Hands-on Review: Amcrest ProHD 1080p Wireless Indoor IP PTZ Camera (IP2M-841)
The Amcrest ProHD IP2M-841 Wireless camera is a camera that can serve as a baby, nanny or pet camera and it comes with a lot of great features. The video quality is excellent as it records in a resolution of 1080p. It also has night vision capabilities and clear two-way audio feature. The Amcrest ProHD 1080p Wireless Indoor Camera comes with features like 24/7 recording, live streaming, video playback features that can be accessed either remotely or locally. There are other features that also make the camera stand out from other security cameras such as the Pan-Tilt which makes a 360-degree view possible. There is a slot of an SD Card in the camera to which images, videos and audios can be saved. Files can alternatively be saved to the cloud or to a Network Attached Storage (NAS).
Amcrest Wireless 1080p Indoor Security, Top Notch Camera!
The camera is pretty easy to set up as it comes with a standard camera tripod screw hole (1/4-20 UNC thread). This makes mounting it a simple task. There are connections for alarm in and out as well which makes it possible to use a PIR sensor rather than the imaged based detection that comes with the camera normally. With image based motion detection, there will be quite a number of false alarms but with PIR, these false alarms will be reduced. The camera can also be set up to trigger another device to carry out other actions such as recording, sending emails, turning on the lights.
Setting up the camera software is done by connecting the camera to your Ethernet cable or router. The password and username are “ADMIN”. You will get a prompt to change these of course for security purposes which is a brilliant idea by Amcrest. The plugin of the web administration portal is NPAPI which is only supported by Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers. Google Chrome does not support this plugin.
The Amcrest ProHD IP2M-841 Wireless Indoor Camera features a 2 Megapixel camera sensor which records at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps. You do not need anything more than these in a home security surveillance camera as the Amcrest ProHD can record very clearly with these specifications. The camera has its own SD card slot so it can be used on its own without necessarily connecting it to any network device for it to record. It also features a two-way audio which makes it a suitable device for monitoring babies or even as a wireless door-phone. It is advised however to only use the SD card for alert snapshot or motion detection recording so as not to use up the SD card too quickly or wear it out.
The camera works with a free application which is available on android and iOS devices, the Amcrest View Lite with which you can stream videos live from the camera, tilt the lens and use the two-way video feature with this wireless security camera.
- High quality 24/7 recording due to its high resolution of 1080p.
- Excellent night vision capability.
- Crystal clear two-way audio with inbuilt microphone and speaker.
- Wi-Fi and Ethernet port.
- SD Card support as well as cloud and Network Attached Storage.
- Absence of power over Ethernet feature.
- Amcrest View Lite is glitchy and lacks features like push notifications.
Presently, The Amcrest ProHD IP2M-814 Wireless Indoors Camera is one of the best wireless security camera and the camera gives great value for money with the various premium features it comes with. The camera is available on Amazon and it costs $79.99.