Cams without computer to connect

Posted on 2016-08-07
Last Modified: 2016-08-07

Please advice on cams that don't need to have a computer in order to work.  Usually when one buys security cams they it requires a computer to store the data (GB or TB in size) in order to work.  Is there cams that it would transmit to other location beside the local computer?

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Question by:rayluvs
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by:Paul Sauvé
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You can purchase CCTV cameras that record directly to a DVR (digital video recorder).

You will need a screen to view your recordings. I'm not too sure how many hours you an put on each DVD.
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tailoreddigital earned 500 total points
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Use IP cameras.   An IP camera is accessed via it's IP, not a direct connection to a computer or DVR.    

I've setup IP cameras in remote locations (anywhere on the internet) and recorded them locally.     The basic idea is that the camera is connected to the network switch/router, then forward a port on the router to the camera.   With this configuration, regardless of where in the world the camera physically resides, i can add it as a camera to monitor and/or record with DVR software on my computer.   I use BlueIris.

It doesn't have to be recorded to a computer, you could use a mobile device to monitor such a camera.

Some cameras have internal SD cards to record to, this might work for you too.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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>> It doesn't have to be recorded to a computer, you could use a mobile device to monitor such a camera.

I perhaps misunderstood. I felt that rayluvs did not want to use the Internet.
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ID: 41746422
You understood correctly Paul, we are looking for using only the cam for now and have it connected via wifi to X location in the web.

Question (to fully understand the recommendations):

  • The cam HAS to have an IP within its device?

  • Also, do the cams has some sort of protection? That is if someone gets to connect to the LAN, can it be access by a PC that is not supposed to?
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tailoreddigital earned 500 total points
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I might misunderstand.   He said a "other location" initially, i took that as another physical location.   Now Ray says in the "web", internet?    I apologize if i'm misunderstanding.   Either way, Ray will end up with a solution to his needs.  

It doesn't need an IP if it's connected to a device.

It does need an IP if its going to be on the LAN without being connected to a device.

IP cameras have a login, so another computer can access the device but can not get access to the content of that device without the proper login credentials.

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ID: 41746544
Sorry about that, by "other location" we meant "other location" other than a PC; which can be via LAN or Internet: a PC via VPN, or a Cloud service such as google drive, mega, box, dropbox, etc.  

We want to decide where the images or video is going to be sent.  At this moment we have a CAm that HAS to HAVE a local PC. We want to send it elsewhere.

Understood on the "It doesn't need an IP if it's connected to a device"; ok.

As for the unauthorized access, you are saying that the CAM with IP has to have a login to control who access it?
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Expert Comment

ID: 41746554
Yes, IP cameras  have a login like a router has a login, or any network device.

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ID: 41746678
Thanx All!!

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