Home security cameras can seem like such a strange or taboo subject for many. You may think you need one only if your home was broken into, or if you have one that it says you are not in a nice neighborhood.
D-Link DCS 2330L received.
Well I disagree; there are many practical purposes for having and using a home security camera for both your home and family. That’s why we were excited about the D-Link DCS-2330L is the Outdoor HD Wireless Network Camera, and it is a pretty cool device.
The DCS-2330L is pretty small, it is about the size of an iPhone, but thicker, it comes with both a wall/ceiling mount and a stand so you can place it where you think the best angle is with ease. Since this is a D-Link camera, it has the ability to store pictures and videos in the clouds for you. One of the coolest features is the motion sensor, when your camera detects motion or sound it triggers a recording and sends you an email or push alert to your phone or tablet. You are also able to view a live feed of you camera at any time, either on a computer using the mydlink.com Portal, or on the app for your phone or tablet.
As I said earlier, everyone can use a home security camera, think of all the awesome uses;
– Tell you when packages arrive
– Notify you when your children get home from school, or a buddy’s house
– Check in on your favorite pet while you are away
– Check in on someone – possibly someone you are a caregiver to – ie. elderly parents
– Make sure the kids are doing what they are supposed to
– Keep an eye on help, either the maid or sitter
– Listen in or record certain conversations
– Use it for your office and keep track of the staff
There are tons of uses for a home security camera and the D-Link DCS-2330L is great for us, you can place it anywhere, even outside in the elements and it will do a great job.
We set this Outdoor HD Wireless Network Camera up in the elements, so far it has survived rain and heat, but this D-Link camera can also survive freezing temps as well. The DCS-2330L can operate from negative 13 degrees up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, and is protected from rain and snow thanks to its IP65 weatherproof housing. Another great feature is the night vision, using IR LED cameras, you are provided with excellent night vision up to 15 feet away.
Setup for this camera was a breeze, there are 2 options, the Zero Configuration if you have a D-Link router and the Easy Setup for all other routers. I did the Easy Setup and it truly was easy. Simply download and run a file from the site and you are off and running, connect to your Wi-Fi, create an account, and then download the mydlink app for your phone and you are up and running. I had to update Java and install some controls, but the mydlink Portal walked me through that and kept it nice and simple.
Bottom line, with so many cost effective options out there, everyone should have some type of home security camera system, the D-Link DCS 2330L is a great option for someone taking this first step, setup is a breeze, its accessible everywhere, and you can expand your system with D-Link as well. You can buy this camera and many other D-Link products at just about any electronic retailer for about $179, a small price for all the features.
What would you use your home security camera system for?