Amcrest ProHD Outdoor 3 Megapixel POE Bullet IP Security Camera – IP67 Weatherproof
Amcrest IP3M-954E IP Cam Sample Video
Setting up the Amcrest POE camera
Amcrest IP3M 956E POE IP DOME Camera
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The Amcrest ProHD 3 Megapixel POE bullet video camera helps you stay in touch with what you love anytime, anywhere. With its quick mobile setup process, you will have secure access to your camera's video stream in no time. Stream live and playback recorded video of your home, your kids, your pets, or your business on the go with the Amcrest View app. Amcrest Cloud offers optional cloud recording with free live viewing and 4 hours of free video storage accessible from any device including Apple Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, iPad or Android devices. Amcrest cameras also record and upload to an FTP as well as record to any Amcrest (or ONVIF compliant) Network Video Recorder (NVR) (not included). Each Amcrest camera features night vision, enhanced digital zoom, a 83º viewing angle, smart motion alerts, email alerts and snapshots, advanced recording options, and secure SSL/HTTPS connection. With the Amcrest ProHD, you'll never be out of the loop again. Amcrest cameras are compatible together with Foscam cameras only when using AmcrestCloud, Amcrest NVRs, Blue Iris for Windows PC, Live Cams Pro for iOS and TinyCam Monitor for Android.
Amcrest ProHD 3MP POE Security Bullet Camera IP3M-954E (White): Quick and Easy Setup / Wide 81° FOV / Remote Web Access from Smartphone or Tablet / Storage to NVR or Amcrest Cloud / Intelligent Digital Zoom / Night Vision Up to 98ft / Smart Motion Alerts
These work well for me with my Synology Network Attached Server!!
The problem, of course, with hard wired cameras is running an Ethernet cable to wherever you want to install the camera, therefore, being lazy, I tried to install some battery operated WiFi cameras (Ring Stick Up Cam). I really wanted them to work, but they did not work for me.
I’m building my home surveillance system piece by piece and these are a worthwhile addition. In my opinion these are very well-built cameras, and I plan to order more of them to complete my system. Heavy-duty cast aluminum case, and glass dome is heavy and seems sufficiently thick. Sealing arrangement is very good. The O-ring is arranged so mounting holes are outside of the sealed area, and a small bag of desiccant is fastened to the wires inside to absorb any moisture that finds its way in. Documentation consists of a quick-start guide (in decent English!) which provided enough, but not an abundance, of information and a small CD with the configuration utility. I didn’t use the CD and instead visited the maker’s web page and downloaded the latest version. The utility S/W quickly and easily found the 2 new units I added to the network and it was easy to re-name them and change the PW and network settings and to update the firmware. The camera supports a web-based viewer that I tried out but won’t use use for anything than verifying camera operation and adjusting the lens position. It required several add-ins/plug-ins be added to the browser (I used Firefox) and frankly the picture quality wasn’t good and at first I was disappointed.
Another great camera
I started buying Amcrest cameras a little over a year ago. I started with a few low end 720p cameras and now I have worked up to a 2TB NVR, 4 bullet cameras, my two original 720p cameras, and now this 3 Megapixel POE Dome Camera. I have used IP cameras in the past from D-Link and those cameras never seemed to last more than a few months of constant use before the video quality degraded and became almost useless. Since I started buying Amcrest I have been quite happy.
Overall, nice camera.
I bought this camera because our city has an on-going problem with larcenies from vehicles. The camera provides very clear picture. I was actually amazed how good it looked without using the high def. option. People and vehicles can clearly been seen. During the night, people and vehicles can be seen, but obviously harder to make out who the people are. Make sure to have somebody view the camera through the app while other person is mounting, as this camera is stationary and will not pan. Below, find some things I do and don’t like about my purchase:
So far so good. I’ll be ordering more of these in the future.
I’d give the one 4.5 stars. Added this one in addition to my Foscam and Dahua cameras. This one has been the most adjustable one so far with the ability to swing the camera and angle 180 degrees. It’s also the highest resolution camera in my collection. All functions are working as advertised and the installation went well and didn’t take long. The only design change I would make is with the cable connector. I’d like the option to connect it to the main board so that I could have fed the cable through a smaller CAT5 sized hole, rather than a larger hole to accommodate the RJ45 plug. There’s no room in the housing for the cable and connectors, so if you want those fed into the wall or surface where the camera is being mounted, you just need a larger hole to feed the cables back into. Not a big deal, I just like smaller holes in my house where possible. (The Dahua cameras had enough room behind the housing for the cable and connectors, so you can just feed the CAT5 through a small hole in the house and crimp an end on it.) I mounted this camera right into the aluminum eves with the screws provided, still seems to be strong enough. I recommend a bead of silicone caulk around the mount to plug up any holes where spiders and wasps might try to make a home. Using this camera with the Blue Iris software. To get the IP I downloaded the Amcrest configuration utility and it discovered it with no problems.
One of the best security camera out there…
One of the best IP Camera’s I have used till date.
Exactly what I wanted!
Based on about 2 weeks worth of usage:
Well built, high quality outdoor camera
I purchased two of these cameras for my growing video surveillance system. They actually were replacing two cameras in the same location that were sub-par in every aspect. They are both mounted outside under the eave of a porch, one pointing towards the porch entrance/driveway and the other back towards the side of the house/barn doors. The size and build quality is top notch, with an easy to adjust base system and clean cable routing. POE makes the install VERY clean and simple. I pulled both cat-5e cables into the basement to a POE injector and main switch. Both cameras are now on the same UPS that powers my server (which runs a BlueIris VM) so they are protected from power incidents.
Review Of Amcrest ProHD Outdoor IP Security Camera