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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful.
A sleek looking IP camera with night view from Amcrest
By Jack Chu
[[VIDEOID:9b8715daf8083daf100c700ddd7479d]] I purchased this Amcrest ProHD Shield 960P WiFi Video Security IP Camera because it features a sleek "shield" design so I can leave it in my computer room and it won't look awkward. The package arrives with Amcrest Shield IPM-HX1 IP Camera, Manual CD + Quick Start Guide, Metal Wall Plate + Mounting Kit, Ethernet Cable, and AC Adapter. Everything comes in nicely packed box with padding and there is protective film on the camera lens to prevent damage during transportation. I like that the included power cable is 10 foot long, which makes it easy to access to power source. I also like the price point as it's not easy to find a good quality IP camera with night vision at around $65.
The IP camera features a simple half-automatic way to setup by using "Amcrest View Pro" app which is available in Google Play and Apple Appstore. The basic steps are 1. Connect Ethernet cable to the IP camera and power it on by connecting AC adapter. 2. Wait for network ready and green light will show on the device (near the lens). 3. Open up app "Amcrest View Pro" and setup WIFI camera for first time with Ethernet cable. 4. Scan QR code on the back of the camera for automatic S/N input or manually type the S/N. 5. The app would connect to the IP camera automatically as long as both the device and IP camera are on the same network. The setup can also be done with wireless but I'd recommend wired method for first-time setup.
- 960P Video at 30fps. The resolution is 1280x960/ 1.3MP and the video quality is pretty good in both day/night. In my tests, the videos are all running smooth at 30fps with no frame drop. The video also has very small lag when objects are moving in front of it.
- Unique magnet mount. The base of the IP camera is a strong magnet and can attach to most metal surface. However, for vertical mount, it's still recommend to use the mounting metal piece and kit for stability.
- LED Night Vision. I can see object clearly at night at 15-20 feet without a problem. I haven't had a chance to test the claimed 32 feet.
- Static IP, Free DDNS service, Motion detection with zone setup are all supported. Once there is a motion, Email with snapshot/ Recording locally/ Recording to cloud (Free for 1 IP camera, max 4 hour), and notification through APP are available options.
- Two way audio support. There is built-in microphone and speaker is on the back. I can talk to/ hear from the IP camera through Amcrest View Pro app. The microphone is able to pick up voice at around 2-3 feet.
- Do note that this Amcrest ProHD Shield 960P doesn't come with PTZ features. (Digital zoom is always available in App though). The viewing angle has to be manually adjusted. It is also NOT a POE camera.
- Only 2.4G WiFi is supported on this model. No 5G WiFi support.
- No IFTTT support.
52 of 55 people found the following review helpful.
Amcrest ProHD Shield is a really great survelliance camera with a built in WIFI and also ...
[[VIDEOID:f9502d6468182d34eae85be397330be0]] Amcrest ProHD Shield is a really great survelliance camera with a built in WIFI and also a LAN Cable option.
I have tried a couple of IP Camera's in the past but this turns out to be a better one.
Great reception. Good audio quality and also the speaker for two way interaction is really loud. So you can keep an eye on what going on if you are planning to use it as a baby monitor. It also comes with a wall mount which most of the Cameras do not provide.
The Night vision was a really good outcome. I tested it out and found out that its a 5 star product. Bought this for my house entrance but now I am planning to use it indoor. I believe this version is not weatherproof but who knows :P
43 of 46 people found the following review helpful. See all 389 customer reviews...
Neat and handy gadget for a surveillance camera (",)
At first i was struggling to set up both my Phone and Ipad with Amcrest Camera and took me awhile to figure it out. But with the help of googling it around and going thru the main site--- everything went smoothly (",) Within the box are the unit, power adaptor, instructions, cable and a CD-ROM.
This is a fantastic little camera with a great field of view and a picture that has a lot of detail, even under low light conditions.
The Amcrest Pro HD 960P Wifi video camera helps you stay in touch with what you love anytime, anywhere. With its quick and easy 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 to an internal MicroSD card (not included) as well as to any Amcrest Network Video Recorder (NVR) (not included). Each Amcrest camera features two-way talk, night vision, enhanced digital zoom, a 140° viewing angle, smart motion alerts, advanced recording options, secure SSL/HTTPS connection and AES encryption. With the Amcrest camera, you'll never be out of the loop again.
Compared to the latest Amcrest camera. this model i have tested is fixed but still does the job done. I downloaded the apps onto my tablet, set up the camera where I wanted it and switched on. Within minutes I had the view on my tablet and delighted to see it is sharp and clear--- Superb quality.
>>>High Definition 960P (1.3MP/1280TVL) Video at 30fps. Record and Playback via local microSD Card, Amcrest or ONVIF NVR, FTP , Blue Iris and more. Amcrest Cloud Video Recording with Free Rolling Last 4-Hours. 7-day, 15-day and 30-day Paid Plans Available.
>>>Quick WiFi Setup via iPhone or Android Smartphone using the Amcrest View App (Included). Seamlessly Stream Video and Two Way Audio Directly to Your Smartphone, Tablet, Apple Mac or Windows PC. Compatible with third-party surveillance software/apps/NAS including Blue Iris, TinyCam, LiveCams Pro, Synology, QNAP, iSpy, Zoneminder and More.
>>>Remarkable Field of View with Super Wide 140 degree Viewing Angle, Intelligent Digital Zoom, and IR LED Night Vision Up to 32 feet. Magnetic Base for Easy Mounting on Metallic Surface as well as Standard 1/4" x 20 Thread Wall Mount Bracket Included.
>>>Stay in Touch with Two Way Talk, Intelligent Motion Alerts, Email Alerts/Snapshots as well as Mobile and Web Apps (Safari, Firefox, IE Supported - Chrome Supported on Amcrest Cloud). Features Cutting Edge Ambarella Processor & Leading 1.3MPG Image Sensor.