How To Setup PC-NVR in Surveillance Pro

How To Setup PC-NVR in Surveillance Pro

PC-NVR allows your device to record directly to your computer’s hard drive. To setup PC-NVR on your computer, follow the instructions set provided below.

Note: PC-NVR is not compatible with MacOS. PC-NVR is only compatible with Windows based operating systems.

To begin setting up PC-NVR, navigate to the command prompt menu for your computer. The command prompt can be found by typing “cmd” in the Type here to search (Cortona) option on your desktop.  Click on Command Prompt.


In the command prompt menu, type in ipconfig to access the IPv4 Address for your computer.


When the IPv4 address for your computer has been located, navigate back to the home page in the Amcrest Surveillance Pro software and click on the Devices icon located in the Settings menu.

In the Devices menu, click on the   button. In the Manually Add screen enter a name, preferably “PC-NVR” and in the IP/Domain Name field, enter the IPv4 Address from the command prompt screen. Lastly, enter the username and password. The username and password will both be admin. When complete, press Save and Continue to proceed.

The PC-NVR entry will then be added into the Devices menu.

To enable PC-NVR, navigate to the Home Page and in the Settings menu, click on the PC-NVR icon.

Once the PC-NVR tab opens, you will find your PC-NVR details, select Remote Device.

Click on the Plus button to add a camera from the cameras you have connected to Amcrest Surveillance Pro.

The Add Channel window will appear, select your camera from the Default Group or Custom Group list you’ve created.

The camera will appear in the right screen, check the IPCamera check box. Click Save.

For more information on how to setup storage for PC-NVR recording, click here


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