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D-Link DCS-942L

D-Link DCS-942L
alaScore 64

3454 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3454 reviews of D-Link DCS-942L. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the D-Link DCS-942L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for D-Link DCS-942L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of D-Link DCS-942L from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for D-Link DCS-942L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2436 user reviews of D-Link DCS-942L from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : PC Plus (techradar.com)

D-Link Home Network Camera DCS-942L review

 

Simple to use, but packed with features

Easy to set-up ; Decent video quality ; Web interface easy to use ; Night vision works well ; SD card recording ; Wi-Fi built-in

A bit pricey

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (techadvisor.co.uk)

D-Link DCS-942L Wireless N Day/Night IP Camera review

 

Until now, many IP cameras required a separate computer to be left running in order to store recorded video, including D-Link's older DCS-932L IP camera. A better approach is to have a small single device dedicated to the task. So D-Link has added a...

For small businesses that need a few cameras just to keep an eye on things, D-Link's cameras and NVR are incredibly good value though when compared with professional surveillance systems. The video quality is just about good enough to compete too, and...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (techdigest.tv)

REVIEW: D-Link DCS-942L home security camera

 

Whether you see it as step towards an Orwellian surveillance state or a necessary measure to ensure the protection of your home, there's no denying that DIY home security camera kits are big business these days. D-Link have recently launched a...

We really like the idea of affordable home security camera kits, and while on paper D-Link's DCS-942L fits the bill, in reality it is hard to recommend. While the mobile Android and iOS viewing options are commendable, little else here is. Cheaply...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (smallnetbuilder.com)

D-Link DCS-942L Enhanced Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera

 

30 fps framerate at all resolutions, Night vision worked to advertised distance and beyond, mydlink.com portal provides remote viewing with no router configuration

Soft plastic ball and socket pivot construction feels cheap, Night to day mode transitions were problematic, Need browser open to record video, Could benefit from more IR illumination

Cloud-enabled day/night IP cam with local SD recording

May, 2009

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Good product but setup is tricky

 

Firstly the setup instructions are rubbish. For the first wifi connection you need to plug in the Ethernet cable...not exactly plug and play ? I trialled this at home and was able to remove the cable but when I took it to its intended placement it will...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Does not work

 

The product has numerous bugs and I wasted more time with technical issues in both product's hardware and software. It is waste of time.

Night vision

Video recording does not work on micro SD card. I bought samsung Evo (best microsd available in market). My dlink app either on phone or computer can neither format the SD card, nor it can record the video. I will contact seller to refund my money soon.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Decent Sub-100 buck IP cam with internal storage.

 

Inside the case the camera is powered by a Grain Media GM8126 SoC which has an embedded H.264 encoder as well as MPEG-4/JPEG and also manages the Ethernet connection. It has 128MB SDRAM and 16 MB flash and a single Ralink RT5370 b/g/n radio. The camera...

Review is for the A4 hardware version with latest 1.24 Firmware released 2/11/15 ; When you spend under 100 bucks for an IP cam you usually get VGA resolution. A good lens, in-camera storage recording, 30 fps because of H.264, dedicated passive IR...

The trend is toward HD resolution (but those cams are significantly higher priced and HD doesn’t work well over a cellular connection). Ball and socket pivot tends to drift if you connect both the Ethernet and the power cable. “Cloud” designation can...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Decent Sub-100 buck IP cam with internal storage.

 

Inside the case the camera is powered by a Grain Media GM8126 SoC which has an embedded H.264 encoder as well as MPEG-4/JPEG and also manages the Ethernet connection. It has 128MB SDRAM and 16 MB flash and a single Ralink RT5370 b/g/n radio. The camera...

Review is for the A4 hardware version with latest 1.24 Firmware released 2/11/15. When you spend under 100 bucks for an IP cam you usually get VGA resolution. A good lens, in-camera storage recording, 30 fps because of H.264, dedicated passive IR...

The trend is toward HD resolution (but those cams are significantly higher priced and HD doesn’t work well over a cellular connection). Ball and socket pivot tends to drift if you connect both the Ethernet and the power cable. “Cloud” designation can...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Simple security camera

 

This is the second DLink camera I own, the first being a DCS-5009L. The 942L is similar in some instances, setup can be a little cumbersome if initially setup on a PC that does not have Java enabled. The camera needs to be plugged in to the router for...

No dropped signal Night Vision Apps for Android and iOS 2 way audio Motion detection and email alerts Remote viewing Local recording via SD card My Dlink is straightforward and simple to navigate around.

Single band N, no 5ghz. Complex setup if java not installed Low resolution of camera 480p Need access to advance settings in some cases (time and date set) Some settings do not keep, like microphone mute Recording to SD card makes no sense for security...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Simple security camera

 

This is the second DLink camera I own, the first being a DCS-5009L. The 942L is similar in some instances, setup can be a little cumbersome if initially setup on a PC that does not have Java enabled. The camera needs to be plugged in to the router for...

No dropped signal ; Night Vision ; Apps for Android and iOS ; 2 way audio ; Motion detection and email alerts ; Remote viewing ; Local recording via SD card ; My Dlink is straightforward and simple to navigate around

Single band N, no 5ghz ; Complex setup if java not installed ; Low resolution of camera 480p ; Need access to advance settings in some cases (time and date set) ; Some settings do not keep, like microphone mute ; Recording to SD card makes no sense for...

Feb, 2015

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