Yes, you would need a computer to look at recorded footage, but the camera as purchased does not include recording capability. You would need to set this up separately. While setup can sometimes be a bit tricky, Foscam does offer technical support and can help with any support issues you may have in getting the camera up and running. They can walk you through the entire setup process if needed. The camera will work 24/7 as long as it is powered on. It does have night vision which will allow you to see at night. The camera will run all the time and does not come included with a remote on/off capability, however this is easily attainable using add-on software such as "Blue Iris".
Sep 24, 2013