How To Access the Web UI Using a DVR

How To Access the Web UI Using a DVR

NPAPI plugins have been recently depreciated by most mainstream web browsers such as recent versions Google Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. Currently, our team is pursuing a solution to this, however, as a primary means of accessing the web user interface for your Amcrest device in a web browser, we recommend using Internet Explorer. Other browser will also be functional such as, the Amcrest Web View app for Google Chrome, a previously released version of Mozilla Firefox, such as Firefox 49.0.2, or Safari 11.

As an alternative, other secondary browsers will also be functional for the web user interface such as,  SeaMonkey, and Pale Moon web browsers. SeaMonkey is compatible with Windows and Mac and is free to use, Pale Moon is only compatible with Windows and Linux systems. Conversely, both browsers will require the use of a plugin like other web browsers.

Note: Pale Moon users, please use the 32-bit version of the browser as the 64-bit version may be incompatible with our plugins.

Internet Explorer is currently the most preferred method of accessing your device on your computer from a web browser. To access the web UI via Internet Explorer please refer to the information provided below.

Locate the IP address for your device using the Amcrest IP Config Tool. The Amcrest IP Config Tool can be downloaded at the following web page:

In the All Downloads menu, click on IP Config Software to begin the free download. Once the download has completed installing, locate the IP address associated with the device you would like to view in the browser.


Enter this IP address into the Internet Explorer browser and press enter to load the web user interface.


In the web user interface, enter the login credentials for your device. If this is the first time accessing the device, the username and password will both be admin. Click on Login.

If this is the first-time logging into your device, you will be prompted to modify the password for your device. To modify the password, enter the new password you would like to use in the New Password field and confirm. The password used should be between 8 and 32 characters long with a combination of letters and numbers. Click Ok when done to log into the web user interface.


To view your device on the browser you will need to download the plugin. To download the plugin, click on the Please click here to download and install the plugin prompt in the middle of the screen.


Click Run to download the plugin. 


The browser will then show the live feed of your connected device in the web user interface.

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