How To Add Your Smart Home Device to an Amcrest NVR (ASH26)

How To Add Your Smart Home Device to an Amcrest NVR (ASH26)

Most Amcrest Smart Home devices, excluding Smart Home battery cameras, can connect to both an Amcrest DVR and Amcrest NVR. This is possible by obtaining the IP address of your device from your network and adding it directly into your DVR or NVR. The DVR or NVR must be connected to the same network as the Amcrest Smart Home device for this to work. For more information on how to add your Amcrest Smart Home device to an DVR, click here.

Note: The device must be set up first using the Amcrest Smart Home app so it can be detected in the network. All device features, such as spotlights, sirens, or any other device specific features will only be controlled using the Amcrest Smart Home app. 

For more information on how to add your camera to an Amcrest NVR, please refer to the information provided below. 

Step 1: Log into your NVR using your username and password. 

Step 2: Click on the Camera option and located in the Settings menu.


Step 3: Click on Device Search to locate the IP address for your device that should be connected to the same network as your NVR.


Step 4: A list of all connected devices will appear. Select the device from the list by clicking on the checkbox next to the device. Click Add to add the device into the Added Devices menu.


If the status light is red it may indicate that the device is not connected properly to the NVR. This could be because the password for the device is not entered properly in the NVR. To update the password for your device in the NVR, click on the edit icon (pencil) located in the Modify column in the Added Device menu. 


Select the Password field and use the onscreen keyboard to enter the password for your device. Once the password has been entered, click Save to continue.


Once the password has been properly set the Status indicator will turn green indicating the camera has been properly added.


The device has now been successfully added into your NVR and is ready to view.


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