If you are looking for a gift that will knock Dad's socks off this Father's Day - look no further, I have found an amazing gift that you both will LOVE. Sometimes when Dad is away at work he misses out on some great kid moments. Now Dad can check in whenever his heart desires as long as he has a mydlink enabled wireless N camera and an internet connection.
About D-Link - taken from press release
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management.
NEW - The DCS-932L Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera
Suggested Retail Price is $149.99The mydlink-enabled Wireless N Network Camera (DCS-932L) comes with everything you need to quickly add a surveillance camera to your home or small office network. It works right out of the box. Simply connect the cables, plug in the camera, run the short installation wizard and setup is complete. To view what the camera is seeing, simply log on to mydlink.com, choose your device, and start viewing - there is no need to configure your router to open up ports or remember hard-to-memorize Internet addresses.
- Easily View and Manage Your Camera from mydlink.com
- Compact design with night vision that lets you view 24/7
- Wireless Connectivity
- Ready to Use in 3 Simple Steps
- Works with the mydlink iPhone or Android app for on-the go viewing
- Adjustable image size and quality
- Time stamp and text overlay
- Built-in microphone*info taken from the D-Link website
I have had the pleasure of reviewing D-Link Systems DCS-932L mydlink-Enabled Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera for the last few weeks. It has been awesome to be able to use this cool device. This is one that mom will love just as much as dad - which I think are the best Father's Day gifts in my opinion! I am the first one to admit that I am not the most tech savvy. So I was a bit worried when I had to figure out how to get the camera set up. Luckily it was pretty easy and I had my camera up and running in about ten minutes.
I think that the hardest part was trying to figure out just where to put the camera so it had the best vantage point. I love the idea of screwing it to a wall or the ceiling but since I plan on moving it from room to room at times I wanted it to be more mobile than affixed to something. If I had more than one though I would be definitely utilizing that feature. After much deliberation I found a perfect spot in my dining area that overlooks the spot that the boys play the most.
It was so cool to see the live feed in action for the first time. Right away I decided to download the mydlink apps to my iPod touch and my droid phone. The photo above is of the live feed streaming on my iPod while using the mydlink app. On the iPod the live feed looked perfect, no lag time or anything. On my droid phone there was a delay - like I was watching the feed two minutes in the past. So for me, the experience was way better on my iPod but unless I have access to a wireless network the app won't work, where as my droid phone always works. The delay isn't always there so I'm pretty sure that it has to do with the speed of my cell phone and not the app itself.
Either way I totally love having the app on both devices, as well as having access to the live feed. When I am in my room watching TV or blogging and I hear the boys getting rowdy down the hall, or even if I just want to spy because things are too quiet, I don't have to get up I just need to use my dlink app or open a new tab on my laptop and sign on. It's awesome!
Another great feature is that you can take a picture of the live feed, so if you see something that you want a picture of its available at the touch of a button. I like that it has the night vision on it too. My house is pretty bright but I like to keep the shutters closed for the most part. The camera is so sensitive to the light in my house that most of my feed is seen using the night vision. When I open the shutters and let more light in it gets live feed in color. I also am really happy that I can hear what is going on in the feed as well as see it.
Below is a great video that explains way better than I ever could just how the camera works - check it out!
This Would Be Great To Use For:
- Working parents can view the kids from work
- Mom and Dad to view a newborn baby in their room - day or night
- Mom and Dad to check on the nanny or babysitter
- Relatives over seas in the military can view what their family is doing
- Security monitoring
- Pet owners can use it to check on their animals
For more information visit www.dlink.com, www.dlink.ca or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).
*I received this product for review purposes only. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and no other monetary compensation took place Please refer to my disclosure policy or email me if you have any questions.*