Many modern security systems are internet-enabled, thus allowing features like remote live viewing and uploading recorded footage to the cloud. Even though having an internet-enabled surveillance system may offer obvious benefits, the internet is not completely necessary for a security system to function well. So the answer is no, you do not need the internet for a security system.
A surveillance system has security cameras (IP cameras or analog cameras) to record footage to a digital video recorder (DVR) or network video recorder (NVR), and this setup does not require or depend on any internet connection. Let’s take a look at why the use of the internet is not compulsory for your security cameras to work effectively.
How a security system works
A traditional analog surveillance system model could have a security camera (or many cameras) connected to a digital video recorder, which is also connected to a router and the internet. The security camera sends the signal to the digital video recorder, which then converts it to a digital format to have the footage recorded on a hard drive. Having it connected to a router enables you to have remote access and local access to the footage whether you are using a tablet, computer, or mobile phone.
Even if the internet goes down, you will still have a functioning security system. You will still be able to see the footage on the security systems terminal.
Another surveillance system model could do without the internet connection completely, making everything available locally. You would still be able to watch the video stream on the security systems terminal, even if there’s no router connected.
If you replace analog cameras with IP cameras and make use of an NVR in place of a DVR, you will still have a security system that does not rely on the internet to work.
There you have it, a security system can function without an internet connection.
With or without an internet connection, your surveillance system will work perfectly well, if setup correctly.
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