Using the DCS-1000/DCS-1000W IP Camera
as a Security System
sensor power requirement must be obeyed for proper operation. We have listed Passive and
Active components that will interface with the DCS family of Cameras. Passive components must
not exceed 5V 100mA. Active components must be self-powered by an external power source.
For the demonstration below a D-Link DCS -1000 was purchased from
security equipment was purchased from www.smarthome.com, and some cable accessories from
a local hardware store.
2 Ethernet Cables & Ethernet Switch/Internet Router
An Ethernet based PC to configure system
Internet Name Server and E-Mail Server to send capture information
1 light current power distribution block for 12V power
30W Weatherproof Siren
High Sensitivity DPDT relay (allows 5V camera to turn on 12V siren)
Mini-Magnetic Contact Switch (commonly used for doors or windows)
PIR Motion Detector
You will need some simple tools like wire cutters/strippers and the appropriate screwdriver for
mounting and distribution block setup.
Everything less the camera cost about $97 US Dollars including shipping.
D-Link's IP Camera System is one of the most cost
effect security solutions today. Both the DCS-1000
Wired model and DCS-1000W Wired/Wireless model
have input/output controls for interfacing with security
On the back of the Camera you will find an 8-position
connector. This connector has 2 input triggers for
security sensors and 2 output triggers for security
Security sensors for input are available as Passive (low-
current/low voltage) sensors or Active (powered)
Because of power limitations of the DCS cameras and
its compatibility with Power over Ethernet standards the