Being a weatherproof model, the IP2M 844E can function as an indoor and outdoor security camera. It uses an Ambarella chipset which captures video in Full HD (1080 x 1080p) resolution, providing clear and sharp picture quality. It records at 30 FPS and is remarkable for having a wide viewing angle of 93°.
In terms of dimensions, this model fits in the palm of my hand. It weighs less than one pound and measures 5.5 x 5.4 x 4.5 inches. So, even if you install several cameras, they won’t be very noticeable.
This model is rated at IP67 which means that it’s protected against dust and can even be dropped into water, so rain or snow is unlikely to damage it. This model is also resistant to very high and low temperatures.
The IP2M-844E boasts an intelligent digital zoom capability which magnifies the image while processing it for a sharp, high-resolution result so you won’t have to strain your eyes to notice something important.
Thanks to the smart motion detection function, the camera will send an alert to your phone as soon as it detects any motions, so you won’t have to constantly check it. The camera’s functionality range also includes an infrared night vision feature with an extended 98-feet viewing capability.
The Amcrest IP2M-844E audio setup is not required since this model doesn’t have a built-in speaker or mic and can transmit solely video. It also can be tilted only manually.
Being a Power Over Ethernet type of camera, it comes without a POE injector or POE switch included in the kit so the user has to buy it separately. However, using this camera is straightforward thanks to the Amcrest View app with a simple and user-friendly interface.
The Amcrest IP2M-844E supports such storage options as Amcrest NVR, Amcrest Cloud (4 hours will be recorded for free and then it loops over), FTP, and NAS System. Thanks to the intelligent timeline playback feature, you will be able to quickly navigate over the recorded material and export what you need. Besides, The IP2M-844E recording events feature allows you to quickly find the needed recording from the neatly stored Event List.
This model also enables users to create distinct motion detection zones for better control over what you need to monitor. In other words, the IP2M-844E will be keeping its focus on the area, defined by the user.
The Amcrest IP2M-844E manual comes in the form of a CD where you also can find the software (PC and Mac) and the Amcrest View app (iOS, Android, and Kindle).
The camera has robust, metal housing being resistant to rough use, harsh weather conditions, and damage. It has a dome shape and a white matte finish. This type of camera is intended to be installed on the ceiling or on the wall.
This model will allow you to monitor what’s happening in your home, garage, or outside of a house. The IP2M-844E tech specs clearly show that it is intended to provide you with all the necessary features for serious monitoring, like Full HD resolution with a wide viewing angle and digital zoom which is vital when you need a high-quality recording or snapshot for evidence. Thanks to the night vision capability, this model is useful at any time of the day.
However, it doesn’t come with everything that is needed for installation, isn’t able to transmit audio, and can’t be tilted remotely.