The Amcrest 960H is a very popular video security system used by thousands in USA and around the world. Today I will review it and see if it’s really worth buying. I will also mention some of the alternatives and compare them to the Amcrest 960H video security system (the model that comes with 4 cameras – Amazon link). Let’s start:
This model I am reviewing comes with 4 cameras (called “bullets”). It’s the most popular model. The recording resolution is 960X480P. That’s not full HD of course, but in my opinion it’s more than enough. I do understand that some people need the Full HD resolution, and in some cases it’s really needed. For those – I recommend checking out the Amcrest Eco-Series version (Amazon link). It’s really good as well, and it’s video quality is really stunning.
All four “bullets” cameras that come with the Amcrest 960H system have 24 IR LEDS. They will automatically turn on when a low light is detected. These LEDS are surprisingly powerful, and the cameras work pretty well in the dark. It’s also important to mention that these cameras are weatherproof so you really have nothing to worry about regarding this topic.
A 500GB hard drive comes pre-installed, but if you want – you can replace it with a bigger one (up to 3TB – which is A LOT !). For most people 500GB will be enough, but it’s always good to know that just in case – you can expend it. You can also configure the system to record and save the footage only when motion is detected. This will save you a lot of storage space. This solution is not suitable for places with a lot of movement all day of course.
The setup of the Amcrest 960H Video Security System is relatively easy. I can’t say it’s as easy as configuring one IP camera, but forutnally, Amcrest provides you with all the important information, making the setup process easy and fast. The system comes pretty much with everything you need, so you won’t have to waste any extra money. The motion detection feature and alerts are easy to setup as well (I will talk about that in detail in the next few sections).
Value For Money
As you probably know, there are hundreds of different security systems available online. Some of them are super expensive (and provide features that a cheap system can’t), and some are sold for affordable prices. Overall, I think Amcrest 960H is reasonably priced. It provides a lot for your money and that’s why it’s so popular. It works really well and the video quality is excellent. You can find many reviews of this system online. I checked many of them and it looks like most people really like this security system. In the past there were only 2 kinds of security systems : super expensive ones, and super cheap ones. The expensive ones did work well, but not all people could afford buying them. The cheap ones were “toys”. Nowadays, the industry really changed thanks to small companies that started making great security systems for reasonable prices.
As I mentioned – if you are looking for a system with Full HD cameras, this model is not for you. Check out the Amcrest Eco Series. It’s pretty popular as well. I will review it on our website in the next few month. Also, if you think that one secuirt camera will be enough for your needs – check out our Amcrest ProHD Review.
I hope that you will find my Amcrest 960H review helpful. If you have any questions about this great secuirty system – feel free to comment below. Also, if you want us to review a specific security system – feel free to contact us directly.