Using a PoE Switch with an Amcrest NVR
The operation of your Amcrest NVR is based upon the amount of cameras (channels) the NVR is designed to handle. For instance, an Amcrest NV4108E-HS, which will feature built in PoE ports on the back, will provide PoE or PoE+ power and data to your cameras directly without the need of an additional PoE switch on your network.
Note: No new cameras can be added into the NVR since the NVR can not exceed the amount of cameras (channles) it is designed to provide.
Conversely, an Amcrest NVR without PoE ports on the back, such as the NV4108-HS, will require the use of a PoE or PoE+ switch to power and provide data to your cameras. However, just like other Amcrest models the NVR cannot exceed the amount of channels it is designed to handle.
For more information on how to setup your Amcrest NVR using a PoE switch, please refer to the information provided below.
Setting Up the NVRs Without PoE Ports
Note: Ensure that your PoE Switch and NVR are plugged into the same network during each setup method.
Step 1: Plug an Ethernet cable into the Uplink port on your switch and plug the other end to your router.
Step 2: Hook your PoE IP cameras to the PoE ports on your PoE switch
Step 3: Plug an Ethernet cable from the Network port on the back of your NVR and plug the other end into a port on the back of your router.
If your devices are connected to the same network the NVR will be able to detect your cameras. For more information on how to add a camera into your NVR, click here.