How To Setup an Amcrest Deterrent Camera In Blue Iris
Amcrest Smart Home devices such as the Amcrest Deterrent Camera can connect the Amcrest Smart Home app as well as to Blue Iris. This is possible by obtaining the IP address of your device from your network and adding it directly to the software.
The deterrent camera must be set up first using the Amcrest Smart Home app before adding it into any additional software. For more information on how to add your specific device using the Amcrest Smart Home app, please refer to the Quick Start Guide for your specific device.
For more information on how to add an Amcrest Smart Home product into other platforms, click on one of the following links below:
- Adding the Device into the Amcrest View Pro app?
- Adding the device into an Amcrest NVR?
- Using your device with Alexa?
Note: The camera and the computer you are using must be on the same network during setup. Please make sure you are running the most current version of Blue Iris during setup. The latest version of Blue Iris can be downloaded here.
Adding Your Deterrent Camera to Blue Iris
Note: The camera and the computer you are using must be on the same network during setup.
Step 1: Open the Blue Iris Software and click on the ( ) icon to add a camera.
Step 2: Enter a Full name and Short name for your doorbell. Make sure to also click on the "Enable audio" checkbox to enable audio.
Step 3: Use the Amcrest IP Config tool to locate the IP address for your doorbell from the network. To download the Amcrest IP Config tool, click here
Step 4: Enter the IP Address for your camera in the Address field of the Network IP camera configuration menu. Enter the username and password as well you setup for your doorbell in the Amcrest Smart Home app. Click OK
Note: Leave the Make as Generic/ONVIF and the Model as RTSP H.264/H.265/MJPG/MPEG4.
Step 5: Click OK.
Your deterrent camera is now ready to be viewed in the Blue Iris software.