Summary: My initial feelings were not overly impressed with this product, because of the camera picture quality. But as I played around with the camera and deeply thought about the feature set of this product. I am left feeling impressed with this camera, because of all the functionality it has at a good price point. If you need a better resolution camera for higher definition then this is not the solution you are looking for.
Works fine out of the box but manual setup unlocks true power
1 week ago
Summary: I did not encounter the setup issues other users seem to have had. Try updating the firmware- some of the releases add new features and are not just bugfix and performance updates. My camera required a firmware update out of the box and I did not notice issues with it, so make sure it’s updated before setting everything up. Hopefully later cameras will have later firmware preloaded.
Pros: Very easy basic setup, just plug everything in (including Ethernet cable for initial install), download the setup wizard from the website given to register an account, then you are all set to start using the web interface. Just login and you can live view a stream from your camera over the internet. There are also iOS and Android apps that do the same. Picture quality is VGA and audio is not perfect but does work alright. If you just want to use this camera for viewin...
Cons: Night vision does work quite well but the infrared LEDs are somewhat visibly on. This makes the camera not so great for night security as in the dark it stands out and it’s obvious it’s there unless you try to hide it. That’s the most major complaint I have really. Smaller things include: VGA picture quality, sound is not the greatest, and the install does require downloading some software and setting up manually for the advanced features. However at the price point, ...
All features and easy setup for indoor surveillance. A wider viewing angle would have made it perfect.
Sachin Shukla, Amazon
31 May 2014
Summary: Features like microSD card recording and remote viewing work great but the viewing angle could have been wider. Pros: Remote management and viewing Motion based recording ability. Good visibility even without ambient light. Android app. (only Lower res video, 320x240, available on mobile) Easy setup Cons: Narrow view angle. Only about 45x35 deg (HorizontalxVertical).
Excerpt: This was a very easy setup if you have a current router with WPS button. So if you want a do it yourself home security system without paying a monthly service go out and buy the D-Link DCS-942L Enhanced Wireless N Day/Night home Network Camera by D-Link. I setup up 2 cameras in lest then one hour, turn on the motion detector with video recording to MicroSD card.
Summary: Everything needed to quickly put this camera into operation was included. I set it on my kitchen window's pane to monitor my front door, so I can see who's knocking, before opening the door. Its has a surprisingly good night vision feature, which allows me to see who is at the door even at night. Integrating the device in to my home network was very, very easy.