Amcrest View is used in conjunction with Amcrest IP Cameras as well as HDCVI DVR & NVR systems. Configure your cameras together with the Amcrest View app to see your cameras from anywhere in the world!
Compatible with iOS 13.4.1
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Cameras work fine, app does not
If all you need is a camera to record a motion event day or night, the cameras work good. However, if you want an app in order to access and change settings, view events, add a new camera, etc., THIS APP SERIOUSLY STRUGGLES! The ease of use lacks tremendously. You have to constantly bounce back and forth between the menus and options in order to figure out how to make something work correctly. I find myself having to keep adding my cameras into the Live View mode because some other option/function has removed them. Most recently, one of my cameras (camera A) pushes a notification of an event. When I click on that event on my smartphone’s home screen, the app tries to load another one of my camera’s (camera B) recordings. I am then prompted that there is no recording on camera B. I contacted customer support and they had me double-check different settings for camera A. All which turned out to be set correctly. Amcrest prides themselves on having US based customer support, but giving an Indian the name “Dexter”, “Mikey”, “Joanie”, “Trish”, etc. when there clearly is a couple of oceans between America and where their accent places them, does not fool me.
Step up your game Amcrest. There are other products out there that work seamlessly and have a better UI than your app.
Great baby monitor
I just bought the 720 camera and connected it. I followed the prompted guide on how the app works and it seems pretty straight forward. No issues thus far. I only have one camera, but if you tap the top right button to select your camera or add camera, it doesn’t seem to be difficult if you have multiple cameras and there is a feature to monitor multiple feeds at once. I’ll prob get one more camera in the future. I will be using this mainly as a baby monitor. It was a great deal on Groupon during Black Friday and I couldn’t pass it up. Does what I need it to do, see my baby via my phone ( instead of a stand alone monitor I’ll have to carry around.) I don’t plan on using the camera while away from home so the issues about logging onto the app while connected through a different internet source (cell or other WiFi) doesn’t apply to me.
I also had difficulty setting up the device via WiFi so I used the Ethernet cable and it was quick. I could unplug the camera and move it with no problems reconnecting. I noticed a few people mentioning network re-setups was difficult, I would just factory reset the camera to default and reconnect. Seems faster- per the manual online- (reset button/light is next to the Ethernet plug, press and hold for 10 seconds- for the WPS, push once and release reset).
Cameras Stopped Recording
I’ve used Amcrest cameras for several years and it’s always been a struggle. I started out with the pan & tilt cameras for inside the home, they recorded for several months and I was typically able to playback 2-3 days worth of footage. Eventually I could only go back an hour or so. After moving I decided to purchase three outdoors cameras and for some reason my interior pan & tilt cameras would not connect to the app so I don’t use them anymore. My three exterior cameras would only playback 24 hours at first, and then one day my neighbors house was vandalized and my cameras would not replay the event that took place a couple hours prior. I went through the setting thoroughly and set the cameras to record 24/7 which allowed me to use playback/recordings again, but I could only playback a few hours which does not help if you are away from home long. Tonight I heard something outside my house and I attempted to playback the recording from 10 minutes prior, the app says “NO RECORDING FOUND”. Amcrest really just needs a new app developer, I would love to be able to use my FIVE Cameras, set SD cards to record over themselves, & feel safe.
I would also love to know who was outside my home tonight, hopefully my family and I are safe. Unfortunately I’m not getting my ladder & going outside at 10 PM to unplug cameras and SD cards to try to make them work.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.