure out.

-Y. Cindy

Prohd 2-megapixel 1920 X 1080p 4ch Network Poe Video Security System Nvr Kit – Four 2mp Poe Outdoor Bullet Ip Cameras, 98ft Night Vision, Hdd Included, Power Over Ethernet Amcrest 4ch 2mp Poe Nvr – Hdd Not Included (supports Up To 6tb) 4 X 2mp Poe Ip67 Cameras Easy Qr Code Smartphone Access Web Browser Access Via Mac & Pc Vga & Hdmi Output Onvif Compliant -Amcrest Prohd 2-megapixel 1920 X 1080p 4ch Network Poe Video Security System Nvr Kit – Four 2mp Poe Outdoor Bullet Ip Cameras, 98ft Night Vision, Hdd Included, Power Over Ethernet Black

  1. Addition: Supports Virtually Any Onvif Compliant Ip Camera (poe Optional) Such As Foscam, Dahua, And More. Features Fast Dedicated Dual-core Embedded Processor To Ensure That Recorded Video Is Captured Without Stutter, Lag, Or Gaps In Footage. Intelligent Search, Playback, And Backup Functions Provide Enhanced Ease Of Use And Security (for Example, Motion Detection Event And Exact Search Functions That Are Accurate To One Second).
  2. Addition: Plug & Play Setup, Easy To Configure, Access, And Control. Scan Qr Code On The Nvr From The “amcrest View” App (available On Ios And Android) To Instantly Access Live Viewing And Playback. Connects To And Manages All The Cameras On Your Network For Ultimate Ease And Convenience In A Home Security System.

Low-Priced Amcrest 2 Megapixel Network Security System (Surveilance Systems) 4331036226

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Love this unit! recently installed one inside a dwelling for a client and most recently (today) two more, one under a covered porch and the other on the outside of a house. These are power over ethernet cameras that plug into a switch or router and are completely independent and do not require a dedicated recorder necessarily. You get 4 hours of free recording in the amcrest cloud and then it loops over. You also have the option to get emails, push alerts through the amcrest view pro app for motion detection and video tampering, downloading to a nas or through an ftp drive, built in night vision up to 100 feet as well plus many other options. . Basically the camera is physically mounted by unscrewing the top white ring above the word "amcrest" in the product photo there you have four screw holes to use provided phillips screws and drywall anchors if needed. Then feed your cable through hole in side of the structure or into a junction box if you're mounting it on a electrical junction box (a 2"x2" junction box works well for this. ) one side note here, if you are putting the cable through a structure or junction box for a clean, flush install you will need a 3/4 inch paddle bit. The ethernet end of the pigtail connector is significantly thick. A 3/4 inch hole fits the connector perfectly. . If you do not wire through a wall/ structure/ junction box, the 8" pigtail connector can be routed out from under that four screw base which has four slots to slip cable under. After you have mounted the four screw baseplate and have decided where you're routing the cable, the cameras has the middle section that you can see below the product image's word, amcrest. The camera sits in this and this is what is screwed in with ring that has "amcrest" printed on it. The camera can be tilted only manually, no motorized pan tilt zoom or one/ two way audio. . This camera can be powered via two methods: a 12 volt power supply right at the camera if you're fortunate enough for a convenient outlet near by. However most the time when in an attic or conduit, etc. This is not the case. Most often people will use poe or power over ethernet. Poe will input the correct voltage for the camera over the ethernet line you are running for the data/ router connection. This is extremely easy and just takes plugging your ethernet cable from camera into a "poe injector" or poe switch, both of which can be found here on online store and then from that particular device to the router then you're set! . . Overall this is a great camera and you get a lot of functionality from the webpage (gui) after finding the ip address through the provided software or your router webpage. These cameras are ip66 water and dust ingress protected and with the cast aluminum body these are not cheap feeling in the least. I love this model and brand of cameras and would definitely recommend them. . Disclaimer: i did not get a discount or free product in return for my honest review. I am just a nerd at heart! thanks! Best prohd x network poe video security | Amcrest-Surveilance Systems Review ( Jul 2019 ) Addition Amcrest ProHD 2-Megapixel (1920 x 1080p) 4CH Network POE Video Security System (NVR Kit) - Four 2MP POE Outdoor Bullet IP Cameras, 98ft Night Vision, HDD Not Included, Power over Ethernet (Black) This amcrest 4-channel nvr supports hard drives up to 6 terabytes (hard drive not included), simultaneously managing and recording up to four 2mp cameras 30fps real-time, with latest ambarella chipset, to deliver video quality and performance that is unsurpassed in the consumer security technologies market.. Supports virtually any onvif compliant ip camera (poe optional) such as foscam, dahua, and more. features fast dedicated dual-core embedded processor to ensure that recorded video is captured without stutter, lag, or gaps in footage. intelligent search, playback, and backup functions provide enhanced ease of use and security (for example, motion detection event and exact search functions that are accurate to one second).. Plug & play setup, easy to configure, access, and control. scan qr code on the nvr from the "amcrest view" app (available on ios and android) to instantly access live viewing and playback. connects to and manages all the cameras on your network for ultimate ease and convenience in a home security system.. Watch things happen as they happen: real-time, highly reliable hd video without loss or delay. conveniently packaged with all needed components such as network cables and a quick start guide with user manual.. Includes usb backup feature for peace of mind. all systems ce & fcc certified with ul compliant power supplies. guaranteed for a full year from purchase with us warranty and lifetime support offered exclusively by amcrest. .

Amcrest prohd 2-megapixel 1920 x 1080p 4ch network poe video security system nvr kit - four 2mp poe outdoor bullet ip cameras, 98ft night vision, hdd not included, power over ethernet black Review (amnv20m4 4b b)

I just picked one of these up to replace an older acti outdoor cam and i am mostly impressed. I'll keep this brief:. . Pros. -great 2 mp picture. -strong ir illumination for night vision. Much better then my older cam that was waaaaay more $. -seems pretty well put together and solid. -works great with blue iris. . Daytime picture here:. (. ). . Cons. -you can not access the camera's set up web interface with a modern browser. It will not work with chrome or edge. You need to use old internet explorer or somesuch that uses activex. Why amcrest doesn't include a server jpeg push capability is beyond me. -it doesn't have a lot of processor power. If you are streaming at hi res and try to simultaneously access the setup interface, things get really slow. -the ethernet pigtail is long, about a foot and a half. It also has a waterproof gland that is about 3/4" in diameter so there is no way to do a nice clean surface mount in a finished location without drilling a very large hole through your exterior wall. I am using this cam under my rear deck so appearance is not an issue, but i'd like to place one over my front door. But i haven't thought of a good way to manage the long pigtail and waterproof gland. . So, overall 4 stars due to it very good performance at this price point. -S. Neva

Amcrest 2 Megapixel Network Security System

Rank
Electronics
Brand
Amcrest
Color
2MP 4CH NVR + 4 Bullets
EAN
0851032007167
Product Dimensions
Weight:17.46 pounds
Manufacturer
Amcrest
Model
4331036226
MPN
AMNV20M4-4B-B
Quantity
1
Part/Serial Number
AMNV20M4-4B-B
Group-Order
Photography
Category
SURVEILANCE SYSTEMS
Size
PoE NVR Security Kit
UPC
851032007167

prohd 2-megapixel 1920 x 1080p 4ch network poe video security system nvr kit - four 2mp poe outdoor bullet ip cameras, 98ft night vision, hdd included, power over ethernet Photography, Amcrest 4ch 2mp poe nvr - hdd not included (supports up to 6tb) 4 x 2mp poe ip67 cameras easy qr code smartphone access web browser access via mac & pc vga & hdmi output onvif compliant (poe optional) backup to external storage via usb this amcrest nvr transmits ultra-high quality 2mp hd video over poe at long range, without the need for camera power outlet access. it works with virtually any onvif compatible ip camera, built for amcrest ip cameras with limited support for foscam, dahua, arecont vision, axis, bosch, brickcom, canon, honeywell, panasonic, pelco, samsung, sanyo, sony, vivotek and others. after an easy and quick plug-and-play setup process with a qr code, you can remotely watch things happen as they happen; real-time, highly reliable hd video without loss or delay. a new cornerstone in the consumer market for private security technologies and an unsurpassed value with amcrest's 1 year us warranty, each system is further enhanced by diy installation and the plethora of features outlined below. features unparalleled resolution quality; 1920 x 1080p (1920tvl) 30fps realtime 2mp poe cameras with ip67 weatherproofing and 98ft ir-led night vision quick access qr code viewing on iphone, ipad, and android (w/ included amcrest view app) remotely access w/ standard windows and mac browsers easy to install; manage all cameras on your network feature-rich osd; channel, motion detection, video loss, audio, and record status icons multiple trigger/alarm events; motion detection, video loss, recording, ptz, tour, video push, email, ftp, and buzzercustom record modes (e. g. scheduled, motion detection) usb backup for peace of mind includes: 1 x 2mp 4-channel poe nvr 4 x 2mp poe bullet ip cameras 2 x 60ft ethernet cables 2 x 100ft ethernet cables 1 x dvr power supply user manual + quick start guide 1 year warranty when purchased from amcrest Amcrest 2 Megapixel Network Security System (4331036226-Amcrest).

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PROS
  • First of all, i love how you can stream video directly to your smart phone or tablet. Installation was easy though software left a lot to be desired. . Pros:. 1: small size. 2: easy to configure. 3: remote access using my smart phone. 4: portable. 5: email alerts and snapshots. 6: intelligent motion alerts. 7: decent night vision. . Cons:. 1: poor software. . Overall i am very pleased with this device. I received a complimentary sample in exchange for my review. I rate all products based on my personal experience with a product and strive to be objective regardless of price paid. I needed some help from my sons installing this but found it to be fairly straightforward. Overall i rate this product 4 stars with 1 star taken off because of the poor software. With a simple update in software it is a great device.
  • Pros: . - extremely light and small. - this is truly a 100% anti-theft camera as the installation process will ensure that no one can take this camera as quickly as possible. - you have the option to use standard or full hd as i use the standard when i m away and the hd viewing when i m at home (or when i have a good connection on my end). - you don t need to purchase a dvr as all you need to do is plug in the power cord and you re good to go; of course, you ll need to buy cloud data to save any viewings. - the viewing angels are big and clear as i installed it pretty far away from my door step. - strong night vision. With 30fps, it s still is a great view, just make sure you have some form of lighting as, without it, it ll be difficult to spot the image. - used the installation process all from my iphone. - ptz (pan-tilt-zoom) is such a cool feature as you can freely move this camera in any direction (up, down, left right) in almost a 360-degree spin, all from your smartphone. - have a good router; the connection is stable even without wi-fi. - customer service is excellent when you purchase this from the company (will get into this issue on the cons. ). - local storage on recordings! i love this so much because so many cameras now force you to pay a monthly fee to view all your recordings. - this is weather proof device as the whole system is protected with solid aluminum and you have the option of installing in almost any place (the wall, your roof, or inside). - the design layout is the same as when you go inside a retail store and you see those tilted cameras hanging from the ceiling. The glass is not tilted on this one but the camera is a solid black that you won t be able to see where it s looking at unless you re four feet away. - image enhancement, playback, record, microphone, speaker, motion detection, live recording, the app allows full customization as you can be on the other side of the globe and you ll still be able to change any settings you want on your smartphone or computer. - wireless installation. - like most cameras on the market, you can view any recording, save any recordings with the additional cloud upgrade. - live streaming is maybe 1-1. 5 seconds behind but not at all a con given the quality is still great. - 1080p viewings as the colors are darker and richer when viewing it on your phone or on the computer. - fantastic app that allows you to install numerous cameras and be able to view all of them if you want. - motion detection / zones are customizable. - the account will block someone from entering on the computer if they fail the password 3 times (usually it s for 5 minutes as i never went beyond that). . Cons and oks: . - the guidelines don t provide much information on deeper issues that may arise as it mostly about the app and use the software. - they provide you a cd with numerous pdf files on the camera but i wish they can provide some visual images in regards to where the hard reset button is at or solutions to connection problems that may arise. - the power/ethernet wire line is extremely short, probably less than two feet. - does not include a power adapter to a wall socket as i used a power cable that i got from my hardline phone in order to use it. - no cable extenders as you ll need to buy the wiring for both the power and the ethernet connector. - 30fps still has some low quality in viewing sometimes during the day (especially if the sun is hitting it. ) but you can just move the camera away if it s bothering you. - if your router isn t recent than you re going to have a hard time installing and using the app. Installation took me 30 minutes because the camera wouldn t connect to my wi-fi as i recommend you use an ethernet cable that is connected directly to the router when installing it. - the app does sometimes disconnect you from your camera as well as the app does have a delay time when trying to move the camera. - the instructions have the imagery that is based on a different model, might confuse some people. - you have to remove the camera from its case if you want to hard reset and see any led lighting because the button and the lighting are too small to see through the case. - no battery life or memory card insertion security safe net. If the power goes out then it s an open market. - ptz was working in the beginning, but after a couple of days, the gears inside the camera where making a clicking noise. The camera was no longer able to turn left and right, or move up or down, as it stayed in a lock position. Call tech service, they weren t able to fix it, as i have to return it because of a manufacturing issue. . Bottom line: . . This is built to survive outside and if you put four of these around your house you ll be set for the next 10 years. This device is solid as a rock and no thief is going to try to take it off since they ll first have to find where it is because of its tiny dome size. I also really appreciate the option that you don t need to buy a monthly fee as you only need a dvr system for your videos to be saved. The app gives you complete customization from the quality of your videos to even have the option to use its ptz program if you want to see what s going around your environment. . Yes, i ve experience a malfunction with mine as it did make an impact on my experience. The tech team was very informative but i guess i was one of the hundred that may have gotten a defect. Prior to that, i wish they provided you a power wall socket or at least extension cords because you won t be able to plug it in right when you get this. The live feed quality is great, there is no battery/memory card option if your home power goes out, and make sure your ptz layout works before installing it. . Overall this will hold its ground for the next 10 years but keep in mind that it's not a complete set. You will need to buy a power adapter and extension cables for both your ethernet and power line. Verdict: it s indeed weather proof and indeed a one of the best in the market to have but let s not forget to keep it close to your house as there is no backup plan when the power goes out. . Hope i was a help to you. Love, . Honest reviewer
CONS
  • Don't buy these cameras unless you love to spend days upon days upon days troubleshooting. Every time the power goes out which happens a lot in my neighborhood, something gets completely messed up and i spend days and days fixing it again. After spending the entire winter troubleshooting all my various problems, i'm still stuck with cameras that won't email me when there's movement (tried everything), and i've never been able to get the app to allow me to view the live feeds unless i'm on site. Yes i've read everything out there on the internet about how to fix it, yes i've talked to customer support, yes i've tried this yes i've tried that. With my latest power outage, the entire system changed ip addresses on me which took me hours to figure out, and only one of my three cameras i've set up has come back online. The app is completely down now and no amount of resetting is fixing it. I'm now going to need to spend money to hire a professional to come in here to sort out these problems. . When they work, they're very helpful and i feel very secure. But dang, what a giant pain in the but these are.
  • Camera quality is excellent. Software is pretty good outside of having to use ie to view the cameras on the web. For the price, there should be a secondary slot to add a secondary harddrive for a mirror raid configuration. Having only one harddrive scares me in the scenario where it were to fail.
  • I bought 9 of them for a project and it was working fine. One of the cameras starts to go wild. . First, i lost the video signal and i have to power-cycle it in order to get it back on. Then, it disappeared from the network, and reboot for it to come back on. However, after couple times, it's completed dead and no longer detected on the network. Then we tested the ethernet cable with other cameras and it working totally fine. . I like amcrest cameras, but they need to do a better job for qc.

prohd x network poe video security Amcrest ProHD 2-Megapixel (1920 x 1080p) 4CH Network POE Video Security System (NVR Kit) - Four 2MP POE Outdoor Bullet IP Cameras, 98ft Night Vision, HDD Not Included, Power over Ethernet (Black) (Switch to Mobile/Desktop Version)

I purchased 4 of these camera to place around all the exits of my home. A few years back a couple of guys tried to break in to the house and the wife has been asking me to add security cameras for piece of mind. I also think adding cameras around the house act as a great deterrent again intruders. At night the soft glow of the led night vision lights also a great warning that they are on camera. . I went with poe cameras since even the wireless ones still need a cable for power so i bought a 8 port poe injector ws-poe-8-48v60w passive 10/100 power over ethernet poe injector for 8 ip cameras, voip phones or access points, 48 volts, 60 watts total power which connects via cat5e to the cameras and the dlink switches for the house network. I used blueiris added to a media pc i already had to act as the control center for all of the camera which i can access via a web page or using their mobile app. . The first camera was a little tricky to setup since it was the first but after i figured it out the next cameras took about 60 seconds. I do recommend setting up a static ip so if there is a power outage they don't come up with a new ip address and you can't find them. Video quality during the day and night is very good. Impressed how far the night vision can reach although my primary concern is without 30-40 feet of the entrances. . I think the physical quality of the cameras is good. Previous reviewers have talked about two small wires hanging out. I think they have gotten rid of this now. On this model there is the ethernet connection which comes with outside water-resistant connectors and another smaller connector which looks like it could be used for external power. Not sure how you would reset the cameras now. I did wish that it was possible to be able to disconnect their 8" or so cable and just plug the ethernet right in to the camera base. On one of my camera their cable is inside the wall but its visible in the other installations. . So far i'm very happy with the purchase and we will see how they hold up against colorado weather.

Amcrest Prohd 2-megapixel 1920 X 1080p 4ch Network Poe Video Security System Nvr Kit - Four 2mp Poe Outdoor Bullet Ip Cameras, 98ft Night Vision, Hdd Included, Power Over Ethernet Black
Click to see NoticeAmcrest 2 Megapixel Network Security System (amnv20m4 4b b)" installation is fairly straight forward. For the most part, the cameras just need to be plugged in and you will be able to access them. You will have configure your router's firewall to enable remote viewing, which is the case with most any device you connect to your home network. The camera mounts were a bit of a challenge to get angled correctly. I have installed other cameras with mounts that were much easier and had a wider range of motion. The software for the individual cameras is very good, the nvr software is a bit rough around the edges, but with so many features a steep learning curve is to be expected. The mobile app for android is a 3 out of 5 stars, the ios app is closer to 4. Image quality is excellent and the dynamic range during day or night is impressive. The night vision mode works well and the ir emitters easily reach the 25-30 feet that i need."

(0) Question: Is there poe ports on nvr?


(1) Question: Does this work with synology?


(2) Question: Does this camera have audio capability?



WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURZ

I have this hd for 3 months now inside a video recorder running 24 hours a day. Hasn't failed yet, so i'm happy.

Wd purple drives are built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With a supported workload rate1 of up to 180 tb/yr and support for up to 64 cameras, wd purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems. Wd purple surveillance storage also comes with wd s exclusive allframe 4k technology, so you can confidently create a security system tailored to the needs of your business. Using allframe 4k technology, wd purple drives improve ata streaming to help reduce errors, pixelation, and video interruptions that could happen in a video recorder system.

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Purple Surveillance Hard Disk Drive (Western Digital) FAQ.

I needed to upgrade my tivo hard drive and after doing some research i decided on a survelillance drive as it is made for large video files and is made for fairly continuous operation. With 3tb of space i don't have to worry about shows being deleted. I can save all episodes of futurama and other favorites. Drive seems quiet and after a couple of months, i have had zero issues. So far so good. -Notice from W. Alexia, Somerset

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Drive is well packaged, part number ordered matches that on the drive, and it's "smart" codes are consistent with a new and non-defective drive. . I only wish the original device i purchased had a "purple-class" drive, as this is my usage. But, that doesn't reflect this purchase, which is very positive.

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- N. WalshSwapped out my 500 gb green drive with this drive. Simple process and tivo immediately recognized the new drive. Now have 476 hours of hd storage capacity with the new 3tb drive. Can't comment on longevity yet, but so far so good.

Installed this in a home security nvr. Plug and play storage solution with limited buffering during video playback. Considering purchasing another for home media storage. . Nvr paired with this storage:.  amcrest nv4108 1080p (8ch 1080p/3mp/4mp/5mp) network video recorder - supports up to 8 x 1080p (2. 1mp) wifi ip cameras 30fps realtime, supports up to 4tb hdd (not included) (no built-in wifi)

E. Linda, South Carolina

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Brand :    western digital
Color :    New Generation Surveillance HDD
Size :    2TB
Weight :    1.32 pounds
  • Supports up to 180 tb/yr. workload rate
  • Tler & ata streaming support
  • Prioritized write-operations for maximized surveillance performance
  • Engineered specifically for surveillance security systems
  • Tuned for write-intensive, low bit-rate, high stream-count applications typical to most surveillance applications
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Seagate SkyHawk 4TB Surveillance Hard Drive - SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Drive ST4000VX007

Easy install into nvr. Have had running for a while now and no issues. Good value

Surveillance recording demands sustained performance over time. A minute missed can mean money lost-or worse. Skyhawk drives are engineered for always-on recording in harsh environments, ensuring you'll have the footage you need when you need it. Surveillance recording demands sustained performance over time. A minute missed can mean money lost-or worse. Skyhawk drives are engineered for always-on recording in harsh environments, ensuring you'll have the footage you need when you need it.

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Has been working flawlessly in my nvr for a month now recording 24x7 -Notice from L. Susan, Indiana

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Works like a charm. I only buy surveillance drives now because normal drives just don't last long enough. This is my 4th one.

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- . CandySeems to be working fine in our surveillance camera system. There is no way to know how good it is until you have used it for an extended period of time and it either continues to operate or fails when you need it. I will update review in the future.

Highly recommend this product. It works well with my dvr component.

R. Wayt, Redbridge

SEAGATE SKYHAWK 4TB SURVEILLANCE HARD DRIVE - SATA 6GB/S 64MB CACHE 3.5-INCH INTERNAL DRIVE ST4000VX007 Highlight
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  • Custom-built for surveillance applications with image perfect firmware for crisp, clear, 24 7 video workloads
  • Rotational vibration (rv) sensors help maintain performance in raid and multi-drive systems (4tb or higher)
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WD Purple 4TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD40PURZ

Excellent surveillance drive (4tb), video playback seems smoother than my genaric drive received with my nvr. Logged a few hundred hours and no errors, stays cool as well.

Built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With a supported workload rate of up to 180 tb/yr. And support for up to 64 cameras, wd purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems.

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This hard drive is better than the one you might probably get when you buy an dvr system. It was an upgrade to the drive that failed in my surveillance system, and has been working great since i installed it. Picture quality is better on playback also. -Notice from U. Susana, South Australia

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No issues. Comes in oem packaging. I installed this in my amcrest nv4108 1080p nvr and it fired-up immediately. No issues with system recognition and record and playback speed seems to be fine.

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- V. MeganI bought this to replace a 1tb drive in a lorex video security system. So i could get more storage space. . Followed lorex procedures to backing up settings, replacing the drive and then. Formatting it. . No issues during the install, no issues after the install. Works fine.

Installee easily into my techbox security system, simple as plug and play. Working great so far! . . Pros: lots of storage for my camera system. Plug and play, easy to hookup. Cons: more expensive than a standard hdd but thats understandable. So really no cons

P. Kelly, Bradford

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Price :    $97.73 (was $114.98)
  • Prioritized write-operations for maximized surveillance performance
  • Supports up to 180 tb/yr. workload rate
  • Tuned for write-intensive, low bit-rate, high stream-count applications typical to most surveillance applications
  • Tler & ata streaming support
  • Engineered specifically for surveillance security systems

Amcrest NV2116 16CH 1080P/3MP/4MP/5MP/6MP Network Video Recorder, 16-Channel NVR, Supports up to 6TB HDD Not Included No Built-In WiFi

Ben larson gave great support and was toke care of my issues .

Amcrest nv2116 / records 16-channels 1080p/3mp/4mp/5mp/6mp & playback 16-channel 720p /1080p/3mp/4mp/5mp/6mp / easy qr code smartphone access / access via standard web-browsers on mac & pc / vga & hdmi output / onvif compliant / backup to external storage via usb amcrest hd nvr technology transmits up to 6-megapixel video over ethernet, allowing for long-distance and cost-effective hd video transmission. The signal is transmitted at a maximum throughput of 80mbps which eliminates latency and allows for real-time, highly reliable video security without loss or delay. The cameras connect directly to the nvr providing a painless, non-complex plug-and-play setup process and can be installed up to 300ft away. In addition, the hd nvr is smartphone compatible (iphone, android) as well as viewable over the internet using standard web-browsers. Includes 1 x amcrest 16-channel poe nvr (nv2116) 1 x usb mouse 1 x network cable 1 x power supply 1 x user manual with quick start guide & cd 1 year warranty when purchased from amcrest

Amcrest NV2116 16CH 1080P/3MP/4MP/5MP/6MP Network Video Recorder, 16-Channel NVR, Supports up to 6TB HDD Not Included No Built-In WiFiAmcrest-Recorder-16-Channel-Supports-Included

Amcrest Recorder 16 Channel Supports Included (4332025124) FAQ.

Installed the 4 gb hard drive i bought and went through a few pages of startup then had to set it aside. So far so good. Unit picked up all 13 cameras on my network. Startup manual says to use a maximum 4 gb hdd. I nearly bought a 6 gb so maybe let customers know at order point. I would also have liked to simply pay for unit with drive installed. Manufacturer or re-seller should offer that option. Who needs more to do when a new box arrives anyway. Sell me a finished product not a kit. Didnthose as a kid. Hopefully when fall yard work is caught up i can finish setup and add more. -Notice from S. Isabel, Limousin

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Owen was very helpful with fixing my nvr, thank you

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- O. RoweNot bad for the price. Still learning how all the functions work, but am able to record and playback footage. Exporting footage for play back on another device is a bit of a pain - must convert to a avi file using a computer and software from amcrest, can't be done from the nvr. Converted files will play back in the native resolution of the camera. Only problem that i had was the video output from the hdmi was magenta! probably and bad solder job, but the regular vga output was fine. Running 9 amcrest cameras with a 4tb hard drive. System will record about 2 weeks worth of video.

Pro. Great way to make sure you record what is going on with your camera without going to a cloud. Keeping your data private. Con. I would commit that replay video is a little cumbersome in comparison to other software.

B. Joanne, Barnsley

AMCREST NV2116 16CH 1080P/3MP/4MP/5MP/6MP NETWORK VIDEO RECORDER, 16-CHANNEL NVR, SUPPORTS UP TO 6TB HDD NOT INCLUDED NO BUILT-IN WIFI Benefit
Brand :    amcrest
Color :    NV2116
Weight :    3.66 pounds
Model :    4332025124
Quantity :    1
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  • Blazing throughput of 80mbps enables you to watch things happen as they happen: real-time, highly reliable hd video without loss or delay. conveniently packaged with extras such as usb mouse, network cable, and quick start guide with user manual and cd.
  • Amcrest's nv21016 16ch nvr supports hard drives upto 6tb (hard drive not included) and features 16-channel recording in 1080p, 3-megapixel, 4-megapixel, 5-megapixel and 6-megapixel. it also features live view and playback at 1080p 4ch 30fps / 3mp 4ch 20fps / 4mp 4ch 15fps or 2ch 30fps / 5mp 1ch 30fps / 6mp 1ch 30fps.
  • Plug & play setup, easy to configure, access and control. scan qr code on nvr from "amcrest view" app to instantly access live viewing and playback. connects to and manages all the wifi ip cameras on your network directly through their ethernet cables for ultimate ease and convenience in a home security system.
  • Supports amcrest ip cameras and provides limited support for third party brand onvif compliant ip cameras. intelligent search, playback, and backup functions provide enhanced ease of use and security (for example, motion detection event and exact search functions that are accurate to one second).
  • This nvr requires a hardwired ethernet connection directly to your router to operate. this nvr supports both wifi and wired ip cameras. includes usb backup feature for peace of mind. all systems ce & fcc certified with ul compliant power supplies. guaranteed for a full year from purchase with us support and us warranty offered exclusively by amcrest.
Price :    $69.99 (was $89.99)
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WD Purple 1TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10PURZ

This hard drive is better than the one you might probably get when you buy an dvr system. It was an upgrade to the drive that failed in my surveillance system, and has been working great since i installed it. Picture quality is better on playback also.

Wd purple 1tb surveillance hard disk drive - 5400 rpm class sata 6 gb/s 64mb cache 3. 5 inch - wd10purz

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Purple Surveillance Hard Disk Drive (Western Digital) FAQ.

Using this hd on a dedicated surveillance computer running blue iris software. Works perfect and very quiet. If i ever need more space i will buy another one of these again. Windows and everything is loaded on this hd as i don't have a solid state drive on that computer. I didn't feel it was necessary. -Notice from H. Alexia, Somerset

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Excellent surveillance drive (4tb), video playback seems smoother than my genaric drive received with my nvr. Logged a few hundred hours and no errors, stays cool as well.

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- E. EricksonThis is an excellent plug and play product for a video security camera system. The only thing i wish they supplied are the mounting screws. Most systems with an optional hard drive do not supply mounting screws. Either way, excellent product.

I purchased this drive to go with my new netgear centria n900 dual band gigabit wireless router with 3. 5" storage bay (wndr4700). I have this set up as an internal wireless lan at my home and store all my video and music content on this drive. With the n900 wireless this does for me more than any dvr out there can since i can access it from any device in my house including my desktop. Great combination. My plan is to add in a couple wireless surveillance cameras to the setup in the near future, and i expect it to continue to work just as good for that purpose as it does for my multimedia streaming.

J. Linda, Nebraska

WD PURPLE 1TB SURVEILLANCE HARD DISK DRIVE - 5400 RPM CLASS SATA 6 GB/S 64MB CACHE 3.5 INCH - WD10PURZ Spotlight
Brand :    western digital
Color :    New Generation Surveillance HDD
Size :    1TB
Weight :    0.99 pounds
Model :    WD10PURZ
Quantity :    1
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Price :    $42.47 (was $49.96)
  • Tuned for write-intensive, low bit-rate, high stream-count applications typical to most surveillance applications
  • Engineered specifically for surveillance security systems
  • Supports up to 180 tb/yr. workload rate
  • Tler & ata streaming support
  • Prioritized write-operations for maximized surveillance performance

Amcrest UltraHD 3-Megapixel 2048 x 1536P 8Ch Network POE Video Security System NVR Kit - Four 3MP POE Outdoor Bullet IP Cameras, 98ft Night Vision, HDD Not Included, Power over Ethernet Black

I think this product is great. Easy install. I didn't use included software, doesn't work well with nvr, but includes a pc-nvr solution. I had an issue originally with nvms7000, it wasn't the camera, but an encoding issue with the software. I have since updated the software to its latest version, and the issue has resolved itself.

Amcrest 8ch 3mp poe nvr - hdd not included (supports up to 4tb) 4 x 3mp poe ip67 cameras easy qr code smartphone access web browser access via mac & pc vga & hdmi output onvif compliant (poe optional) backup to external storage via usb this amcrest nvr transmits ultra-high quality 3mp hd video over poe at long range, without the need for camera power outlet access. It works with virtually any onvif compatible ip camera, built for amcrest ip cameras with limited support for foscam, dahua, arecont vision, axis, bosch, brickcom, canon, honeywell, panasonic, pelco, samsung, sanyo, sony, vivotek and others. After an easy and quick plug-and-play setup process with a qr code, you can remotely watch things happen as they happen; real-time, highly reliable hd video without loss or delay. A new cornerstone in the consumer market for private security technologies and an unsurpassed value with amcrest's 1 year us warranty, each system is further enhanced by diy installation and the plethora of features outlined below. Features unparalleled resolution quality; 2048 x 1536p (2048tvl) 20fps realtime3mp poe cameras with ip67 weatherproofing and 98ft ir-led night visionquick access qr code viewing on iphone, ipad, and android (w/ included amcrest view app)remotely access w/ standard windows and mac browserseasy to install; manage all cameras on your networkfeature-rich osd; channel, motion detection, video loss, audio, and record status iconsmultiple trigger/alarm events; motion detection, video loss, recording, ptz, tour, video push, email, ftp, and buzzercustom record modes (e. G. Scheduled, motion detection)usb backup for peace of mind includes 1 x 3mp 4-channel poe nvr4 x 3mp poe bullet ip cameras4 x 60ft ethernet cables1 x dvr power supplyuser manual + quick start guide1 year warranty when purchased from amcrest

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Amcrest Ultrahd 3 Megapixel Network Security (amnv30m8 4b b) FAQ.

One of the best ip camera's i have used till date. . Ease of installation: very easy to install. Remove the dome cover to expose the holes to screw the system to the wall/ceiling etc. Adjust the camera as required and fit back the dome cover. Power connection: this can be covered either separately using a power adapter (not included) or a poe injector (not included). Without which, this unit will not power on. Connection: no wireless connection feature for this unit. Only possible way is to connect via ethernet cable. Monitoring: amcrest desktop app and mobile apps are available to keep an eye on the camera feed. Local storage: no local storage is available on this unit. Use a dvr/nvr or a pc with appropriate software (i use ispy) which records the feed from this unit. Cloud storage: only pain point for me with this camera. The cloud storage is available for few hrs as part of the free package. The cloud view doesnt always work. If the device is connected to your internet router, amcrest cloud service can be used to view the feed. But doesnt work all the time. Motion detection: worked almost all the time. Even a small movement or change, this camera triggers a notification via the cloud service. Camera feed: as mentioned earlier, one of the best camera's available. Both day time and night time video feeds are very clear. . Definitely worth getting this, if you want a descent to good camera for security. -Notice from . Imelda, Pennsylvania

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I love amcrest cameras and they are my current favorite. I would find it hard to find a better camera at the price. I have many various models in use and they are rock solid. One of which, but not the one being reviewed, has been exposed to direct sun in 100 degree plus temperatures and occasional hard rain. I recommend amcrest to everyone. . As far as this camera, i only give it four stars because i only like it and not love it. What i don't love:. . (1) the vandal proof dome is an annoyance. In order to not have the ir light reflect off the dome is to have a rubber grommet around the lense that makes contact with the dome. The first time i got the view i wanted i put on the dome and didn't realize it caught against the grommet. This caused it to move the lense from the view i wanted. I only discovered this after screwing on the dome. This was extremely annoying since the camera was mounted high and it takes a little while to turn those screws with the custom wrench. I later decided i would like to change the angle of the camera, but i have not done so because of the dome. I prefer the similar 1080p model without a dome cover (amcrest prohd outdoor 1080p poe dome ip security camera - ip67 weatherproof, 1080p (1920 tvl), ip2m-844e (white)). . (2) it's 3mp but only at 20 frames per second (fps). This did not work well on my porch since it would not catch someone on video that walked up quickly and then walked away due to the limited area of view. It may work okay for monitoring a large area, but not a close/limited field of view. I dropped it to 1080p and increased that to 1080p. Again, i would have preferred the cheaper ip2m-844e. Even better, i would have preferred a camera with much wider field of view. This model has a 81 degree field of view and the ip2m-844e is 93 degrees. This camera would have likely worked better if i could catch people coming straight at it, but i am getting them from above after they walk into a very limited area. . This camera may have it's uses, but it clearly is not the best camera for my use.

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- A. GuestGreat image, but just okay software. . I bought this camera as an upgrade from my old analog black/white security camera. The image quality is simply amazing both during day and night mode. I set it up as a ip camera and use sighthound to monitor the video feed. I found the included software to be lacking. It isn't compatible with all browsers due to old java. But otherwise it allows you to configure the camera easily enough. The ios app isn't too bad though. . When installing it, it isn't mentioned or intuitive, but you can rotate the camera mount after you attach the screws to the wall. . The viewing angle is pretty wide, enough to cover a whole driveway and more. But the camera size itself means it isn't hidden by any means.

The camera performs very well and was easily added to my synology nas (surveillance station) configuration, so i bought a second camera. Hoping to add a third or fourth in the near future. It's a great option for someone who doesn't want to be tied to a specific dvr solution and wants the flexibility of having an ip camera. I don't use many of the onboard features and allow surveillance station to do most of the work.

. Whiteman, Dorset

AMCREST ULTRAHD 3-MEGAPIXEL 2048 X 1536P 8CH NETWORK POE VIDEO SECURITY SYSTEM NVR KIT - FOUR 3MP POE OUTDOOR BULLET IP CAMERAS, 98FT NIGHT VISION, HDD NOT INCLUDED, POWER OVER ETHERNET BLACK Pros
Brand :    amcrest
Color :    3MP 8CH NVR + 4 Bullets
Size :    3MP IP POE NVR
Model :    AMNV30M8-4B-B
Quantity :    1
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  • Watch things happen as they happen: real-time, highly reliable hd video without loss or delay. conveniently packaged with all needed components such as network cables and a quick start guide with user manual.
  • Plug & play setup, easy to configure, access, and control. scan qr code on the nvr from the "amcrest view" app (available on ios and android) to instantly access live viewing and playback. connects to and manages all the cameras on your network for ultimate ease and convenience in a home security system.
  • This amcrest 8-channel nvr supports hard drives up to 4 terabytes, simultaneously managing and recording up to four 3mp cameras 20fps real-time, with latest ambarella chipset, to deliver video quality and performance that is unsurpassed in the consumer security technologies market.
  • Supports virtually any onvif compliant ip camera (poe optional) such as foscam, dahua, and more. features fast dedicated dual-core embedded processor to ensure that recorded video is captured without stutter, lag, or gaps in footage. intelligent search, playback, and backup functions provide enhanced ease of use and security (for example, motion detection event and exact search functions that are accurate to one second).
  • Includes usb backup feature for peace of mind. all systems ce & fcc certified with ul compliant power supplies. guaranteed for a full year from purchase with us warranty and lifetime support offered exclusively by amcrest.
Price :    $435.00 (was $649.99)
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TP-Link 16-Port Gigabit PoE+ Easy Smart Managed Switch 110W 8-PoE Ports Unmanaged Plus Plug Play Desktop/Rackmount Metal Lifetime TL-SG1016PE

Tp-link tl-sg1016pe 16-port gigabit rack mount easy smart web-managed poe+ switch with 8-port poe+ port, 802. 11at, 110w.

TP-Link 16-Port Gigabit PoE+ Easy Smart Managed Switch 110W 8-PoE Ports Unmanaged Plus Plug Play Desktop/Rackmount Metal Lifetime TL-SG1016PETP-Link-Unmanaged-Rackmount-Lifetime-TL-SG1016PE

TP-LINK 16-PORT GIGABIT POE+ EASY SMART MANAGED SWITCH 110W 8-POE PORTS UNMANAGED PLUS PLUG PLAY DESKTOP/RACKMOUNT METAL LIFETIME TL-SG1016PE Advantage
Price :    $145.60
  • 16 gigabit ethernet ports deliver up to 2000 mbps of dedicated, non-blocking bandwidth per port
  • 8 poe+ ports (802. 3at/af) providing up to 30w per port/110w total poe power
  • Desktop/1u rack mountable form factor
  • Configure vlan, qos, igmp snooping, link aggregation (lag), cable diagnostics, loop prevention and port mirroring on the switch
Brand :    tp-link
Color :    black
Size :    16 port POE (124W)
Weight :    3.86 pounds
Model :    TL-SG1016PE
Quantity :    1
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Amcrest ProHD 1080P POE Power Over Ethernet IP Camera Pan/Tilt, Two-Way Audio, Optional Cloud Recording, Full HD 1920TVL 30FPS, Wide 90 Viewing Angle Night Vision IP2M-841EW White

Best bang for the buck ptz camera so far. Wall bracket could have been better, like hide the ethernet cable running from camera to the wall.

The amcrest prohd 1080p poe video camera helps you stay in touch with what you love anytime, anywhere. With its quick mobile setup process, you will have secure access to your camera's video stream in no time. Stream live and playback recorded video of your home, your kids, your pets, or your business on the go with the amcrest view app. Amcrest cloud offers optional cloud recording with free live viewing and 4 hours of free video storage accessible from any device including apple mac, windows pc, iphone, ipad or android devices. Amcrest cameras also record to an internal microsd card (not included), upload to an ftp as well as record to any amcrest (or onvif compliant) network video recorder (nvr) (not included). Each amcrest camera features two-way talk, night vision, remote pan/tilt, enhanced digital zoom, a 90º viewing angle, smart motion alerts, email alerts and snapshots, advanced recording options, secure ssl/ connection and wireless aes wpa2 encryption. With the amcrest prohd, you'll never be out of the loop again. Amcrest cameras are compatible together with foscam cameras only when using amcrestcloud, amcrest nvrs, blue iris for windows pc, live cams pro for ios and tinycam monitor for android. Amcrest prohd 1080p (2. 1mp) poe security ip camera ip2m-841ew (white): sony image sensor & ambarella chipset / quick setup / super-wide 90 fov / remote web access from smartphone or tablet / storage to microsd, nvr, or amcrest cloud / pan and tilt + intelligent digital zoom / night vision up to 32ft / two-way talk / smart motion alerts

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Amcrest Ethernet Optional Recording Ip2m 841ew (Surveilance Systems) FAQ.

I'm not sure why several folks were so frustrated with this cam. I got the poe version set up in literally 3 minutes. The android mobile app is simple and easy to use. The user interface is very intuitive. I haven't yet played with the recording feature, but so far this cam is an a+ and for the price, you can't beat it. -Notice from S. Ophelia, Gloucestershire

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I ordered two initially, and one failed within 24 hours. I returned it and bought another one and i've had no problems with the replacement. . The clarity is great. 1080p in a ptz camera for less than $100 is hard to beat.

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- M. TraceyI have 20 of these installed on my home/property and have only experienced a problem with one. I really like the ease of installation and the picture/video quality. My only complaint is with the software for my home computer, and i still trying to resolve that. I have recommended these cameras to several friends and they are all happy with them

Great cameras. Excellent quality. We finally found a solution for our network baby monitors! we can now be over at a neighbor's house and still make sure our kids are sound asleep. (you don't even have to be connected to any wi-fi network, the amcrest app automatically port-forwards your network cameras to be viewed on your mobile device and works great even on a basic 4g sprint network! ) the best thing about these cameras is that there are dozens of 3rd-party apps that work with amcrest cameras. We purchased tiny cam pro app because we liked the feature it had to play sound from all cameras simultaneously, a must for baby monitors. The regular app is great, it looks nice and is easy to use. Occasionally, it takes a few moments to display all cameras right away when opening the app. But we haven't received any drop-outs or lag once the camera is loaded, a must for baby monitors. When we are downstairs in the office and the babies are napping, we can view/listen to the cameras on our desktop computers in any open web browser. The quality is fantastic even at 720p and we've found ourselves just grinning at how cute our babies are! . . The reason for not giving 5 stars we were having issues with the cameras not detecting the light correctly in dim/dark settings. The cameras would constantly switch between day and night vision modes. The good news is the amcrest community forums are excellent, and we found a temporary work-around for this until they fix this in a future firmware patch. You have to go into the camera's settings via web browser/ip address then set the shutter mode to manual and speed set to 1/30. This prevented the auto mode from trying to find the perfect shutter setting in low light conditions. . If you're like us and need a network baby monitor that works no matter where you are in the world, and are frustrated with wi-fi baby cameras that cannot provide the reliability of a hard-wired network camera, these are the cameras for you. Absolute peace of mind.

A. Aldana, Bromley

AMCREST PROHD 1080P POE POWER OVER ETHERNET IP CAMERA PAN/TILT, TWO-WAY AUDIO, OPTIONAL CLOUD RECORDING, FULL HD 1920TVL 30FPS, WIDE 90 VIEWING ANGLE NIGHT VISION IP2M-841EW WHITE Summary
Brand :    amcrest
Color :    White
Weight :    0.60 pounds
Model :    IP2M-841EW
Quantity :    1
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  • Stay in touch with two way talk, intelligent motion alerts, email alerts/snapshots as well as mobile and web apps (safari, firefox, ie supported - chrome supported on amcrest cloud).
  • Stunning full hd 1080p video at 30fps. record and playback via local microsd card, amcrest or onvif nvr, ftp upload, and blue iris. amcrest cloud video recording service available.
  • Quick power over ethernet setup via iphone or android smartphone using the amcrest view app (included). seamlessly stream video directly to your smartphone, tablet, apple mac or windows pc.
  • This is a power over ethernet (poe) camera and requires a separate poe injector or poe switch to operate. a power supply and a poe injector are not included, and are sold separately. we recommend purchasing an amcrest poe switch/injector or poe nvr if you currently do not have any type of poe power supply.
  • Remarkable field of view with super wide 90 degree viewing angle, remote pan/tilt, intelligent digital zoom, and ir led night vision up to 32 feet.
Price :    $78.99 (was $84.99)
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Amcrest Full-HD 1080P 8CH Video Security System w/ Four 2.0 MP 1920TVL Outdoor IP67 Bullet Cameras, 66ft Night Vision, Hard Drive Not Included, AMDV10818-4B-B

Hookup is super simple. Picture quality is outstanding, both daylight and night time. Caught my young vandals within the first week of installation! concrete evidence of my night time issues made a world of difference. I did need a little help from customer support configuring my system for viewing over the internet. Customer support answered right away, and quickly resolved my problem in one short phone call. Setup for local network viewing was easy, and setup for my smart phone / tablet was even easier. The dvr software was different than anything i have previously used, but intuitive enough that i'm able to accomplish anything i need without consulting the book. I'm very happy i made this purchase.

Amcrest 8-channel 1080p hd system / hard drive not included / 4 x 1080p 2. 0mp bullet cameras & 4 x 1080p 2. 0mp dome cameras / easy smartphone & web-browser access (mac & pc) / vga & hdmi output / backup to external storage via usb this amcrest security camera system utilizes closed-circuit hd over analog (hdcvi) video transmission technology. With real-time and highly reliable hd video that transmits without loss or delay at ultra-long wireless range, hdcvi provides a highly secure closed network as well as a painless and non-complex plug-and-play setup process. Our eco-hd system is a new cornerstone in the consumer market for private security technologies as we bring our customers high quality surveillance systems at a more affordable price point. All amcrest security systems are ce and fcc compliant with ul complicant power supplies. All systems come with come with a 1 year domestic warranty plus lifetime support directly from amcrest. Features: high video quality: record & playback with 1920 x 1080p (1920tvl) on 8-channels video quality options: backwards compatibility with 960h analog for recording and playback with 960h on 8-channels 3. 6mm lens with 1/2. 7 inch cmos image sensors record in widescreen, remote viewing on ios and android w/ amcrest view app dvr functions as a single control hub for all cameras hdcvi uncompressed signal transmission eliminates latency no hard drive included (supports up to 4tb) ip67 heavy-duty metal weatherproof cameras w/ ir-led night vision up to 65ft long distance transmit range (up to 984ft) of hd 1080p live video

Amcrest Full-HD 1080P 8CH Video Security System w/ Four 2.0 MP 1920TVL Outdoor IP67 Bullet Cameras, 66ft Night Vision, Hard Drive Not Included, AMDV10818-4B-BAmcrest-Full-HD-Security-Included-AMDV10818-4B-B

Amcrest Full Hd Security Included Amdv10818 4b B (Surveilance Systems) FAQ.

Great product, but getting the answers from support caused a little frustration. Despite that though i decided that the product still deserved 5 stars. Don't get me wrong, support was very responsive and easy to get hold of and be able to talk to real person (no automated system to get through), just with the language barrier (support is in india), it took me a couple of calls to get the answers i needed. I would say, make sure they have you model before they answer specific questions. . Product quality: great, found no issues so far. Instructions for adding a hard drive is simple and easy to follow, all you need is a screwdriver - even screws provided. Drive basically shows no errors if all is running. The hdd light on the front will only light if there are hdd issues. . Picture clarity: great with the included 1080p cameras and 1080p unit and cables provided. I ordered additional 1080p rated 100' cables through online store (non amcrest) and even linking 100' + the provided 60' was great clarity. Amcrest's website has some nice info about resolution clarity at different distances - worth taking a look at. . Vga/hdmi outputs: yes, you can use both and direct different rotating or non rotating camera outputs to both. Support told me you couldn't view on both, but worked just fine for me. The menu system can only be driven through one output, via usb mouse, if you set the outputs to be different. This could be used for a shop where you might want to display one (no menu) set of images for customers to see and the other for a back room with the menus. I am using it at home to pipe different feeds to two different rooms. Vga splitters work great for adding multiple monitors - i assume the same for hdmi splitters. . Rotating images (making the display rotate through different camera images). This is referred to as setting up a 'tour' and the rotate speeds can be done differently to vga and hdmi, if you desire. This seems more functionality than i have seen in any other system and has a lot of flexibility. Strangely enough this gave me the biggest frustration, but once i figured it out, it is awesome. What i wanted was to be able to rotate through 4 images at once - what i got initially was every type of view (whole screen, x4, x8, x16) for all cameras. What i realized is that by default all options are checked, so you have to un-select the options you don't want. You can also have camera channels display twice for example, instead of 1234, then 5678, you could have 1234, then 1278 - very cool! you can also intersperse different display options. Like x4, then x1, then x16 - completely configurable and can be set differently for vga and hdmi. . Dvr 1080p: i wanted to make a note about 1080p dvrs out there. Don't get fooled, a lot say 1080p when it is only the dvr itself that is 1080p, not the cameras. For full 1080p, you want both dvr 1080p and cameras rated at 1080p. The 3 levels of camera quality are 720, 960h and 1080p, i think they also have 4k now if you have the $. If you you want ok quality get 960h, but if you want good resolution to read license plates and faces go for 1080p, or higher if you can afford it. I have also heard you can extend night vision by putting up infra-red floodlights, though i have not test this. . Channel count: i like the idea of having more channels available, to save me replacing the entire unit if i need to expand. . Connection type (hooking up cameras): i went back and forth with ip cameras (needs power at each camera) versus poe (power over ethernet) - where power is supplied along the network line, versus the traditional bnc connectors, which this unit has. Poe was attractive but if you add a switch in the line the poe is lost, therefore there is no benefit, except i think you could go 300' instead of 200' with bnc. Regular ip can use a network switch but you need a power source by the camera. Therefore for the cost i decided traditional bnc was the best option, especially as i could tag on wifi if needed. . Wifi cameras: i have had confirmed by support that you can add wifi and/or ip cameras, up to a total of 2. To do this you hook up a small network switch to the lan port for ip only, or a wifi router to the lan port for wifi cameras. I have yet to determine if these cameras have to be amcrest only. Looking through the menu indicates i can have more than just 2 ip based cameras. However for each camera added you lose the use of a hard-wired port/channel. . I purchased the 'amdv108116-8b-b' 1080p 16ch model with 8 bullet cameras. I added this because i have discovered that reviews are misleading and list all the product items sold by the company in question, rather then just the product in question. To get an accurate review go to all reviews, then there is an option at the top to filter by 'this product' - you will then see only the reviews for this product an get accurate feedback. . I hope this helps other folks make a decision on what to buy. I would definitely recommend this product! manuals are good, build quality and packaging are good and support is very responsive. Big plus to allow the ability of ip and wifi cameras (though not tested yet). -Notice from M. Guest, Lincolnshire

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The system is top notch. Beautiful color hd or sd picture in the day, and sharp pictures at night, viewed on my desktop or my android phone - unbelievable. I've never installed anything like this before, but was able to do it all except for an issue i ran into using my web browser ms edge for accessing the dvr's ip address. Explorer works for this, edge does not. I called amcrest's tech support and spoke with gary heller (spelling? ) he did an awesome job identifying the problem immediately and fixing it via remote access. What an awesome tech group amcrest has. Undoubtedly, someone like me will have an issue with tech stuff. Amcrest came through. Thanks amcrest & gary. Great product.

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- O. BentonGood quality system. Picture quality is amazing and the mobile app is working great. Built quality is one of the main thing and recommend for all who are looking for a good surveillance system

System works well for my needs, the install did take a few hours since i had to fish the wires through a wall. The camera's work very well during the daytime, i have one camera that does have pixels in night mode.

T. Lindsey, Halton

AMCREST FULL-HD 1080P 8CH VIDEO SECURITY SYSTEM W/ FOUR 2.0 MP 1920TVL OUTDOOR IP67 BULLET CAMERAS, 66FT NIGHT VISION, HARD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED, AMDV10818-4B-B Reviews
Price :    $224.99 (was $599.99)
  • Includes usb backup, 4 x hd 2. 0mp ip67 heavy-duty metal indoor/outdoor weatherproof cameras and all cables and power supplies necessary to get started
  • Remote viewing on standard web browsers pc/mac as well iphone, ipad and android devices. plug & play setup, access and control. scan qr code on dvr from "amcrest view" app to instantly access live viewing and playback.
  • Dvr recorder features 8ch recording, playback & live view at 1080p, hard drive not included & up to 4tb supported - bullet cameras feature 1/2. 7" 2. 0mp cmos, ip67 weatherproof.
  • All systems ce & fcc certified with ul compliant power supplies. full 1-year us warranty and lifetime support provided directly from amcrest.
  • 65ft night vision automatically activates when low light is detected. up to 984ft transmission distance from cameras to dvr. includes 4 x 60ft siamese cables & power supplies.
Brand :    amcrest
Color :    8CH DVR w/ 4 Bullets
Size :    DVR Kit
Weight :    2.04 pounds
Model :    AMDV10818-4B-B
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WD Purple 3TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30PURZ

Bought this along with sabrent usb 2. 0/esata to 3. 5 inch ide or sata/sata ii aluminum hard drive enclosure case with cooling fan (ec-ueis7) and startech 3-feet shielded external esata cable m/m (esata3) to use with my directv hr54-700 receiver. Worked perfectly! . . Directv customers: i found out the hard way when you hook up an external hard drive to your receiver, you lose not only lose your recorded shows/movies on the internal drive but also your list of shows/movies you want to record. It's like starting from scratch.

Capacity:3tb style:new generation surveillance hdd wd purple drives are built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With a supported workload rate1 of up to 180 tb/yr. And support for up to 64 cameras, wd purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems. Wd purple surveillance storage also comes with wd's exclusive all frame 4k technology, so you can confidently create a security system tailored to the needs of your business. Using all frame 4k technology, wd purple drives improve ata streaming to help reduce errors, pixilation, and video interruptions that could happen in a video recorder system. 1workload rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive. Workload rate is annualized (tb transferred (8760/recorded power-on hours)). Workload rate will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.

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Purple Surveillance Hard Disk Drive (Western Digital) FAQ.

As a drive for a simple analog dvr, the 2tb model might have been a little mismatched. With 4 cameras, 1000tvl, it uses maybe half of that at most, on a month with lots of motion detection. The surveillance aspect of it helps those events run smoother too (compared to a regular desktop hdd). . We plan to load a nas with these next, to mirror the footage remotely. Right now, this device is in that analog dvr system, and it watches our company doors 24/7. Have not had a problem with it yet. Very nice drive - and the recording seemed to improve along with playback after installing this version. . This is probably due to the spin up time, and that these drives are made to keep spinning at a low rate so that the device does not need to stop, the start up, then stop, and repeat over and over with recording. They are not optimized for pc, and i would not suggest one for a pc unless its a really amazing price, and you are limited on options. Their benefits show during cctv usage - like it says. Surveillance drives. -Notice from I. Elizabeth, North Dakota

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I have this in a dvr connected to four surveillance cameras. They aren't hd cameras so using this hard drive gets me over a month of storage before having to make room for new recordings. . I previously used a couple old hard drives i had laying around. They both starting having lots of problems before too long, like losing recordings because i had to reformat the drive over and over again. That led me to searching for a drive made specifically for constant use. I've had this for about six months and so far no problems whatsoever.

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- G. HelenBeen running 3 months now and no problems. I'm glad i spent the few extra bucks and went with the purple one because i was told by my it guy that the purple wd hard drives are intended for security camera hard drives, since they run 24/7. Great purchase, so far.

Works flawlessly. I've had several wd hard drives, and it's been many years since any of them failed. It comes unformatted, so you have to format it in your computer before you install it in your surveillance dvr.

M. June, Southwark

WD PURPLE 3TB SURVEILLANCE HARD DISK DRIVE - 5400 RPM CLASS SATA 6 GB/S 64MB CACHE 3.5 INCH - WD30PURZ Advantage
Brand :    western digital
Color :    New Generation Surveillance HDD
Size :    3TB
Weight :    1..4 pounds
  • Supports up to 180 tb/yr. workload rate
  • Tuned for write-intensive, low bit-rate, high stream-count applications typical to most surveillance applications
  • Engineered specifically for surveillance security systems
  • Prioritized write-operations for maximized surveillance performance
  • Tler & ata streaming support
Price :    $82.27 (was $96.79)
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Jennov PoE CCTV Security NVR System 4 Channel 1080P Surveillance IP Network Camera HD Night Vision Outdoor Indoor, Power OVer Ethernet, Motion Detection, Mobilephone Remote View No Hard Drive

Features: p2p cloud technology the p2p technology enhances the capacity, bandwidth and computing ability of the network system by allowing the entire client to provide network source. In conjunction with our nvr, users will enjoy a more flexible, reliable access to the recorded video without needing to download it like before. Flexible choice of output port want to display the surveillance video on other equipment? our nvr provide two output ports: hdmi and vga interface. Connect your tv or monitor to the corresponding port. Either way, you are guaranteed to get a crystal clear video of your home and office. Nvr features network video input: 4 channels video outputs: vga, hdmi compression format: h. 264 recording mode: manual/motion/schedule/alarm recording: 1920*1080 playback: 4ch hdd capacity : max support 6tb (not including in package) network interface: rj45 x 1 power over ethernet sockets: rj45 x 4 usb interface: usb 2. 0 x 2 remote access: smartphones, tablets, windows pc camera key features image sensor: 2. 0megapixel cmos (1920 x 1080) lens: 3. 6mm ir leds: 36pcs ir leds night vision: 100-115ft power: power over ethernet operating power: dc 12v-1a or by network cable body construction: aluminum alloy waterproof: ip66, indoor & outdoor package includes 1 * 4channel 1080p poe nvr 4 * 1080p/2. 0mp poe ip cameras 1 * 24v/5a power adaptor for nvr 4 * 65ft network cable 1 * usb mouse 1 * user manual 1 * screws for nvr 4 * screws for cameras 1 * cd 1 * remote control 1 * hdmi cable 100* cable nail

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JENNOV POE CCTV SECURITY NVR SYSTEM 4 CHANNEL 1080P SURVEILLANCE IP NETWORK CAMERA HD NIGHT VISION OUTDOOR INDOOR, POWER OVER ETHERNET, MOTION DETECTION, MOBILEPHONE REMOTE VIEW NO HARD DRIVE Reviews
Brand :    jennov
Color :    4ch Bullet Poe System
Size :    4CH 1080P BULLET POE SYSTEM
  • Free apps, easy remote access : viewing on the monitor at home is no longer the exclusive way that we can get the video of our loved ones. remote access has never been so easy after you scan the qr-code and install the free app on your smart phone or tablet.
  • Intelligent motion detect & email alert : the poe camera system is able to detect any movements happened in your house and record with motion detection function. in the meantime, you will get an e-mail to get informed of all this. so precautions can be taken before emergency happens. certainly, the motion detection range can be set up on your phones according to your preference.
  • Easy installation & reduce cost by poe : this poe security nvr system is real plug & play. the poe camera is equipped with only one network cable to both provide power supply and transmit video signals. this literally simplified the installation and reduced costs. meanwhile, voltage is on the ethernet cable only when the camera is connected to the power unit, which drastically decreased the risk of electric leakage.
  • Crystal clear video on 1080p poe camera : totally digital high definition with advanced image processing technology which brings video back to life. jennov poe system transmit digital signal and restore the most vivid images for you without distortion. ip66 waterproof poe camera suitable for indoor and outdoor use. 36 ir-led with 115ft night vision.
  • Warranty & customer support : the poe security system provides two year warranty and free all-life tech support. please contact us for any questions by email or customer support email : info jennov / tel: (323)902-1978. how to connect this poe system, please see the video, https://youtu. be/ukohqnqvdck
Price :    $199.00 (was $369.90)
Model :    JE-K4-A73WG20-3-E
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LaView LV-KNX968E88W4-T2 4-Megapixel 2688 x 1520 8 Channel PoE 4K NVR Security Camera, Pre-Installed 2TB Hard Drive, White

Did you know every 13 seconds a home intrusion is committed? and only 13% of all reported burglaries are cleared due to lack of witnesses or physical evidence? protect your home and business with the laview 6 camera premium ip surveillance system. Protected by a 2 year parts warranty and supported for life with any technical issues by the laview technical support department, this premium laview ip system will give you the peace of mind you're seeking. This user-friendly diy system offers you the performance benefits of a professionally installed setup without the heavy price tag. And if you ever run into problems, laview's friendly technical support team is more than happy to help you solve them over phone or via email.

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LAVIEW LV-KNX968E88W4-T2 4-MEGAPIXEL 2688 X 1520 8 CHANNEL POE 4K NVR SECURITY CAMERA, PRE-INSTALLED 2TB HARD DRIVE, WHITE Advantages
Brand :    laview
Color :    White
Weight :    35.00 pounds
  • Ip66 weatherproof cameras can brave the elements and are fully functional in a temperature range from -22 degree fahrenheit - 140 degree fahrenheit, giving you indoor/outdoor versatility.
  • See up to 100 feet in the dark with our powerful ir night vision cameras and customize areas for motion-triggered recording and email alerts
  • Start recording right away with your pre-installed (1x) 2tb hard drive. the nvr comes with two hard drive slots and can hold up to 6tb of space for maximum recording length
  • The system's easy "plug & play" design simplifies your installation process. sixteen built-in poe ports allow you to run just one cable per camera for both power and data!
  • Download our free app laview net for quality remote viewing on your ios, android, mac, or pc. setup is quick and effortless - simply use the app to scan the barcode on your nvr!
Price :    $699.99
Model :    LV-KNX968E88W4-T2
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Amcrest Ultra HD 4MP Video Security System AMNV40M8-4B-B

Jeffery was a great help in resetting my nvr password. He also helped in setting up the amcrest surveillance app on my desktop computer. He also showed me how to add cameras to the surveillance app. Also, helped with the app on my phone. Thanks.

This amcrest nvr transmits ultra-high quality 4mp hd video over poe at long range, without the need for camera power outlet access. It works with virtually any onvif compatible ip camera, built for amcrest ip cameras with limited support for foscam, dahua, arecont vision, axis, bosch, brickcom, canon, honeywell, panasonic, pelco, samsung, sanyo, sony, vivotek and others.

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Amcrest Ultra Hd 4mp Video Security System Amnv40m8-4b-b (amnv40m8 4b b) FAQ.

I'm giving this a 4 because so far so good. Cable installation wasn't easy but i got all that hooked up and am seeing a very nice picture. I got port forwarding working so i can view it on my phone without a wifi connection. Email alerts, all set to go. I'm good up to this point. My problem is configuring the nvr. First, i have 4 cameras but they don't show up as camera 1, 2, 3, 4 even though they are plugged into those ports. In the nvr interface it will not allow me (can not edit) to configure the port that it's assigned to so i'm getting 1, 3, 7 & 8. This means that i can't select the 4 camera view option to see all my cameras. Second problem is just general nvr configuration. The quick start manual is clunky at best. Calling customer support i'm getting help where i can tell that they are not familiar with the system. Is there a better resource to get my nvr configured? i'll post that question in that section and maybe i get some help that way. -Notice from Y. Mable, New Mexico

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Very difficult to understand how to set up and operate if you are not techy. Also, doesn't have an easy way to set up and view from your phone as many other home security cameras do. They are very attractive cameras and the resolution is fantastic. Just wish they were easier to operate.

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- X. LisaNot too hard to put together. There are a lot of advanced setting, i have not figured out yet. But over all a decent system.

I bought this kit almost a year ago. I tried setting it up using the quick start guide and watching a few youtube videos. I was able to get it to record just fine, but i was not able to get the motion notifications emailed to me successfully. I finally got around to calling their tech support to help me. A tech by the name of jared was able to proxy into my laptop, make all the necessary settings, download all the software and plugs-ins, and got the system to work exactly as i wanted it. He was very knowledgeable, patient, and respectful. I only wished i'd called him sooner!

D. Suzanne, Massachusetts

AMCREST ULTRA HD 4MP VIDEO SECURITY SYSTEM AMNV40M8-4B-B Benefits
Brand :    amcrest
Color :    4MP 8CH NVR + 4 Bullets
Size :    4MP IP POE NVR
  • Remotely access w/standard windows and mac browsers
  • Usb backup for peace of mind
  • 4mp poe cameras with ip66 weatherproofing and 98ft ir-led night vision
Price :    $549.99 (was $789.99)
Model :    AMNV40M8-4B-B
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Amcrest ProHD 1080P POE Power Over Ethernet IP Camera Pan/Tilt, Two-Way Audio, Optional Cloud Recording, Full HD 1920TVL 30FPS, Wide 90 Viewing Angle Night Vision IP2M-841EB Black

Great cameras. Excellent quality. We finally found a solution for our network baby monitors! we can now be over at a neighbor's house and still make sure our kids are sound asleep. (you don't even have to be connected to any wi-fi network, the amcrest app automatically port-forwards your network cameras to be viewed on your mobile device and works great even on a basic 4g sprint network! ) the best thing about these cameras is that there are dozens of 3rd-party apps that work with amcrest cameras. We purchased tiny cam pro app because we liked the feature it had to play sound from all cameras simultaneously, a must for baby monitors. The regular app is great, it looks nice and is easy to use. Occasionally, it takes a few moments to display all cameras right away when opening the app. But we haven't received any drop-outs or lag once the camera is loaded, a must for baby monitors. When we are downstairs in the office and the babies are napping, we can view/listen to the cameras on our desktop computers in any open web browser. The quality is fantastic even at 720p and we've found ourselves just grinning at how cute our babies are! . . The reason for not giving 5 stars we were having issues with the cameras not detecting the light correctly in dim/dark settings. The cameras would constantly switch between day and night vision modes. The good news is the amcrest community forums are excellent, and we found a temporary work-around for this until they fix this in a future firmware patch. You have to go into the camera's settings via web browser/ip address then set the shutter mode to manual and speed set to 1/30. This prevented the auto mode from trying to find the perfect shutter setting in low light conditions. . If you're like us and need a network baby monitor that works no matter where you are in the world, and are frustrated with wi-fi baby cameras that cannot provide the reliability of a hard-wired network camera, these are the cameras for you. Absolute peace of mind.

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Amcrest Ethernet Optional Recording Ip2m 841eb (Surveilance Systems) FAQ.

I searched a few before i bought this. I wanted a reasonable webcam to put in an owl box. This works great. I teamed it with a tp-link poe injector and a tp-link powerline network extender. I put my outdoor plug in a 10 x 10 pvc box, plugged in the powerline extender inside the house (to connect the ethernet wire from the router) and 1 in the box outside. I connected a small ethernet wire from that to the poe injector. I ran the wire in pvc from the poe injector 100 feet out the yard and up the pole to the camera. Pics are daylight view and night infrared view. The app works perfect on my iphone 6s. Can view it from anywhere. -Notice from S. Erin, South Dakota

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Setting up this camera is not always the easiest thing. For one thing, i had to enter a time zone that is not mine (maybe i missed something). However, it works beautifully once setup. I use it with synology surveillance station (both desktop and ios) and with amcrest ios software, both very good. I will definitely buy more of them.

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- U. LindaThese are excellent little cameras. You can see where someone did some quality work on the interface and the camera itself. These come in very nicely packed boxes. The video is excellent. I have around 6 on our property, i'll probably have 6 more. Yes, some are mounted outside (even though they are not really meant for outdoor). Very well done! :). . One lesson i did learn - this relates to those that run blue iris - is if you are running - say blueiris on a slower/older pc, you'll want to go into the configuration utility for the camera and slow the frame rate down to - say 5 frames per second vs 30. The hd images from these cameras are top notch and work perfectly at 5fps. The high frame rates (with hd size images) will really bog down an older pc - especially if you get 3 or 4 of these going at one time. 5fps seems to work really well for me. Experiment with it as you see fit. These are outstanding little cameras.

Owned a foscam older model and this is way better. Plus it's poe and pretty much get a live view. I got it up and running right away with my samsung note 4. But that's not what i will use. Took me a while to get it running on blue iris 4, which also is new to me. I had been using the older version 3. Different but same with more options. So after growing a pair, i sat down and figured it out fairly quick. So not hard at all to setup, but i do have some experience at it. Just saying if you have a wireless router or ap, you can set this up. And the phone setup can be done by anybody, just download the amcrest software from google play or the apple store. I use the app from google obviously and it was easy peasy. . Picture is great, or way better than my older ptz. And moves faster too. Not sure how long it will last, but i do have my old one outside on the front porch. It might get misted, but it's out of the elements. Been there about one year now and still kicking. This one is for inside house critter control. I'll put it in trouble spots i need to find out who is doing what. (our dogs and cats, four each) so yes, i stay busy keeping up with them. . So long story short, if you want a ptz cam with poe, (they do make a wireless version, but my guess the fpm thing will suck) this is the one you want. Like the review, please click the like button. Got a question, ask, i'll try to answer it.

. Cunningham, Northwest Territries

AMCREST PROHD 1080P POE POWER OVER ETHERNET IP CAMERA PAN/TILT, TWO-WAY AUDIO, OPTIONAL CLOUD RECORDING, FULL HD 1920TVL 30FPS, WIDE 90 VIEWING ANGLE NIGHT VISION IP2M-841EB BLACK Review
Brand :    amcrest
Color :    Black
Weight :    0.60 pounds
Model :    IP2M-841EB
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  • Weight: 2. 270 lbs
Price :    $78.62 (was $84.99)
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amcrest prohd 2-megapixel 1920 x 1080p 4ch network poe video security system nvr kit - four 2mp poe outdoor bullet ip cameras, 98ft night vision, hdd not included, power over ethernet black Price : 199, was : 399 as 2018-03-26
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The cons:. . Right off the bat, the quick start guide in the box only covers setting the camera up to talk to your network and the mobile app. It doesn't mention physical installation or mounting at all, which i think is a pretty major oversight. Installation is simple, but it's non-obvious if you've never done it before. I had to search online (the user guide on amcrest's website also doesn't have much info, but i was able to find a good youtube video that amcrest had published). Amcrest should really include install instructions in the box, or at least put a note directing people to the youtube video. I'm both fairly handy and tech saavy and it had me scratching my head so i imagine less tech saavy customers being totally lost. . The video feed requires a special plugin on your computer (boo), and the plugin doesn't appear to work with chrome. Offering a product that isn't compatible with the most popular web browser in the world seems like a questionable business strategy, but at least the plugin does work with firefox, so i was able to use that as a workaround. . I did notice that the plugin for viewing video in a web browser did crash a few times, but it's simple enough to refresh the page to get it going again, however, if it is your intent to leave the video feed open in a browser for an extended period of time this may be problematic for you. . This camera uses a pigtail for external connections (power / network). The pigtail is about 12" long and is permanently attached to the camera. The downside to using a pigtail is that if you want to do an "in wall" install (where the cable runs inside the wall / ceiling) is that you have to drill a much larger hole to allow the pigtail to fit through the hole. Not necessarily an issue if the camera never moves, but if you ever take the camera down you'll be left with a rather large ( 3/4") hole in your wall which is much harder to patch than a smaller hole for a single cat5 cable. . The mounting system is designed such that the camera is supposed to be able to move horizontally/vertically in order to aim it, but there are four plastic pieces where the mounting screws go that interfere with the pigtail coming out of the back of the camera so in some circumstances it's very difficult / impossible to point the camera exactly where you want it. . The pros:. . Aesthetically, the camera looks very nice. It's very low profile and unobtrusive. Once mounted, it gives me the impression that it's very secure and will be a "set it and forget it" solution. . Once you understand the install process and the nuances / caveats that go with it, it's very simple. It took me about 30 minutes to install the first camera and subsequent cameras only took about 10 minutes. . Overall, the camera seems to be high quality. It feels sturdy and does not have that "cheap, made in china" feel to it that many lower cost cameras have. . The web interface for the camera is fairly intuitive and easy to use (other than plugin issues mentioned above). All of the usual options (flip/rotate image, change resolution, change frame rate, etc are present). . I'm using these cameras with zoneminder dvr software and they work as expected, no compatibility issues. . Image quality seems to be good (not great - some motion blur, hdr washout, etc) and the night-time ir functionality is much better than the cameras i replaced. . The final thoughts:. . Amcrest can do better on their out of box experience. It would be nice if the cameras had native browser support without requiring buggy or unsupported plugins, but this isn't a show stopper. The mounting system can be a little challenging at first but once you understand the nuances it works fine. Video quality is good, as expected at this price point. All in all, all of my complaints will only be issues on day 1 during installation, after that i'll never deal with them so they're not a big deal to me. I would buy this again.

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(0) Question: Will this camera work on a 5g wifi system?


(1) Question: Does it have motor to pan and tilt or you have to turn it manually by hand?


(2) Question: Poe through the onboard switch or external?


(3) Question: What is the wattage requirement? what poe class is the camera?


(4) Question: Will this camera interface with synology surveillance station?


(5) Question: Okay so if i get the nvr it can connect to a tv then ?


(6) Question: I need only '1' camera record 24/7. how many days a 2 tb (terabytes) system can it store?


(7) Question: Can the led lights be turned off? i use external ir illuminators, to avoid having the cameras' ir lights attract insects which trigger recordings.


(8) Question: I want to be able to record the footage and review it later. can i record the stream on my pc? do i need to purchase a separate dvr and if yes camera?


(9) Question: Can this camera be configured to sync time via an ntp server?


(10) Question: Do they pan and tilt?


(11) Question: Is a splitter needed to connect the camera?


(12) Question: Can you mount this camera to a wall?


(13) Question: What kind of poe its supported , what is the voltage of the poe , can you recommend a good poe ?


(14) Question: Does this have 2 way audio?


(15) Question: Can i run 3 of the poe cameras on a 50w poe switch?


(16) Question: How do i reset this cam ? i forgot the password



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Edited with correction and moved from 3 to 5 stars - the waterproof gland is actually fine, but there are no instructions on how to assemble it. Amcrest/foscam totally stood behind this camera and replaced it without question with a new model. While waiting i bought some other connectors that had instructions, and i realize that i assembled it incorrectly before. Amcrest really must put instructions in the package on how to properly assemble the waterproof cable gland. A tiny scrap of paper with a single drawing on it would suffice. . I'll probably be buying a few more of these, they really are quite good for the money. . Original review. The camera itself works great. However, the gland to protect the ethernet connector against water is very poor. Within less than 1 months, the connector carrying the power corroded away, so the camera is now useless. The attached photos show the water damage. The gland was securely fastened, and the camera was screwed to a deck rail in january. . I'll be trying to find another pigtail with a good waterproof gland on it to replace this, but i really didn't expect to have to be doing soldering on a 4 week old device. . I guess i'd buy this camera again, but i'd advise taking steps to ensure the connector does not get wet. Putting it under the eaves in the house might be enough. Adding an o ring to the gland may help too (maybe two). If you have a location that's sheltered from the weather, this is a pretty good camera.


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I'm really impressed with the video quality, ir lights / night vision range, and ease of setup. Don't get me wrong, running an ethernet cable through the attic in the middle of summer isn't fun. But i'm really glad i installed this camera. . I have added three images, the camera is about 40' away from an 18' diameter above ground pool. 1. The first picture is in bright daylight. 2. The second is at dusk but honestly looks like a black and white video stream in daylight. 3. The third is at night with the ir lights on. . I'm sure the picture with the ir lights on would be better if so much of it wasn't reflecting off of the house.

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I. Sherry, East Sussex says

The amcrest prohd ip2m-842e outdoor camera is a remarkably good camera for its price point. I wouldn't purchase an outdoor camera that wasn't poe. I already own amcrest products so this purchase was a no brainer. I have a multi port poe injector in my basement and have cat 6 currently running to four outdoor cameras, 3 of which are amcrest. The longest run is 100+ feet and i've never had a moments blip. The poe injector i'm using is available on online store - tp-link 8-port gigabit ethernet poe rackmount switch with 8 poe+ ports (tl-sg1008pe). I've gotten so many cameras i'm going to have to purchase a larger poe injector. The camera is simple to install. If you can read simple instructions you've got it made. You can literally just snap the barcode on the camera with your smart phone and see your picture. I set all my cameras to a static ip so if power drops dhcp doesn't decide to assign another address. I use the amcrest ip config program to discover what ip the camera is assigned when first initialized. I then set the ip to static and also assign a specific port for each camera. I create a dns name as well. So i can view the camera on lan, wan, or wherever i might be at any given time. I also use amcrest blue iris software which is outstanding. I haven't touched on anywhere near all the capabilities of the camera but i have got it where i receive text and email notification for any camera i have active detection defined. I've purchased other similarly priced cameras on online store but they have been difficult to maintain. I have a whole home generator with a ups for router, switch, fiber connection and poe injector so i don't lose configuration due to a power outage. Prior to all that "protection" i never had a problem with amcrest products. I keep a watchful eye on their sales and look forward to purchasing additional cameras in the future. I definitely recommend the amcrest line of products for ease of use, installation and overall quality. And no, i didn't receive anything free. I just really like things that work without having to reset every two weeks. Do yourself a favor and always back up your configuration just in case.

N. Audrey, Derbyshire

This amcrest ip2m-844e has been the perfect camera for my needs for a decent poe camera at a good price. The camera will do full 1080p at 30fps, which is perfect for home or business users. The camera is easy to install using the separate poe injector or using a poe switch. My camera immediately pulled a dhcp address and i was able to log into the web interface and make the configuration changes i needed to make. You can access the camera in many different ways: via the web, an app on your smartphone, or a windows application. All three methods worked well in my experience and i was happy with the software side of the camera. . The hardware is very sturdy, and the camera seems to be built to last. I had no issues using the supplied mounting template to get my camera mounted and operational. I am using a third party application to monitor my cameras via the rtsp feed. The one single issue i had was trying to get the camera out of the mount. It is a very tight fit but will come out with some coaxing and no tools are needed. This is not detailed anywhere in the manual or online. . This camera is perfect for the home user (or business on a budget) that is looking for a simple and high quality poe camera. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review, but i will be purchasing another for the back yard of my home.

B. Rita, Montana says

This has a great picture and a very wide viewing angle! we bought it on sale to keep an eye on the kids playing in the backyard, and was the first of probably a few camera's we'll end up buying. The app connects in seconds and will you view a total of 4 cameras at once. Power for this comes from a 4-port, 48v, passive poe injector. It would have been great if the camera came with one, but unfortunately that was an additional expense. Because of the wide viewing angle and high resolution, you can zoom in digitally. You lose the detail, of course, but not so much that you can't see the image. This camera also has a ring of near-infrared lights around the lens. You can see them at night, but not near as brightly as they appear on camera or as bright as the image appears.

H. Dorothy, Hounslow

Security is a big concern for all of us these days, so it's great to have options out there to help us not just keep an eye on our home but business as well. This camera by amcrest was a welcomed surprise for me. It's a tad pricier than i expected to pay for an indoor camera, but the set-up and quality is really good. . Someone like myself who is not that technical can get it set up in about 15 minutes. The instructions are really easy to follow, so i suggest you start there to familiarize yourself with the camera. Mine has to be connected via ethernet cable which one does come with the camera. I needed to get a larger one for my home, because of where my router is located. Once i was able to get that situated you plug the camera up, it does its little turning dance and then you are all set to begin. . I like that it is easy to get a live view, adjust the camera from my smartphone and even see in the dark. It's really a high quality camera, and i would say that this is a lot of what you are paying for. . Easy to use and makes checking in on what matters to you easy as well, amcrest has a new satisfied customer.

D. Pamela, Trafford says

I have three of these and all have performed great with no issues. Two are outdoors under eaves and one is inside the garage. The cameras that are outdoors do get exposed to rare rain when strong wind blows it at an angle and this has not caused any issues. We also had some extremely humid weather for several days and this did not cause any issues either. . These cameras are smaller than i expected. I went from old foscam bullet cameras that were larger than a soda can. The old foscam cameras had a few rows of infrared leds so i expected this amcrest camera with one row to not have as good of night vision. However, this was not the case. This camera does just fine after dark. Seems like the led technology has improved. . The firmware used with these cameras is quite good and much more polished than foscam cameras. Amcrest also offers free surveillance software that works quite well. I believe amcrest purchased my favorite surveillance software blue iris and it may have been the base code for their program (this is just speculation). However, the amcrest program is much more basic than blue iris and i believe it will only work with amcrest cameras. All of this is fine with me since it is free, works well, and i really like amcrest cameras. I have used amcrest cameras and software for others and it is working flawlessly. . All this would not make for five stars if the picture was not good, and it certainly is. I know there are higher resolution cameras, but 1080p is just fine for most uses. I mostly view my camera remotely, so that feed is not 1080p and it looks good. I am amazed at the video when i view it from the computer running blue iris. I think it would be hard to find a better camera for the price.

U. Mathis, Isle of Wight

I am buying a series of these cameras to upgrade an older analog system with zoneminder. They are fantastic replacements for my old analog setup; not too large, easy to install and set up (hardware and software - though i'm technical so i may not be the best person to judge), and so far they are working beautifully. . A few things i've noted:. . The ring can be tough to tighten and loosen. A piece of rubber in your hand can help grip to get it loose the first time. I took another reviewer's idea and put a little grease on the threads and worked them back and forth - a lot - and that seemed to help. You'll want to do this because fighting with that ring while you're up on a ladder or reaching up on the ceiling isn't fun. . One flaw is that the back of the camera (where the cable comes out) maintains the spherical shape of the camera. What this means is that when you mount the base, you need to take into account where the cord sticks out of the camera based on where you want to position it, because there are some positions you can't reach with the camera as the cord hits one of the four mounting points inside the base. You'll know what i'm talking about after you open it up if i'm not being clear enough. The solution is to figure out which way you plan to aim the camera and be sure to mount the base such that the opposite direction from that aiming point is between two of the mount points inside the bracket. I've had better cameras which allow for "infinite" adjustment once mounted, but that is definitely not the case here. . I like that the software forces you to change the password as soon as you set up the camera. This is a good practice and will go a long way toward preventing devices like these from becoming hacked or part of iot botnets, provided these cameras don't have hard-coded root credentials that we're not aware of and are accessible through a firewall. . As i mentioned, these cameras work nicely with zoneminder, and having poe is awesome. I put poe switches on either end of the house so i don' have to run wires nearly as far, and running cat5e is so much easier than dealing with those combined av/power wires on the analog cameras. If you go poe be sure to buy plenum rated full copper cable. Don't use cca cable; it's risky with poe applications. I read on the box that these cameras draw up to 4. 4 watts (i think); i have yet to see them draw that much even with ir on, but i'm only using 720p, a fairly low frame rate, and i turned off the sub stream, etc. So maybe i'm saving some power that way. . Image quality is great (coming from analog, though, i know there's a huge wow factor, like when you got your first hdtv and saw your first ota high def broadcast. There's a bit of fisheye effect toward the edges, but i really like having the wide field of view.

X. Carolyn, Croydon says

I have the indoors of my house well-covered by indoor surveillance cameras. So this one from amcrest will eventually be set up outside. But for purposes of this review, i just wanted to test it out to make sure that it works and get a feel for how easy it is to set up. . There are several ways to configure the camera in the accompanying quickstart guide. I opted for the one that appeared to be the most simple, while enabling it to transmit live images to my iphone the matter where i am, as long as i have data service. That configuration i chose was cloud access. . My time warner cable router appears to not be set up for "power over ethernet. " therefore, i used a special cable that was provided to me by amcrest which has a split cable on one end which forks to and ac outlet and the camera on one and with the other end going into the router. . While there was no visual indication that the camera had powers up, i was able to determine that it indeed was because it felt warm to the touch. . The next step was to log on the the amcrest cloud site whic allows you to operate on cam free. I inputted the appropriate user name and password and from there i was able to see the clear, sharp image of my home office. . Motion detection can be set for certain outs of each day of the week. To try it out, i set it for the current time and sure enough, i almost immediately because to receive notifications to my email address. . Again, because this camera is weather resistant, and has a tough all metal exterior, i plan to set it up outside eventually. But for now, i'm going to leave it on as an extra (highly redundant) cam for our home. . This item as provided free or at discount on exchange for an unbiased reviews.

R. Anonymous, Connecticut

 i bought this camera to monitor my driveway and most of the front of my house. I have it mounted right over my driveway and the wide angle is perfect for this setup. I think the angle is a little wider than the advertised 93 degrees, which is a good thing. I also have another one mounted over the deck in the rear of my house. The camera is white so it's inconspicuous as well. This camera is true 1080p and nearly matches the clarity of the ip3m and ip4m cameras, which i have also tested. Mounting it can be a little tricky until you understand how it should be positioned. You have to pay extra attention to where the wire is positioned as you tighten the ring. Although tricky, the mounting style allows for some fairly flexible angles since the camera is basically a ball. You can twist and turn it how you see fit. . The only thing i don't particularly care for is that it has a fairly large rj45 connector that must be positioned outside of the camera. This would be fine for an in-wall installation but i ended up running my cables under my siding and the size of the connector made it pretty difficult. Keep in mind that if you plan on running the cables into your house that you will be required to drill a fairly large hole into your house in order to fit the connector through. To be fair, it's not really possible to make the connector much smaller than it is but i think it would have been a good option to have the ability to plug an rj45 connector directly into the back of the camera. This would eliminate the need for the larger connector and allow you to drill a much smaller hole. There certainly would be enough room on the back of this camera to do this. The infrared performance is good. The light distribution isn't completely even but that's nearly impossible to find at this price point, especially with the clarity of this camera. Overall, i'm happy with it and i personally think this poe dome camera has the best bang for your buck.

Z. Cortney, Lambeth says

This is a nice security camera. It has some great features, and it has a few drawbacks. Lets start with the drawbacks. . Drawbacks. . 1. Powered by poe - this means powered by ethernet. The cable needs to plug directly into a router or wifi broadcaster, that has powered ethernet. I'm not sure at what point the routers started to be powered (apparently so you wouldn't have to plug your wifi broadcaster into an electrical outlet), however my router doesn't have poe. So, i need to use a 12 volt adapter, and plug that in, as well as plug into my router. 2. Does not have wifi - the image from the camera goes into the internet, by plugging directly into your router. So, you need to find a very long internet service wire, or have your router within a couple feet of where the camera will be mounted, or use a wifi repeater. (with an ethernet outlet. ) i suppose the repeater will work, but i didn't test that. 3. Software problems - the app for this camera isn't all that great. And the included dvd with the system software, wasn't read by my computer. So i wasn't able to hook it up on my own. Thankfully, they have great phone support. You call them up (i got leo on the phone), and they link into your computer. I kept getting this message, when i'd try to upload their program:. "the signature of the p2p surveillance is corrupt or invalid. ". The phone helper will override that, and install anyway. Then, you set up a camera name, and a password, then give them your email. That's it. 4. Camera angle is stationary - this camera does not move via remote control. . Advantages. 1. Excellent wide angle image - its high def, so there's a big bandwidth. Some people complain that the image drains their cell phone battery. Well, whatever. You can zoom in, and see details. I have the camera mounted on a second story window, over the back door. I can see details of the leaves, on the porch. Its in color in daytime, and at night, it has infrared lights. So, you see excellent at night. I would guess the range of the infrared lights to be about what you'd expect from a 50 watt light bulb. The illumination is about that bright. Also, the wide angle lens brings in about 30 feet or more of ground image. It all depends on how you install. So before you install this, definitely get the camera up and running first. That way, you know what the image looks like, before you screw it onto the wood. 2. Many viewing options - i can watch in real time, the image on my smartphone, with the app. Or, i can go to the website, and see the image. Or, i can turn on the motion detector. Each time the camera senses motion, it records 30 seconds of the image on the cloud. Then, you get an email saying motion was detected. Now i know when the bat flies by the back door. (maybe just turn the motion detector off, except when you are away from home. ) you can zoom in with the image quite a bit, since its a hi def camera. 3. Waterproof - not many of them are. The thing about infrared light, it wont shine thru a windowpane. You just get reflection off the windowpane at night. So, you need a waterproof camera to get outside imagery at nighttime. This camera is waterproof, and well constructed. 4. Phone tech support - this makes all the difference. Especially with software that has a glitch in it, or has a problem downloading. Maybe some people know enough to override the invalid signature, but i don't. Don't start with downloading the app, coz that wont work. You need to start with downloading the program into your computer. If it wont work, just call up amcrest tech support to do it for you. After that, you download the app into your phone. Then, you can sign up for the cloud service, that makes the recordings of movements. . Conclusions. As long as you can get an ethernet cable, and possibly a 12 volt power supply (or a poe adapter) to the place where you want this camera, you are fine. It is not wifi, so it must be plugged directly into the ethernet. I was lucky in that my desk with the router and wifi tower, is directly next to the window that hangs directly over my back door. So, i can place the camera where i want it, within 3 feet of the router. If i needed a long cable, or amcrest didn't have good telephone tech support, i don't think i'd be as enthusiastic with the product. However, so far i'm pleased with the functionality of the camera, and the software. . I was provided a product for free or greatly reduced in exchange for a fair and honest review.

V. Lindsey, Redbridge

This is for the ip2m-846eb dome camera. Surprisingly, it wasn't too difficult to install/setup. But still not a process for a novice. Unless. You use, and only use, a smartphone with wifi capabilities that connects to your network. *note: the ip2m-846eb is not "wi-fi" capable, but is a poe camera that may either be powered by a poe injector or plugged into a switch with poe ports or with the 10ft power cord that comes with it. Also the camera has the ability to do a "digital' zoom. But, i'm pretty sure the 4x zoom it comes with it is optical as stated. I certainly can't see any difference in pixel quality when zoomed in (see pix). Finally, i almost returned this camera unopened, as i may do with 3 others i purchased and as i did with one other, simply because of the inability of that camera to connect through wifi. The instructions have you connecting with your phone. Which is fine, if that's all you want to do, or is something that is important to be able to do. But i wanted to be able to connect to the camera on the lan and record it using blue iris as i'm doing with several other different systems. I haven't opened the other 3, completely different indoor cams, but from this same company, so i'm reserving my opinion until then. But, i'm pretty sure my sad experience with the first, 3mp, wi-fi (not! ), bullet cam has tainted this review. The one star off here tho is from the difficulty of getting through the system to add stuff, and the help system, which is quite extensive, but not too helpful since none of the screenshots match the software this camera uses, nor has things in the same places. If you're a novice, expect this to be an all day effort. Oh, and. It's difficult to work with windows 10. The 'web interface' isn't within a browser, but a separate popup that must be typed into every single time you want to use it. Otherwise, there seems to be a ton of things it will do, and i'm looking forward to seeing if they actually will work. Good picture too. (pictures attached show zoomed out all the way and zoomed in completely. )

T. Jennifer, City of Bristol says

These are pretty easy to set up and the video quality is is good both in the day and night modes. . That said i will mention some observations:. There's a few different ways to go about the initial setup on these. Sure you can use a phone and that is one way to do it. I found the amcrest surveillance pro software to be my favorite way. You can also use the amcrest ip config software or the nvr interface if you are using the nvr. Having used them all i like the surv, pro sw best. One big reason is this. As some users mentioned one problem with the cameras is that if you lose power - not just to the cameras only but say to everything - including your router, they are subject to getting different addresses when everything comes back. This can be problematic. I decided to simplify my life in this area by switching my whole system over to static addresses. Once this is done i think the power outages will have less impact (they happen here with annoying frequency). I found making these configuration to be easiest using the surv pro sw. . I think this resolution is a good balance between good video quality and network performance. Sure you can get better resolutions but with ip cameras that comes at the cost of more traffic and higher bandwidth needs. Now i have 6 of my 9 cameras run poe directly into a switch connected directly into my nvr so most of the traffic on mine is not going over my wifi network. And the 3 wifi cameras i have of the same resolution perform well too. And i find this resolution fine for my needs. . Now for the physical side - you have to be careful how you mount the base relative to where you want to aim the camera because the screw channels can interfere with the camera's ability to point downward. The base has 4 screws and if you have one of those in line with the downward tilt of the camera you will not have the full range of motion and will not be able to tilt it down very far. You want that cable on the back side of the camera to roll up centered between those screw channels. Otherwise the camera will not tilt down very far into that little semi-circular notch in the bracket. I noticed this after having to undo and remount the first one i mounted because i was not paying attention to this detail. And one of the ones i got was so tight in the base i had to put a strap wrench on it to unscrew it from the baseplate to allow me to mount it. A machine must have screwed that thing together. Once you get past these small details they are easy to mount. I love the poe - so much easier to deal with than the old style. It is why i have waited until now to install a system. On the whole i've been happy with these so far.

. Annette, Bayern says

Tried this camera out for the price. Works fine with blueiris. One thing i did notice, is the camera randomly disconnecting, which isn't a deal breaker since it reconnects right away. Blueiris logs show the disconnect but then it comes right back up. I also use rstp streaming via vlc. That is where i discovered the disconnects. . Additional information:. Here is what i used for the rstp streaming url: rtsp://username:password cameraip:80/cam/realmonitor? channel 1&subtype 1

W. Beale, Blackburn with Darwen

In short: if you are not technically inclined, and do not feel comfortable with things like replacing a cellphone screen yourself, you should get someone else to install it for you. After it is set up and works, it is a fantastic product! . . I am a software engineer, specializing in embedded. For those of you who do not know what that means, i make smart devices what they are - smart. I am not bragging, but rather trying to help you understand the basis for the things i am going to say. . Physically:. * the product comes well packaged. * allows you to connect either using poe, or feed power through a separate connection. * the camera has neither any onboard storage nor an option for one (some people like having that). * the camera is solidly made, and if installed correctly will be reasonably vandal proof. For example, it is impossible to cut the wires without dismounting the camera first. The case is full aluminium, so it will probably stand a few swings with a bat (i did not test this, but i can estimate from my experience with other products. ). . Conclusion: physical set-up is thought through and easy enough. . Software:. * the web interface for the camera is well made and exposes lots of options. The live video feed plugin does not work on chromium on linux, but that's too much to ask, i think. Otherwise, no bugs. * amcrest apps are easy to download and set up. * while setting up two of those cameras, i had the same problem - after changing the default password through the amcrest android app, the camera would not let me in. Yes, i have checked the password multiple times. I called support, who very very prompt and helpful (although i had to go through the "is it plugged in? " questions). Their solution? take the camera apart, and use a jumper wire to connect two points on the pcb to factory reset it. You need a t-5 (or t6? ) screwdriver to open it. Then, you need to take the upper pcb off that holds the ir leds. The desiccant bags are going to fall out. Then find the right spots (google it), and use a jumper wire to connect them, while the camera is powered. Test it out, and reassemble. Don't forget to put the desiccant bags back in, in a way that they don't jam in the opening, don't block the leds or the camera sensor, and don't have the ability to cut into the wires. Then put the case back together and put the screws back in securely. Now hope you assembled everything well. Let's hope it is still watertight, and you did not introduce some damage which will show up in later use. Did i lose you back there? yep, like i said, if you are not comfortable replacing a screen or a digitizer on a cell phone, do not do this yourself. . Amcrest, i appreciate that you hid the reset points like this for security, but you need to make the product more robust so users won't have to get to those every time the camera is set up! . * once the above mess was sorted out, i was finally able to view the camera through the amcrest view pro app. I didn't set up any port forwarding or anything like that. So how come the amcrest app has access to the camera? ! this camera "phones home", this is how. If amcrest servers get hacked, or some other attack used on the camera (like man-in-the-middle to impersonate amcrest server) your feed will be visible to the hackers. Especially if you are a female, do not put this camera where it could see you naked. This camera is hackable to anyone with intermediate skills. * speaking of security, there are mentions on the internet that amcrest support can "remote-in" to your nvr (not sure if this also applies to cameras) to help you set it up and fix stuff for you. This means there is a backdoor to access the camera/nvr! once there is a backdoor, you never know who will walk through it. See advice above. * amcrest view pro app is very well made, but it will kill your battery in a matter of hours, even if you told it to quit. Amcrest, this is a serious bug! make sure the app stops streaming and actually quits when you tell it to! for users, make sure you kill the app after you quit. * other than that, the camera supports onvif and other new standards, and will work with all the new software, including zoneminder, if you want to set up your own recording system and link it to the rest of the smarthome. . Conclusion: this is a great camera as far as software goes, but the security is a huge concern. . All in all, i think this is a great product. Amcrest needs to work on the setup bug though.

O. Irene, Doncaster says

 so, due to me on the go so much i figured it'd be best to have some security cams in place just in case some thing were to happen. I also have pets and just property in general that is important to protect to me. So, this camera has wifi and can be used wireless so to speak but i did still use the ethernet cable to power the camera. I did also purchase the unit box so currently am not going to be using the wifi at this time. However i did try it out and it's as simple as downloading the app on my phone and tablets as well as signing up for free cloud storage online and scanning the number that is located on the camera itself, i happen to do all of that after i mounted it on the side of my house which was a pain standing on the ladder outside so i highly recommend that if you are in fact going to use the wifi or app features you definitely might want to do that set up before you mount it if you are mounting it in a higher location like i did. Either way set up was pretty easy regardless of the method of use wifi or hooking it to a box unit ( dvr device) like i did. I also admire the quality of this camera because it actually has great picture and video vary clear image even when i zoom in . The amount of space this camera covers is amazing. Now lets talk about the mounting process, for me this was simple i had a little bit of help because i had to drill holes into my house which was not problem at all really. Over all the drilling took about 10 minutes then i hide the cord along my siding, so easy mounting process over all and which by the way this comes with everything for the mounting all you need is a drill and drill bit depending on where you're going to mount it as well. Angles are great flexibility is also great with this it seems vary sturdy and i'm confident that this will last year round .

G. Margaret, Kansas

I have spent a lot of money on many different camera setups by amcrest. First of all poe is the way to go, all amcrest cameras have adapters if you don't have poe. I run them all with cat6 and you can find the cable and everything you need cheep. The app works great from anywhere in the world for free. However for replays you need to be on site or have a very expensive and fast connection. But real time works great and same with notifications as long as the cameras are not in night mode (to much dust in the air sets it off). Keep areas well it to fix that. . I have had some of the worst customer service(hung up on me multiple times and didn't even speak good english) offended i couldn't understand him and best customer service at higher levels (spoke great english) but couldn't fix the problem at first, then sent equipment to fix it. For stuff this like this that's the best u can ask for. . I have told friends on other systems about these cameras and they love the quality and the price. . So far i have had them 1year with all phoenix az brutal seasons. Other than winter, winter is nice here :)

K. Guest, Herefordshire says

The product seems sturdy and quality built. Comes with a dongle containing both a cat5 connection and ac adapter connection. I only used the cat5 since i was using it for poe, and taped over the power plug. Also comes with a little sleeve thing to cover the connection of the cat5 cable. This sleeve is about 3/4" diameter, i was able to fit it through the hole i drilled with a spade bit in my soffit. Also comes with four mounting screws, however i used different ones of a bit higher quality. The camera is fully adjustable, the ball can be moved in any direction and the "holder" for it also spins around. Picture quality and color are good, however the night vision seems lacking. I'm not sure it actually makes the full 98 foot claim, but i also haven't exactly measured it. See the pics and judge for yourself (screenshots from the amcrest view android app). . As i said, i set it up poe with an amcrest nvr and it works perfectly. Was just plug n play into the nvr. Then i was able to view the live cam footage on my phone through the amcrest app which is nice. I believe this camera can also be connected directly to a router for live streaming, however you wouldn't get the extra features or recording capability of an nvr. . My only real complaint is mounting the thing. There are zero instructions provided in the quick start guide in regards to physically mounting the thing to a surface, and i also was unable to find an actual manual (besides the quick start guide) on the amcrest website. The quick start guide is very detailed in the use of the cam's features though. Anyway, i planned to mount the camera on the underside of my vinyl soffit but of course that's impossible to do with the ball in the way of the mounting screw holes. So i figured the ring that holds the ball in comes off. Nope, it just spins around forever. Some of the metal inside the ring actually ground off just by the spinning and force i put on it trying to disassemble it. Turns out, you can just apply downward pressure on the ball from the top (mounting location) and the ball will pop right out. Would have been nice to know that before spending half an hour trying to unscrew the thing. But even then, you'll want a long screwdriver bit to be able to get the screws in because since the ring is still in the way you're kind of screwing in at an angle. . It screwed into my vinyl soffit just fine with stainless steel 3/4" screws. Feels secure enough with no real solid backing behind it. Once the ring was mounted, i drilled a 3/4" diameter hole through the center to feed the cable up in to. There are also 4 little notches if you wish to run the cable out the side of the base. Once everything was in place, i pressed the ball back up in to the ring and it popped back in place. Hasn't fallen yet. . One other thing i noticed while testing it indoors is that the top of the camera ball gets very hot. It kind of makes me nervous having it outside in the sun and heat, but we will see what happens.

F. Anderson, Enfield

Great bundle and setting it up was a walk in the park. Just plan where you will place the cameras, mount and run the rj45 ethernet cables. Video quality is great day and night. Had a small little problem with the software which was fixed after i updated the firmware so be sure to try that first if you run into any issues with the software. . They have a great support team. I had some questions and they got back to me quick. Christine banks was very helpful. Ask for her if you need some quality assistance.

P. Alice, Oregon says

I'm a huge fan of amcrest cameras - the bang for the buck in amazing. So when i was given the opportunity to review and test this weatherproof poe ip camera, i snapped it up. . The design is a bit unusual - it's not a pan and tilt camera - it's stationary. It's a design choice between a bullet camera or dome. The dome camera is more secure, as a bullet can be grabbed or moved with a thrown object. This camera would take an accurate hit with a brick to do anything. . Checklist: this is a true poe camera. This means you'll need a poe injector or a hub/switch with poe. The 12v whip on the camera is optional. Either seal it or tuck it in the hole or box you use. The network cable should be the best quality possible, cat 5e or better. It also needs to have all the wires - some cheap cables don't have all 8 wires. . Software installation: i use the camera in amcrest surveillance pro - the free software from amcrest. Adding cameras, motion detection, recording, etc. Is a lot easier than blue iris. The first thing you'll want to do is install the amcrest ip config tool. This finds the cameras on your network and allows camera configuration. . Next hook up the camera, ideally using the cable and poe you'll actually use. This way you can troubleshoot everything before physical installation. Run the ip config tool. If the camera is there, you're all set. If not, start checking stuff. . Physical installation: the camera has four main pieces (see my photos), and you'll wind up breaking it down to three pieces to install it. The collar just above the base ring spins off. It's tight, but you can do it with your bare hands. When this spins off, you'll have the mounting/base plate, camera module with support, and ring. I always suggest clamping a camera to a long 2x4 or tall ladder before mounting so you can perfect the location. The camera mounts with four screws. Make sure you either drill the cable access hole so it's inside the ring, or if you're running the cable along the wall, make sure it's under the ring before mounting. Put the camera back together and leave the ring loose. Position the camera, check to make sure it's correct, and tighten the ring. To check if it's pointing where you want it, use the app or desktop. The app is obviously easier. I've installed cameras from on top of a 12 foot ladder, so i called my gf inside the house using my handsfree headset. When she said it was good to go, i tightened it up. This particular camera is ceiling mounted in my workshop - weatherproof equals dust and sawdust proof! if anyone comes in the service door, window, or garage door, i'll see them. . You can also power the camera from a 12v power supply plugged into the power connection on the camera. If you use poe, you don't need an external power supply. . Video quality: the camera has two video streams - the main stream and the substream. The main stream is selectable: 1080p, 720p or vga. The substream is vga. Typically wireless devices use the substream because of bandwidth issues. Both streams can be set from 1 to 30 fps. I use the main stream at 30 fps and 1080p. The amcrest software also supports tampering detection, motion, notification emails, snapshots, invalid logins and disconnection detection. Video can be recorded on your desktop, plus it supports ftp. We took an old pc and monitor, set it in a corner and use it as our "security center. " the quality is 1080p - the same as a hidef tv. I have a friend that uses an old computer as well, but also uses google chromecast to transmit the video from his computer to his tv. There are also ways to do it from other devices (roku, etc. ). . Bottom line: the camera is more robust than a bullet camera, but trickier to position. You can also spray-paint it to match the install location - since there's no moving parts to gum up! install was about an hour - including running wires. It's especially handy in locations where cameras can be reached, "accidentally" bumped by employees, and so on. Yes, the camera can be moved in the base - but it takes some effort. 1080p is clear enough to recognize faces and license plates. I've accidentally hit it a couple of times moving wood in the garage, with no ill effects. A bullet camera would have broken off. We currently have a bullet camera by the front door and i'm considering using one of these instead. Oh yea - if you use the app, the qr code is on a sticker on the cable. I totally missed it and had to ask tech support. Yea, i felt pretty stupid. . Free sample provided for honest review. I've had it installed for almost three weeks with no complaints!

E. Pearce, Westminster

I came back to the product page for this camera fully intending to purchase another as i feel this unit almost over delivers. Going back a little bit - i had first ordered a different amcrest model, the ip2m-841e. It seemed like a pretty solid unit, but my particular one seemed to have some issues out of the box. I was going to just replace it with a new one until i saw the listing for the this model. It was a bit more than the original 841, but it also offered some more features which were attractive to me. The first thing i noticed is that the only similarity between the 841 and the 846 is that they both have the amcrest name on them. While the 841 appeared to be a definitive step up from the foscams i had grown used to, this 846 is head and shoulders above that. . This is one serious camera. If you had been equating the name "amcrest" with amateur diy consumers, this camera will quickly disavow you of that line of thinking. At work we have an odd mixture of axis, panasonic, and vivotek cameras. Only our two newest axis units with subject tracking have anything on this. And at $4, 000 each, they're completely unobtainable for someone like me for home use. . The 846 gives you complete control over picture settings as you would expect, but it comes with some nice extras not commonly found, even on high end models. You can enable / disable the main stream and the sub streams independently - very nice as i don't really need the sub stream. There are provisions for multicasting which i disabled as i stream directly to blue iris, but the feature is not only there, it's also something you can disable. The user management is among the best i've seen on an ip camera. I went through the motions of playing around with it even though ultimately, again, i'm not using it in lieu of blue iris user management. This camera has a microsd slot, which in all of my other cameras i leave empty. But not this one. If the camera loses it's network connection, it will record to the microsd card. Very nice. There are provisions for user defined ntp and smtp servers, automatic rebooting, constant and variable bit rate streaming/recording, multiple protocols for ptz, alarm, and audio codecs. Really the list just goes on and on. I recently performed a firmware update to the camera and that went without issue. And finally the picture quality is superb, both in daylight and with ir assistance. The ptz movement is speed adjustable and at it's fastest is quite fast while at it's slowest you are allowed to make the finest adjustments. For those where it applies, i have this camera at the end of cat 6 run that is close to 150' in length and my ubiquiti switch 24-250 has no problems powering it (along with 3 aps and two foscams). . There are a few issues i either wasn't pleased with or would like to see improved. The sound is a mess. Experimenting with the sound options eventually yielded something tolerable, but, powered by poe at least, the sound has a tremendous amount "noise". In a way you still need to use internet explorer to fully configure this camera and that's a buggy problem itself. Where you can make picture adjustments, the little inlay of the picture doesn't sit where it's intended and obscures most of the settings you want to set. My solution was to use google chrome and have no video show up at all while using one of my android tablets to view the video via blue iris. A clunky solution, but it got me where i needed to be. . So i mentioned that i came back here fully intending to purchase another of these. Why aren't i? well in the six or seven weeks since i bought my first unit, this has gone up in price by more than $100. That's a tough pill to swallow as i just bought an outdoor sunba camera for nearly the same price (and it's outdoor rated with a 20x optical zoom). So i'm going to sit back a bit and see if this settles down. Even a $50 drop would get me to buy another one.



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Disadvantage and Critical reviews

A. Wanda, Camden says

Beware! check firmware release on amcrest website. This camera is running 18 month old firmware and does not allow for some of the newer features found in other amcrest poe cameras.

R. Powell, Tennessee

I purchased the amcrest prohd outdoor 1080p poe dome ip camera in september 2016. It made a good addition to my home exterior security. . The image quality is pretty good day and night. The field of view is okay at about 93 degrees or so. . The user interface for setting-up the camera is much like the other amcrest cameras i have but the font they chose to use for the camera-displayed camera name looks like pixelated text from an old commodore 64. Not impressive. . Physically installing and positioning the camera is a bit of a pain. The metal screw-on collar can be difficult to turn and i found it to be awkward and challenging to get the camera positioned the way i wanted. . This camera has become one of the less reliable cameras of those i've added to my system. The camera goes offline, sometimes multiple times a day, and during that time it is not accessible. Usually it returns after a few minutes but sometimes i have to disconnect and then reconnect it from the poe network switch to get it to reboot.

B. Adrienne, Lorraine says

Works quite well and is reliable. However, it would have given if 5 stars if the amcrest app would work properly. Not once has it connected to the stupid app. Quite frustrating.

E. Gloria, Alsace

The hardware works well, once you get everything configured. But configuring is a long, confusing task. The software is ok - however, viewing in the browser doesn't work with any modern browsers . Back to ie :(

V. Mahood, Buckinghamshire says

Not the best camera (especially in low light) but it gets the job done at an affordable price point. I've using it with blue iris and it's been a solid performer.

L. Fabian, Reading

Good quality, solid camera. I do seem to have issues with it freezing up if i use it in the 1080p mode though. It works for me since my nvr is 720p.

I. Imelda, Telford and Wrekin says

Camera seems to work pretty good, but the instructions and software are greatly lacking. I am fairly computer literate, but it took me several tries to get everything right. It was just a pain, and i still need to call customer service with my issue.

C. Hakala, Nevada

Camera is great. Software is very lackluster, disjointed, and disappointing. If you plan to get this camera, plan to spend an extra $30 for software like blue iris or a 3rd party cam software. . Let me prefix my review by saying im a software engineer of 10+ years. I am not new to computer or uis. The camera was easy to get installed with poe, detected on my network and has good field of vision as well as color. Night vision is also acceptable on this camera. The night vision ir lights give off a low red dim glow. I assumed they would be invisible and not visible to the naked eye. They are only detectable standing within 10 feet of camera and looking head on. . The problem with this camera comes to the software. There are many ways to access the camera and configure it: desktop software, local webpage, cloud webpage, cloud app, amcrest app. The problem is, each piece of this software is not consistent with the others. The local webpage has a comprehensive suite of tools and so far seems to work the best. The problem with the webpage is that it requires a plugin and only works on ie (you can read the support forums where others have experienced the nightware only to be blown off by tech support). Some functions work in some software but they dont work in others. For example, email seems to work when set up through the local webpage, but not through desktop software. Motion detection is comprehensive through local webpage and desktop software, but configuration is useless through the apps. Upgrading to latest desktop software causes the pc-dvr to completely stop working. So in order to achieve a piece of functionality, its basically a long trial and error process using a combination of the apps to figure out what works and what doesnt. When you try to refer to the manual, you find very little actual help. Most of the labels in the software are generic and have no associated help or description so its trial and error trying to figure out which check box does what. It it obvious this documentation was written by the person who wrote the software. You can tell there is very little end user testing or feedback incorporated into the applications. This leads every complaint to be met with "call tech support" in order to try to work through the problem, and tech support will want to remote into your computer and try to diagnose the issue. No thanks. If they had spent proper time designing and testing the software, 99% of these issues and breakages would be gone. My biggest fear is when a new flaw develops and i am forced to upgrade my firmware, that it will either break my camera or screw up the software in which i will have to do the setup process all again. Its a no win with these cameras. . The cloud functionality is tied into the cloud services amcrest provides. The free tier is for 1 camera and only for motion detect events for the last 4 hours, not the last 4 hours of events captured. Its good for trying out the service but not much useful unless you check the app every 4 hours before events get wiped from cloud. . I currently use this camera to record 24-7 to a backup hard drive in my main computer. . I would personally recommend you skip this camera, and probably skip amcrest as a whole as their software is not ready for prime time.

H. Marguerite, Dudley says

Overall, the system worked as advertised. I'm have an issue with one camera that i think might need to be replaced. I haven't had time to address it with the holidays. Will reach out to support & update this after seeing how they respond. . I do have some regrets not going to a higher resolution camera. The hd is good, but i've been playing with 4k with significant success. Just couldn't justify the increased cost of 4k yet.

G. Watson, New York

I purchased three of these cameras to upgrade from an outdated analog system. . I set up the cameras via an amcrest nvr which was very simple to do. . Once installed and operating, the camera performs very well. The video is bright with good colors in all lighting even at dawn and dusk. If you mount the camera near a night light you will get a good color image at night. In pitch black darkness the ir's kick in for a very good black and white picture. . Except for the following faults i would give it five stars for performance:. . 1. The camera must be disassembled to mount it which would be fine if one could get it apart. The metal ring on two cameras was completely seized up and would not unscrew. Two large pipe wrenches might have opened the camera but i didn't want to scratch and dent a brand new device under warranty. So, i made a fixture with a scrap of wood and two nails locked in a vise to hold the base solidly so i could turn the ring with both hands. With much back and forth twisting i finally got the rings to unscrew. I put a small amount of lithium grease on the threads and screwed the rings back on and off several times then the rings seemed to work ok. The threads on the rings are very rough and make a grating sound when rotating the ring. . 2. After operating just fine the system rebooted per a scheduled reboot and i lost one camera with a message, "the account has been locked. " i worked on this for half a day and could not unlock the camera. So, i called amcrest tech support and was informed that the only recovery for this was to do a factory reset on the camera. This is where it went from slight aggravation to total absurdity. In order to reset this camera one must disassemble the camera, plug-in power to it and short two tiny pc board pads for 15 seconds with a paperclip. Amcrest has an instruction set with pictures showing how to do this. I think this is insane to expect non-technical consumers to perform this reset. I'm an engineer and i think it's crazy. Firstly, these cameras are meant to be mounted outdoors so one must get up on a ladder and bring the camera down. The screws holding the camera together are t10 torx-not a problem for me but the average person probably won't have a set of torx drivers. The camera is poe so to get power to it one must do a balancing act on a ladder or find a way to plug it in directly to the poe source. My poe network switch is on a high shelf in the garage so either way i must be on a ladder. If one slips with the paperclip it could well short something in the camera and render it useless. Amcrest needs to do better than this! . . I removed the scheduled weekly reboot hoping i won't have to reset the camera ever again. If resetting becomes a routine activity i will install a push button on the camera. A foscam camera i purchased a while ago had a pigtail with a reset button. Amcrest, which was foscam, should have continued this implementation.

Q. Veronica, Ile-de-France says

This was a good camera, unfortunately there was a couple of minor shortcomings that forced me to return it. . Pros:. - camera was easy to setup. - excellent video quality. - email photo, record etc. . Cons:. - amcrest surveillance pro software is horrific. I couldnt get the nvr feature to even work. Called support several times, got one call to explain the issue, never called back. - the one above wouldn't have been a dealbreaker if this camera integrated with any other ip camera nvr/monitoring software. I tried ispy and xprotect. Xprotect couldnt even connect to it and ispy just lagged out the camera on connection. . Save yourself the hassle and get hikvision cameras, bought four and they work like a charm

U. Anonymous, California

I have purchased several (good) cameras from amcrest, so when i saw this i was quick to pick one up. First thing to say is that this camera is quite a bit bigger than their other ptz cameras in the same class. I was a bit surprised by the size (see picture), but the fit and finish are just fine. Just be ready for this one to not be as "stealthy" as it smaller cousins. . But size is not really the issue. The problem is with how the camera zoom and auto-focus work. For some inexplicable reason, the camera constantly will zoom and refocus on it's own without any input from the user. There are several settings in the camera setup, but none of them seem to fix this issue. And i've searched for updated firmware, but so far no luck. The picture quality is good, with nice colors and sharpness, and the ptz controls are responsive. It also works very well with blue iris so no issues there. The other quite disturbing problem with this camera, is the noises it makes. When you pan/zoom/tilt the camera, it will make a quite audible high pitched whining sound, that continues to raise in pitch almost to the point where you think it might "pop" or burn out. . I'm still deciding whether to return this camera or not. But hopefully this information will help others who are on the fence about it. I would stay clear if i were you. -. . Update 8/2/17: i was able to update the camera to the new firmware and the autofocus issues have gone away. Overall, its a decent camera. But i think i will continue to purchase the smaller (non-zooming) ptz's as they are a better fit for my needs.

F. Elanor, Berlin says

It s kind of bewildering shopping for security systems. I had no idea how many different technologies were available. There s everything from low rez old school tv lines to full hd 4mp cameras and higher. There are wired poe, analog, digital, hybrids and wifi systems. You really need to go to school before you pop for your system. I chose this one because of simplicity of wiring, relatively speaking, since it has the digital data and power in one cable. Also, i ve had enough nightmares trying to get wifi to work even for a very basic setup, let alone a bunch of cameras and a recorder. I'll start with the hardware. It came well packed and with a decent amount of cabling to wire up my small house with 4 cameras. The cameras are a bit larger than they look in the photos, but they do seem pretty sturdy, except for the connection between the swiveling neck and the base. Even with everything tightened down, there s a little play. Speaking of the base, the camera head can only swing up into a horizontal position through a slot in the neck of the base flange. Trouble is, that slot is perfectly aligned with one of the three screws you need to access to mount the base. If you swing the camera out of the way and mount the base solid, you better hope the camera is aimed in the proper direction since there s no lateral adjustment once it s tightened down. If you aim the camera and tighten the swivel ball beforehand, you can t access one of the three screws. It s a real dance to mount, aim and tighten the swivel screw. It s no reflection on this particular system, but running the cables can be a real pain. I had hoped to tie all four cameras into a poe switch so that only one cable from that switch needed to come into the house. The system was not finding the cameras after doing so and i finally found out through tech support that you can t use a switch with this system! i then had to re-route my cables with all four network cables poked through my livingroom floor and to my router. As for the nvr, it s basically a box for the 1tb hdd. There are no controls on the front at all. The interface it strictly via a crappy, two dollar mouse that s included. Moving on to the software, i ll open with the password. Choose the password carefully - you are going to enter it often and you can t easily change it. You need to balance security with ease of entry when selecting the password. Constantly entering the damn thing with a crude mouse on a lousy on-screen keyboard is painful. Switching between lower and upper case characters requires three clicks! the input is so bad you want to use two hands on the mouse to stabilize it. Fortunately i had a quality wireless usb mouse that helped some. It doesn t really get much better from here as the manual only covers the basic setup and settings. Most of the system features you will have to discover on your own with minimal assistance from google and youtube. For instance, the amcrest system default is to record everything, all the time at low resolution. It took me quite a while to find the settings and get the recording to trigger on motion only in hi-rez. Then you still have to set up zones to trigger or omit recording and balance the threshold and sensitivity to avoid unwanted recording. Good luck figuring out how to prevent recording insects, raindrops, spider webs and blowing foliage while snagging that guy who steals your ups stuff off the porch. I can t imagine how many email alerts i would get daily if i had them enabled. Amcrest gives you no starting point for the settings, only a hard to understand plain english explanation of threshold and sensitivity. It s trial and error. Mostly the latter. I finally have mine setup to trigger on motion, which works sort of ok, but when i go to playback, which has it s own challenges, finding a particular event is tedious. A timeline is shown across the bottom of the screen for the past day by default, and motion events are depicted in yellow bars. Very, very faint yellow bars. The playback automatically starts at midnight and fast forward takes forever to happen. You can try to move ahead in time by clicking the timeline with your crappy mouse, but it seems like you must hit a target of one square pixel to do that. The timestamp travels along the timeline with the cursor but it s almost impossible to see since the contrast is non-existent. There is a button called smart search, but i can t make it find anything. I could rattle on about the details but long story short - the software is unintuitive and not well implemented. With all that negative stuff said, i still find some value in the product. Might be because i have no other experience to start from, but the amcrest hardware still impresses me at times. The hd cameras do a decent job with the 2mp they have, even when zoomed in. The night vision is pretty cool and reaches well out. All in all, i think i can make the thing work for me in light of my simple needs and despite it s shortcomings. It is that fact that kept me from lowering my rating to two stars. You may notice that there is no runaway favorite brand or single product in this category, so good luck to you in finding your security system. I hope this helps.

P. Elida, New Mexico

Perfect product, but try not to use the customer support from amcrest is the worst and the cell app as well as the web interface is too slow, you can't use the playback, the product has great resolution

S. Moore, Luton says

Easy to install and set up (note, as correctly described, this unit does not come with a power supply). . The app works well, the setup of the camera has a lot of options, down to email sending, etc. . What i'd like to have. + upload to google drive (email, ftp only). + more ddns settings (only limited list of services). . What i'd need for it to receive more stars. + ssl certificate installation. + updated firmware (cipher list is outdated, firefox bails, chrome complains)

. Mary, Brandenburg

So far i like the potential of the cameras. What i do not like is the ip conflicts it created on my network so bad that it locks other ports on my router. Changed router to a smarter router and that helped 90% but it was still dropping connectivity on my wireless devices and nas drive. The cameras designed for the nvr should work flawlessly but i am having problems getting all 4 cameras to come up everytime. If i reboot the nvr, the cameras are certain to get out of sorts. The auto detect has never worked. I hope this is a bad nvr that is causing havoc but my instinct tell me that this setup is very diy and lack some sophistication we expect in 2018. As a hobby, i may get it working better. I am reaching out to their 2nd level tech support and hope to hear a miracle fix but odds are we get half my concerns corrected or replaced but i am sensing the system is not going to be as stable and reliable as i hoped. I will update this the tech support continues.

W. Florence, Leeds says

Camera and nvr hardware works great. Camera exactly as expected, and works great at night. 5 stars for that. I am disappointed with the software, and the app on my mobile (android). I am struggling to see the video associated with motion detection alarms, for example.

. Stacey, Rotherham

Camera works well, but was a pain to set up as it was delivered with the default password reset to something other than the default. Not sure if this was a fault of the manufacturer or supplier. Had to unmount the camera and disassemble it to reset to factory. The instructions to reset did not match the actual hardware which made the job more interesting. Works with my synology just fine. Android apps are functional.

N. Ross, Sutton says

Just be aware that this particular 4ch nvr being sold as a bundle with this kit "will be under-powered" if you want to run you 1. 3mp cameras at full 960p resolution. You cannot even run one camera at 960p resolution without seeing the results effecting this nvr. Amcrest simply should have sold 1mp camera's with this unit. Maybe some people may feel i'm just being picky, but felt i should have been able to operate this system with the camera's at their native resolution. Their marketing material makes it sound like it can do more than it actual can. . What was happening? the clock on camera 4 would skip ahead every 2 seconds. This resulted in any motion capture look "really jerky". However, playing back any recordings from "all four" cameras skipped ahead every 2 seconds! but, this never would happen on the android app. I however am using a 24" color monitor and cannot live with this jerky motion. The only way to resolve this issue complete is to lower the camera's resolution from 960p to 720p. Not 1 camera, or 2, or even 3, but all 4 cameras have to be turned down. . Aside from this issue, everything else went well. The images looked sharp and clear. Installing, connecting and using the android app was a snap! wished i could say i was impressed with amcrest customer service, but i cannot, i kinda of have a bad taste in my mouth on this one. But hey, overall i liked the system enough that i just sent this system back and got the amcrest system with the more powerful nvr, and i can differently tell the difference.

M. Sarah, Limousin

I am very pleased with this camera. The picture is great. The reason for the 3 stars is do to when i received the camera i noticed the lens or front had a gap on one side. I unscrewed it and it was cross threaded on. I didn't feel like dealing with sending it back so i took a small file and filed down some of the bad parts on the thread so it would sit as it should. I have had the camera stop recording a few times as well. This was fixed by scheduling a nightly reboot. Still over all i am happy with the product and plan on buying the a whole nvr setup soon. I just hope the quality control for it is a little better.

D. Kelly, Wyoming says

I can only view it from the amcrest apps and ie (shouldn't even exist anymore). I have an insteon hub and the app that i have several foscam ip cameras connected to, but i can't connect the amcrest. I use the owlr app with the same foscam ip cams i use for the hub, but can't connect to the amcrest cam. Kind of annoying. . The camera itself works fine and has decent features, but the lack of flexible viewing options is quite annoying.

Y. Cortney, South Australia

Good picture and works well with blue iris. Quit responding after 6 weeks though. Problem turned out to be corrosion on the contacts with the ethernet wire. It's working again after a good cleaning on both the wire and the contacts but i expect it will fail again.

. Lara, Lincolnshire says

The camera built quality is good. The reason i gave 2 stars is due to its poor night vision capability. The infrared led are not spreading ir light uniformly across field of coverage. Instead ir leds creating a bright spot in the center of the frame. With this the center point of the screen is over lit and surrounding objects are low lit. I have amcrest bullet cameras (ip2m-853ew) where this problem is not persist.

K. Yvette, Westminster

The cable was shorter than it was described, but the system is easy to instal and use. Thanks!

. Josephine, Texas says

I like the video performance, but the mechanical design is so so. Unfortunately, the product support is not good.

T. Cathy, Derbyshire

Motion sensing is sporadic and notifications to my phone are lagging. . Easy setup though and good live viewing via the app. But i really wanted a motion sensor that worked. . Update: motion sensor works better after moving under overhang where rain can't cause a false alarm. Also moves camera closer to the location of the motion. Upgrading from 2 to 3 stars. Still a lag in motion alarms sent using both amcrest cloud and amcrest view.

O. Shawna, West Sussex says

I purchased this camera in order to extend an existing installation. Unfortunately, it was not easily integrated with our existing nvr.



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