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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 3:51 PM

Allowing camera to work without WIFI


I have had my SS system for 2 weeks now and it works great. However, I installed the system in my second home that does not have WIFI. I love the way SS works via cell towers so I do not have to pay for WIFI to run the system. However, the camera requires WIFI to work. I suggest updates to the SS system to enable the camera to take still pics when motion is sensed in the room and the ability to view the camera live with limited capturing so that WIFI is not needed, and the cell connection could be used to transmit pics to the owner and monitoring service. If the camera could take say 1 frame every second or so, the data load would be light enough for cell use and not needing WIFI. And better yet would be to be able to store those shots for viewing later. With a 25 year background in IT network services and cameras, this should be doable, and I feel that it would add great marketing value for those who do not have WIFI on the premises to be protected.

Thank you for a great product, and hopefully implementing this easily added feature.

Gary T.

5 Messages

4 years ago

That ability would also be helpful to those of us who have unreliable internet connections or in the event a burglar disables the internet connection.  I've only had one alarm event, but it happened in the middle of the night and the internet connection just happened to be down at that time.  So the cameras were useless in determining whether there was a real threat.  It turned out to be a false alarm caused by a heater vent too close to a motion detector.  But having the cameras "fall back" to still pictures or low-frame-rate video sent through the cellular backup system would have been very helpful in that event.
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