How To Setup DDNS Using Amcrest Surveillance Pro
DDNS stands for dynamic DNS, or more specifically, dynamic Domain Name System. It's a service that maps internet domain names to IP addresses. It's a DDNS service that lets you access your device from anywhere in the world.
Step 1: To set up DDNS service you will need to port forward your device. For more information on how to port forward your device, click here
Step 2: After your device is port forwarded, navigate to the Amcrest Surveillance Pro software and click on the Device CFG icon located on the main menu.
Step 3: In the Device CFG menu, choose the device from the device group and click on Network, then choose DDNS.
The DDNS interface will be displayed.
Step 4: Click on the Enable check box and enter the DDNS information into the interface.
The DDNS provider will default as AMCREST DDNS, please leave this selection as AMCREST DDNS. Additionally, the server address will be www.amcrestddns.com.
Enter a Domain Name. Please note, it is highly recommended to use a unique domain name when setting up DDNS as any common names such as "amcrest" "camera", etc. may not work as it is already being used by other devices.
Step 4: Enter the Username and password for the device and update interval (in seconds) and click Apply and Save to save the DDNS settings to your device.
Accessing the Device on DDNS
The DDNS address you will use to access your device will be formatted as follows in the web browser, "domainname.amcrestddns.com:port#" For instance, if you used "mycamera" as your domain name, and 37779 as the HTTP port number, the DDNS IP address used will be formatted as follows: "mycamera.amcrestddns.com:37779".
The update period for your DDNS service will be set to 10 minutes. It is recommended to leave this at 10 unless otherwise instructed.