A decent camera that records everything locally for no cost
> £160 > FROM D-Link, dlink.com/uk > FEATURES 180° panoramic lens, 720p HD camera Ease of use
Setting up is simple enough, and made easier by an option to pair directly with your router via WPS, if supported. The app itself is reasonably easy to navigate, but some options, such as reviewing footage, can be tricky to find.
The wide-angle, 720p HD lens is good quality with no warping. It’s got night vision up to five metres, and the ability to set custom detection zones and tweak sensitivity. However, there’s no scheduling or location-based controls.
The camera integrates into the mydlink Home ecosystem, and the addition of IFTTT support through a trigger- and action-based channel widens support to other apps and services. Shame it can’t provide those missing controls…
You have to provide your own (formatted) MicroSD card for storing your recorded footage, but that’s the only additional cost involved – there’s no expensive monthly subscription to factor in, giving you full control over your recordings. This is how it should be done.