The web portal includes a number of other features that are missing from the mobile app, including the ability to schedule recordings—critical if you want to plan recording around your household’s comings and goings—enable email notifications, and tell the camera to either stop recording or overwrite older videos when the microSD card fills up.
The bottom line
D-Link’s DCS-2630L is a pretty attractive camera, with the kind of customizable security features we’ve seen in only a handful of models like the Simplicam and the Flir FX. It’s a bummer, though, that those features aren’t accessible through the mobile app. A big appeal of the DIY home security movement is having the means to monitor your abode at your fingertips no matter where you are. That’s significantly undermined if you need to log in to a website from a computer. Still, if you’re comfortable with those limitations, the DCS-2630L won’t disappoint.
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