The mydlink® Wi-Fi HD Day/Night Network Camera from D-Link!
Home security is something that is of utmost importance in our lives. After all, we all work hard for our possessions but, when it is all said and done, it is personal safety that is much more valuable and irreplaceable. A home is not only made up of material things but, it is a place where memories are made and truly a safe haven.
Keeping it that way has become easier with the advancement of technology and gadgets that can help give you peace of mind 24/7. Being safe shouldn’t break the bank or add another monthly commitment either. When I had the chance to add to my home security system, I was immediately intrigued and excited to learn more and test out the mydlink® Wi-Fi HD Day/Night Network Camera.
We travel often and while we always have someone house sitting, having a surveillance camera indoors that can be monitored remotely and footage recorded is optimal for any business traveler. In case that anything happens, it is documented.
One of the most attractive things about the camera is that it allows for local network recording. You can avoid the hassle and added cost of a monthly cloud subscription with local recording (up to 128GB of video) on a MicroSD card.
You can set it up so that you get notifications whenever there is a sound or motion trigger. For families like us, it is a great way to check up on the kids when they get home from school or to take a peek at what your pets may be up to. Those rascals! It has 16ft Automatic Night Vision, so you’re covered at night too.
You can do all of this with the free mydlink Lite app available for Apple, Android, and Windows Phones.
- High quality 720p HD sensor provides detailed snapshots and crisp video
- Wide angle lens for clear, whole-room coverage
- Built-in IR LEDs to capture video in low-light environments, or even complete darkness
- Motion detection and sound level detection
- Send notifications and snapshots or video clips to your e-mail address, or save them to a microSD card
Ease Of Use
- Uses Wireless N so you can install the camera anywhere with ease
- Backwards compatible with 802.11g mydlink Functionality
- mydlink enabled so you can check on your camera anytime, anywhere
- View and manage your camera through the mydlink website
- Supports the mydlink Lite and mydlink+ apps for remote viewing on your mobile device
Discrete and Effective.
At first glance, the D-Link camera is super sleek and a decent size. It is not small nor is it large but, it is discrete. The benefit of this is that it makes the camera mobile. It is easy to unplug and set up in different locations. We tested this by moving it two times while we tested the surveillance.
We set up the camera on our mantle and since it’s capabilities allow it to record in crisp 720p HD quality video with 130° viewing, we have a clear view of our basement. You can zoom up to 10 times on the live image and still get great quality.
While other Wi-Fi cameras on the market offer a 90° or less field of view while the DCS-936L provides wall-to-wall coverage from one small, single device.
The mydlink® camera was refreshing to set-up. Literally from out of the box and into your home in minutes. There is also no wrestling with the unit to find the right angle to get as much coverage as possible.
Life of Pets.
Have you ever wondered what your pooches or kitties are up to when you are not around? I know that I do! We decided to test out the camera to see how it fared in our laundry room. We usually separate our dogs when we are not home, they like their own space and their crate is their den, so we like to keep it zen. Plus, the only time they spend in crates is when we are out of the house for longer periods of time. Otherwise, they are out and about.
We installed the camera by mounting it on the wall and it has a perfect view of Maverick. I was able to creep on him all the way from the grocery store. Like aforementioned, since it is easy to install–we can move it often.
So, we can place it upstairs to peek on the other pooch or in Gabby’s room when Maverick is in there and we are out. He’s pretty good but, it’s pretty awesome to be able to see what he does when we aren’t around. Often times, he sleeps and when he hears sounds–he goes alert then back to sleep.
I love that I can pinch and zoom in on my phone and see their cute faces crystal clear and it gives me peace of mind that they are okay!
Ready to WIN?
Now that you’ve learned all about it, are you ready to try to get your hands on one? One lucky Whispered Inspirations reader will have the chance to WIN this small but mighty camera! This contest opens on September 16th, 2016 and ends on October 1st, 2016. Open to Canada only excluding Quebec.
If you are ready to take charge of your home security in an affordable way, make sure you head over to www.ca.dlink.com or you can pick it up online and in-store at most major Canadian electronics retailers.
It’s perfect to check up on your older kids when they come home after school, to check up on the life of your pet when you’re not home or to check-in on an elderly family member. Not to mention, it is a great gadget to use if you have a new nanny or babysitter with your kids–you can check in anytime, anywhere you go.
For us, it’s been a great tool to use to supplement our home security. When we are home and we are not, it’s a peace of mind.
What would you use the camera for, where would you put it?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.