It can be tough to leave young children at home. And as much confidence as you may have in your nanny or babysitter, nothing beats seeing for yourself that everything’s fine. Fortunately, advances in cloud computing and wireless camera technology make it possible for you to be with your child virtually, even when you’re out of the house. D-Link’s mydlink-enabled Day/Night Network Cloud Camera 1150 (DCS-933L) harnesses the power of these new technologies to help you create the ultimate nanny-cam with surprisingly little effort.
Here’s how to
Step One: Decide on your ideal camera placement
Before setting up your nanny-cam, you’ll have to choose the location where you want to install the camera. And with the DCS-933L’s compact size and wireless connectivity, the options are nearly endless. The Day/Night Network Cloud Camera 1150 fits easily on shelves, desks, tables, or the floor— without clumsy Ethernet cables to worry about. You can simply choose the spot that gives you the widest angle and the best view. As an added bonus the DCS-933L has a built-in wireless range extender that automatically strengthens your Wi-Fi signal to any room where the camera is placed.
No matter where you decide to place your DCS-933L, there’s no need to worry about optimal lighting; in fact, with its built-in night-vision technology, the Day/Night Cloud Camera 1150 can capture video from up to 15 feet even in complete darkness. No matter what time it is, you’ll still have a clear picture of what’s happening at home.
Step Two: Get your camera going
Once you’ve decided where to place your camera, it’s time to get it going. The Day/Night Network Cloud Camera 1150 was designed with user-friendliness as a top priority. As a result, setup couldn’t be easier. Simply plug in the device and run the brief installation wizard to complete the set-up process. The camera syncs with your router and configures itself automatically, so there’s no wasted time dealing with long number sequences or arcane technical settings.
Your nanny-cam is as pleasant to use as it is to set up. A top-quality 4x zoom lens gives you a notably wide and customizable field of vision. The built-in microSD card slot lets you record video, while H.264 enhanced video compression stores five times as much footage as other cameras in the same amount of space. VGA 640 x 480 resolution guarantees superior image quality whether you’re watching pre-recorded video or a live stream.
Plus, your nanny-cam lets you do much more than simply observe. With D-Link’s powerful D-ViewCam software, you’ll have the ability to record video and save it on your computer or a network-attached storage device for easy playback. Or you can take advantage of the camera’s built-in audio and motion detectors and set your nanny-cam to record automatically when either is detected. You can even enable automatic email alerts that help you stay connected wherever you are.
Step Three: Stay connected, no matter where you are
The DCS-933L may look like a conventional camera, but it has remote monitoring and management capabilities that other nanny-cams can only dream of. That’s because unlike other baby monitors, the DCS-933L isn’t linked to any single computer or receiver. Instead, it’s a network camera that connects directly to mydlink, D-Link’s innovative and secure cloud computing platform that’s accessible from anywhere in the world.
To access this convenient feature, simply set up a free account with mydlink.com by following the user-friendly online process or download the free mydlink Lite mobile app; available for free for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. You’ll be able to access a live video feed from your nanny-cam and watch previously recorded video on any Internet-enabled device you own by signing into your secure account.
Because it’s compatible with so many devices, the Day/Night Network Cloud Camera 1150 (DCS-933L) makes for unprecedented connectivity. Want to check in on your child while out to dinner? Simply log into your mydlink account from your smart phone and you’ll be transported visually to your living room. Concerned about the kids while at work? From the office it’s just as easy—merely sign in to mydlink.com from any desktop or laptop computer and you’re in full control. No matter where you are, all it takes is an Internet connection and you can be virtually there, as often as you want to be.
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