Amcrest Smart Home Cloud Plans Explained

Amcrest Smart Home Cloud is a cloud-based service that is exclusively available to Amcrest Smart Home products only. This service is only available for purchase inside the Amcrest Smart Home app. If you have a product such as an Amcrest PoE or WiFi camera that is not applicable to Amcrest Smart Home and would like more information about traditional Amcrest Cloud plans, click here.

Amcrest Smart Home offers a wide range of options for cloud users who wish to have secure cloud-based options for their recordings. These include our free 1-year cloud plan which offers 3 days of motion detection storage with a 12 second record time and 7 minute cool down to a 30-day motion detection storage plan that offers unlimited recorded as well as no cooldown. 

All Amcrest Smart Home cloud plans are available for purchase in the Amcrest Smart Home app once an account and device have been properly set up. An Amcrest Smart Home cloud subscription will be active for exactly 30 days starting from the minute you subscribed. To keep a cloud subscription active it is recommended to select "Auto-Renewal" when checking out. For more information on the Amcrest Smart Home cloud plans and how to activate one please click here

Note: Amcrest Smart Home does not currently offer continuous recording storage plans. All plans will be based on motion detection storage only. 

What is Cloud Storage Time? 

Every Amcrest Smart Home cloud subscription is based on a 30-day cycle. Different plan times (7 days, 14 days, etc.) represent how long new recordings are stored and accessed from the cloud. For example, if you select a 7-day storage plan, you will only have access to the last 7 days of recordings. Any recordings from 8 days ago will have been automatically over-written and therefore inaccessible. 

How Does the 1 Year Free Cloud Plan Works

Amcrest Smart Home offers a 1-year free trial plan which allows you to try the Amcrest Smart Home cloud free for 1 year. The free trial plan offers, 3 days of motion detection storage with 12 seconds of record time per event as well as a 7 minute cool down in between events. A credit card is still required for the free trial plan as after 1 year the plan will expire which will default your account to a paid, 3-day motion detection storage plan. The 3-day motion recording plan cost is $1.99 per month and offers the same 12 second record time and 7-second cool down.

Other Amcrest Smart Home Cloud Storage Options

On top of the 1-year free trial plan, Amcrest Smart Home also offers several paid storage options as well. 

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3 Days Motion Detection Storage - This is the default plan that is placed on your account if you have signed up for a free 1-year cloud storage plan and it has expired. It is $1.99/month and offers 3 days of cloud storage with a 12 second record time and 7 minute cool down in between recordings. 

7 Days Motion Detection Storage - This is a cloud storage plan that will store motion recordings for 7 days. It is $4.99/month and offers no recording limits or cool-down periods. 

14 Days Motion Detection Storage - This is a cloud storage plan that will store motion recordings for 14 days. It is $7.99/month and offers no recording limits or cool-down periods. 

30 Days Motion Detection Storage - This is a cloud storage plan that will store motion recordings for 30 days. It is $12.99/month and offers no recording limits or cool-down periods. 

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