Access to clips even if not connected to wifi

Can you please make it where the camera does not have to be connected to wifi to look at its clips? What I mean by this is that for some reason whenever the connection between the outdoor cam and the homebase is not solid, I cannot view clips that were there days ago unless that camera is back on the network. What worries me about this is that then if someone is smart enough they will take the camera from its post and run off with it and I can’t get the footage of said thief because it won’t give me access to the clip on the homebase. If this is an error on my part please explain how to view clips regardless if its connected or not.