BUYER BEWARE! D-Link sells multiple DIFFERENT products under the same product number, with DIFFERENT capabilities!
D. Dozoretz "wzrdjr", Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: YOU CANNOT MOUNT THIS FLUSH TO THE WALL/CEILING! Buyer Beware. D-Link sells multiple version of the BCS-5222L and they one I received does not include or will work with a mounting bracket. D-link's own website (entitled "D-Link | How do I mount my DCS-5222L to the wall or ceiling?") shows a DIFFERENT product than the BCS-5222L I received. That's right - multiple products, same product number.
Summary: I purchased this camera for security purposes. I wanted something that could be viewed remotely and would email me a clear enough picture to use in prosecution if needed. These were my only requirements. Before this, I had the cheaper DLink 5010L and had to return it due to a blurry picture and constant false emails saying it either sensed motion or it was disconnected. I figured the more expensive 5222L would perform better, so I got it. I was wrong.
Summary: Bought this in-store (please note it is $10 cheaper here) and will be taking it back tonight. We are both tech savvy people and after spending 3 hours trying to get it set up and working properly we gave up. Set up of the camera itself and installing the software to our computer was easy and straightforward. Problems came with the D-link website and the inabiliy to view the camera because Java and Apple don't get along.
Impossible to set up and constantly disconnects from wireless network
16 May 2014
Summary: I bought the D-Link DCS-5222L camera to monitor a sick pet while away from the home. Right out of the box, this camera was impossible to set up. Everything worked OK when hooking up with a wired connection, but trying to get the camera onto my wireless network took well over two hours. I have a D-Link DIR-825 Extreme-N Dual-Band Gigabit Router running the latest firmware, so you would assume that this setup would work flawlessly.
Too complicated for set up as a wireless security camera wthout techie assistance
Los Angeles Reader "LA, CA Reader", Amazon
14 May 2014
Summary: 5/14/14 4:15p PDT. Without success, I have spent several hours now trying to set up and activate this D-Link Cloud Camera # DCS-5222L. Neither the enclosed written instructions nor the downloaded ones provide A to Z, step-by-step clear American English instructions to connect this unit wirelessly to a phone company installed router.
Seems like decent hardware but forget about support and using any phone/tablet app they advertise
9 March 2014
Summary: Bought this one elsewhere and reviewed it there, but I had a bad enough experience that it seems worth sharing so that folks are prepared for what can happen. The short version is this: You can't use the apps for the camera unless you have an account on mydlink. You can't create an account on mydlink unless their PC application can locate the camera.
I have the first model before the B hardware version
3 March 2014
Summary: When this camera switches between day and night vision it constantly records and will not stop until I reboot the device. I have it recording to a computer and it fills up the 500 GB hard drive in about 2 hours making it worthless for home security. D-Link will not update the firmware to fix it so my guess is that the issue is with hardware hence the B version. Make sure you do not buy the A version.
Summary: Update: I first gave the product 2 stars. My mistake. After using the product for two weeks, I can wholeheartedly give it 1 star. TRY DROPCAM INSTEAD. That is an amazing product. I bought one, set it up in less than five minutes, and the quality is fantastic. After only 4 hours with two technical service personnel, after two online downloads to update from the included software, and after switching to a different router I have an fair to good picture.
Summary: I have a new mac book pro and this product won't work with it. Just got of the phone with tech service (in some forign country) and they said the java on the new macs won't work. I also tried to access from my iPad and that wont work either. It worked on my iPhone but the picture is VERY grainy. I'm returning this NOW !