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D-Link DCS-5010L Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera
  • 340 degree pan and 120 degree tilt capability with 4x digital zoom
  • 26 feet of night vision
  • Motion detection triggers e-mail / push alert notifications
  • mydlink app support for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows phone

3 out of 5 eggs Decent starter camera 08/19/2013

This review is from: D-Link DCS-5010L Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera

Pros:

Easy setup:
The camera's pretty much just plug and play, There's a template to use in order to mount directly to a surface, or you can use the included bracket to offset the mounting location.

Motion detection:
You can use motion detection to send you alerts or to begin recording video. The alerts can include an image of what triggered the event.

Remote viewing:
You can log on to the dlink cloud service to view your camera from anywhere you have an internet access.

Recording:
You are able to record the camera's stream onto a local network drive.

Day/Night mode:
The camera can see in total darkness. It can auto select day and night mode or you can manually select it.

App:
DLink has an app for Android and iPhone. The android app works well and can be used anywhere that you can connect to the internet.

Cons:

Internet:
You must have an internet connection to use the install software or to get the manual. Only a quick start guide is included in the packaging.

Pan/Tilt:
The included software makes panning and tilting a hit or miss affair. The camera only responds occasionally. The camera can easily be heard when moving and sometimes ticks at random intervals.

LEDs:
The IR LEDs are readily visible anytime they are on. That makes the camera easily seen, which is gets it identified in a surveillance situation, there is also an activity LED that is always on or flashing, I haven't been able to find a way to turn it off, which other cameras allow.

Apps:
There is a free app, but there is also a paid app. The free app is constantly searching on a tablet, making a phone the only viable option for a mobile application.

Other Thoughts:

You can access the camera directly by going into your web browser and entering it's IP address, which your router will supply.

I have installed surveillance systems in residential and business environments. This camera is good for this price range.

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