How to Connect An Amcrest Smart Home Camera to the Amcrest View Pro App Using the Camera's QR Code.

Amcrest Smart Home devices such as deterrent cameras, doorbells, or other related Amcrest Smart Home devices, excluding the AB2WFSET, are capable of connecting to both the Amcrest Smart Home app as well as the Amcrest View Pro app.

However, since Amcrest Smart Home devices function primarily on a cloud-based platform setting up an Amcrest Smart Home device to the Amcrest View Pro app will result in only live view being available and must be set up first using the Amcrest Smart Home app.

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.

Please note, the recommended set up method for adding an Amcrest Smart Home device to your view pro app will be using the built in Device Search option that can be found in the Amcrest View Pro app. For more information on how to add the device using the device search menu, click here.

However, if you would like to view your Amcrest Smart Home devices using the Amcrest View Pro app, and connect using the QR code that is found on your device, please refer to the information provided below.

Please make sure your mobile device and Amcrest Smart Home device are connected to the same network during setup.

Step 1: Open the Amcrest View Pro app.

Step 2:  Tap on the Settings ( mceclip0.png) icon in the upper left corner and tap on Device Manager. Then tap on Add Device.


Step 3: Tap WiFi Camera and select the Add Connected Device tab. Tap P2P Setup


Step 4: Locate the QR code found on your device and scan the QR code. 

Step 5: The information found in the S/N will need to be updated. Please remove the extra wording found in this field and verify the serial number is entered correctly. The serial number will start as "Z" followed by 13 characters (letters and numbers. This information can be verified on the serial tag of the device as well if needed. Tap Next.


Note: If you do not remove the additional wording it will result in a failure to connect as the serial number for the device is registering as invalid. Please make sure the correct serial number is being entered into the app before tapping Next. 

Step 6: Enter a name for your camera in the Device Name field and enter the password for your device in the Password (default is admin) field. The password used in this field will be the password originally set for the camera in the Amcrest Smart Home app.  Tap Start Live View to continue.


Your Amcrest Smart Home device has now been added to your Amcrest View Pro app. 

Note: Live view features such as, microphone, speaker, etc will be available in the Amcrest View Pro app. Other features such as playback, configuration, etc will not be available. To access and use these settings, please use the Amcrest Smart Home app. 

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