How to Upgrade NVR Firmware for Amcrest

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How to Upgrade NVR Firmware for Amcrest

How to Upgrade NVR Firmware for Amcrest For the best performance with your device, operating your NVR with the latest firmware version is highly re

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For the best performance with your , operating your NVR with the latest firmware version is highly recommended.

If you are experiencing intermittent connectivity, general bugginess, or difficulty using any features, you must make sure there is no available that would indicate you are not on the latest version.

There are 2 ways to check for your NVR firmware version:

1. Directly from the NVR on the built-in user interface.

2. On the web interface using a desktop computer or laptop.

Note: An Amcrest NVR cannot be expected to work as advertised unless it is up to date with the latest firmware.

Please always make sure you have the latest version before trying any other  steps or contacting support.

Method 1: NVR Interface

To begin, locate and download the most recent version of firmware for your device from http://www.amcrest.com/firmware.

Copy the firmware file onto a flash drive.

Note: The flash drive must be formatted to FAT32 or exFAT. Most flash drives are formatted to this by .

Insert the flash drive, with the firmware file on it, into the USB port located on the NVR. A “Find USB device” screen will populate. Click on the System Upgrade button to begin the firmware upgrade.

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A system upgrade screen will appear, click on the  button to locate the firmware file from your flash drive.

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Select the firmware file that you downloaded and click start.

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A progress bar will be shown at the bottom of the window. Once the upgrade has finished the NVR might restart on its own.

Note: Do not turn off the NVR during the upgrade process or it can damage the NVR and make it inoperable. 

Method 2: Web Interface

First, download the most recent firmware fromhttp://www.amcrest.com/firmware

Copy the firmware file onto a flash drive and insert the flash drive into a USB port on your computer.

Note: The flash drive must be formatted to FAT32 or exFAT. Most flash drives are formatted to this by default.

Next, log in to NVR’s web interface. For more information on how to access the web interface for your NVR click here.

In the main Menu, click on the operation function tile and click on System Maintain, then click on the upgrade tab.

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Click the browse button and select the firmware file you downloaded. Click Open to load the file into the interface.

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Click the System Upgrade button and the upgrade process will begin.

A progress bar will appear showing you the progress of the upgrade. Once the upgrade has finished the NVR might restart on its own.

Note: Do not turn off the NVR during the upgrade process or it can damage the NVR and make it inoperable.

Once the NVR has finished the firmware upgrade process, you can then log back into your NVR. To verify the firmware progress was completed successfully, click on the “i” icon on the screen and verify the System Version. The system version should reflect the same .bin name as the file uploaded.

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