Cam with adequate functions but poor reliability
I bought 4 of these approximately 4 years ago. Setup was hit and miss, requiring an ethernet cable (which you may leave attached for a fixed connection or remove for wireless). On some occasions, such as after the power adapter is unplugged or after power loss you may have to reinstall the cameras from scratch. Oddly, the wifi setup is not always effective and you may need several attempts. Video quality is barely adequate for monitoring purposes - you certainly won't be getting anything close to HD resolution nor would you be able to pick up t...he fine details in any video. The greatest gripe for me though is the poor durability of these units. As stated earlier, I installed 4 of these in my home about 4 years but only 1 now still works. The other 3, at various times, just stopped working and no amount of hard resetting would revive them - very poor durability and definitely a very high rate of failure. I've now started using another brand of cameras.
terrible software and no support
Camera works reliably and image is quite good. However, changing any settings on the camera requires the use of the Dlink portal with a computer which does not work 95% of the time. See the images on iphone and ipad with the dlink apps works great but you can't change any settings on these devices. To change settings you have to go through the dlink website with a computer. I spent hours trying to connect through their website. Many similar reports on the net. Won't be buying another dlink camera.
Gave up trying to install this camera after trying to connect it manually numerous times. Follow the online instructions but the iOS App just can't see the camera when trying to set up. How hard can it be to create software that just works after being in market for so long? Suggest buying something different.
Mixed feelings about this
Amazing camera at an amazing price
I was at first very skeptical at first and after installing it very relieved and very happy. The price is fantastic and does the job well and the view is amazing. I am impressed indeed. Now I can simply log in at 3.15 to 3.20pm and see my kids have arrived home safe and well from school. Thanks D-Link
ease of connenction and use
Every home should have one!
Very happy with the recent purchase of the wireless D-Link DCS-930L Cloud IP Camera.
Multiple uses for either using as surveillance of monitoring your home or area, or for being able to keep an eye on family members, and even pets.
Picture quality is perfect. Very impressed to have clear precision and streaming wireless vision. I followed the set up instructions on disk and completed the installation easily. I can view at a glance from my computer using D-Link as the host on the internet and I can monitor all activity. I can also set up ...an alert for when there is movement in the grid within the advanced set up of the camera configuration. Audio is also available so you can even listen to what you are watching or monitoring. There is also an iTunes application for the iPad and iPhone of which I have downloaded, and I can instantly see and monitor what is going on from there too. I love this device so much, I am getting another one for the back yard. Easy to use surveillance monitor that has great video and is affordable.
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