Amcrest Web View App for Google Chrome Browser Overview
The Amcrest View App for Google Chrome is a powerful app that will allow you to utilize all the features of your Amcrest Cameras so you may be there, even when you’re not.
1.)To begin please launch Google Chrome and visit this link Amcrest.com/ChromeApp
2.) Once there click the blue box that says “Add To Chrome” for the installation to begin.
3.) Now that the download is complete you will notice that the you have the option to select “Launch App” Click this option.
4.) Once launched the Amcrest Web View App will show a window that allows you to input the IP address of your Amcrest camera. If you do not know your Amcrest cameras IP address, Please download and run the Amcrest IP Config utility found here: Amcrest.com/ipconfig
The use of this utility will provide you with the IP address of your Amcrest camera as long as you are connected to the same network as said device.
5.) Now that you have successfully launched the Amcrest Web View app you will need to input your username and password for your camera. The default credentials are admin for both the username and the password.
Form here you will be able to continue with viewing and configuring your Amcrest camera as desired.
Important note: Launching the Amcrest Web View app in the future is as simple as searching your system for the app in your Windows start menu or Mac finder and launching it. Alternatively, you may utilize the Google Apps page in your browser to launch it again.
-Camera Features and Configuration-
Configuration- Used to adjust framing and picture quality settings.
Video- This section allows the configuration of encoding settings.
Note: As an option to save bandwidth while viewing on slower networks you may configure and use the sub stream option. This is highly recommended while on cellular networks.
TCP/IP- These options may be used for specific configurations regarding your network architecture. This includes network preferences for static and dynamic IP addresses.
P2P- Will facilitate the use of Peer to Peer protocols for the Amcrest View Pro mobile app integration and viewing.
Connection- Provides options for TCP, UDP, HTTP and RTSP as well as the enabling of HTTPS port protocol.
ONVIF will allow the enabling of the ONVIF function.
PPPoE- Typing in the Username & Password will enable the use of point to point protocol over Ethernet.
DDNS- Assigning a DDNS will allow user to access camera through a domain name from any computer on any network.
-Select Amcrest DDNS & then type in a custom domain name & it may be accessed through that browser.
SMTP (Email)- Allows the configuration of email alerts and configuration.
Please note that this configuration is needed for email alerts and snapshots.
UPNP- Universal plug and play enables the camera to change & open up ports depending on the users needs. Click “Modify” on the far right hand side to change the port number.
SNMP- These settings will allow the configuration of simple network management protocols based on the needs of the user and topology of the network.
Bonjour- Enable this for the use of Apple zero configuration protocols. Please note that this may be an advanced option for the configuration of cross operating system devices.
Multicast- Ability to enable multicast & port number.
Video Detection- Allows the configuration of thresholds for video tampering and ambient disturbances.
Audio Detection- Allows the configuration of thresholds for ambient audio disturbances.
Relay- This setting is used to trigger output events in which a relay output event needs to be initiated.
Abnormality- The use of this function will reports abnormalities in the function of SD Card, Network, and Illegal Access can be reported.
Schedule- This setting allows configurations for Record scheduling, Snapshot scheduling, as well as Holiday scheduling can be access.
Selecting setup on the right hand side will present the configuration menus for recording.
Destination- The destination to which you save data will be configured through this menu. You may adjust these factors as follows:
Path, SD Card, FTP, as well as NAS may be adjusted through this setting.
Record Control- To set the camera to overwrite the disk when full, click on the dropdown menu on the “Disk Full” option and click on overwrite. This is recommended so that the oldest footage that you have will be overwritten first.
General- Controls the language & video standard. Selecting Date & Time will enable the camera to “Sync” the date & time with the PC.
Manage Users- Allows modification of current users.
To add user, click “Add User” at the bottom of the tab.
Factory Reset- Completely resets the camera to factory settings.
Import/Export- Transfers settings/configurations from/to local files.
Auto Maintain- To ensure that the camera functions properly at all times this feature is used to refresh the operating system by soft rebooting on off hours.
Upgrade- Clicking on “Download Latest” will present you with the Amcrest firmware page to download the latest firmware of your camera. Once downloaded, click on “Browse” to open a system file browser so you may navigate to the download location of the file. Once selected press upgrade to begin the process of upgrading.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not turn off your camera during this process. You must wait for the upgrade to fully complete. Not doing so may permanently damage your camera.
Version- Selecting this will display the Software Version, Web Version, ONVIF Version, S/N or serial number.
Log- Shows the users and user actions.
Setting the schedule of the camera
The scheduling of the camera proves crucial to the camera's recording. These menus will allow the configuration of the cameras recording and saving destination.
Opening a Port for a secure connection.
A port can also be opened for a connection to the camera. It can be set under the “UPnP” option under “Network”. Click “Modify” and then the port may be set.
Deleting Files from the SD card.
Lastly, the Memory card may be formatted and cleared of data. This option may be accessed through the “Destination” tab & under “SD card”.