A home monitoring system doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult to set up. A few hundred dollars and some of your time is a small price to pay for safety and peace of mind. With the right products, setup requires only a few pieces of equipment and few or no tools: Just place a few cameras on a shelf or bookcase (or attach them to a wall or ceiling) and plug them in to wall power. Connect them to a home network and step through the setup wizard, and you’re ready to go.
D-Link’s HD Wi-Fi Camera, Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera and HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera fit the bill: they’re unobtrusive and easy to place on a shelf, hang from a wall or ceiling or outside by the front door. They communicate via Wi-Fi, so they connect to a home computer network automatically without the need to run cables throughout the house, and plug-and-play setup ensures fast, foolproof configuration. Finally, they’re affordable, so you can cover a wide area without breaking the bank.
Wi-Fi cameras are different from webcams because they operate independently of a computer. You can access a live stream of video and audio from each camera via the Internet or 3G, using a computer or smartphone.
With your cameras mounted and positioned, it’s time to figure out how to send video streams from the cameras to the Internet. That’s where your existing computer network comes in. A home network based on the latest Wireless 802.11AC standard is the best option, since live video requires a good deal of bandwidth, and the newest routers offer enhanced performance and range. If you need a new router to support your camera network, the AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-880L) is a solid choice, offering exceptional performance and range affordably.
Finally, you’ll want to check out the live streams. There’s no need to install software. The HD Wi-Fi Camera, Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera and HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera work with mydlink , which lets you access your video feed from any browser, and the mydlink app, allowing you to view it from an iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows device. With D-Link Wi-Fi Cameras you have the ability to record video on a schedule, archive it to a storage device, or set up motion detection push alerts to be sent straight to your phone or tablet.
With the D-Link’s Wi-Fi Cameras, it doesn’t take a lot of effort or money to set up a home video monitoring system. The reward — enhanced security and peace of mind — is priceless.