MyDLink allows anyone with select D-Link network cameras to monitor their cameras remotely from an internet-connected computer, iPhone, iPad, and Android device for free. The web interface makes it easy to check your network camera’s status on the site, configure camera settings, manage multiple netcams under a single account, and watch live video with sound, though this will soak up a bit more bandwidth.
While MyDLink is loaded with numerous excellent features by itself, most notably being able to watch your camera’s video with audio, there are several great reasons to use Sensr.net alongside D-Link’s proprietary web software.
Watching live video for longer than a minute requires Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) to be enabled on your router. So if it’s not turned on, you’re stuck refreshing the site every minute to continue watching live video. Sensr.net allows you to view unlimited live video from your IP camera from any location, as well as on iPhone/iPad and Android devices, even behind a firewall.
MyDLink doesn’t provide motion detection notifications or image archiving, meaning if something amazing happens when you aren’t watching, the moment is gone and there’s no getting it back! Sensr.net tracks motion detection and can alert you via text or email when something happens, saving the images and organizing them by time/day. Check out these blog posts for more detail on how our camera motion detection settings work.
Though the D-ViewCam Surveillance Software does allow you to watch up 32 cameras on a single screen as well as record video, any saved images will be stored locally on your hard drive. Sensr.net saves all your network camera’s interesting captures (up to 600 images per hour) on our cloud, forever. Adding your D-Link network cameras to Sensr.net makes it easy to share your camera’s finest moments with your friends and family, and watch them from any place with an internet connection.
So what does this all add up to? If you’re sitting at your computer or using your mobile device to monitor your D-Link IP camera(s), using MyDLink’s live view with audio is an excellent option, assuming your router has UPnP enabled for unlimited video. But for times when you aren’t able to actively watch your camera feeds live, need motion detection notifications, or simply want to keep, or share the interesting things your camera captures, Sensr.net is a great solution.
You can check out some of the most popular D-Link IP cameras on Sensr.net below.
And if you’re still on the fence about picking up a D-Link or a network camera at all, they’ve got a fun blog post on 7 non-creepy uses for IP cameras. Have fun!