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D-Link DCS-920

D-Link DCS-920
alaScore 73

17 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of D-Link DCS-920. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the D-Link DCS-920 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Reasonable price very difficult toget working

 

Documentation made it hard to set up for network.Still trying to work with tech support toset it up to be able to view and record video. vid cam soft ware i a problem

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Mediocre

 

Images are good when viewing close range but long range viewing is no good if you are trying to see details. As a surveillance camera it is not very good. I guess you get what you pay for. I had no problem setting up multiple cameras (3) and viewing...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent Deal!

 

After much internet searching, I decided on this webcam because I was looking for wireless portability and low price. This has both! The picture is not the best but not bad for the price. Zoom is useless but I don't need it. Still have to have a plug...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Great Cameras

 

I started with 2 of these for my business, and I have purchased 2 more. These are great for security, they look good and produce very high quality pictures and video.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Satisfied with D-link DCS-920

 

Hi,I found this product to be reasonably good. Once it was set up it has been working very well. It did take a while to find the correct settings for it to work with my router. The focusing mechanism could be better.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Disappointed

 

I expected more from DLink. Their router that I own is one of the best I've worked with outside of commercial grade equipment.

Pretty much plug & play

Image is worse than most built-in cellphone cameras. Wireless is unreliable. Mount leaves some to be desired. No way of streaming raw video to the web (using java/activex/etc). Don't waste your time if you think you're going to stream raw video to your...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

As everyone says....

 

Seems to be related to a bandwith issue, after uploading snapshots to my FTP server, it hangs. Also, while making changes via the web interface it hangs.

Low price, nice looking

Constantly locks. Corruption appears in web interface.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great cam

 

The only problem I have is the D-view software, minus one egg for bad software.

Great camera, easy instructions, great wireless range, good picture quality and sturdy mouthing hardware. I use it to monitor my kennel where my puppy stays during the day while I am not home.

Terrible D-view software. Does not work on vista-64, only could get it to install on xp-32 and even then it would not work correctly, the newest version** 3. something. No sound*

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Overall Great Value!

 

A great value for a non- P.T.Z.-I.P. camera.

Easy to configure most of its features in minutes.

Somewhat Tricky initial setup if you don't follow directions, use Ethernet cable to configure settings and then setup wireless afterwards. use a free dynamic dns service to manage remotely. don't forget you may need to setup firewall, router to accept...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Camera for the money

 

If you are serious about home surveillance. Check out Blue Iris. Very affordable and rock solid stability for home surveillance.

Great Hardware.

Software is terrible.

Jan, 2009
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Product Specifications

The D-Link Wireless G Internet Camera (DCS-920) connects to an Ethernet or wireless network to enable remote high-quality video recording. 802.11g wireless technology allows you to place the DCS-920 in places that were previously inaccessible such as ceiling and walls. Access and control the DCS-920 using any Java-enabled browser, then instantly take snapshots or record directly from the Web browser to a local hard drive. The D-ViewCam 2.0 software allows you to view and manage up to 32 camera feeds easily and hassle free. The DCS-920 records and streams MJPEG for detailed video monitoring and playback. Keep an eye out on your kids, pets, home, or office remotely by simply logging onto the DCS-920 using a Web browser from any computer with Internet access. The DCS-920 adheres to the universal plug and play specification, which allows for automatic camera detection and addition to networks. Once recognized by your network, the DCS-920 can be accessed and viewed from "My Network Places" as a device on your network. You can then stream the feed from the DCS-920 to any compatible digital media player to view from the comfort of your living room. With features such as MJPEG streaming and D-ViewCam 2.0 management, the Wireless G Internet Camera (DCS-920) is a cost-effective and versatile security solution for your home or small business. The D-Link Wireless G Internet Camera (DCS-920) is a versatile solution that connects to your network to provide remote monitoring over the Internet. Schedule recorded video or snapshots to be uploaded to an FTP server or sent via e-mail.

CCTV

Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Design

LED Indicators: Yes
Optical sensor size:1/4
Sensor Type:CMOS

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.3in
Height:1.5in
Weight:8oz
Width:2.8in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Model:DCS-920 Wireless G Internet Camera
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:D-Link SECURICAM

Other Features

Camera file format:JPEG
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista/XP SP2
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x
Minimum processor:1.3 GHz
Minimum RAM:128
Package dimensions (WxDxH):8.2 x 10.8 x 2.7
Power Requirements:5VDC@2.5A
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
Special Features:FCC Class B\nIC\nCE
Supported protocols:IPv4, ARP, TCP, UDP, ICMP\nDHCP\nNTP \nDDNS\nSMTP\nFTP\nHTTP\nDNS\nPPPoE\nRTP\nLLTD
Technical features:AGC, AWB, AES
Wireless standard:802.11g

Packaging Data

Bundled software:D-ViewCam 2.0
Package weight:32.1

Performance

Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Minimum illumination:1
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Power consumption (typical):4.5

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.3
Height:1.5
Weight:8
Width:2.8