Introduction, Specifications & Pricing
Out of nowhere, I get an email from a company named Cammy, wanting to see if I would take a look at their new Cammy software. A few days later Cammy arrived to my door in a very plain package, but it wasn't Cammy in a sense. It was a D-Link DCS-930L camera, with Cammy requiring a download - it was software. Cammy is available on both iOS and Android, and controls various cameras throughout your house - yes, you can use more than one. The software is super easy to use, and has an easy-to-use user interface to boot.
There's nothing much to go with the package, but we'll still take a look at it below.
Here's the package Cammy arrived in, a plain white box with a Cammy sticker placed on top.
On the left, we have the Cammy package open, introducing us to Cammy's "free & easy monitoring from your mobile" system. On the right, is that little introduction removed, showing the D-Link DCS-930L beneath it.
Above, is everything you get in the package. The D-Link DCS-930L itself, the power adapter, an Ethernet cable, and some mounting plugs and screws.
Say hello to the D-Link DCS-930L.
A closer look at the D-Link DCS-930L.
Here's the bottom of the camera, with the sensor and LED. The bottom LED lights up red when it's not connected to the network, and green when it is connected.
On the bottom of the camera, we have some rubber pads to keep it In place, and you can see the various mounting holes for mounting it somewhere high, or low.
In this shot, you can see the power and Ethernet connections.
At the bottom of the camera, you'll have a bunch of information. Most of this isn't required, but you will need to confirm the MAC ID at the bottom of the camera. On the left, is a reset hole, and WPS button for wireless security.
Setting up Cammy
Once you've got Cammy positioned where you want it to, plug in the power cable and away you go. You'll need to download the Cammy software from the Google Play Store, or the Apple iTunes Store, depending on the device you're using, and then open up the Cammy software once it is installed. Once you're in the software, you'll need to go through a few things, and open up a Cammy account to proceed.
Before we kick off the review, Cammy sent us a D-Link DCS-930L webcam, which is capable of recording video at 640x480 at 30FPS. This isn't too bad, but it could definitely be better. We're absolutely fine with the video recording qualities thanks to the cheaper entry price that Cammy is allowing here, with a price of just $32.99 on Amazon. At $32.99, you have a great way of keeping an eye on your house, and at that price, you could even buy a few of them, controlling them all from the Cammy software on your iOS- or Android-powered smartphone or tablet.
From here, you'll need to add a camera into Cammy, with the software walking you through this procedure.
The Cammy app is really great, with a super simple UI to work with. The first step is to of course, power the camera up.
Next, you'll need to connect the Ethernet cable between your Cammy, and your router or modem. If you're connecting over Wi-Fi like we are, you won't need to do this step. After that, you can then name your camera. The final step is waiting for a green light to appear on your Cammy, which indicates that the camera is connected to your network.
Once connected, our Cammy took less than 60 seconds to have a green LED appear, indicating that it was connected to our network. After you've got your camera connected on your phone, you can name your camera. After all of this, your Cammy is connected.
PRICING: You can find the D-Link DCS-930L mydlink-Enabled Wireless-N Network Camera for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
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