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Friday, September 16th, 2022 9:05 PM

Cameras without WiFi?

I have a new Simplisafe system purchased in Sept. 2022. I don't have home wifi. I ordered an inside camera and an outdoor camera - will they work without wifi? Will I get an alert notification on my cellphone if the outside camera picks up movement? Thanks.  

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2 years ago

Hi @jsobutka ,

All of our cameras do require WiFi. Unfortunately, while the built-in cellular connection in the Base Station is great for sending alarm signals, it's not strong enough to support the huge amount of data in video. So the short answer is sadly no, you'll need to have WiFi at that location for those cameras to work at all.

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What if my router is working,  but my internet provider is down? Will the cameras still work? Thanks




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This is a great question and I can't believe I haven't asked a variant of it before. Thanks for this.

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@evilqueen2312​ SimpliSafe cameras need to connect to our services through the internet to work; so even if your router is functioning the cameras will not work if your internet is down.

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