The Amcrest IP2M-841 is an entry-level security camera, designed for indoor use. It uses Wi-Fi for a wire-free connection. The camera has a 1080p resolution and captures video at 30 FPS, delivering sharp image quality.
The camera measures 4.1 by 4 by 4.7 inches and weighs 2.2 lbs, being more compact than the other models from Amcrest.
The Amcrest IP2M 841 ProHD 1080p has both a built-in speaker and a microphone meaning that it’s able to offer the two-way audio capability. This means that you can hear and talk to whoever you keep an eye on.
This 2.4 GHz wireless camera provides a safe connection with AES/WPA2 encryption. Though it supports a wireless Wi-Fi connection, it also can be connected via Ethernet.
The Amcrest IP2M-841 ProHD 1080p (1920TVL) wireless Wi-Fi IP camera has zoom, pan (360°), and tilt (90°) functionality that can be controlled via the Amcrest View app. It also has an auto-tracking feature. This means that the camera will automatically record and follow the object that moves, using panning and tilting.
The app will send you alerts as the camera detects any motion or sound. You also can enable the Privacy mode if necessary. The lens will block the view from the camera. The camera can be integrated with Alexa for voice control (via AmcrestCloud).
The Night Vision functionality illuminates darkness and provides visibility up to 32 feet. This model uses the Sony Exmor IMX323 2.07MP image sensor and built-in IR LEDs that have an enhanced low-light capability.
The Smart Codec technology enables you to save more videos thanks to HEVC compression. You can store the recorded videos on a microSD card (up to 256 GB), PC, FTS, NAS, Amcrest Cloud, or Amcrest NVR.
Being equipped with an Ambarella S2LM chipset, the camera supports lens distortion correction, has a noise reduction capability, and can show a clear image in challenging lighting conditions.
The Amcrest IP2M-841 firmware should be upgraded manually via Amcrest official website. You also can use the Amcrest Surveillance Pro — free software, provided by Amcrest. It provides the easiest way to manage and access your Amcrest cameras via PC. However, it can work only with several cameras.
The camera comes in one kit with the Amcrest IP2M-841 manual, power supply, and one-year warranty.
You get a choice from 3 color options: black, white, and silver. The round-shaped camera head is attached to a motorized base that provides tilting and panning. The camera has a case made of sturdy plastic and can operate at a temperature from 14°F to 113°F.
The built-in microphone is located on the top. The MicroSD card slot is situated below the 4mm lens. On the rear, there are a speaker, DC 5V port, Ethernet port, and a reset button.
So, as you could see from this Amcrest IP2M 841 review, this model is one of the most multifunctional from a budget range. It has zoom, tilt, and pan capabilities, as well as the ability to detect both motions and noises and inform you about them via the Amcrest View app. In addition, it has a decent Night Vision function and provides good 32-foot visibility in the dark.