Where is the video recording stored? Do you have to pay for it? If so, what are the cost and options?
Robert L. asked on Nov 24, 2012
The built in software allows you to view and control the camera (up to 9) through a standard web browser. No subscription service is needed.
A computer is only needed for initial setup. Once the camera is setup the first time, you can remove the computer from the location leaving only the router, internet connection and the camera. The camera still works on the LAN (local area network) when internet is disconnected. Thus, it will still work internally on your local WiFi even if internet is down. The router does need to be on in such instance.
The camera does not have DVR box with it, but it comes with a built in network video recording system. What this means is that you could use an old (or new) computer as a DVR essentially to do the recording. Using third party software called Blue Iris, you can have the camera send text messages when motion is detected. Text messages can also be achieved using Email to Text services from your mobile provider. Using various third party apps such as LiveCams for Iphone, Blue Iris for Windows, Vitamin D for MAC and IP Camera Viewer for Android you can view and record camera footage simultaneously. Using the built in software the camera can send an email alert every time motion or sound is detected.
The 9dbi Antenna will add more WiFi signal strength. It is recommended if you are using the camera more than 80ft from the wifi router or if your wifi router is weak/old.
Allison J. from Self replied on Nov 25, 2012