I have the Zmodo kit with the NVR and 8 wireless cameras (4 interior, 4 exterior), an Android phone, and the Zmodo app. Here’s the process I used to get around the missing ZMD_SAP.
Reset the NVR - you’ll need the NVR cabled to the WiFi router and powered on for this step. On the back of the NVR is the reset button. Using a paper clip, hold in the reset button until the LED on front of the NVR goes out. Release the paper clip and check all the wireless cameras: they should be blinking green indicating that their IP addresses have been released; if not, repeat the reset. All the WiFi cameras need to be blinking green before continuing. Once the reset is successful, power off the NVR.
Connect your phone to the WiFi network open the Zmodo app. Inside the Zmodo app, remove all devices: My Devices -> Edit -> click on a device -> click on the 3 dots -> Remove device. Repeat.
Inside the Zmodo app, add back all the cameras using the following method:
A. Click on the plus sign in the upper right corner
B. Click on “QR Code”
C. Click “Start installation”
D. Click “Next”, “Next”, on the 3rd screen enter your WiFi password, click “Next”
E. You’ll now see a QR code. Hold the phone 6-8 inches away from the first camera and watch the camera’s LED. It should start blinking blue, then turn solid blue. WAIT for the camera LED to go solid blue before moving the phone. The solid blue LED indicates that the camera is now connected to the WiFi network. Go through the next screens to name the camera and opt in/out of the cloud storage.
When you get back to the main screen, you’ll see the camera listed. Repeat the QR Code process for all WiFi cameras. After all cameras have been added, you’ll want to configure the modes BEFORE turning on the NVR. From the main screen go to “My Modes”, then “Edit”. Select one of the pre-configured modes and set the camera attributes: Camera On/Off, Alert On/Off, Share On/Off. At this point you can set camera level controls. Here’s the kicker: after you add the NVR back, you lose the ability to set camera level controls. After the NVR is added, you only have mode level control but all your camera settings are retained. My suggestion is to configure the modes, turning cameras and/or alerts off depending on the mode and add new custom modes if the supplied 4 aren’t enough. You don’t need the NVR for the cameras or alerts to work; play around the mode settings for a week or two until you’re happy with them then turn on the NVR. Once the Zmodo app detects the NVR, it’ll automatically add it and fold all the cameras on the network into it.
After adding the NVR, if you don’t like the way the cameras are configured, you can use this process to start over. Enjoy.