Setting up your Amcrest camera on your wireless network using Amcrest View is the fastest way to begin viewing the camera from your smartphone or tablet. This guide will show you how to add a camera map to your mobile device for quick access to one or more cameras through a geographical map you assign to Amcrest View.
Connect the camera to a power supply using the included power adapter. Wait 30 seconds for the camera to start-up and initialize. The camera is ready when the LED on the back is blinking green (or solid green).
First connect your mobile device to your WiFi and download the app Amcrest View from the App Store or Play Store. Download Amcrest View on your mobile device:
Amcrest View for iOS: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Amcrest View for Android: Requires Android 3.0 or later.
Open Amcrest View on your mobile device.
The Live View screen will appear. Once it does select the menu icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
Now select Camera Map from the listed menu.
The Camera Map screen will be presented, here select the add button to continue.
The application may prompt you requesting permission to access your gallery or photos. Once accepting and allowing the application access, choose an image you have saved to your phone that will be used as the map to start mapping your cameras.
Your map will then be displayed on your screen in Amcrest View. To add a camera, select the center button .
The device list will appear with all available cameras you have connected to Amcrest View that can be plotted anywhere on the map you imported into the application. Select a camera to begin plotting the point on the map.
You will then see a camera plot on your map. Tap and hold the camera icon to relocate it anywhere on the screen. The camera icon will function as a visual representation of its geographical location in correspondence to the map you have imported into Amcrest View.
You can also delete the point by clicking the trash can button .
If the map you have used is insufficient or has been updated, you can click the image button to replace the existing map.
Once you’ve finished plotting cameras to your map click save (save.png) in the upper right hand corner. A prompt window will appear asking you to set a Camera Map Name. Create a name and click OK to finish.
The map you created will be saved to Amcrest View’s Camera Map tab. You can make adjustments to it at any time or view it for ease of access. By tapping on the map you’ve created you can quickly access the cameras you’ve plotted on your map.
Tapping on the plotted camera icon will load the Live View for the camera selected. You’ve finished setting up a Camera Map for your connected cameras on Amcrest View mobile application!