Using a Merkury camera without wifi is possible, but it requires some additional work. Typically, security cameras are designed to operate with a wifi connection to transmit and save footage to the cloud. Still, there are instances where wifi might not be available, such as in outdoor settings or in remote areas. In such cases, the following steps should be followed to use a Merkury camera without wifi:
1. Power the camera and connect it to a micro-USB power source.
2. Start the Merkury app on a smartphone or tablet that can connect to the camera via Bluetooth.
3. Turn on the camera’s Bluetooth mode by pressing and holding the camera’s reset button for five seconds.
4. Once the camera is in Bluetooth mode, the device should be visible in the Merkury app, and you can connect to it by selecting the camera’s name from the list.
5. The camera’s live feed should now appear on the device’s screen, and you can control its functions such as recording and taking snapshots.
6. To save the footage, you’ll need to insert a micro-SD card into the camera; otherwise, the footage will only be stored in the camera’s internal memory, which is limited.
It’s essential to note that using a Merkury camera without wifi means that there won’t be instant alerts or notifications as these happen when the camera is connected to the internet. Additionally, footage recorded will need to be manually downloaded and saved, and there won’t be automatic cloud backup. Using a Merkury camera without wifi limits its functionality but is still useful in some cases where a wireless connection is not available or convenient.
1. Can I use the Merkury camera without Wi-Fi?
Yes, it is possible to use the Merkury camera without Wi-Fi. To do this, you need to connect your smartphone to the camera using Bluetooth. Once you have successfully connected your smartphone to the camera, you can use the Merkury app to control it.
2. How do I connect my smartphone to the Merkury camera using Bluetooth?
To connect your smartphone to the Merkury camera using Bluetooth, you need to first download and install the Merkury app on your smartphone. Next, turn on the camera and put it in pairing mode by pressing the button on the side of the camera. Then, open the Merkury app and go to the settings menu. In the settings menu, select the option to connect to the camera using Bluetooth, and follow the on-screen instructions to pair your smartphone with the camera.
3. Can I control the Merkury camera using the app without Wi-Fi?
Yes, you can control the Merkury camera using the app even without Wi-Fi. Once you have successfully connected your smartphone to the camera using Bluetooth, you can use the app to control the camera’s settings, view live footage, and view recorded footage. However, you will not be able to access the camera remotely or view footage from outside of Bluetooth range.