How to Set Your Camera to Record to an SFTP Server.

SFTP stands for Secure File Transfer Protocol, it uses a secure shell encryption to provide a higher level of security when receiving files from an Amcrest device. Most Amcrest devices feature SFTP as a recommended setup method for FTP. Using SFTP offers several benefits as it provides a more secure, encrypted connection while transferring large files such as those related to video recordings, AI, and motion events. SFTP also features increased speed as well when transferring files and is more efficient in transferring multiple files from one server to another simultaneously. 

Please make sure you have access to a properly configured SFTP server before proceeding. Please note, the SFTP protocol will use port 22 instead of port 21 to transfer files. For more details on how to set your recordings to record to an SFTP server, please refer to the information provided below. 

Step 1: Open the web user interface (Web UI) of your camera using a web browser. For more information on how to access the web UI, click here.

Step 2: Navigate to Setup>>Storage>>Destination and ensure the FTP options are enabled. Click Save.


Step 3: Click on the FTP tab and ensure the SFTP (Recommended)option is enabled. 


Step 4: Enter the server address, username, password, and remote directory folder into the appropriate field. In the Connection field, make sure the port number is set to 22 and click Save


Step 5: Click on the Test button to test the connection status to the SFTP server. 


The events detected by the camera will now be stored and accessed in the SFTP server.  

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