D-Link Full HD 1080p WiFi Indoor Security Camera/Cloud Recording Reviewed

8.3

Design

9.0/10

Build Quality

8.0/10

Performance

8.0/10

Pros

  • Detects sound and motion easily
  • Easy to set up and navigate
  • Optional local video storage

Cons

  • The mobile app is a bit clumsy
  • No support for synchronized local and cloud recording
D-Link DCS-8300LH Full HD Wi-Fi Camera

D-Link recently launched a couple of new indoor Wi-Fi cameras including the DCS-8300LH. Targeting the home market, the D-Link DCS-8300LH is an extension of their Smart Camera LH series and comes packed with features that would suit any smart home.

The D-Link DCS-8300LH boasts a wider field of view (up to 137°) and supports 10x digital zoom when using live view on the mydlink app. The wider view angle helps make the DCS-8300LH stand out from its siblings. The device supports local video storage as well as their mydlink cloud recording subscription and notification service.

What’s more, it features premium high definition clarity, cloud recording, video recording, two-way audio, remote access, day and night, and sound and motion detection. It also works with Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, Google Assistant, mydlink, and SmartHome devices.

D-Link DCS-8300LH Sample Image

The installation process is super simple – download mydlink app, scan the QR code under the camera and follow the prompts. In our testing, we found the sound and motion detection to work very well. In some cases, a little too well and was giving us false positives by detecting tree shadows outside as movement inside the house. That said, this has happened with pretty much all movement detection cameras we’ve played with at this end of the scale. One feature we felt was missing was the ability to sync the local and cloud recordings. This would be useful if there was an internet outage as the camera would continue to record to the local storage.

Like the other cameras in their range, the D-Link DCS-8300LH seems to be a sound investment when you are not able to have a wired surveillance system installed. Whether you are renting or not wanting something permanent, the Smart Camera LH series is a great solution. When you are away on holidays or for work, this will allow you to check on your house as required.

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