Basically, I think the camera is still in the stock as-found version from the box, but I cannot be sure. Back in May, I published a report on the latest firmware update from Amcrest resulting in a constant connection to cloud servers even for non-cloud customers. Before downloading the firmware, we encourage you to read the article on how to safely update firmware and to note the following:Gmail email alert functionality improved to work more efficiently with SSL and TLS.FTP Tests work OK, but I'm getting no footage recorded.Seamless compatibility with latest versions of *Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox, no plugin or extension required. But you can use an email with the wired connection. To make matters worse, I watched the FTP logs and saw it actually DELETE files that existed on the FTP side. Support Videos Library. When that failed, I tried v13 as the version on the cam seemed really old. I’m currently testing a release that fixes this, so it shouldn’t be long before the new firmware is released.2 – The problem you’ve identified is that the outbound communication is supposed to stop after 2 hours if a user has not attached their camera to a cloud account.
For elucidation, we will discuss the process for Gmail.If nothing has worked for you, then you may have to set up a free mail server on your PC and let the Amcrest send emails to that email server. This firmware, while supposedly contains security fixes, also stops recording video to FTP/NAS. Performing a simple DNS lookup for each yielded the following:The last DNS query shows another connection the camera made to another server, dh.amcrestsecurity.com. Unfortunately this tells us nothing about who is using Amazon’s infrastructure to talk to my cameras.