updated 08:11 pm EDT, Mon June 3, 2013
Wi-Fi boosting, weather resistant cases highlight of some models
D-Link today expanded its line of myDlink-enabled Cloud Cameras with the introduction of the Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-5020L); the Outdoor HD Wireless Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-2332L); the Day/Night Cloud Camera 1150 (DCS-933L), and the Cloud Camera 1050 (DCS-931L). Each model is designed for around-the-clock surveillance and monitoring.
The Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-5020L) incorporates sound detection and Wi-Fi extender features for surveillance alerts and easier placement of additional cameras by extending the wireless network to hard-to-reach locations. The camera is also equipped with pan, tilt, and a 66-degree horizontal field of view to quickly scan a wide area at up to a 4x digital zoom. Integrated motion-sensing and night-vision technology allow for viewing up to 26 feet. The camera also delivers video at 30 frames per second in both H.264 and MPEG codecs.
The Outdoor HD Wireless Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-2332L) is designed with IP-65 certified weatherproof casing and a versatile operating temperature system (ranging from -13F to 113F) to withstand all-season outdoor use. It features 720p HD resolution and a passive infrared sensor for motion detection to trigger recording and email alerts, 10x digital zoom for increased viewing options, night vision up to 26 feet, and a microSD/SDHC slot for local recording and playback.
The Cloud Camera 1150 (DCS-933L) and Cloud Camera 1050 (DCS-931L) are also equipped with a Wi-Fi extender. They both come with H.264 video compression that allows users to record up to 5x more footage to the built-in microSD card slot, when compared to MPEG. The Cloud Camera 1150 also offers expanded night vision features to view up to 16 feet. Both cameras offer detection features providing both motion and audio alert notifications.
All of the new camera modules feature a web server for live streaming video sent directly to the network, Wi-Fi protected setup, and 802.11n Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity.
All four cameras are available now. The Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-5020L) retails for $120. The Outdoor HD Wireless Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-2332L) sells for $270. The Cloud Camera 1150 (DCS-933L) and Cloud Camera 1050 (DCS-931L) retail for $100 and $70 respectively.