A memory card or a micro SD card IP cameras is primarily designed to store motion-activated recordings, a short video clip of movement. A standalone SD card security camera with local storage offers a cost-effective alternative to the subscription-based cloud storage. For example, if you don’t want to pay $200 a year for a cloud-base and subscription service. And the security of data stored to local storage will outclass other stored methods such as a cloud server. For example, if there is a hacker attack to the cloud server, you will have no way to deal with it. But if you store the video data to a local SD card, you don’t need to think of the problem too much. They only thing you just need to do is to protect the SD card and avoid losing it.
We are regularly asked “I don’t have WiFi and Internet, can i store video on SD card when motion is triggered?”. Security cameras with SD card help save motion footage locally in a remote or place with no Internet or WiFi.
So which SD card is the best for home security camera?
Based on my experience, the Kingston and Sandisk card are reliable. The Samsung is an option and they card has a good read-and-write speed and stability. The higher the number is, the faster it can write. Class 4 or higher SD card like Kingston 64GB is commonly used in home security cameras.
Many security cameras with SD card slot where you can put the SD card in are popular with consumers because there are some advantages like the article above I mentioned. There are some remote places where there are no wifi, such as farm, shed, fish pond, park, mountain, etc, the camera with SD card is a good idea for these places.
Here we list some popular Titathink home security cameras with SD card
Best home security camera system with SD card TT12CN.
TT12CN is a mini home security camera system with 4 security cameras. The mini smart storage with an SD card slot, which supports up to 128GB local storage of motion-activated recordings. And you don’t need to change the SD card because the old recording files will be overwritten by the new ones when the SD card is full. It doesn’t require a monthly subscription fee or mandatory cloud-based service. The local storage security camera could work independently and record movements to the SD card.
The camera system has a great advantage that you can put the the SD card at home while you are installing outdoor security cameras outside. In this way, you can protect your SD card from being stolen from your security cameras. Even if your camera gets stolen, you still can get video clips as evidence to the police.
An extremely small home video camera with SD card
TT08 wireless 1080p night vision security camera with SD card slot that supports up to 128 GB motion detection recordings. It’s incredibly easy to setup and use. It comes an adjustable bracket which allows you to put it anywhere.
The IP security camera is not only used as a home security camera, but you can use it in different ways. For example, you can carry it in your pocket or purse to record inside or outside events and activates you join in, or you can mount on your car dashboard and use it as a dash camera.
We gather some frequently asked questions when it comes to SD card security cameras.
1: How much video time can a 128gb SD card hold?
If you get the camera recording continuously to the memory card, and the memory card is a true 128 GB memory card (131,072 MB), the camera should be able to record for roughly 72 hours.
The highest quality setting is 4096 Kb(bit)/second video + 40 Kb(bit)/s sound = 517 KB(Byte)/second, which calculates to 30.3 MB/minute. If you get the camera recording only when it senses motion, then the number of hours of monitoring will depend on both the number of motion detection events and the length of recording that you select when motion is detected.
According to the above, a 128 GB card might be sufficient for a month of motion detection recording, or just over 72 hours depending on the environment where the camera is located.
2: What to Do When the Micro SD Card Security Camera is Not Working
Every now and then, it happens. The memory card won’t record motion; your security camera can’t recognize or recordings on SD card cannot be played.
First of all, make sure the SD card is properly inserted. Make sure the camera’s setting is okay. Take out the SD card from the camera (before remove the SD card, power off the camera in case of the damage of your camera), and then format the SD card with a card reader on your computer.
3, Do I need to change my SD card when the SD card is full?
You don’t need to change the SD card when the SD card is full, the camera will store recordings to the SD card, the old recording files will be overwritten by the new ones when the SD card is full.
4, How to upload SD card files to my FTP server?
We have an article to show you how to upload SD card files to your FTP server.