D-Link’s new entry-level 180° security camera

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D-Link’s new entry-level 180° security camera

The release of the DCS-960L adds to D-Link’s range of 180-degree cameras that can keep watch of an entire room without panning.

The $349.95 D-Link DCS-960L is $150 cheaper than the DCS-2630L that we previously covered, with resolution being the key difference: DCS-960L captures 720p video, while the DCS-2630L offers 1080p.

Still, 720p should be enough to identify any intruders, while D-Link’s de-warping software makes the images easier to interpret by removing much of the distorted fish-eye view of the wide-angle lens. In addition, the built-in automatic infrared illumination provides a 5m range of vision in darkness.

Video can be streamed live to the mydlink mobile app or a web browser, or recorded on a microSD card in the camera (16GB supplied, but cards of up to 128GB are supported). At this stage there is no provision for storing recordings off-camera, such as on a NAS or other network storage. D-Link hopes to introduce a cloud recording service later in the year.

Recording can be continuous, scheduled or triggered by movement or sudden noises. Those triggers can also send push alerts to the app.

Other features include 802.11ac Wi-Fi with WPS for easy setup.

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