Monitor your business securely with this D-Link camera recorder. It lets you simultaneously record and view playback and live streaming from up to four cameras, and up to two hard drives can be connected for storage. This D-Link camera recorder can be set to record on schedule or when motion is detected, and it has an app for remote access.
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Great DVR solution
Posted by: Jspink from: Wichita, Ks on
First let me say you will need some level of technical ability, and time to tinker around with settings to get everything (mostly) set up the way you want. My main issue, was having trouble accessing recorded footage. With some help from the internet I was able to locate a number for Dlink (877-453-5465).
I have little to no expectations when calling a company for technical support. So I was shocked to find the agent (Employee # AR004642) extremely helpful, knowledgeable and was able to solve my issue by remoting into my pc and showing me how to change java's settings to allow access to the ip address of the DNR-202L.
Unless I'm missing something, one issue Dlink can hopeful find a resolution for is the ability to simultaneously have record on motion detection AND email alerts (pictures) with the ability to enable/disable email alerts. If you have both on you will get never ending alerts. If you turn it off you no longer get recording on motion detection. The only other option I see is leave recording on 100% of the time, which is pointless.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
DNR-202L not detecting cameras...
Posted by: Frank from: Brentwood, CA on
I had an issue with DNR-202L not detecting 3 wifi cameras (2 - DCS-2330L and 1 - DCS - 2132L). Chris in customer support helped upgrade FW and assisted in getting cameras on-line. Very please with level of service received and how fast issue was resolved.
Case # C6542196
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Very Good Technology - Documentation Needs Work
Posted by: AdrenalineJunkie from: on
I spent 3 weeks researching options to add video surveillance to my home security system. I looked at various systems including FrontPoint and cloud services as well as hard wired CCTV options. After looking at various options and reading hundreds of reviews I decided to give the DLINK suite a shot, since I already had a robust analog security system in place and a solid home WIFI network. I selected 3 of the DCS-2630L HD 1080p 180 degree wide eye cameras to start with and not wanting our home video in the cloud, I also selected DNR-202L as the recorder (basically plugs into an Ethernet port on your wireless router and when connected to as USB drive simply acts as your in-home video server where all your video is saved.) I am very pleased with the technology for both the camera and the DNR. They work extremely well. I love the fact that the cameras can be motion/sound activated and have 2 way audio, as well as send notifications to my phone if there is motion or sound in the room the cameras are in (I can quickly bring up the camera on my iphone see who is in the room, and actually speak to them). You define zones in your camera's field of view by graphically drawing the zone of interest so that the cameras will monitor motion in that zone and trip the event and notify/record. The ios apps work great to view live video, but are buggy for playback. The web app that you can use to view historical playbacks is quite robust and works much better than the ios app does. DLINK tech support acknowledged they are working on fixing the IOS apps. The tech support is VERY good. They are very responsive, very polite and quickly got me through some of the configuration implementation hurdles I was facing due to not very good documentation. It seems work best during setup if you can have the cameras, the DNR and a configuration laptop all connected to the same wifi hub/router (preferably having the configuration laptop hardwired to the hub/router via an Ethernet cable. Searching the playback archives and playing them back also seems to work best if you are using the web app on a computer that is connected (either wifi or hard wired Ethernet# to the same hub/router that the DNR is. The 3 tech support reps I spoke to were very good including agent # AR004619 that got me through the configuration of all 3 of my cameras very professionally #it turned out that I had fat fingered my wifi password in the camera setup, and he remoted into my configuration laptop and quickly got me straightened out. Had I not fat fingered my wifi password, the configuration probably would have gone much more smoothely where you configure the cameras from you smart phone and don't even need a configuration computer connected to the hub/router. The cameras are very solid, are aesthetically unobtrusive and sit on tables, window sills, etc.. without being in your face. The technology really appears to be solid. Once they fix their ios app bugs this will be a really solid solution for those looking for solid video surveillance solutions at a reasonable price. I did my whole house for $800, and am no looking at adding at least one external/outside camera to the configuration.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Does exactly as advertised
Posted by: queezy from: bay area, california on
Does exactly what it says it will, records the video from my connected dlink camera. The mobile app is great, and allows me to turn off and on the recording feature, or I can schedule time frames to record (i.e. when I typically am at work).
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Could be better but not it's fault
Posted by: JRAstudios from: on
Misha (Dlink Rep) was great. After trying on my own for an hour. I decided to call the help desk number. She helped me setup my whole system (two cameras and recorder) with no problem. She helped me for a good hour and made sure everything was in working order before we ended our conversation. She even 'ghosted' my computer to make sure all my settings were correct. As for the NVR, it's a great thing to have. Adding the recorder is good because you can record video from certain times and certain days of the week. All videos are saved onto an external drive (be sure to get a 1TB if you want good quality video recorded). The only issue I have is it's difficult to access via any web browser I have on my computer (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer...all have issues) Besides that, I now have a great security camera system to go with my motion sensors at my main door and living room.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Needs constant attention
Posted by: DNR202L from: Dallas on
I use this device with a wireless 932L camera. Was easy to set up. Manual not that great. Customer service worse. I use the camera's motion detect feature to trigger the 202L. Works great except the 202L will go off line for no reason, or unmounts the HDD drive, or starts beeping and blinks the bright blue light which would delight any burglar. Also under the status page, the are camera notations like "ALERT" which is not documented in the manual. Will return this item today and try the more expensive version 322L, maybe not???
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
No good for security
Posted by: Yuuichi from: Henderson, NV on
I bought this for my home security. It is for the just incase something happens. It does record 4 cameras and is easy to put somewhere a thief would not find it in a hurry. The problem is it keeps dropping the framerate on all the cameras to 10 frames per second and setting the quality to 1 Megabyte. For security that is useless. You would be lucky to get a clean shot of someone's face. No matter what I did it kept resetting all my D-Link cameras to their lowest settings. If you want to catch the kids doing something this is fine, but for security it totally sucks! For a home security the cameras are good when set to max but for recording it is useless.
5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Not so great
Posted by: Shorty from: on
Hard to configure. Will not connect w 5222l and my other cams. I have vuezone, dlink 5222l, belkin cam hd and srio1 ptz. This NVR is connected on my netgear ac1900 with 1TB harddrive connected USB1. When is connected to router my dlink 5222l stop working and gave me blank screen. Also my other cams quit working.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: JRod from: NY on
I had an issue getting the dlink cameras to connect to the DNR 202l. I called there tech support line and was assisted by Chris who got me up and running in short order. I have been satisfied with the cameras so far and this was my missing piece. Thanks for your help Chris.
Badge # Ar004301
Case # c4c6541751
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Does a great job for my needs
Posted by: RickB from: Bremerton WA. on
I had a little problem getting the DNR to record, so I called up tech. support and got a hold of George ( AR004206)
He hooked up to my computer and had it up and working in less then 10 minutes. He also explained what needed to be done and why it wasn't working. The customer support was great.