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Old 12-14-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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Software for AMCREST security cameras


Anyone have experience with AMCREST IP3M-943 wi-fi security cameras on Linux (Mint) ? I've look at several vendor sites but none specifically mention the AMCREST device. They normally run under Win OS, but I don't. I checked similar threads to no avail. (The cameras were a gift.) TIA
 
Old 12-14-2017, 03:08 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

Most of the newer camera's can work with some linux programs. Some programs have more features but in many cases less than windows. What would you like to do with these? Record, view, send to remote??
 
Old 12-14-2017, 03:29 PM   #3
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Software for AMCREST security cameras

jefro - Tnx for the information. Use is to record/view on notebook, anything else is great but not absolutely necessary. I checked with AMCREST and my cameras (apparently) do not work with Linux. Guess my Spouse will have to monitor a cell phone.
 
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I didn't read the entire guide but it looks like you can view the live video via chrome browser, it needs a plugin and don't know if it works under linux. I think also streams via RTSP but do not know if it is HD video but you should be able to view it using vlc or other player that supports live RTSP video.

It does look like all the setup utilities are Windows/Mac/smartphone App only. I don't know if there is a web page configuration utility.

From a practical standpoint the smartphone might be easiest...

https://support.amcrest.com/hc/en-us...15490818#sec-4
 
Old 12-14-2017, 09:53 PM   #5
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"Protocol

IPv4/IPv6, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP, UDP, UPnP, ICMP, IGMP, RTSP, RTP,
SMTP, NTP, DHCP, DNS, PPPOE, DDNS, FTP, IP Filter, QoS

Compatibility

ONVIF,CGI"

https://s3.amazonaws.com/amcrest-fil...ifications.pdf

Almost all those can be used in Linux. There are more than a few web pages devoted to how to use these camera's. I forget the popular apps but one was Zoneminder. I'm positive VLC should be able to read that stream and maybe forward it. Search for web pages on how to use security camera's in linux and try a few on a test system.

Example. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/webcam_setup

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Old 12-15-2017, 01:25 PM   #6
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Linux apps for AMCREST cameras

I found at least three (3) LINUX apps (in addition to the information from jefro) that allow the AMCREST cameras to function within Linux.
* ZONEMINDER (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Jpy-kQokE)
* SHINOBI (see https://shinobi.video/pro)
* BLUE IRIS ($$ see http://blueirissoftware.com/)
There is at least one plug-in for Firefox (see Amcrest forum: http://tinyurl.com/yaynqpa8) and one (or more) for Chrome (see MyIPCam: http://tinyurl.com/yastsrve).

Now Linux can be the sole OS on my notebook (since Linux & Ubuntu libraries seem to have everything else covered).

THANKS TO ALL WHO OFFERED HELP.
 
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Thanks for the update.
 
  


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