Amcrest 720p 8 Channel DVR Security Systems

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Amcrest 720p 8 Channel DVR Security Systems
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I have four Wi-Fi amcrest cameras and I love them. Great technical support too. Their soft ware is clunky though. Do not upgrade to the pro version, it’s almost unusable. If your disc comes with pro, go to their site and download the “lite” version.

How do they perform in low light area’s or at night? can you bypass the system and connect it to the server and to a NAS device? Thanks

Are they indoor or outdoor cameras?

Yes. You can use them indoors or outdoors.
“Every camera comes with an IP66 weather-resistance rating…”

The Wi-Fi ones become black and white in low light. A very crisp black and white. Yes, they can be hard lined.

I am not understanding the 2 x 4CH Power Supply. In the picture it appears to be an 8way pigtail. Does this have to be plugged into the camera itself? I am a little confused. Seems like it would seriously limit the distance they can be placed from each other. I am assuming that they all have to be individually powered in addition to the coax cable to them?

Any insight? I was hoping for a single wire install… Are there any photos of the inputs or back of the cameras themselves?

Most security DVR’s come with a 4 way pigtail wall wart power supply and each of 4 cameras plug into it. This one knows it has 8 cameras up front so they have a bigger 8 way pig tail thing going on with a bigger PS unit. All of my camera setups were 4 at a time so I have several 4 way ones around, one I’m using for my latest 1080p cameras, and another from the earlier non HD cameras I had before, that I can add if I decide to fill up the other 4 slots my DVR supports.
That is why they are going to POE cameras as the network cable also carries the power to run the camera over a couple of the wires and network cables are way easier to run as they are smaller and it only takes one cable. The BNC cables these use are basically small coax cable with the power wires built in but it makes the cables bigger so it takes a bigger hole in the wall to run them or you redo the ends once you get the cables run where they need to be if your handy enough to redo the ends yourself without messing them up.
Some of the advantage of this is many users have already run the BNC cables where they need to go so you just plug the cameras into your existing runs of cables and off you go. That is what I did with my setup when I upgraded, just put the new cameras in same place as the old ones and reuse the old cables already in place.