How To Install Amcrest Surveillance Pro (Start Here)

How To Install Amcrest Surveillance Pro

Amcrest Surveillance Pro is an abbreviation for Professional Surveillance System. This software the most stable and recommended method of accessing your devices from your computer. It is a free software provided by Amcrest that can provide a means of accessing all your devices in one central location without the use of a plugin or web browser.

Note: Mac users, Amcrest Surveillance Pro currently functions as a 32-bit platform and may not be compatible with certain 64-bit Mac operating systems.

For more information on Installation and key features of Amcrest Surveillance Pro software, please view the video provided below.

How To Install

To install the Amcrest Surveillance Pro software on your computer, please visit In the All Downloads page you will notice separate sections for Mac OS and PC/Windows downloads for the free Amcrest Surveillance Pro software. Click on the option that applies to your computer’s operating system to begin installing the software.

To install the software, double click the Amcrest_Surveillance_Pro_Setup.exe to begin the installation.


Click Next to continue. Please read the End-User License Agreement (“EULA”) carefully and click the Accept radio button when finished to agree. Once accepted, click the Next button to continue.


Select the functions that you want to install with the software. You can choose to bundle the PC-NVR function with the software. PC-NVR turns your computer into an NVR and will utilize your hard drive (HDD) on your PC to store and access recorded video. To proceed with the installation, click Next.


Select the destination folder in which you would like recorded files to be retained. To choose a folder, click on the Browse button and select the folder. Once a folder has been selected, click the Install button to begin installing the software on your computer.


Once the software has finished installing you will see a few options. You will have the options to view the release note and run the Amcrest Surveillance Pro software. To view the release notes after pressing Finish select the Release note checkbox. To begin running the software directly after pressing finish, select the Run Amcrest Surveillance Pro checkbox. When complete, click the Finish button to proceed.


Setting a Password

After the installation of the Amcrest Surveillance Pro software you will need to set an administrator password. This password will be set password for the admin account on the software. When a valid password has been entered, confirm the password in the Confirm Password field and click OK to continue.


Type the created password into the Password field on the next screen and click Login to log into the software. If you do not wish to have to retype your password every time you log into the system, click on the Remember Password checkbox. If you wish to exit the software, click Exit.


Main Interface Overview

When you first log into the software you will be taken to the main interface of the software.


Below is a description of the items listed in this menu.

Menu: In this section you can view the home page icons and any currently open functions in the software. Click the Add button to add a function icon to the top pane.

Settings Menu: This menu allows you to Search, Add, Delete, or Import, and Export settings of devices connected to your network. 

All Devices: This menu allows you to view all added devices associated with the software.

For more information on how to add devices into Amcrest Surveillance Pro click here


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