Using Security Cameras With No WiFi
Posted by Gregory DeRouanna on Aug 6, 2018
Most wireless security cameras operate over WiFi, but if the cameras must be placed too far from an access point or the building itself makes for a poor signal, then WiFi will not be the best choice.
If you’re planning to operate security cameras with no WiFi and still enjoy advanced remote monitoring capabilities, there are a few options to choose from. You can either run a coaxial cable directly to the digital video recorder with an HD-CVI or analog system or plug directly into your building with an IP Network video recorder and cameras. These system types are referred to as HD-CVI and IP.
While these security cameras systems without WiFi operate over cable, they’re capable of advanced surveillance features like remote viewing, which you can use to see the live feed and recorded video of all your cameras right on your phone anywhere, anytime. All security surveillance systems by CCTV Security Pros include remote viewing at no monthly cost.
Analog or HD-CVI Surveillance Systems
HD security cameras systems with no WiFi or cellular security cameras can be an excellent pick if it’s what you’re specifically looking for. Analog & HD-CVI systems have been the standards when it comes to reliable wired security systems for years. Many businesses and residential or commercial properties are already pre-wired with the right type of coaxial cable, making it a non-issue to set up and operate surveillance cameras without WiFi.
A modern DVR recorder, like those here at CCTV Security Pros, will be capable of connecting with both technologies. The difference comes down to the security cameras themselves. Analog cameras produce video quality measured in lines of resolution, and HD cameras have quality measured in megapixels. High definition security cameras with no WiFi are the best monitoring option when you need to see finer details and zoom in on faces or objects like license plates.
Network IP Surveillance Systems
If you want to operate a security camera system without WiFi, but have a building wired with ethernet connections, it’s best to go with an IP security system that operates with a Network Video Recorder (NVR). Simply connect the cameras and recorder to access points with CAT5/6 ethernet cable, and they will automatically connect with no WiFi connection required.
Network IP surveillance systems don’t even need a separate power cable. The in-built Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology delivers the surveillance system power and video feed through the same network connection.
These devices can even operate without a connection to the internet. To start monitoring your IP security cameras with no internet access or WiFi, connect the Network Video Recorder to a surveillance monitor or HD TV.
However, if you want to enjoy unlimited remote viewing on your tablet, PC, and smartphone or get motion detection alerts and notifications with your POE IP cameras or traditional wireless cameras, you’ll have to connect your security system to a network router.
The Bottom Line
These are all top-of-the-line cameras that work without WiFi. Our friendly and professional support team at CCTV Security Pros is always ready to assist you in selecting and matching security cameras to meet your unique surveillance needs for a truly custom security solution. We also provide simple-to-understand security camera guidelines at our Learning Center and offer free USA tech & set up to ensure you’re up and running in the shortest time possible.
Learn more about your options for security cameras with no WiFi at CCTV Security Pros or talk to us to discuss the best security camera options for your surveillance and monitoring needs. Call us at 888.653.2288.