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Author Topic: Thoughts on the new DCS 8630  (Read 643 times)

SmartCookie

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Thoughts on the new DCS 8630
« on: July 03, 2020, 06:02:39 AM »

What are your thoughts on the new camera?  The motion recording isnít long enough. I donít know how to record continuously to sd card and I have found the Dílink app not very easy to navigate.
On the plus side the spotlight is pretty cool.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 07:23:21 PM by SmartCookie »
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GreenBay42

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Re: Thoughts on the new DCS 8630
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 06:59:01 AM »

Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately the DCS-8xxx series cameras you cannot continuous record to cloud or SD card. This camera as well as the 8526 do have ONVIF support so it will work with DVRs and DViewCam software which "should" allow for continuous recording.
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SmartCookie

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Re: Thoughts on the new DCS 8630
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 07:42:32 PM »

Ok so I've had my Spotlight camera for a few months now and I like the fact that it has a built in hub and that it plays with the Dlink motion sensors without the cost of an additional hub. I also like the fact that I can record to SD card and that I'm not forced into a monthly subscription cost like some other cameras.
I have 5 motion sensors outside the house so that I "almost" get continuous recording, without the need for an dvr. I have my sensors wrapped in electrical tape(other than the sensing part) in order to weather proof them outside and they have worked great through rain and shine.

The new Mydlink app is really so much better than the previous one and I've been able to setup Automations and Schedules easily. My only gripe is that I've reached a limit in terms of number of events and triggers, but Dlinik techies are looking into it.

There is no integration with Samsung Smartthings which is a pity. I have been using IFTTT, but was unable to trigger the Spotlight, however, that may be a lack of knowledge on my side as I'm new to IFTTT.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 07:47:48 PM by SmartCookie »
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