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D-Link launches first cloud-enabled camera for outdoor home monitoring

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New addition offers homeowners remote monitoring capabilities in any weather

London, 22 November 2012 - D-Link has added a new outdoor camera integrated with cloud technology to its consumer home monitoring family, perfect for homeowners to keep an eye on property or visitors at the front door.

The HD PoE Outdoor Cloud Camera (DCS-2310L) is the first outdoor camera to incorporate mydlinkTMCloud Services functionality, which lets users manage their camera and access live video feeds from any Internet-connected computer, Smartphone or tablet running iOS or Android.

The HD PoE Outdoor Cloud Camera offers Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality, meaning users can simply connect a single cable that will carry data and power when connected to a compatible switch. This makes it perfect for homes that suffer from a lot of wireless interference or congestion, or where a power supply is not easily accessible. Designed to handle outdoor life, the model is IP65-rated, signifying that it is completely sealed from dust, and protected against low jets of water and rain.

The camera is high resolution, and uses 1MP CMOS sensors to deliver 720p HD video clarity, ensuring rich detail and crisp image quality. It integrates night vision and PIR motion-sensing technology to ensure it catches every movement and alerts the homeowner when necessary, regardless of the time of day. It includes a microphone and speaker to allow for two-way communication (half-duplex), making it a great asset as an entry system.

In addition to being able to record images to a connected Network Video Recorder (NVR), such as the Cloud Network Video Recorder (DNR-322L), the camera also has a micro-SD slot*, for local recording to a removable card, as well as local storage and/or back-up in the case of a network failure.

The camera comes with D-Link's Zero Configuration set-up that intelligently configures and syncs cameras automatically when connected to a D-Link Cloud Router. This makes adding the camera to a home network the easiest it has ever been.

Adrian Edwards, Consumer Solutions Manager at D-Link UK & Ireland, commented: "IP surveillance and home monitoring are very fast growing sectors, driven by consumer demand to protect their properties, pets and possessions. The exponential growth in people owning tablets and smartphones has made remote monitoring easy, which is why we have integrated our new outdoor camera with our mydlinkTM Cloud Services. As well as fitting seamlessly into the home, the camera provides high definition images and can withstand outdoor environments." 

Pricing

DCS-2310L (RRP) £246.49 inc VAT 

* microSD card not included 

HD PoE Outdoor Cloud Camera (DCS-2310L)

Key features:

Camera

  • 1/4" Megapixel CMOS progressive sensor
  • Fixed lens: 3.45 mm F2.0
  • IP-65 weatherproof housing
  • Built-in microphone and speaker for 2-way communication
  • Built-in infrared-cut removable (ICR) filter for all-day surveillance
  • Built-in IR LED illuminator for use in dark areas
  • ONVIF compliant

Connections

  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet port with PoE
  • Micro SD/SDHC Card slot for onboard storage

Image & Video

  • HD resolution (1280 x 720) and up to 1M (1280 x 800)
  • H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG compression
  • ePTZ viewing
  • Privacy Mask feature
  • Supports multiple access lists
  • Built-in Samba client for saving to a NAS Shareport TM Mobile app for mobile devices to view or back-up files on an iPhone®, iPad® or AndroidTM device

About D-Link

D-Link is one of the world's leading networking infrastructure providers, and this marks its 26th year of delivering innovative, high-performing and intuitive products for both businesses and consumers. For a quarter of a century, D-Link has designed, developed and manufactured award-winning networking, wireless, storage, security and IP surveillance solutions. D-Link delivers its extensive range of networking products to organisations and consumers through its global network of channel partners and service providers. D-Link understands the significance of accessing, managing, securing and sharing data and digital content, and has pioneered many IP technologies to deliver a fully integrated Digital Home and business network experience. For more information, please visit www.dlink.com/uk.