A very crowded market, to which is added a very complete product, with the advantage of a cloud service that to register a day is free.
I tried it for a few days and today I can present you the review D-Link DCS 8525LH, security camera for your residence, rather than your office or business, able to transmit high-definition images to smartphones and tablets , but also to record automatically (locally or in the cloud) everything that captures and in case of anomalous events, such as the movement in front of the camera, immediately send a notification to the connected contacts.
What you see is the package that is sold for an average figure of around 130 euros, a fair price for what is offered to you.
The interesting features are many:
full HD image quality
340 ° panoramic movement and inclination up to 110 °
Ability to see even in the dark
recording on MicroSD locally
file storage on mobile
compatible with Amazon Alexa
I support the Google assistant
register for free for a day in the cloud
One of the most interesting elements is above all the last one. There are few manufacturers who offer free use of the cloud, albeit for a very short period of time.
The sale of additional services, which guarantee greater security, is one of the main businesses for those who sell control rooms today.
All the major brands on the market do this and in some cases there is no form of free cloud storage for users.
how to install it
It’s very easy. To start using the D-Link DCS 8525LH camera, simply download the MyDLink app on the AppStore or Google Play Store . You will need to register an account with the app, using your email.
Then connect the security camera to the electrical outlet and wait for the front lights to flash in orange.
At that point you can combine your room by scanning a QR code inside the package and following the instructions given by the application itself.
I do not hide that the app’s graphics and information that are given to users on how to use the different features are not the best, but this is probably a product that wants to be more of substance than shape.
You can connect the room via ethernet, or rely on the connection via the wifi, as you have the alternative to register in the cloud, or use a microSD that you insert in the back of the room.
how it works
Opening the app, you will immediately see the different connected cameras, if you have only one, you will immediately see a link to that device, which you can rename as you want to recognize it more easily.
Also from the app, you can choose the image definition between 720p or 1080p, as you can control the movement by making it rotate horizontally or vertically at your convenience. The control is not very practical, because it shows on a sort of rectangular scheme a movement that is actually almost 360 degrees. We must get used to it.
You can also memorize some positions that you can recall when you want, with a simple click. The D-Link 8525LH takes some time to setup to configure your preferences completely, but then it’s really easy to use and easy enough to understand.
You can also manage the audio, which is two-way and allows you to hear what’s going on in the room where the camera is located, but also to talk, as if you were an entity that comes from beyond.
I enjoy a lot when my son is too close to the TV!
The image quality is good, thanks to the CMOS sensor, which can see in the dark up to 5 meters away.
You can control some of the features with Amazon Alexa, now to show the images of your camera inside the Fire TV.
In the same way you can view the images with the Google assistant inside a chromecast.
WHAT I LIKE
PRACTICALLY 360 ° ROTATION
GOOD QUALITY 2-way AUDIO
WHAT I DO NOT LIKE
GRAPHICS AND TRANSLATIONS OF THE APP
SOME OF THE OPTIONS ARE NOT EASY TO UNDERSTAND FROM THE APP