Amcrest IP2M-841 ProHD 1080P (1920TVL) Wireless WiFi IP Camera, Black
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- 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 WiFi Setup via iPhone or Android Smartphone using the Amcrest View App (Included). Seamlessly Stream Video and Two Way Audio Directly to Your Smartphone, Tablet, Apple Mac or Windows PC.
- 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.
- 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). Features Sony image sensor and Ambarella processor. All cameras CE and FCC certified with UL compliant, 10-foot power supplies. Full 1-Year US Warranty and Lifetime Support Provided Directly from Amcrest. Our support team is available at 1-888-212-7538
- Please Note : This is a 2.4ghz supported camera and it does not support 5ghz networks. Kindly refer the Instructional Video and the User Manual before use.
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Introducing the Amcrest ProHD - A 1080p Wi-Fi Pan/Tilt Security Camera
What's in the box:
- 1x Amcrest ProHD Indoor Camera
- Network Cable
- 10 Foot Power Supply
- CD + Quick Start Guide
- 1-Year Warranty from Amcrest
You also get:
Free browser viewing for PC or Mac.
Amcrest View iOS / Android / Kindle apps.
Peace of mind, no matter where you are.
Is everything at home okay? Did I leave the garage open? Are the kids home from school? With the Amcrest ProHD camera, you can be in two (or more) places at once. Check-in on the things you care about - from anywhere.
Everything you've wanted in a security camera.
No monthly fees. Pan and tilt, two-way audio, motion detection, night vision, 4 hours of free cloud storage, and a lot more. This is the camera you've been waiting for.
Get set up quickly and easily.
The ProHD camera comes with a QR code on the bottom that can be scanned with a mobile device using our free Amcrest View app (available on iOS/Android/Kindle). Say bye-bye to traditional, complex setup processes that require you to have a degree in networking. The ProHD can be quickly and easily set up by anyone on Wi-Fi, using a mobile device. Instantly see live video using your computer, tablet, or phone from anywhere.
Experience true HD in 1080p
Featuring a Sony image sensor and Ambarella processor, the Amcrest ProHD camera streams in crisp, 1080p video quality. Soak in the vivid colors and rich imagery provided by a full 1920 x 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second (FPS). No need to strain your eyes, lean in close, or play the guessing game when you have this level of detail.
4 Hours of Free Cloud Storage
With Amcrest Cloud, you can login from a computer (PC or Mac), or use the Amcrest Cloud app on a mobile device to check on recorded footage. With an intelligent timeline display and intuitive interface, easily playback your recordings in seamless 1080p quality. Amcrest Cloud offers 4 hours of continuous recorded storage for free. You are never forced into paying subscription fees, and can start using our cloud service risk-free. Optional 7-day, 15-day, and 30-day storage plans are available for a monthly charge per camera.
Multiple Storage Options
In addition to Amcrest Cloud, the Amcrest ProHD camera can also record to a MicroSD card (not included), an FTP server, a NAS, onto your local computer, or to any Amcrest NVR (not included). We give you full control over how you want to use your camera, and never force you to use a specific solution. With the ProHD camera, you have full control over your recordings and can manage them however you'd like. For intelligent video storage and management tools, a Synology NAS is the perfect solution for comprehensive home surveillance while also serving as your own private cloud for managing multimedia, file sharing, and data backup.
Pan/Tilt with Enhanced Zoom
View an entire area with fluid 360-degree pan/tilt visibility and a digital zoom function that constantly enhances and sharpens your video. With a 90-degree viewing angle and the ability to move the camera from wherever you are, you'll always have complete control over what you're watching.
Talk and Listen with Two-Way Audio
Sometimes it's not enough to just see what's going on. The Amcrest ProHD camera allows you to be there with built-in two-way audio. The camera contains an embedded speaker and mic, and utilizes a state-of-the-art noise cancelling algorithm. Whether on your computer or smartphone, everything you say or hear will come through clearly and instantly, so you can talk and listen like you never left.
See in the dark up to 32 feet
Cutting-edge night vision technology allows you to get a crystal clear picture, even in total darkness. The ProHD camera has 12 IR LEDs which provide up to 32 feet of night vision. With the ability to light up an entire room at night, you'll never be in the dark again.
US Warranty and Lifetime Support
All purchases include Amcrest's 1-Year Domestic Warranty plus Lifetime Support, making our fully-featured, quality engineered ProHD camera one of the best values available for a security camera. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that if your ProHD camera ever stops working within a year of purchase, it will be replaced promptly from our headquarters based in Houston, Texas.
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|Field of View||Wide 90°||Wide 90°||Wide 90°||Wide 85°||Wide 92°||Wide 92°|
|Pan, Tilt, Zoom||Yes / Yes / Yes: with Intelligent Digital Zoom||Yes / Yes / Yes: with Intelligent Digital Zoom||Yes / Yes / Yes: with Intelligent Digital Zoom||Yes / Yes / Yes: with Intelligent Digital Zoom||No / No / Yes: with Intelligent Digital Zoom||No / No / Yes: with Intelligent Digital Zoom|
|Night Vision||Up to 32ft||Up to 32ft||Up to 32ft||Up to 32ft||Up to 98ft||Up to 98ft|
|Two-Way Audio||Yes: Built-In Mic/Speaker, and Includes External Audio Jacks||Yes: Built-In Mic/Speaker, and Includes External Audio Jacks||Yes: Built-In Mic/Speaker, and Includes External Audio Jacks||Yes: Built-In Mic/Speaker, and Includes External Audio Jacks||None||None|
|Quick & Easy Setup||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Cloud Recording||Optional - Free Trial Includes 4 Hours of Free Storage||Optional - Free Trial Includes 4 Hours of Free Storage||Optional - Free Trial Includes 4 Hours of Free Storage||Optional - Free Trial Includes 4 Hours of Free Storage||Optional - Free Trial Includes 4 Hours of Free Storage||Optional - Free Trial Includes 4 Hours of Free Storage|
|Local Recording||FTP, NVR, MicroSD Card, Amcrest Cloud||FTP, NVR, MicroSD Card, Amcrest Cloud||FTP, NVR, MicroSD Card, Amcrest Cloud||FTP, NVR, MicroSD Card, Amcrest Cloud||FTP, NVR, Amcrest Cloud||FTP, NVR, Amcrest Cloud|
|Connection Type||Wired/WiFi (2.4ghz) - WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption||Wired/WiFi (2.4ghz) - WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption||Wired/WiFi (2.4ghz) - WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption||Wired/WiFi (2.4ghz) - WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption||Wired/WiFi (2.4ghz) - WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption||Wired/WiFi (2.4ghz) - WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption|
|Video Resolution||Full HD: 1920x1080p, H.264 Compression||Full HD: 1920x1080p, H.264 Compression||Full HD: 1920x1080p, H.264 Compression||HD: 1280x720p, H.264 Compression||HD:1280x1024p, H.264 Compression||Full HD: 2048x1536, H.264 Compression|
|Item Dimensions||10 x 12 x 8 inches|
|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||2.35 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p|
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The Amcrest ProHD 1080p Wi-Fi 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/HTTPS 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) WiFi Security IP Camera IP2M-841B (Black): 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
Top Customer Reviews
The package contains Amcrest IP2M-841 IP camera, Ethernet cable, Power adapter/cable, Mounting kit (Mounting bracket and screws), CD/quick start guide, and User manual. The power adapter/cable is 10 feet long, which makes it easy to find a good spot without worrying power source. This camera does offer night vision although the IR LEDs aren't visible. On the bottom part of the camera, there are Ethernet port, Alert IO, Audio IN/OUT, memory card slot, and power port. Do note that the package doesn't include memory card.
To setup the camera is pretty easy. 1. Connect the IP camera to router through Ethernet port (I highly recommend do NOT do first-time setup using the wireless way). 2. Connect the power supply and wait for the camera to be ready. 3. Download and install "Amcrest Pro View" app and setup the camera through in app instructions ( Connect smartphone to same device as wired connection, scan QR code for serial number, and establish connection to camera). The IP camera can also be setup through PC if you're familiar with finding IP address of device. If not, Amcrest website does offer an utility to help user to locate device IP on the network. For me, I found the easiest way is to check router for connected device and see which one is the newly pop-up right after connecting the IP camera to network.
- 1080P enables to see more detail compare to older IP cameras. This is fairly important as I'll be using this as a baby monitor so I can check on baby's small movements. Night view is quite good on this camera and I can see things with 10 feet clearly (I haven't tried further away). Please see my video and pictures for a demo of day/night view quality on this camera. The video is smooth at 30 FPS and no lag when there is object moving.
- PTZ support. Pan/Tilt/Zoom is supported on this camera and it helps to check the area without physically moving the camera. The "zoom" is digital zoom, not optical zoom.
- Wide 90 degree field of view. It's always better to see as much as possible on a single screen.
- Build-in Microphone and speaker. This makes 2 way audio communication possible through App.
- Motion alerts, Email alerts and snapshots. Also notification alert support through their App. Detection zone and sensitivity can be adjusted for motion alert triggering. Amcrest cloud offers up to 4 hour recording free for 1 IP camera. Free DDNS service is included.
- This model only supports 2.4GHz WiFi.
- This model doesn't offer POE (Power over Ethernet).
>> Beautiful FHD 1080p video @ 30fps with latest Ambarella S2LM chipset and Sony IMX322 sensor
>> Amazing video quality in both the day light hours and in poor light conditions as well.
>> IR Night vision up to 32 ft.
>> Remarkable field of view with super-wide 90° viewing angle, remote pan/tilt & intelligent digital zoom. .
>> Very easy setup - took less than 2 min. using Wi-Fi setup on my iPhone. No port forwarding on your router required!
>> Two way talk - but don't leave it on continuously since it creates a noisy sound loop due to proximity of the speaker and microphone.
>> Intelligent motion alerts as well as mobile and web apps, secure SSL connectivity with HTTPS and AES encryption.
>> Cloud recording & playback with free live viewing, record & playback directly on internal SD card or optional Amcrest NVR.
>> E-Mail/Motion Alerts - You can choose to receive e-mail alerts with snapshots on your smart phone.
>> I experienced some connection issue using the Amcrest View Lite app but once I used the View Pro app, everything was fine.
>> Uses only the 2.5 GHz signal which is often very busy so there may be some connection issues.
>> Leaving the mic & speaker on continuously creates an annoying noise due to the proximity of the two in such a small package.
>> Recording to a DVR and or remote hard drive other than Amcrest NVR can be challenging.
>> User manual isn't very useful for novices but the excellent quick user guide & many youtube videos are excellent substitutes.
>> Not weather proof - This is a in-house camera with many moving part so humidity can ruin the camera.
>> Need to disable the IR if leaving the camera behind windows to record outside.
>> To use a 64 GB microSD card you have to format the card with a 3rd party tool to FAT32 on your PC which is a nuisance.
UNPACKING & SETUP
The camera weighs only 8 ounces and measures 5 x 4 x 4 inches and as soon as you take it out of the box you’ll see that it is a premium feeling and looking, good quality camera with a round design. In the box you’ll find the mounting bracket for hanging it up, ethernet cable, a long power cable and adapter and the User Manual. Once you unpack everything, the quick user guide directs you to power up the camera, download the free Amcrest View Lite or Pro app & scan the QR code at the bottom of the cam with your Android or iPhone using the Amcrest app. The setup took less than a few minutes and it would've been even sooner if I didn't use the 5 GHz connection. The camera only works with the 2.4 GHz so make sure your iPhone/Android phone is connected wireless only on the 2.4 GHz channel.
Once your phone is linked with the camera, you can control it & the video feeds that it has captured, just by a touch of your finger. Digital zooming and tilting is all controlled with your phone, tablet or laptop whichever you wish. Just a FYI, if you’re using Google Chrome browser you may need to install a plugin on the browser which is really not an issue.
You wouldn't believe how clean and detailed images and videos are when you're using it. Video picture quality is quite crisp and detailed with vibrant colors (almost like professional) with the FHD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution at 30 frames per second with its Sony IMX322 2.1 MP Sensor. With 12 IR LEDs and a massive 32 ft night time vision, I had no problems watching my baby sleeping and or picking up any motion within the cameras range.
THE LENS is a Sony CMOS sensor that uses high image quality pixel technology that enlarges the light receiving part of the photo-diode by as much as 50% over the older (comparable) CCD sensors. It also has lower noise & improved sensitivity over other similar CMOS sensors. This along with phase detection and low light sensors makes for a reasonable video capture in low lights situations.
PAN & TILT allows for a wide viewing angle but a 360 degree remote pan & tilt is really unheard for a camera at this price point. Theoretically this means you should be able to follow your toddler/babysitter or pet around the room but realistically there is a lag of a second or two so this works mostly for stationary or slow moving objects only.
MULTIPLE CAMERA CONNECTIVITY
You can hook-up up to 16 cameras but watching that many on a small phone screen is impractical but its doable using view lite or pro app. That said, more than one person can view the cameras. I can attest to this as I tried this with our two iPhone but I don't see any limit as to how many people simultaneously can watch it. However only the first connection has the control over the pan & tilt.
CONNECTION & BANDWIDTH
The camera uses only the 2.4 GHz band so make sure your devices are connected only to this band. Most (if not all) wireless routers are single band (2.4 GHz) type but the newer types have dual band (5 GHz in addition to 2.4 GHz). For your laptop, Smart Phone, tablet, NVR, etc. to work seamlessly with this camera, you need to make sure you're connecting only to the 2.4 GHz band. You can change the resolution on the camera & reduce your bandwidth usage if you're using multiple cameras and have only one modem but your video quality is compromised. On default, the camera uses about 600 Kbs. (3.6 MB/Min) of data so if you have up several of this camera at home using WiFi connection, you should dedicate a wireless router just for camera recording otherwise you may end up with less bandwidth for all other usage such as movie and/or music streaming.
I use mainly the MicroSD (Does't come but very cheap) slot on the camera for my recording (vidoes & snaps) but the device also comes with optional cloud recording with FREE live viewing and 4 hours of FREE video storage via the Amcrest Cloud Video Recording Service but in all honesty this can serve you for only a few hours and mainly serves to try out their paid cloud storage. The 4 hours is only for straight recording and can't be set for motion-detection recording or at least I couldn't get it to work that way. You can also upload your video or images to an FTP server, as well as record to any ONVIF compliant network video recorder such as network video recorder or your own PC.
To record on your PC or NVR, you will need a dedicated computer or server which you will then need to assign it with a static IP address. For Windows 7/8, download Filezilla FTP (or XLite FTP) server & install and run it as service. In the software create a user name & password & designate a directory on the system and point the FTP user to the folder and give it full privileges. In Amcrest Web browser configure, you'll need to configure FTP to match the User ID & Password. Try this if you know something about FTP and servers. Not suited for novices.
The camera can be set to push e-mail if set on motion alert. To set up email alerts, check out the amcrest zendesk link & type article email configuration or "amcrest.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/214633717--IP2M-841-Email-configuration-"
>> Blue Iris Software is fully compatible with this video camera.
>> Lifetime of support from Amcrest as opposed to others who charge customers for support after 12 months.
The Amcrest ProHD 1080P is a great camera for the money. Its not just convenient and easy to install, it has a huge number of added benefits also. The camera can be used in almost complete darkness & still gives you the clearest picture of what is going on around you. You can also get feeds from it on your smart phone or any other Android/iOs device just with a swish of a finger. You also get motion alerts & opt for email alerts or snapshots when you need to. In conclusion, I highly recommend this camera .. this is by far the best camera for the money.
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