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.
For operating security cameras with no WiFi, you have a few options to get the same advanced remote monitoring capabilities. You can run a cable directly to the digital recorder with an analog or HD-CVI system, or plug into your building with a Network IP recorder and cameras.
Analog or HD-CVI Surveillance Systems
An HD security camera system that doesn’t have 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 properties are already pre-wired with the correct type of coaxial cable, making it a non-issue to operate security cameras without WiFi.
A modern DVR Recorder, like those here at CCTV Security Pros, will be capable of connecting with both technologies. The difference really 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. HD cameras are the best option when you need to zoom in and see fine details like faces or license plates.
Network IP Surveillance Systems
If you want to operate security cameras without WiFi, but have a building wired with ethernet connections, it’s best to go with an IP 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.
This type of system doesn’t even require a separate power cable, as the Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology delivers the power and video feed through the same connection.
These devices can even operate without a connection to the internet. To start monitoring your security cameras with no WiFi or internet access, connect the NVR to an HD TV or a surveillance monitor.
However, if you need remote viewing on your PC or smartphone or motion detection alerts with your traditional wireless or POE IP cameras, you will have to connect your security system to a router.
The Bottom Line
These are all top-of-the-line cameras that work without WiFi. Our professional and friendly support team is always ready to assist you to select and match cameras to meet your surveillance needs for a truly custom solution. We also provide simple-to-understand security camera guidelines at our learning center and offer free USA tech & setup 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.