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D-Link DCS-825L Wi-Fi Baby Monitor Camera Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Network Cameras in Networking | Posted: Apr 23, 2014 2:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: D-Link

MyDlink Baby App




The DCS-825L is not the same as traditional D-Link cloud cameras; rather than give you a full management screen to change settings, they allow you to control every feature of the camera via your smartphone or tablet. Here we initialized the app for iOS and have begun setup.




The setup wizard for the camera guides you through step-by-step. Following this, the camera is very simple to setup, and you will be ready to go in a few minutes.




Once you plug in the camera, it takes a few moments for the LED on the bottom of the unit to turn green indicating you're ready for the next step.




Before you mount your camera, it's worth writing down the Wi-Fi password for the device so you don't have to mess with the camera during setup.




In the next step, you will need to connect to the SSID that says mybabycam.




We can now connect the baby camera to your existing wireless network by entering the network SSID and password.




Here we have completed setup of the camera and have entered the configuration menu. Within this menu, you can set everything from resolution to enabling or disabling event monitors such as motion, temperature, and sound.




Digging deeper into the menus, we entered the event configuration where you can set the temperature range for which to monitor. You can also tweak the sound and motion detection levels.


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In these last two images, we take a look through the camera with lighting and with night vision activated. As you can see, it does have a decent amount of clarity in both modes. Notice the temperature is a live feed in the bottom right corner along with motion and sound alerts that pop up as well.

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