Applies to: All ANNKE models
It depends on how you want to use your recorder, and your DVR/NVR model.
1. A monitor is necessary if you want to have a better experience. A monitor or TV is highly recommended to connect your recorder. It can help you easily find intrusions, thus protecting your property better. Besides, you can easily manage your settings on the monitor, and some settings don’t support mobile devices.
2. A monitor may be not necessary for you if you only want to watch live stream or playback on your computer or phone. Most ANNKE cameras or recorders support remote access via PCs, tablets, and phones. You can connect your recorders to your PCs or phones via the serial number, to watch live stream or playback.
Note: Make sure that your cameras or DVRs support remote access.