Yeah, I think you really need live access, or at least the ability to not have Continue? pop up after about 20 seconds. It really should be a STOP option instead. In my case, my office is in the basement of my house, and I have an indoor camera in my house looking out the window, so the motion is useless. However, if I am waiting for a service person or (especially this time of year) a package delivery, it would be nice to keep the live feed upon my other monitor while I am working. With the Continue? you have to be paying attention all the time to hit the button and prevent the image from ending.
This camera is USB powered so I don’t have to worry about battery life.