New D-Link Smart Home Camera Offers 50% Wider Views

Alongside the release of a new AC2600 wireless range extender today, D-Link also launched a new smart home camera with wider angle views than typically found on competitor devices.

D-Link reckons their Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-2530L) offers views that are 50% wider than other smart home cameras, with a clever de-warping feature that takes a “fish eye” view and transforms it into a more viewable video stream with less distortion.

As hinted in the product name, the camera streams 1080p high definition video (up to 30 fps) with an integrated microSD card slot for local recording. MicroSDXC cards up to 128 GB are supported or you can opt to use the optional mydlink Camera Recorder (DNR-202L) for storage, which supports twin USB external hard disks up to 4 TB each.

Recording options include event trigger, scheduled or continuous recording, while captured and live views can be streamed using a free mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows. Unlike other devices, which charge a month subscription to record and access captured footage, D-Link’s new camera does not require any ongoing fees.

Installation is aided by simple, push button configuration and there’s also a Wi-Fi Signal Locator on-board that guides placement of the camera in an area with strong wireless coverage. As you’d expect, there’s also night vision support, with the company claiming visibility up to 16 feet in complete darkness with built-in IR LEDs.

The D-Link Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-2530L) is available to order now, priced at $159.99.

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