Rather than signing up for home monitoring systems that are often offered by our own internet service provider, we prefer to do it ourselves and connect video cameras in the important areas of our home. That way we know how it is set up, we know who is watching and who isn't. We want to make sure we do our research before we just plug anything into our private lives.
It comes with everything you need to get started, including the instruction manual, wifi code and wall mounting screws if that's the way you want to set it up. We just use the included perch when we set up our cameras. This camera almost does it all.
It has crisp HD Video and remote viewing (through their handy My D-Link app!). It also has automatic night vision up to 16ft, sound and motion detection can notify you via the app if there was any movement in the room being watched. You can set it to auto record both sound and video (up to 128GB of video) on a MicroSD card, plus you can also set up smart alerts in the app to suit your needs. I always like trying out devices that I can control from my phone.
Like most D-Link devices, it's easy to set up and you don't have to pay a monthly fee (except your internet connection which you need to use anything wifi these days, right!)
I like that this camera is HD, has night vision mode and records plus you can control it all from your smartphone or tablet. I don't like that it doesn't rotate or pivot like our other camera but everything has its pros and cons. Overall it is a good camera, it does what we need it to do and some.
D-Link hasn't yet let us down when it comes to quality and security of their home monitoring devices.
You can purchase these online and in store at most major Canadian electronics retailers for around $99.99.
Posted on behalf of D-Link. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Comments and opinions on this blog are those of the author.