I do not pay a monthly fee for my recordings to be stored on the cloud. There truly is no need unless you need recordings of every day comings and goings, like a business or office would need. Mine keeps recordings for 7-days then loops and records over the older footage. If I need one of those recordings from one my cameras within those 7-days, I view it and download to my phone for keeping. Again, I see no need in paying a monthly fee of useless recordings (i.e, bird/bug flying by camera, neighbors walking dogs or just walking by, cars going by driveway camera, etc...). If video is needed in those 7-days, download to phone or USB for keeping and for FREE!!!!