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Old 02-26-2019, 02:27 PM   #1
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Can you have home cameras with internal SD cards, a wifi router, andwithout having internet. will the camera recognize the wifi router or does it have to have internet to send off a wifi signal.

To review the pics on my phone, if Im in the room with the wifi router, could I use the camera ap to watch what is on the camera SD card or does it take internet to be able to do this?

If its hard to follow, i understand.
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:10 PM   #2
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I believe you would have to have a camera that can utilize cellular signals. The WIFI needs internet to do anything.
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:29 PM   #3
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Iím not sure what you are asking. But look at the simple safe camera and home security. Itís all self contained no WiFi or Internet required.
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:35 PM   #4
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How about an explanation of your situation and what you are trying to achieve?
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:48 PM   #5
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I’m in I love cameras
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:10 PM   #6
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I’m guessing he wants some home security cameras and does not have internet/WiFi at his home.
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:19 PM   #7
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Following this....
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:56 PM   #8
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Iím guessing he wants some home security cameras and does not have internet/WiFi at his home.

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Old 02-26-2019, 05:30 PM   #9
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You should be able to use a WIFI router to connect cameras to receiver without internet
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:29 PM   #10
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You should be able to use a WIFI router to connect cameras to receiver without internet

Iíll try it out
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:09 PM   #11
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You should be able to use a WIFI router to connect cameras to receiver without internet
I donít think this going to work. Most web enabled camera systems are going to have a web portal or app that they are linked to in order to view content. I donít know of any that have local or on board storage
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:22 PM   #12
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Can you have home cameras with internal SD cards, a wifi router, andwithout having internet. will the camera recognize the wifi router or does it have to have internet to send off a wifi signal.



To review the pics on my phone, if Im in the room with the wifi router, could I use the camera ap to watch what is on the camera SD card or does it take internet to be able to do this?



If its hard to follow, i understand.
The answer to all of your questions is yes. Make sure your camera accepts SD cards as storage. As long as you are on the same WiFi network, your camera app will connect just fine. An internet gateway is only required if you want to view the camera away from your home.

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Old 02-26-2019, 07:26 PM   #13
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I donít think this going to work. Most web enabled camera systems are going to have a web portal or app that they are linked to in order to view content. I donít know of any that have local or on board storage
That's how IP cameras originated! Wasn't until nest, Arlo, ring that users were made to believe that cloud storage is required for a security camera! Most IP cameras accept SD cards for storage. Some do not so you should make sure to verify if that's the storage route to take.

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Old 02-26-2019, 07:28 PM   #14
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The answer to all of your questions is yes. Make sure your camera accepts SD cards as storage. As long as you are on the same WiFi network, your camera app will connect just fine. An internet gateway is only required if you want to view the camera away from your home.
Cheap "Yi!" home cameras will record video to micro sd cards and you can view the videos at home on your "wifi without internet"

https://www.amazon.com/YI-Wireless-S.../dp/B01CW4CEMS

Also several other cameras probably have the same capability.

Have you considered a NVR/DVR package from costco?
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:16 PM   #15
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Cheap "Yi!" home cameras will record video to micro sd cards and you can view the videos at home on your "wifi without internet"

https://www.amazon.com/YI-Wireless-S.../dp/B01CW4CEMS

Also several other cameras probably have the same capability.

Have you considered a NVR/DVR package from costco?

I have those for my office and they work well
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:20 PM   #16
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I have a Lorex system all hardwired and go to a DVR. Nothing is needed for wifi unless I want to view it on the app or store it on the cloud. If you want to view any camera on an app you will need wifi.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:06 PM   #17
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I have a Lorex system all hardwired and go to a DVR. Nothing is needed for wifi unless I want to view it on the app or store it on the cloud. If you want to view any camera on an app you will need wifi.
That's what we've had for 4 years on our home and at my models. I do have the ability to going online and view any of my cameras with any smart phone or computer. I like it. It's paid off and there are no additional fees.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:41 PM   #18
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Several correct answers above me on not needing an internet connection. Most good cameras will record to a local SD and an NVR, etc. I would re-consider wireless in favor of wired POE cameras. Make sure they record at a frame rate and resolution that you are comfortable with. I buy most of my stuff from security camera king. I have SD cards in my cameras but honestly they are not big enough to be useful. I have two separate NVR devices, 2 TB each, for 8 cameras. I do record motion at the highest supported frame rate and resolution, so it eats space. I have kicked around moving some cameras and going full time record on one NVR and still may move that direction.

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Old 02-26-2019, 09:51 PM   #19
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Some are confusing wifi and internet in this thread. Just to be clear, you could have a wireless setup at your place that is not connected to ISP servers. Keep in mind that wireless, or even wired camera traffic that is not isolated will be an issue for home network bandwidth at the frame rate and resolution you will want.

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