May 30, 2011
I was contacted by D-Link to review their DCS-932L. I haven't never heard of D-Link before, but I must admit that I was very curious of how well their product works, so I decided to give it a try.
Setting up is fairly simple. You just need to connect the cables, plug in the camera and then run the installation program. To view what the camera is seeing, you simplylog on to mydlink.com, choose your device to start viewing. The camera works with iphone or android app for on the go viewing.
Since I do not have an iphone, I was not abe to test it out with an iphone. However, I did test it out with my android. I thought that the video quality was pretty decent. Definitely much better picture quality than my baby monitor with video viewing capability. The image is more crisp. But, since my baby monitor works great and we already had it all set up, we don't plan on switch it over to the D-Link DCS-932L.
I thought that this would be great in 2 situations (although I am sure there are more, but 2 came to mind as soon as I received it.) My friend's home was broken into on Christmas eve, she was out of town and on Christmas day her stepson went to fed her cat and that's when he discovered that someone broken into the home and robbed them blind. Many of her friends suggested getting a camera with the same features that D-Link DCS-932L offers. You see, if she was monitoring her home on her iphone while she was away, she could have contacted the police in time to stop the break in. We have a full home security system, so this is not how we would have used this device, but getting a security system set up is pretty costly, I think D-Link DCS-932L would be a good alternative for someone on a tight budget. I know that my friend could have really used something like this just this past Christmas.
You could also use this device as a nanny cam. Have a new nanny that you are not sure you could trust or you are simply too worried about your kids to enjoy a night out with your spouse? Well, this camera will allow you to check on the the nanny with your smart phone no matter where you are. Whenever we go out for a date, we have our favorite baby sitter come over to watch the kids. We have known Tiffany (our sitter) for 5 years now, so we trust her 100%. However, it took us a long time to build that trust. For parents who don't have that solid trust with their sitter or nanny yet, this would a good tool to ease that concern. However, I must mention that I don't know what the law is on setting up a camera like this at your home to monitor the sitter/nanny. So if you do decide to set one up, be sure to check your state law to make sure you are not committing any crimes while you are attempting to protect your child.
I am sure that there are many other uses for this camera. I think that this would make a great gift for a dad who likes technology. The device is easy enough to set up and I love that there are no hidden charges or fees. You just pay for the cost of the camera, that's it. There is no monthly fee or additional service charges to use it.
D-Link DCS-932L camera lets you keep a close, constant eye on all that's important to you. To pick up the camera we received to review or to check out another camera offered by the company, please go to D-Link website to locate a retailer online or near you.
*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.