The Latest Addition to the mydlink Home Family

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Smart Home technology is now far more advanced then it was when we first launched our mydlink Home range of products. Currently in todays market there is a number of technologies on offer from a number of different manufacturers, so for the average consumer this can be quite a daunting and confusing situation.

The mydlink Home range however aims to dispel this confusion, our range of products all work in conjunction with each to create a smart home, rather than a random assortment of smart home products. This interoperability between our products is essentially the difference maker for consumers looking to create a smart home and a factor in them solely choosing D-Link products.

Our latest offering to our mydlink Home range is the DCS-8200LH – a versatile camera capable of a 180-degree view. The benefits of this are immense, providing you with the capability to get coverage of an entire room without the need to pan or tilt, or in fact set up multiple cameras. Simply setup the camera in the corner of the room and you can enjoy complete coverage thanks to the cameras fish eye lens and 720p resolution giving you a crisp and sharp resolution.

Not only this but it can be linked with IFTTT, what this means is that you can set up actions to work in conjunction with other IFTTT devices. The below Infographic displays these actions:

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mydlink Home Smart Survey

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Our latest blog post highlights some of the findings that came out of our recent smart home survey, in which we interviewed 8,500 consumers across Europe to better understand their needs and wants from smart home technology.

 Our lives are now more connected than ever before. We rely on our smartphones, tablets and laptops to connect with the people around us. Now we are beginning to use the same technologies to connect to our homes in a way we’ve never done before – making them smarter, safer, more economical and convenient to live in.

Many people think that a ‘smart home’ is an umbrella term for devices like connected fridges, that have the know-how to add milk to the shopping list when we use the last bottle, or robotic hoovers, that know when you leave the house before coming out to clean. However, the convenience of this type of smart home technology is not what is driving most of us to take the first steps in connecting with our homes. The real revolution in the adoption of technologies in Europe is being driven by one of our basic instincts – the need to be safe and secure.

Through our survey findings, we discovered that keeping a home safe and secure was by far the leading reason people are choosing to adopt smart home technologies, with 44% of respondents stating it as their main reason over saving money. More than a third of respondents also mentioned the appeal of managing the house when going to bed, as thanks to home automation there would be no more having to go back downstairs to switch off the lights, lock doors and check windows are closed.

Having all of this technology in our homes isn’t beneficial if it’s awkward to set up and manage. Our study group agreed, with over half of respondents stating that they wanted to manage everything to do with the smart home, from a single app on their phone. After all how can we really have smart homes if the system we manage them from isn’t smart or simple at all.

 

Looking to Achieve Extreme Wi-Fi Coverage?

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The home network is now tasked with the challenge of handling a number of devices. However as many of us have experienced, it is not always up to the task.

With that in mind, and following the launch of our highly successful Ultra Performance series, we have now launched a new range of routers, blending exceptional design with powerful wireless AC home networking performance. Our brand new EXO routers offer impressive speed but at an incredibly affordable price to ensure your router performance at home isn’t compromised.

Whilst the design may be sleek, it’s what’s inside that counts with two EXO routers, the AC1900 (Dir-879) and the slightly smaller AC1750 (Dir-869). Both routers boast a host of excellent features, ranging from wireless AC technology, high-power amplifiers to optimise wireless range, and gigabit ports that provide the option of wired connectivity.

The AC1900 EXO router comes equipped with smart connect. What this means is that the router is capable of automatically choosing between two Wi-Fi channels, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, connecting your network to the best, clearest band available, making for a fast and smooth network throughout the home. Meanwhile, the AC1750 is capable of Gigabit wireless connectivity, allowing you to create a blazingly fast home network.

The combination of excellent performance, affordability and a sleek and stylish design, make for a router that you’d be proud to display, ensuring your home network is up to the task of dealing with anything you throw at it. With the router acting as the gateway to you smart home it’s paramount that you have one up to the task.

 For more information:

AC1900 (Dir-879) £163.09 – http://www.dlink-direct.co.uk/dir-879

AC1750 (Dir-869) £130.31 – http://www.dlink-direct.co.uk/dir-869

 

 

 

The World’s First 180-Degree Wireless AC Camera

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In this weeks blog post, we’re going to take a look at our recently launched 180° wireless camera (DCS-960L). This is the worlds first 180° Wireless AC camera meaning image clarity won’t distort and you can now get camera coverage of an entire room, without the need to pan and tilt or have multiple cameras set up.

The DCS-960L offers a horizon-wide view that easily captures your entire room, wall-to-wall, in high-quality 720p – it’s home security with an eye for detail. Unlike traditional cameras, the revolutionary DCS-960L uses an ultra-wide view lens to give you a full 180° field of view, letting you cover an entire room with a single camera. Forget about pan and tilt cameras, view everything in real-time.

Night vision built-in infrared LEDs allows for viewing of up to 5 metres in complete darkness, enabling round-the-clock monitoring of a home or office. Get your Wi-Fi camera set up within minutes, and place it just about anywhere in your home. The free mydlink Lite app is available for iOS, Android Devices, and Windows Phones.

A pre-installed 16GB microSD card allows you to record video directly onto the camera, without the need of a computer. You can setup the camera to record only when motion is detected for up to 7 days. The camera can also send email alerts whenever motion is detected. The DCS-960L offers Wireless AC connectivity and takes advantage of the latest wireless AC technology to give you a high bandwidth connection. Not only does this offer smooth HD video streaming from your camera, it also provides more flexibility on where the cameras can be placed.

The DCS-960L can be set up in a matter of minutes with the free mydlink Lite app available for IOS, Android devices and Windows Phones. The app has no monthly services, 2-way audio, pinch-zoom, and select video quality.

With D-Link’s DCS-960L deployed in your home you can make sure that none of the action is missed, making it the perfect solution for securing your home.

 

 

D-Link’s 30th Birthday – Looking to the Future of Smart Home Technology

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In the second of our series of blog posts leading up to our 30th Birthday we’re going to take a look at our entry into the smart home market and take a look at D-Link’s vision going forward. Ultimately for D-Link it comes down to four key industry segments driving our smart home vision. Over the past decade consumers the world over have rapidly embraced mobile telecommunications as connectivity has allowed them to stay more and more in touch with their friends and their colleagues.

The vision that many have for this technology, is to create a smart home that will contain multiple connected devices such as: appliances, control actuators, personal health and home environment sensors, entertainment consoles and displays. Data from these devices can be exchanged easily in support of a range of smart home services. Examples include local and remote home energy management, security monitoring, wellness monitoring and also the sharing of Internet and entertainment content.

D-Link first entered into the smart home market with a range of five products, these consisted of the Home monitor HD, motion sensor, smart plug; music everywhere and our pan tilt and zoom camera, the mydlink Home monitor 360 all work together in unison in order to create a smart home environment.

Looking ahead to our offering in the smart home market it is our recently launched smart home security kit that takes the mydlink smart home to another level. The kit includes the battery motion sensor, the siren with optional battery back up and the connected home hub, providing a combination of Z-wave and Wi-Fi allowing users to create an entry level security system in their home using smart home technology.

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National Home Security Month

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As October is national home security month we wanted to draw attention to some of the products we offer that enable you to take extra measures in keeping your home safe and secure.

Ensuring your home is locked and secure goes without saying. However with our range of security cameras you can take that extra measure in order to keep your home safe. Our security cameras are effective in monitoring your home whilst you are away and can be controlled via your smartphone or tablet. Not only are there standalone options to choose from, we also offer 360-degree cameras that allow you to pan and tilt to patrol a wide area both day and night. For the complete surveillance package, combine this with cameras built for outdoor use with weatherproof housing that protects them from dust and rain, and you have a far securer home environment.

With the imminent launch of our mydlink Home Security Starter Kit we now offer alternative ways in which you can keep your home secure. This is a cost-effective solution that includes the mydlink Home battery motion sensor for doors and windows alerting you whenever motion is detected, two mydlink Home monitors capable of recording in HD and the mydlink connected home hub that can be used to control a variety of mydlink Home devices enabling you to control, manage and automate your home from wherever you are.

Our mydlink cloud service provides you with a simple way of monitoring what matters to you most via your mobile or tablet, with night vision and on-board recording available.

Keeping Your Home Safe During Holiday Season

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It’s that time of year again; holiday season is in full swing. With those of us seeking sunnier climes our homes will be left unattended while we are away causing unnecessary worrying on our holidays. According to research, home burglaries increase by 10% during the summer months so there has never been a better time to invest in our range of smart home products – technology that allows you to control, monitor and automate your home.

One key attribute of our range is that the suite of smart home products we offer work together in unity allowing you to keep a watchful eye over your home. For instance you can combine the motion sensor with smart plugs around the home, allowing you to set triggers and alerts via the mydlink Home mobile app, putting your home in the palm of your hand (For instance you can set a rule so once motion is detected the lights will turn on!) The home monitors in the range are also kitted out with motion detection capabilities and can alert you via push notifications and emails when any motion is detected, helping you to keep a watchful eye over your home while you’re away.

For larger homes the mydlink Home Monitor 360 is ideal with pan, tilt and zoom capabilities, controllable from the palm of your hand via the mydlink Home mobile app. This ability is particularly effective as it allows you to monitor wider areas of your home, ensuring that an entire area is covered.

With our smart home technology you have the ability to watch over your home anywhere in the world, ensuring peace of mind and security while you enjoy your summer break.