Connecting, Controlling and Securing My Home With D-Link Devices

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No offense to my home, but it is just not the smartest home around.  If I want the lights to turn on, I have to flick a switch.  If someone enters my home while I’m away, what does my home do?  Nothing!  Clearly, my home needs to get smarter.

Can I Make My Home Smarter with D-Link Connected Home Devices?

If my home is going to survive in 2015, it clearly needs to get smarter.  I decided to try out three D-Link devices to see if they could give my home the intelligence boost it clearly needed.  I tested out the –

D-Link HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-5222L)

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W110)

D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor (DCH-S150)

Please watch our video review of the above three products -

Now I Wish I Was As Smart As My Home

The D-Link brain transplant for my home worked!  With the three devices in place, my home can do smart things like…

  • If someone walks into my garage, turn the lights and radio on in my house (hoping to scare them off) and turn the Wi-Fi Camera on to record.  In addition, keep me in the loop by sending text updates
  • Allow me to turn my coffee pot off…from 3,000 miles away
  • Play my favorite song the moment I walk in the door
  • Get a text when the cat jumps onto the couch, then pan the camera up to see him and then say to the cat via the camera’s speaker “Get off my new coach and learn to play piano and make YouTube videos!”

Smart Components For a Well Connected Home

In our testing, here were some of our favorite features from each device –

D-Link Pan and Tilt Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-5222L)

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  • Remote Pan and Tilt Capability
  • 2-Way Audio
  • HD Video
  • Motion Alerts
  • Night Vision
  • No Monthly Fees
  • View via App or Website

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W110)

D-Link Smart Plug

  • Easy Setup
  • Remotely Turn Any Device On and Off
  • Create Schedules for Turning On and Off

D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor (DCH-S150)

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  • Send Smart Alerts
  • Easy Setup
  • Combine With Other mydlink devices

While each of these devices can be used independently, the real magic happens when you start to combine the D-Link connected home devices.  There is something magical to your home reacting to your mere presence.  Walk in the door, have the lights turn on and your favorite music start playing.

If you are looking for a simple and effective way to make your home smarter, the D-Link DSP-W110, DCH-S150 and DCS-5222L are a great intelligence enhancing trio.

More Information:

The D-Link HD Pan and Tilt Wi-Fi Camera Sells for $153 on Amazon.Com

The D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Sells for $37 on Amazon.Com

The D-Link DCH-S150 Wi-Fi Motion Sensor  Sells for $39 on Amazon.Com

 

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