D-Link Cloud Camera DSC-5020L-A1 (supported by Synology Surveillance Station)
A mid-level Cloud capable non-HD IPCam, max resolution 640x480 @30fps (H.264 & MJPEG), LAN or wireless (with WiFi extender feature) connection, sound & motion detection with smart alert, 340° pan (-170° to +170°) & 120° tilt (-25° to +95°), day & night use (night infra), supported by Synology Surveillance Station, a decent mid-level all-day IPCam to consider for home or office usage .
This model has been out for quite some time already, thanks to D-Link Malaysia for the test unit, which I have been keeping it for quite some time too
Information & reference :
- Product information : http://www.dlink.com.my/products/?idproduct=613&idCategory=223
- Support (datasheet / manual / firmware) : http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DCS-5020L
- Global download site (include source code) : http://tsd.dlink.com.tw/
- mydlink registration
- SmallNetBuilder review : http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/other/multimedia-voip/multimedia-voip-reviews/32163-d-link-dcs-5020l-pantilt-cloud-camera-reviewed
- PCmag review : http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2429415,00.asp
Always check and upgrade to current latest firmware :
Menu feature & function overview :
Quite some good features out there, like the H.264 video compression support, able to set individual schedule & time for sound/motion/email/ftp/day~night mode options.
Unfortunately, still no DDNS support for No-IP
Other useful video guide for reference (thanks & credits to them !) :
by Lon Seidman
Yes, this device is supported by Synology Surveillance Station (SSS), nice
Setup is really easy straight forward, just select the correct model from the list, then voila the SSS start to record, like the SSS rich recording/search/playback/etc features
In fact, there are quite a lots of D-Link IPCams supported by SSS : https://www.synology.com/en-us/compatibility/camera?brand=D-Link
Even my old entry level DSC-930L is also in the list
However, I noticed this DSC-5020L camera has unusual slight oval shape on both side of the center image as shown below (both in stock webgui & SSS), especially on the left side which really distort the picture shape :
Not sure whether it's design like that or the camera lens defect ...
Other than that, I'm quite happy with this decent in-door 24-hours capable security camera, especially when it's supported by SSS out of the box !