Amcrest Smart Home devices allow you to view motion detection recordings locally, using a microSD card (sold separately) or via Amcrest Smart Home cloud which is a cloud-based service where you can remotely view and store motion detection recordings. For more information on Amcrest Smart Home cloud, click here.
By default, motion detection is automatically enabled on all Amcrest Smart Home devices. All motion detection settings are adjustable using the Amcrest Smart Home app. Having motion detection enabled allows your device to record video clips whenever motion is detected. If you are accessing recordings locally using a microSD card, a microSD card must be inserted into your device before use. For more information on how to insert a microSD card into your doorbell, click here.
Note: If storing motion detection events locally on a microSD card, please make sure the microSD card is class 10 or above and properly formatted to FAT32. The doorbell is compatible with up to 128GB. For more information on how to view motion detection recordings, click here.
Accessing Motion Detection Settings
All motion detection settings for your doorbell will be adjusted through the Amcrest Smart Home app. The Amcrest Wi-Fi doorbell has a maximum motion detection distance of up to 16 feet, day or night. Its built-in motion sensor allows the camera to cover more distance and provides more accuracy when detecting motion. For more information on accessing the motion detection settings, please refer to the information provided below:
Step 1: Log into your Amcrest Smart Home account and access your device.
Step 2: Tap on the Settings icon ( ) located on the live view screen.
Step 3: Tap on Motion Detection.
Step 4: Ensure the motion detection toggle switch is turned to the on position. This should be on by default, however, if disabled your camera will not detect motion.
Setting a Motion Schedule
A motion schedule allows you to set the device to begin recording motion detection events at a designated time. This is useful if you would like the device to only start detecting motion during specific times of the day. If you would like the device to record motion 24/7 you can leave the schedule as default. However, for more information on how to set a motion schedule, click here.
Setting Motion Sensitivity
The higher the sensitivity the less motion that is required for an event to be triggered. The default sensitivity is set to 3, which is average, how it can range between 1 (Low) to 5 (High). If changing the motion sensitivity, select a sensitivity range and tap the ( ) icon to save.
Setting Motion Detection Zones
Setting motion detection zones allows you to customize activity zones for motion detection areas. This helps to block out and avoid false motion events and is useful for blocking out areas such as trees, bushes, or other areas to avoid.
To set a motion detection zone, tap on "Clear Zone". Use your finger to highlight the area(s) in which motion detection will occur. Tap on "Save Zone" to save the motion detection zone. Tap on the back arrow ( ) to exit.
Use the human detection toggle switch to enable or disable human motion detection. This option allows the doorbell to only send motion notifications if a human figure is detected. This is useful to avoid false alerts front unwanted objects such as trees, birds, cars, or any other unwanted objects.
Human Detection Schedule
Similar to the motion detection schedule a human detection schedule can also be created. This option is only applicable if the human detection toggle switch was enabled. For more information on how to set a human detection schedule, click here.
Human Detection Sensitivity
The higher the sensitivity the less motion that is required for an event to be triggered. The default sensitivity is set to medium, how it can be changed to low or high. If changing the human detection sensitivity, select a sensitivity range and tap the ( ) icon to save.
Human Detection Zones
Setting human detection zones allows you to customize activity zones for human detection areas. This helps to block out and avoid false events by blocking out certain areas of the feed.
To set a human detection zone, tap and hold a pinpoint and use the pinpoints to adjust the area. The blue area represents the area that is being detected. Tap Save to save the configuration.