D-Link sent me a Day/Night Network Cloud Camera to review. The D-Link Cloud Camera 1150 DSC-933L gives you the ability to remotely view high quality video from your mobile devices. You are able to clearly monitor in the light and dark situations with the built in ICR filter and IR LEDs. D-Link sends email alerts to notify you of movement or sound that the camera detects.
Use the My D-Link apps to remotely view your camera feed. The D-Link camera also has a built in WiFi Extender that expands your WiFi network and helps reduce dead spots in your home.
The D-Link Cloud Camera 1150 comes with the camera, a power cord, a network cord, screws to mount the camera if you choose, and several instruction and warranty information booklets.
I love to use technology in creative ways and using WiFi cameras to monitor my home while I am away is not new to me. I first needed to set the D-Link Day/Night Network Cloud Camera 1150 up on my WiFi network. I hate reading instructions unless there are 3 or less steps. After about 10 minutes of fondling through the step by step instructions and not getting anywhere I plugged the camera into the power source and connected through the WPS- push button set up by holding the button down on the back of the camera for about a minute until the light began to flash. Then pushing the WPS button on my router. After a few seconds my camera was connected. Now I needed to unplug it and move it to the living room. After plugging the camera into the location I wanted to keep it, I connected it again to my WiFi network using the same method as before, only this time It didn’t seem to work the first time around. It very well could have been a user error.
After connecting and getting my camera set up in the location I wanted, I needed to set up the app.
There are several apps for D-Link available in the Apple app store. But the recommended app is the mydlink app that has a free lite version available for the iPhone and paid version for the iPad. For the purpose of this review, I downloaded the lite iPhone version on my iPad.
From the mobile app you can view your cameras feed no matter where you are at. So if you are at work and want to see what is going on in your house, just open the app and connect. You can also view the feed on your computer. There is a one minute limit to watching your camera stream. After the one minute you have to reload the feed. This gets a bit annoying after a while. You can also take a snapshot while viewing your feed. This is the snapshot I took from my iPad while setting the camera up and reviewing it. It is in night vision mode. In lighted situations the video feed is in color. The camera detects the situations automatically.
The D-Link Cloud Camera 1150 is also a WiFi extender and helps strengthen your signal in your house to help overcome dead zones. You can turn this feature on in the settings of the camera on the app.
This is a nifty little camera that allows me to view my camera feed remotely to see what is going on in my house for a minute at a time wherever I am at. A bonus feature is the WiFi extender.
Pros: Easy set up and I can watch whenever wherever
Cons: Only one minute of feed at a time and I can’t see a history of the video feed.
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