Night Owl Security has been absolutely dominating the Smart Security Camera scene for a while now, if you’re a fan of keeping everything in-house and having internal storage the Night Owl Security Camera is a fantastic choice.
So, much like many other Smart home security cameras, Do Night Owl Security Cameras require an internet connection? The answer is No. I spoke to Thomas P at the customer support for Nightowlsp who confirmed that you will always need your Night Owl system to be connected to the main Wi-Fi router via Ethernet cable and having an internet connection is for connecting external via the app.
The only time you require an internet connection is to review your footage from a remote location outside your network which can be done via Computer, Smart Phone & Tablet.
All of the Night Owl Security Cameras can be run on a localised network which requires no internet connection, you’ll be able to store all footage on the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) & Micro SD cards, another fantastic feature of these cameras is that they often come with 1-2TB (Terabytes) of storage which can be transferred over via a USB cable.
There are two types of Night Owl Camera, the NVR and DVR; both of which will store footage to your Hard Disk Drives and SD card.
NVR is a Network Video Recorder and DVR is a Digital Video Recorder, both of these types come with a Security Hub which allows you to control your selection of cameras, over its own wireless connection (Separate to your localised network). This hub works on a range of up to 300 ft in range.
If you have the Night Owl Connect app, you can use it as a two-way audio intercom, this means you don’t need a Wi-Fi connection.
Whilst you may not need a Wi-Fi connection to connect to your cameras locally, your first initial setup will require you to have a Wi-Fi connection to download the App along with any firmware updates on the hub + Cameras.
If you want to access the video footage from a network outside the Cameras own network, you will also need a Wi-Fi connection.