Amcrest Doorbell AD110 review and integration with HomeAssistant system


AMCREST Doorbell AD110 – My review and integration with HomeAssistant
Currently in the beginning of 2021, we have many options as a doorbell cameras and I’ve tried 2 so far and this one is my 3rd one. The “Amcrest AD110”. I got to say, I’m impressed. I like multiple options for the storages like – Cloud, SD Card, RTSP integration. Yes, you’ve heard me, RTSP. It’s a most welcoming feature for all the DIYers like me for using the devices with HomeAssistant. “Thank you Amcrest for listening to our requests”.

What’s in the box?
– Camera
– Two face plates (really good to have options for multiple face plate which match your bricks or sidings etc. You can always spray as well , not that I’m going to do , hahaha)
– Two sided screw driver
– Masonry drill bit
– Wires, Wire nuts
– Chime kit and it’s wiring

What you will see on a Camera?
– There is a nice 1080p camera with PIR sensor and also IR for night vision.
– You will also see some device information on the back like MacID, Serial ID etc., which you may need it later on to setup that device in Amcrest App. But don’t worry, Amcrest is smart to put the required barcode on front of the camera itselft so in you’ve mounted it first then you don’t have to take it all apart again to add it into the app, SMART
– On the side, you will see reset button and SD card slot.
SD Card – Max upto 128 GB with Fat32 format
How’s the wiring?
Well, I like that it uses your existing low voltage(16v-24v) old school wiring as well. It’s not a battery operated one. Though it’s uses low volt, I would suggest to shut off the switch when you are installing it.

There are required wires, nuts and connectors etc. everything will come in a box itself so you don’t have to find around the house.

Wifi signal requirement is 2.4 GHz and not going to work on 5GHz. It has two way talk feature, screenshot feature etc. via their app. Look for the installation videos below.

Installation
I could make a video of the installation but honestly, Amcrest did such a great job of creating those videos itself, I attached those links here –
Installation Video from Amcrest
Setup a video doorbell in Amcrest App

Note: Does not comes with wedge brackets but easily build one using 3d printer from local city office or library. I didn’t need one but friend of mine did it via public library and works great. Link here

App Support and Digital Views

To view and control your doorbell camera and it’s settings, you will have to use their Amcrest Smart Home App (Available for iOS and Android)

Another option , which I am using it as in HomeAssistant and Blue IRIS integration. Yes, it has RTSP support like I said earlier and so smooth integration to the Blue Iris.

HomeAssistant and Blue iris integration –

Some of my friends were able to integrate directly via amcrest platform in HA, something like this – Full link here

Binary sensors available for Motion detection, Online/Offline device status etc. Also available is Sensors and Camera entities so you can add it to the HA dashboard.

Blue Iris integration? Good installation and configuration link here. This is how I did mine.

Few suggestions to Amcrest from all of us
Secure the app via 2-factor authentication or Duo
Provide some more compatibility with HA system via Doorbell button binary sensor
Have some MQTT support and this will be #1 choice for all DIYers

Final Verdict
Thumbs Up. I am thinking to order one more for my back door as well. Overall it’s great choice and I like it compare to prior two ones which I’ve tried.

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