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Version 1.00 | June 28, 2016

User Manual

HD Wi-Fi Camera
DCS-936L

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Version 1.00 | June 28, 2016 User Manual HD Wi-Fi Camera DCS-936L...
  • Page 2: Manual Overview

    Manual Overview D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revisions or changes. Information in this document may become obsolete as our services and websites develop and change. Please refer to http://www.mydlink.com for the most current information.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Live Video ..................17 Technical Specifications ..........50 Setup ....................19 Wizard ..................19 Contacting Technical Support ........52 Network ..................27 Wireless Setup ..............29 Warranty ................53 Dynamic DNS ..............30 Image Setup .................31 Registration ..............59 Audio and Video ..............32 Time and Date ..............34 D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 4: Product Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents • DCS-936L HD Wi-Fi Camera • Power Adapter • Mounting Kit • Quick Install Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with your product will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction The HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-936L) provides crisp HD 720p video, making it easy and convenient to watch over your home no matter where you are. Place it anywhere and stay informed with automatic push alert notifications whenever sound or motion is detected.
  • Page 6: Features

    Use of audio or video equipment for recording the image or audio of a person without their knowledge and consent is prohibited in certain states or jurisdictions. The end-user assumes all liability for compliance with applicable state, local and federal laws. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 7: Hardware Overview

    The IR-Cut Removable sensor monitors lighting conditions and switches between color and Light Sensor infrared accordingly. Camera Stand Use as a camera stand or a mounting bracket. IR (Infrared) LEDs Used to illuminate the camera's field of view at night. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 8: Back View

    The camera is ready but not connected to a wireless network. Solid Green The camera has successfully connected to a wireless network. Power LED Blinking Green The WPS process is in progress. Blinking Red LED will blink during the reset process. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 9: Wireless Installation Considerations

    Wireless Installation Considerations The DCS-936L lets you access your network using a wireless connection from anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. However, the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range.
  • Page 10: Installation

    Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store. Launch the mydlink Lite app, then create a new account or log in to your existing account. The app will guide you through the rest of the configuration process. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 11: Zero Configuration Setup

    Note: The Zero Configuration Setup will only work with a registered D-Link Cloud Router and an active mydlink account. Step 1: Attach the power supply to the power input on the DCS-936L and connect it to a wall outlet or power strip. Power is confirmed when the Status LED is lit. Step 2: Press and hold the WPS button on the camera for five seconds.
  • Page 12: Placing Your Camera

    If the wireless signal strength LED is flashing orange, try moving the camera to a location closer to your router, or you can try purchasing a wireless extender to extend the range of your wireless network. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 13: Mounting The Camera

    Depending on the material of the wall or ceiling, use proper tools to drill two holes 25 mm deep with a 6 mm drill bit where you marked. If the wall is made out of concrete, drill the holes first, then insert the plastic anchors to support the screws. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 14 Plug in the micro-USB power cable to the camera. Step 6 Attach the camera to the camera base and pull the power cable to remove the extra cable. Adjust the angle of the camera as desired. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 15: Mydlink

    For more details on using your camera with mydlink, go to the Support section of the mydlink website and check the User Manual section for your product to find the latest instruction guide for your camera’s mydlink features. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 16: Configuration

    The camera’s built-in Web configuration utility is designed to allow you to easily access and configure your DCS-936L. To access your camera’s configuration utility, use a web browser to log in to the mydlink.com website, select your camera from your device list, then click on the Settings tab for your camera.
  • Page 17: Live Video

    View your camera’s live video from this screen. You may select any of the available icons listed on the next page to operate the camera. You may also select your language using the drop-down menu on the left side of the screen. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 18 (The icon only appears when you activate the manual IR option. IR LED On/Off button Refer to Day/Night Mode in Audio and Video on page 32 for more.) Zoom buttons Zooms in or out of the picture. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 19: Setup

    23 for more details. Manual Motion If you would rather manually set up the Detection camera’s motion detection features, you can Setup: refer to Motion Detection on page 41 which provides more details on the information required. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 20: Internet Connection Setup Wizard

    Step 1 The Internet Connection Setup Wizard will guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your DCS-936L and connect it the Internet. Click Next to continue. Step 2 Select DHCP Connection (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) if you want your DHCP server (usually enabled on your router) to assign the camera its IP settings.
  • Page 21 You can setup how often the camera notifies the DDNS server of its current global IP address by entering a whole number in hours. Click Next to continue. Step 4 Enter a unique name for your camera and click Next to continue. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 22 A summary of your camera settings is displayed for confirmation. If the settings are incorrect, click Back to make changes. Otherwise click Apply. Note: Make a note of the camera's IP address so you can access it on your network or by using a web browser. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 23: Motion Detection Setup Wizard

    3. Enter the sensitivity. Higher the number the more sensitive the detection of movement will be. 4. You can select Erase motion area and erase areas if needed. Click Clear if you want to erase the area. 5. Click Next to continue. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 24 Check the Enable box and then select a schedule (check the Only during box), the snapshot type, and your email server information. Please refer to Snapshot on page 36 for more information. Click Next to continue. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 25 Check the Enable box and then select a schedule (check the Only during box), the video clip type, and your email server information. Please refer to Video Clip on page 35 for more information. Click Next to continue. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 26 You have completed the Motion Detection Wizard. Review your settings, and click on Back if you need to make modifications. If settings are correct, click Apply to save them. Please wait a few moments while the camera saves your settings and restarts. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 27: Network

    Select Automatic IP Address to automatically get an IPv6 address from your router. If you have a static or fixed IP from your network administrator, select Static IP address and enter the information provided by your ISP or network administrator. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 28 Port Settings values above. Only change if the ports are being forwarded by your router to other services. Bonjour: Checking the Bonjour box will allow the camera to be discoverable on the network and visible to Apple devices. Click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 29: Wireless Setup

    If you chose WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK, choose whether to use TKIP or AES. Key: Enter the key(password) for your wireless network. Check the Show Hidden Key box to reveal the password you have entered. Click the Save Settings button to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 30: Dynamic Dns

    Enter in hours how often the camera notifies the DDNS server of its current global IP address. Status: This shows the current status of your DDNS updates. Click the Save Settings button to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 31: Image Setup

    Allows you to set a slow shutter speed to use. Using a slow shutter allows you to monitor an area in low-light conditions. However, using a slow shutter speed may make moving objects appear blurry. Changes made to these settings will take effect immediately. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 32: Audio And Video

    Quality: One of five levels of image quality can be set for the snapshot feature: Highest, High, Medium, Low, and Lowest. This setting is for Profile 2 only. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 33 The camera will use night mode for all times outside of this schedule. Audio Setup: Allows you to enable and disable or adjust the volume levels of the microphone. Click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 34: Time And Date

    If Synchronize NTP Server is disabled, you can set the date and time and Time manually. You can also click the Copy Your Computer’s Time Settings Manually: button to automatically copy the date and time of the PC you are using. Click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 35: Video Clip

    For more on video profile options, refer to Audio and Video on page 32. Target: Select where you want the video clip to be sent. Enter the settings for your e-mail account. Click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 36: Snapshot

    2. For more on video profile options, refer to Audio and Video on page Target: Select where you want the snapshot to be sent. Enter the settings for your e-mail account. Click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 37: Ip Filter

    IP Filter The IP Filter is a feature used to allow or deny certain IP addresses when accessing the DCS-936L. Please note that when creating an allow list, if the IP address of your computer is not included or if you do not set up an administrator IP address, you may be locked out of accessing your camera. In this event, you will need to do a hard reset of your camera by pressing the reset button for more than 10 seconds while it is powered on.
  • Page 38: Https Setup

    General information and the status of the current HTTPS certificate is Information: displayed. If you would like to see more detailed information, click on the Property button. If you would like to remove the certificate, click the Remove button. Click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 39: Sd Recording

    Post-event If Trigger By is set to Motion or Sound, this will set how many seconds Recording: to record after the event occurs. If you are recording snapshots, one snapshot will be taken each second. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 40 Set amount of space to keep free on the microSD card. Space: Cyclic: When this option is selected, it will cause the oldest snapshot/video files to be deleted when the system requires storage space for new snapshot/ video files. Click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 41: Motion Detection

    Select Erase Motion Area to clear a selected region and stop the camera from monitoring that area of the picture. Clear: Clears all motion detection areas from the picture. Click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 42: Sound Detection

    Specify the volume level that a sound must exceed in order to trigger the Level: sound detection feature. The lower the number, the more sensitive the camera will be to sound. Click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 43: Sd Management

    To delete files and folders, click on the checkbox next to the files or folders and Folders: you want to delete, then click the Delete button. To select all of the files or folders shown, click on the checkbox next to the Delete button. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 44: Maintenance

    In the Label field, you may enter a name to display on the image. Select Time Stamp to include the current date and time. Power/Link Select Normal to enable the LED on the front of the device, or select Off LED Light: to disable the LED. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 45: System

    Restore Factory Defaults. Defaults: Reboot Device: This will restart your camera. Schedule You can schedule the camera to reboot according to a schedule. Select Device Reboot the days and time you want the camera to automatically reboot. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 46: Firmware Upgrade

    To upgrade the firmware on your DCS-936L, please download and save the latest firmware version from the D-Link Support Page to your local hard drive. Locate the file on your local hard drive by clicking the Browse... button. Select the file and click the Upload button to start upgrading the firmware.
  • Page 47: Status

    Section 3 - Configuration Status Device Info This section displays information about your camera and its current network and wireless status. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 48: Log

    This page displays the log information of your camera. You may download the information by clicking Download. You may also click Clear to delete the saved log information. The log will also be cleared when the camera is rebooted. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    • your camera is on the same network as your mobile device • both your mobile device and camera have a working Internet connection If your camera is still not working, check your router and make sure it has the latest firmware. D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 50: Technical Specifications

    • Event notification and sending snapshots/video clips via e-mail • Sound level detection Remote Management • Configuration accessible via web browser Mobile support • mydlink Lite app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, and Windows • mydlink+ app for iOS and Android D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 51 >50~100 0.15 COLOR CHIP CHECKED DATE LEGEND: SIZE : A2 SCALE >10~50 31-Mar-16 SURFACE TREATMENT APPROVED DATE DEFORMATION 3/1000 0~10 0.05 =DESIGN CHANGE DESCRIPTION APPROVED DATE 31-Mar-16 Sheet 1 OF 1 =INSPECTION DIM ID Q'TY CLASS D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...
  • Page 52: Contacting Technical Support

    • Hardware Revision (located on the label on the bottom of the Network Camera (e.g. rev A1)) • Serial Number (s/n number located on the label on the bottom of the Network Camera). You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website as well as frequently asked questions and answers to technical issues.
  • Page 53: Warranty

    Any repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.
  • Page 54 Software or to refund the portion of the actual purchase price paid that is attributable to the Software. Except as otherwise agreed by D-Link in writing, the replacement Software is provided only to the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license granted by D-Link for the Software.
  • Page 55 D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt. Herrmann, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link.
  • Page 56: Copyright Statement

    FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NONCONFORMING PRODUCT.
  • Page 57 The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user. For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States, please contact the corresponding local D-Link office.
  • Page 58 D-Link designs and builds its products to be as environmentally friendly as possible, by using recyclable, low toxic materials in both products and packaging. D-Link recommends that you always switch off or unplug your D-Link products when they are not in use. By doing so you will help to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Page 59: Registration

    Appendix D - Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 1.00 June 28, 2016 D-Link DCS-936L User Manual...