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D-Link DCS-5020L
9.6 out of 10

D-Link DCS-5020L

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Overall 6
6.0

Good device in the right application

Stormin' Norman, Staples
31 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Basic setup was straight forward; adding other users' access not so. Contacted D-Link Support for help; got NO reply beyond automatic email. Installed apps on smartphone and iPad and both work fine though big delay when sending remote commands.
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Overall 6
6.0

For baby sitting, Not Security

Daniel H., Newegg
30 August 2013
  • Summary: This camera is good if you need it for monitoring something for movement or if you want to check up on a pet while away. I would not use this as a replacement for a security camera that will record on demand and keep recording until movement is over since this camera can only record in small clips.
  • Pros: Can be remotely connected to via the internet. Can be remotely controlled and change the orientation of the camera. Good image quality day or night. The ability to adjust motion detection based on dividing the image into a grid and can select which squares to monitor for motion. Able to adjust au...
  • Cons: Streaming only option minus two very limited recording options. Can only record by sending an email with a video clip or images and by sending video clip to ftp. (Note: to get email to work I had to change the default send port from 25 to 465 even with Gmail even though Google does not specify it...
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Overall 6
6.0

DCS-5020L Cloud Camera

robert t., Newegg
15 July 2013
  • Summary: I like it for close viewing and the wireless is a plus. Other than that they need to revamp the soft ware. and kick up the resolution size is also nice,
  • Pros: Wireless. and wireless extender nice little addition. I also like the night vision and the pan scan 340 degrees pan by 120 degrees tilt . and the I also like the sound very load and clear. and motion detection. view fairly decent at 1x all though not very clear at 2x3x or 4x. four times zoom woul...
  • Cons: soft ware is very poor for what the rest of the package is. tried to use the recording soft ware wouldn't even work on my windows 7 machine. black screen tried three time to install it same results every time. did do a firmware update first thing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good color, easy setup, but not ready for prime time

Leo L., Newegg
14 July 2013
  • Summary: In short, as of this moment, I cannot recommend this camera. Until DLink releases fixes for the software glitches and thoroughly test their mydlink.com services, it would only appeal to those who wouldn't mind taking the time to work things out.
  • Pros: In chronological order from opening the box. All comparisons are made with the Foscam line of Pan/Tilt cameras that I have been using for over 2 years at this point. - Appearance: The camera is well-built, the material choice was well thought out and it's a good looking IP camera. It is larger th...
  • Cons: The list is long, unfortunately. All description here applies to the currently latest firmware 1.01. - Setup: I did two different setup methods (reset between both). One is "what would a normal person do", and the other one is "fully customized by a geek". *Consumer setup: I followed the included...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good hardware, performs well, setup issues

Michael M., Newegg
11 July 2013
  • Summary: 1) This is primarily an indoor camera. It probably could be mounted outside in a location that will not get wet. 2) The lens is fixed meaning that it is a digital-only zoom with no additional resolution. You also get a fisheye effect at its wide-angle settings. 3) The maximum resolution is 640x480.
  • Pros: 1) Once the D-Link DCS-5020L camera/microphone is connected and configured successfully, it performs as advertised (see the Overview and Details tabs for more specifics on its capabilities). 2) When the DCS-5020L's power is lost and restored, it reconnects automatically to the network with no iss...
  • Cons: Multiple software issues. My chosen software setup path exposed some errors in the D-Link software that caused the setup to take over 2 hours, explained below. 1) I use a Netgear Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router WNDR3700. I have 2 wired connections to this router as well as multiple wireless c...
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Overall 6
6.0

A geeky fun toy, but not quite ready for the CIA

Mike C., Newegg
8 July 2013
  • Summary: Setup was fairly straight forward. Download and install the software, plug in your camera, input network settings and you’re done. It allows for DHCP, Static IP or PPPoE connections. You must use an Ethernet cable during initial installation and firmware updates.
  • Pros: * This is a network attached, remote controlled, pan and tilt, night vision capable, smart phone accessible, color zoom camera with a built in Wi-Fi extender and sound + motion detection. How is this anything but a Pro? If I only had something like this 25 years ago when I was a teenager, I would...
  • Cons: * Picture quality. The camera’s highest resolution is 640x480, and it’s not a nice VGA 640x480 either, rather it’s a pixelated, artifact filled, color washed, contrast overkill, I am a webcam from the 90’s sort of a 640x480. This is my biggest complaint. After all is said and done, this item is s...
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Frederic Brisson, Amazon
11 April 2015
Overall 6
6.0

Great, sometimes tempermental...

BookReviewer "mzahra1", Amazon
7 September 2014
  • Summary: Works well, can be a little funky to connect to. On and off it can disconnect and be a pain to synch again. Once it's up and running works well from app and pc.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but returned it for Dropcam

Will Ryan, FutureShop
19 November 2013
  • Summary: As title says, returned for dropcam, had issues with sound not working and video quality was OK but zoom wasnt much use. App was OK but the Dropcam App is flawless. Save yourself some time and get the Dropcam
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Overall 6
6.0

CAMARA SENCILLA

Jesus, amazon.es
6 March 2015
  • Summary: Es una camara que esta bien para su precio,ahora bien hay que tener en cuenta que es muy basica,sirve para ver lo que ocurre y poco mas,de vez en cuando se desconfigura,cosa que se arregla desconectando y conectandola de nuevo para que se reinicie,por lo demas bien dado su precio no se le puede...
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