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Monday 17 December 2012

mydlink + - App Review


This App is to be used in conjunction with D-Link cameras. It enables you to see (and depending on the model) hear what is going on wherever you have placed the camera. Obvious applications are home security and baby monitoring. You can set up your camera(s) to send you either periodic emails of photos, or whenever movement is detected.

Now for the ACIDS test:

You choose which camera to monitor down the left hand side of the screen and then view it on the right hand side. It really is as simple, and basic, as that. You can double tap the screen to zoom to full size, as well as magnifying two, three, or four times. The magnification is of relatively limited use as it merely magnifies the centre of the image; there is no pan function. In addition you can choose whether or not to mute the sound and also take a snapshot at any moment. This picture is saved directly to your photo album. If you are using multiple cameras, there is also a multiple camera view screen showing up to four camera sources at a time. Setting up the email notification is somewhat cumbersome but well worth the effort.

The App is free and the essential (it is a prerequisite for the App to work) subscription to mydlink is also without cost. It goes without saying that the cameras are not without cost but, they are inexpensive and available here.

If you're using a d-link camera already then, it would be foolish not to have the App. If you are looking for a highly sophisticated security system then, this does not quite cut it but is at least a start.

I haven't encountered any problems; long may it continue. The quality of the image is excellent, considering the cost of the cameras.

When opening your mydlink account, make sure (as I'm sure you always do) to use a strong and unique password. If anyone hacks into your account then, not only will they have access to the live streaming from your camera(s) but they could also stop the service.

ACIDS Test Rating:

A good start to home security.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get mylink + here and support for the App here.


1 comment:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.0.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    1. Support new D-Link Cloud Cameras
    2. Support resolution switching in Cloud Cameras live view
    3. Support ePTZ in Cloud Cameras live view
    4. Support Day/Night Mode switching in Cloud Cameras live view
    5. Support Motion/Sound Detection settings for Cloud Cameras
    6. Support SD Card Playback for DCS-942L
    7. Support half-duplex two-way audio feature of DCS-942L
    8. Support D-Link Cloud Routers


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