D-Link Releases IP Surveillance Camera With Wireless 11ac Support

The DCS-2136L includes the D-ViewCam management software for expanded surveillance options, allowing users to manage up to 32 network cameras.

Network solutions provider D-Link Systems, which specializes in small- and midsize-business (SMB) products, announced the DCS-2136L, which the company is billing as the world’s first IP surveillance camera with wireless 11ac support for longer range and greater bandwidth availability.

The mydlink-enabled day and night camera with wireless N connectivity offers small-business owners networking and viewing capabilities, including a white light LED for color night vision viewing in complete darkness. The technology allows the camera to show images in complete darkness while remaining in color mode, and the visible white light LED serves as a warning sign that the camera is on, and often results in intruders looking directly at the camera.

The DCS-2136L includes the company’s D-ViewCam management software for expanded surveillance options, allowing users to manage up to 32 network cameras, set email alert notifications, create recording schedules and use motion detection to record directly to a hard drive. The camera will be available in late 2013 throughout D-Link’s network of channel partners, including value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors.

Additional camera features include WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) for three-step installation, built-in passive infrared sensor (PIR) for enhanced motion detection, two-way audio with built-in microphone and speaker, a microSD Card (SDHC) slot for local storage HD resolution with 1280x720 HD (1 megapixel), H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG compression, and support for the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), a global and open industry forum with the goal to facilitate the development and use of a global open standard for the interface of physical IP-based security products.

"With the demand for residential and SMB wireless surveillance steadily increasing, D-Link is moving the market forward with the first IP camera to support the new Wireless 11ac standard," Vance Kozik, director of marketing for IP surveillance for D-Link, said in a statement. "Whether you are looking for an entry-level, DIY camera or a high end professional enterprise solution, D-Link is dedicated to providing the best, most advanced IP surveillance solutions to its customers."

Featuring mydlink support, the DCS-2136L offers user-friendly installation and integration into an existing network with the mydlink portal to view streaming video from a PC, notebook, iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile devices, as well as enhanced remote capabilities via the mydlink+ and free mydlink Lite app.

Both apps offer access to camera feeds from anywhere and a host of updated features for expanded remote control, including motion detection settings, pinch-to-zoom viewing, day/night viewing options, drag-and-drop reordering of devices, two-way audio, remote pan and tilt of live video, and the ability to configure recording schedules and override options, however, the company noted mydlink application capabilities vary depending on the camera model.

A mydlink-enabled cloud camera or cloud router device needs to be registered with mydlink in order to use the service. Once the device is physically plugged in and connected to the network it can be configured from the setup wizard on a Windows PC or Mac. A free mydlink account can be created during the setup process, or the device can be added to an existing account. Once activated, the mydlink account is accessible from a Web browser on any Internet-connected computer.