Amcrest 8mp cameras



  • Hi, does anyone know if either of these cameras can be made alexa compatible with Monocle?

    IP8M-2493EW
    IP8M-T2499EW-28MM

    I prefer the turret or dome to the bullet that’s compatible. If anyone has advice on similar competitor cameras that would be appreciated as well.

    Thanks



  • Frontyard
    Amcrest NVR channel 3
    Manufacturer:Amcrest Model: IP8M-2493
    rtsp://192.168.1.60:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=3&subtype=0
    Last Viewed:Thu Dec 19 2019 14:02:57 GMT+0000 (UTC)
    BASIC H264 NONE 1920*1080 @tunnel
    

    The camera is only running 1920x1080, and the RTSP link is actually coming from the NVR that’s recording the camera (NV-4108HS), but it displays fine on my Alexa gear. I do have the Gateway running.



  • @flptrnkng

    Awesome, thank you much. I’m a newbie to this space and am trying to reduce the odds that my efforts are a complete failure.



  • @travisb1 In general, the Amcrest cameras and NVRs work well with Alexa. The Monocle Gateway is required for some Alexa devices; it may not be for all.

    1920x1080 is known to work. Higher resolutions may not work; I haven’t tried.


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