Typical NAS Storage Setup:
Amcrest cameras have a variety of storage types that are supported. In this article we are going to show you how to locate the NAS (Network Attached Storage) setting so that you may configure them.
Note: Currently SMB (Server Message Block) is not supported. If your NAS only supports SMB you may be able to configure FTP backups to the NAS as long as your network router supports FTP.
Let’s start by defining what a NAS is. NAS stands for "network attached storage," which is essentially a device that connects hard drive storage to your home or small business network and allows that data to be accessed by other computers and devices connected to that network.
To begin we will login to our Amcrest ProHD or HDSeries camera through the web user interface with our username and password.
Then select setup from the upper right side of the screen.
From here navigate to (1)storage>(2)Destination>(3)Path and select the (4)NAS option for the option you would like to store. You may select for recordings, snapshots or both. In this example, we have selected to save all of our data for both recordings and snapshots to the NAS. This is indicated by the checked boxes located across from the NAS listing.
Once you have selected the NAS as the location for the data you would like to have saved to the NAS click save.
Next, we will configure the NAS location and file path by selecting (1)NAS from the options at the top of the window.
In here we will need to select (2)Enable, input the (3)Server Address and (4)Remote Directory as shown in the image below. Remember after inputting this data to click save.
Note: The Server Address and Remote directory information should be provided during the setup of the NAS itself. In the Remote Directory field you will want to input the location on the NAS that you would like to have data saved to.
After these steps have been performed and the proper information has been saved your NAS will now act as storage for the cameras data.
FTP TO NAS SETUP:
If the typical NAS setup does not function on your NAS due to lack of SMB support or if you would merely like to configure FTP instead, Please view the video below.