DO SMART SECURITY CAMERAS NEED WI-FI?

Smart security cameras provide the flexibility to monitor in and around your home without ruthless wiring. Today, with the advancement of technology, smart security cameras can be installed anywhere, but there is a misconception that all smart security cameras require Wi-Fi to operate. Although there are advantages to connecting your smart security cameras to your Wi-Fi network (they can be easier to set up as no wiring is needed), consumers who opt out of a Wi-Fi connection for their smart security cameras have options. Many cameras have alternate ways of connecting to the Internet making them an attractive alternative to Wi-Fi cameras. Here are two of the most common options:

  • Purchase a mobile LTE plan. One of the easiest ways to secure your home without Wi-Fi usage is to purchase a camera with a data plan. There are a host of cameras that come with an LTE mobile plan and utilize SD cards and Cloud storage to record and store data.
  • Use a Wired Network Camera. Another way to connect a smart security camera without Wi-Fi is by using an ethernet wired connection from your camera to your home’s network.
  • Tether to Another Device. Plug your camera into the USB port on your laptop or PC, or use an adapter to connect it to your smartphone. This method can be a challenge because the camera would have to be close to the device it’s tethered to.

Regardless of how you connect your security cameras, access to information is simple with remote camera monitoring and configurations are often done directly on your smartphone by downloading the camera manufacturer’s app.

Whether you opt-in or out of a Wi-Fi-connected smart security camera system, Geeks on Site can help. We offer 24/7 remote and on-site support for security camera installation and training so you can get the most out of your security system, the way you want it. Call Geeks on Site today at 1-888-799-4335 to schedule an appointment with our certified technicians.

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As a leader in the technology industry, Geeks on Site provides the very best technicians in computer repair, networking, smart home installations, and IT support. Our technicians are knowledgeable and courteous, and they’ve been vetted before entering your home or office space. Schedule an appointment today to meet your friendly, local Geek!

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