• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The camera is excellent, but you can't view recordings remotely.

    Camera was easy to setup and works well in all light conditions. If you're on the same Wifi network, you can view SD card recordings easily enough, but not if you're away.

    This means that when I receive Homekit alerts, all I can do is check a live stream, but not what view the recording that triggered the motion alert. A bit pointless.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough yet with so much potential

    The good:
    180° field of view is insane! See your whole room, no really!
    Video can be recorded to an SD card which is accessible on your iPhone even when you're away provided you have an AppleTV (4th Gen). 2 full days of HD video has taken up 1% of my 128GB microSD card which cost less than £40. For security, your video is not sent to anyone's servers too.
    The night vision is epic with 2 powerful IR LEDs. It easily lights up the whole room in pitch black darkness. Look out for objects in the foreground that may reflect the IR light causing the image to go dark.
    A long power lead gives flexibility with positioning
    There are multiple options for HomeKit automation. Motion sensing offers good control with a 9 segment choice of where to detect movement within the camera's field of view. A hidden gem comes if you use a 3rd party app like 'Eve' (from Elgato) as you can set sound (noise) thresholds to trigger a HomeKit scene too.

    The bad:
    No wall mount available to accurately position the camera from high in the room looking down.
    Recording to SD results in hundreds of 20 second clips throughout the day. Very hard to navigate your footage.
    When motion is sensed, lighting scenes can be triggered, but setting omna to turn them off when motion is no longer sensed is awful. Lights turn on for about 2 seconds and turn off and then it won't respond until the 'retrigger' timer has elapsed (say for 30 seconds). This bug REALLY needs addressing to make it a usable HomeKit motion sensor.

    I'd like to see the ability to view a time lapse of the day and for the video to be stitched together into larger time chunks than 20 seconds. It'd be great if you could skim through time lapse footage and where you stop you can play your footage and skip forward and back through all the footage. I hate that the video is recorded as 20 second clips. I won't be returning mine in the hope the software improves.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy with the purchase!

    Overall I really like the camera design, it looks a good solid product by D-Link. Very easy to setup using Apple Home app, very good step by D-Link to provide it's own "Omna app" which is full of features like Motion detection, SD card recording etc.. certainly worth to mention 180 degree lens on the camera which cover a lot of area for live view, 2-way audio on the camera is also very useful and it works perfectly. Hopefully D-Link will provide the automation/remote access using Omna app soon, as remote access is certainly a key feature for Home surveillance/security. would recommend anyone to buy this product.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work well as long as you are aware of HomeKit limitations

    How much you can see of a room and the detail is incredible with this camera. Also, the 2-way audio is probably the best on any home monitoring camera available. If you have an Apple Watch, you can see the live view as well as talk/listen, which is pretty amazing. The downside at the moment is the need to also have one of the latest Apple TV or iPad to be able to see the live view when you are away from home, which is currently a limitation of HomeKit. So to sum up, As long as you have an Apple TV or iPad supports HomeKit, you would not be disappointed.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    High hopes cruelly dashed

    It was with great excitement that I read about this first camera to be compatible with Apple's HomeKit. The long and the short of it is - don't buy this camera, it simply does not work, either as a camera in its own right (frequent episodes of the camera becoming non-responsive whilst I was in the house and near the camera) or a piece of kit on the HomeKit network (I could not get it recognised and view it remotely despite many hours of troubleshooting and following guidance from Apple and other sites). I suspect Apple have a long way to go to get remote access via HomeKit working for this and many other products. Hopefully, in time, it will just work; that time is not now.

    19 of 38 people found this useful