For those looking for something discreet.
Amuch more affordable camera than the DCS2630L, the DCS936L is built for people looking for something much simpler. It’s a great little camera, compact and capable, and using D-Link’s solid and non-technical cloud service and mobile apps for control.
Its hockey-puck design is great for shelf or ceiling mounting, with the camera lens flipping up from and rotating around a circular base. It can also be wall mounted, but you might find it a little frustrating to angle the camera just right.
We found the image quality to be perfectly solid when we tested it. Because it has a very wide angle lens (though not as wide as the DCS-2630L), it does have a notable amount of fish-eye distortion, but that tends to be the cost of capturing a larger part of a room at once.
We’re also fans of D-Link mobile software and web interface. It’s very easy to set up and intuitive to use, but still covers some of the more advanced features well, like fine-tuning motion detection notifications and recordings (pinch-to-zoom on mobiles is also really neat). You can configure it to record locally to a microSD card, and snaps can be sent to your mobile.
There’s one final little touch that we love as well: the Wi-Fi signal locator. It’s a visual indicator of Wi-Fi reception, making it easier to position the camera in a spot where it gets good enough Wi-Fi signals.
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