Remote Surveillance the Wi-Fi Way
February 08, 2002
Here's one wireless video security cam that can Wi-Fi its capture to just about anywhere there's a Net connection.
D-Link announced yesterday the release of its D-Link Air DCS-1000W Wireless Internet Camera. The product is designed for use in remote security monitoring. It can also be used to broadcast live feed over the Net.
The D-Link Air DCS-1000W has a built in 802.11b radio, and can wirelessly stream digital audio - or it can be connected with Cat 5 cable through its RJ-45 port. It has additional ports for IR and/or motion sensor applications. The Wireless Internet camera has a web-based interface, enabling users to remotely configure it from any available Internet connection.
The unit has both a built-in web- and email-server, enabling remote viewing from virtually anywhere in the world where a user can type an IP address into a standard Web browser. The camera can be set to take timed interval snapshots. Add-on motion, magnetic, or IR sensors can also be used to trigger image capture. In fact, the camera's built in e-mail server will automatically notify designated users the instant a picture is taken!
D-Link stated that the Air DCS-1000W Wireless Internet camera is now available through authorized reseller, retail, and distribution channels with an estimated street price of $409 and a manufacturers suggested retail price of $449.
Matthew Peretz is Managing Editor of 802.11-Planet.com