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!
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Ratings and Reviews
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 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.
Good cam, app needs a little work still.
As far as the camera goes it works great ( I only wish I would have bought the 1080p), one huge thing that needs to be added though is the option to force the camera to stay in either day or night mode through the app. In dim lights it will constantly switch back and forth and it is very annoying when it does, especially the clicking as the IR lights switch on and off. We use as a baby cam and it’s woke our son up from naps when it gets in one of its moods. That’s my only real major complaint though.
The phone app is also getting much better and they are definitely making strides in improving its reliability. As I said though one big feature needs to be added.
When you set the camera up you need to make sure it’s either wired or linking to a 2.4ghz signal, it does not support 5ghz which would be a good feature in the future. Also make sure you put the app on your computer and do the firmware updates once a month or so if they are available it will keep things running smoothly.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.