yes, i’m aware of the limitations of them being offline.
the cams were initially setup & configured w/wifi & internet connection, tested & firmware updated, and they work fine IF turned on while online (connected to internet).
so the cams were setup & working properly while online.
prob is when i turn them on w/o internet (offline), one blinks yellow/blue, other blinks blue. offline == cannot connect internet. and neither record.
NOTE: wifi isn’t enough, they seem to require internet access during startup (dunno if they need to authenticate on a remote server? set time/date? or something else b4 starting), if they can’t connect, they blink & do nothing, no local recordings
so when u turn urs on while offline, do they record while blinking no internet?
if mine recorded & blinks, i wouldn’t be asking. i’d just turn off the status light, cuz they’re intentionally offline.
but the ones i got don’t record, which is why i’m asking.
again, if i turn mine on w/internet, they startup & connect, i get a solid blue light & everything’s fine. BUT turn them on w/o internet, then blinking no internet & no local recording.
turn them on w/internet, everything is fine again.
turn on w/o internet, blinking & no local recording.
same results every time.
like i said, it seems like they need to connect somewhere to do something during startup, otherwise blinking & no recording = they do not work offline.
now, if i turn them on w/internet, and they later become offline after the startup process was successful, then np, they continue to record locally.
issue seems to be at startup (powered on or restarted), they click & blink during their startup, connect to something to do something online b4 continuing. if they can connect u get a solid blue light & everything’s fine. if they can NOT connect during startup, then blinking & no recordings.
only work around i could come up w/was a smartphone hotspot tether during startup. but i’d have to do that every time the power cycled or it restarted.
surprised there aren’t more who use their cams offline. maybe i’m the only one w/this issue, unfortunately it’s an issue w/all my cams… or maybe it’s a known issue & i’m the only one who doesn’t know cuz i’m a newbie