*Minimum system requirement: iOS 7 and above
Quickly and easily view your live
Cloud Camera feeds and manage your Cloud Routers from anywhere using a Wi-Fi or
3G/4G connection. Whether you're at the office, having an evening out, or away
on vacation, the mydlink Lite app gives you acces...
Does what it’s supposed to do - perfectly!
Set it up for motion activation, noise activation or both. Set up notification prefs on your phone - my Notification shows on my phone immediately and when I click on it, it opens the camera immediately. Click on the camera icon to take stills that go automatically to your photos area...or hit the red button to record video on se card (if you’ve put one in the unit). Custom set the camera to the view you want to set it to monitor and how sensitive you want it to be to noise or motion. We plug it in when we go out/want it monitoring and unplug it if we don’t want monitoring. If there’s a shut off button I don’t know where it is but it’s not a big deal. You only have to enter the password on setup and if you logged out. If I had a 32 digit password I’d just set it to a 30 letter password for this app. What’s important to me is that it’s very reliable, good camera quality. Ours is a baby monitor. Does what it says it will. Great peace of mind.
I am using the app to try and view dlink cam on local network. When I click on the camera in the app to connect to it, sometimes the app will connect and sometimes it won't. No error message or anything; the app simply stops trying. Considering that connecting to the camera to view the video feed is this app's primary purpose, this is extremely disappointing. Also most settings cannot be accessed or changed using this app. Why? Dlink can and should do better. I also tried the remote feature, which is equally hit and miss. Configuring the camera via a web browser (the only way to access the majority of the camera’s settings) and setting it to “HTTPS only” will break the remote portion of the mobile app because the mobile app doesn’t support this setting, but the app won’t tell you that, it will just fail. The My D-link website live view will also fail and not tell you why. I will never buy another DLink camera because the software is a broken mess.
Sheer stupid oversight within app
Just received my 2-pack of the new DCS-8000LH cameras to review. From the unboxing to getting them ready to use, they seem really nice. Too bad I can’t use them due to an oversight in the app. Coming from a company that makes routers, this particular oversight is inexcusable. When I go to set the cameras up using the app on my Wi-Fi network, it will not take my 32-character password. It’s limited to accepting 30 characters. Really? I entered my password 5 different times and encountered a “connection timeout” error each time. Then I realized upon the 6th try that when I typed the 31st character, it wouldn’t temporarily show the letter, indicating it wasn’t taking it. I called tech support and they said “it sounded like a limitation with the app” and with this particular model, there are no other workarounds for setup outside the app. So, because of this, these cameras are nothing more than paperweights. And I’m not changing my Wi-Fi password to set these up. Garbage setup. 😡
So far so good.
The app is very smooth and easy to use once you get it up and running. I love the control features that allow you to take screen shots whenever you want. The only snag was getting it set up and connected to each camera (2). I will always admit bay some may have been user error but for the most part I have sufficient knowledge and skills with lost technology. With all that being said, will definitely keep using if all stays consistent and maybe even get more.
I have a lot of troubles with my cameras. I have three outside cameras, four inside cameras. I'm constantly making adjustments the auto day and night never work every time there's an update I have to make adjustments. These cameras are the worst and I wish I would've never installed them. I'm also very worried about hackers and them also hacking into D-Link what is their security I don't trust D-Link. Now these cameras I cannot even load them onto my new router which I upgraded because dlink does not have set up wizard working right now and have no timeline in the future to get it back on dlink support. What the heck is wrong with these people. How can they still sell their cameras when you can’t even load them on your wireless WiFi. This is criminal!!!
Garbage, garbage, piece of junk system. Don’t waste your money.
We’ve had D Link for three years, and use it for a baby video monitor as well as house security. GARBAGE!!!!! It RARELY works. The cameras are ALWAYS going offline, which makes the whole thing useless. Our internet is very highspeed and works well, so it’s not that. If your baby is asleep or you’re away from home, how are you supposed to fix that? And why should you need to??? Make a product and app that WORK! The night vision is black and white and grainy when it does work. We have several cameras, two of which are never online. And they were the most expensive one. This is utter garbage and honestly feels like a scam it’s so bad. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
It took some doing to get the camera connected, but this app has been terrific. Most of the time it works well. Once in a while we have needed to shut the camera off and then turn it on - to reboot the camera. We've had it working for 15 months and had to reboot it three times. We use this app to check in on an elderly family member. It's nice to be able too know if she's alright- wherever we may be and at the same time allow her to keep her independence.
Works exactly as I expected. Real time surveillance with ability to take still shots or video. It seems to time out often, but able to resume quickly. The video image is clear for my needs but doubt would be able to pick up facial details unless up close to camera. Overall, I would recommend for child or pet surveillance, but would suggest higher tech performance for home protection.
D-Link App review
App in general is pretty good, but have to go into D-Link software on my PC for other functions, like recording. App seems to "disconnect" way to often, and not sure what is causing that...maybe because my camera is a bit older. As with other alarm apps, it takes quite a while to get familiar with them and figure out how they function. Overall pretty good though.
never update your camera through the app
Never update your camera through this app. It just bricked mine. Worst of all, you have to pay the ships back to the manufacture to get it fixed. If it mentioned update may destroy your camera, I would have never take the risk. The customer service is the hardest one to solve the problem compared with other band products. Other product if defected, either a replacement will send to you or prepared label will be provided. After seven days communicating with the customer support, they said I have to pay for the shipping back to them for the replacement. Very disappointed and never try again with Dlinks.
I built an outdoor stand for my D-Link tilt/pan cam and found a glass vase to cover it with and everything including the WiFi connection works great...now I can cover my entire property with one camera for security...the only things that could be improved for my purposes for this cam are zoom, and infrared night vision, but I love this setup rather than having several cameras and I can use it from anywhere with my IPhone ...Thanks
I purchased a DCS-5030L Aug/Sept 2016 which, at the beginning, served it's purpose in allowing me to monitor the going's-on at my home while I'm away. Currently, I've had to call the help desk with connectivity issues and a few other hiccups. The help desk was great and was able to get me back up and running only to realize that I may have to repeat certain steps in order to reconnect, which seems counterintuitive, should you need to connect rapidly. Other than that, I've been able to monitor my home for the most part.
Relay connection errors – all too frequent
The cameras have a very low dynamic range. So shadows tend to be black and highlights tend to be blown out. The image is fine for noncontrasty scenes. It fails to connect about 10% of the time. Which doesn’t seem bad but it always seems to be those times when you most need to connect. And of course there’s absolutely no support. But if you’re looking for a cheap solution these will fill the bill. Just not with the quality and reliability of more expensive alternatives.
Security cameras should work 100% of the time!!!
Sooo.. we are headed out of the country. Checked the camera before leaving home. Seemed fine. One day later I get a screen (that I assume is) telling me I need to connect the device to a server to run a firmware upgrade. So no camera for the entire week we will be gone! The worst part is, this type of thing is not unusual! More often than not, when I need to quickly access the camera, I have been kicked out and have to re-login.... or some other delay. Time to change to a different brand!
Timeout too frequently, slow opening app
When I would get a notification of a sound or detection of movement, it takes FOREVER for me actually to view. Very sloooooow. Also recently, as I would be watching live streaming, it will give a warning that it will time out and starts the countdown! Why?? Very frustrating. NOW, I cant even view live streaming, it just gives connection error. These cameras worked OK for about 2 years with some minor glitches but now they are total garbage! Too bad we have 4, I was never really impressed with them but they did the job for a CHEAP price. You get what you pay for.
No. mydlink Lite does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 2,938 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.1/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for mydlink Lite Is 17.6/100.
No. mydlink Lite does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 2,938 mydlink Lite User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for mydlink Lite Is 17.6/100.
mydlink Lite works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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