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D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4

D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4
alaScore 86

17 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, value for money


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Very good product and fair price!


I have 3 of this equipment running and they do a very good job, although i would like to be able to watch the playback in MAC (i always have to use windows in order to watch the playback)There are not that many options when you think of DVR for ip...

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I going to return it next week if this doesn't get sorted out.

Its shinny black and keeps 2 hard drives at operating temperature

Doesn't support many cameras, something learned after you buy it. It likes to disconnect the cameras every couple minutes. The PTZ control doesn't work at all

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OK Product For Small System


It is an ok system for a small business or home. Take what D-Link reports as compatible cameras with a grain of salt though. The supported cameras is actually very small and not all cameras can fully utilize the DNS-726-4 motion detection feature....

Simple setup; decent capacity

Limited camera support, dispite what D-Link says. No response from D-Link to confirm camera support


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Network Video Recorder appliance


A single unit will support up to four video streams. Additional NVR appliances can be installed to allow for more cameras (up to 16, I think).

Appliance approach simplifies installation and management of Network Video Recorder for home security video. Traditionally, to support home NVR, one would need a dedicated PC and NVR Software. In case of trouble, you might need to get support from...

This is a new product, with firmware version 1.00. This software seems fairly stable, with only minor issues. RAID support for SATA drives is minimal, with only two drive bays available

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Pleasantly surprised by the quality.


Opened the box and was surprise how compact and solid if felt. I really like how easy it opened up yet the lid is still snug.

Compact","Easy To Manage","Easy To Set Up","Highly Compatible

Keys are spring action

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Amazon review summary for D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4


alaTest has collected and analysed 46 user reviews of D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

value for money, usability, reliability


70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: D-Link 2-Bay Mydlink Network Video Recorder with 9 Channel Live View/Recording/1 Channel Playback

Product Specifications

The D-Link DNS-726-4 Professional Network Video Recorder (NVR) offers a comprehensive solution for displaying, storing and managing video data generated by IP cameras. With remote monitoring in high resolution at a fraction of the cost, this improves dramatically on conventional CCTV surveillance systems. The device itself is compact in size and incorporates a physical security lock. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can be used as an emergency power supply for the NVR, via a USB interface. An intuitive interface accessible via a simple web browser allows for real-time viewing of up to 4 cameras (models from D-Link, Sony, Panasonic and Axis are supported), either on-site or remotely via the Internet. A variety of options are provided, including pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) control and two-way audio. Each camera can be independently set to record continuously or at preset intervals, or on detecting motion. A dedicated PC is not required. Data is saved on one or two hard drives (3.5" SATA, not included), in a secure database that can be duplicated using RAID 1 technology for complete backup. The video data can be exported easily into AVI or ASF formats. The NVR centrally controls the digital output, e-mail notifications and recording for all the connected cameras. With "Smart Search" technology, a specific area of the image can be selected and searched for events such as motion, with various degrees of sensitivity. D-Link's powerful D-ViewCam NVR software is bundled with the D-Link DNS-726-4. Via a simple web interface, an operator can easily drag and drop a view onto the display window, search or export video, and also back up video data from the NVR to external storage. A total of 4 NVRs and 16 cameras can be combined and administered in this way.