D-Link added three new cameras to their extensive lineup today. The easiest way to distinguish the models is via their model numbers: 8010LH, 8300LH, and 8525LH. All three cameras are HD and offer simple cloud recording thanks to integrated Wi-Fi. Another perk is that they work with both Google and Amazon’s voice assistants.
Although D-Link is originally from Taiwan, it has become a popular brand in the US. From routers to USB hubs to Wi-Fi cameras, the company has shown that it can be competitive in multiple product categories. Most of these products are highly rated while also being budget-friendly.
D-Link has released many cameras over the past few years. A quick search for D-Link cameras on Amazon will show you over ten of the company’s offerings. With the wide net the company casts, they are sure to have an option that works for nearly every need a customer may have and today’s new offerings give consumers even more options to choose from.
“D-Link takes pride in offering a camera lineup that has something for everyone, from low-end, entry-level price points all the way up to higher-end home monitoring solutions with advanced features,” said Oscar Reyes, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems.
All of D-Link’s new cameras offer Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration, and customers will easily be able use their chosen voice-assistant to send the camera’s feed to either Google Chromecast or an Amazon Fire TV. They also offer integration with IFTTT, allowing users to tweak with custom automations for their home or office.
The differences between the cameras are not extremely significant. The 8010LH offers 720p quality, a one-way microphone, and a 120-degree field of vision, while the other options offer 1080p, 2-way audio and larger fields of vision.
The company is also rolling out a new mydlink app that offers subscription-based cloud recording options. D-Link will provide customers with the most recent 24-hours of footage at no charge, but for longer durations, the company is offering three subscription tiers.
The tiers start at $2.49/month, and for that price users will have access to 7-days of footage for up to 3 cameras. The tier in the middle comes in at $4.99/month, and will provide access to 14-days of footage for up to 5 cameras. The highest tier costs $9.99/month and gives users 30-days to review activity across 10 cameras. Customers who opt to pay annually will receive two months for free.
D-Link states that a subscription model helps ensure that cameras are supported. A move that makes sense since storing video footage can be a costly endeavor.