Can only be configured using the app. This leaves you dependant on the vendor to support the app (Android and Apple). External cameras often have concealed or hard to reach power sources. Had one instance where I had to reboot the camera which meant unscrewing the camera mount to expose the cable plug. Would be nice to have a momentary switch on the camera body to do a power reboot. Have since scheduled the cameras to reboot every day. There is support for rtsp connection which is good for recording footage offsite. Overall though I am satisfied.