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D-Link DCS-850L User Manual

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Version 1.0 | 12/2/14
User Guide
Wi-Fi Baby Camera
Pan & Tilt Cloud Camera


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    Version 1.0 | 12/2/14 User Guide Wi-Fi Baby Camera Pan & Tilt Cloud Camera DCS-850L...

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    Preface 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 the website for the most current information.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Baby App Home Screen ........20 mydlink Baby App Live View ...........21 Configuration ................22 mydlink Baby App Configuration .........22 mydlink Baby App Settings ..........25 mydlink Baby App Pan Settings ........26 Video Recording and Playback ..........27 Taking Snapshots or Recording Videos ......27 D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

  • Page 4: Product Overview, Package Contents

    Section 1: Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents DCS-850L Wi-Fi Baby Camera Wall Mount Kit Power adapter Additional Accent Rings Mounting Bracket Quick Install Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    (Wireless N network recommended for optimal performance) Remote Viewing Requirements* • Internet access required for remote viewing • For mydlink requirements refer to: mydlink Requirements *Note: Direct Connection requires no Internet connection and no router. Refer to "Advanced Features" on page D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Introduction Keep an eye on your little one with the DCS-850L Wi-Fi Baby Camera. This portable camera transforms your mobile device into a versatile, yet easy-to-use baby monitor. The pan/tilt feature lets you move the camera remotely, so you can monitor the entire playroom from your mobile device.

  • Page 7: Important Safety Information

    Section 1: Product Overview Important Safety Information The DCS-850L is designed to meet the highest safety standards. Please make sure that it is set up and used correctly. It is very important that you follow the safety guidelines below: Strangulation Hazard: Keep the DCS-850L and any attached cords at least three feet out of reach of any children or babies.

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    DO NOT cover the camera with a blanket. disassemble the camera. Most Important: Remember that the DCS-850L is not a babysitter. The Wi-Fi Baby Camera should only be used as a parenting aid for monitoring your baby or child.

  • Page 9: Front View

    Decorative switchable base accent ring. Microphone Allows you to record or listen to audio from the surrounding area. Power LED The LED will be red when the power is on or during the factory reset process. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

  • Page 10: Rear View

    Temperature Sensor Senses the current temperature level, which is displayed on the Live Video screen. Press to allow your mobile device to directly connect to your DCS-850L wirelessly, so there is no need for a Direct Connect Button router. (Please refer to "Advanced Features"...

  • Page 11: Installation

    Wireless Installation Considerations This D-Link camera can connect to your wireless network 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. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business.

  • Page 12: Camera Setup

    Connect to your DCS-850L through your home wireless network. 2. Remotely... Connect to your DCS-850L using the Internet. Note: You can also connect directly to your DCS-850L wirelessly, so there is no need for an Internet connection or a router. Refer to "Advanced Features" on page 30 for details.

  • Page 13: Mounting The Camera

    Do not use extension cords. This product is NOT intended to replace proper adult supervision of children. Refer to the steps below for mounting the camera. The DCS-850L is for indoor use only. Do not mount it in a location where it may be in contact with water as this may damage the product and/or cause injury.

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    Using the supplied thumbscrew, fasten the camera to the mounting bracket. Connect the power cable to the camera. 6. Adjust the angle of the arm on the mounting bracket as desired. Tighten the thumbscrew to lock the arm into place. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

  • Page 15: Download The Mydlink Baby App

    10 seconds while the device is powered on. If you are returning the device to the place of purchase, please perform the hard reset procedure to clear the device of any personal data. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Section 2: Installation For an iOS device, tap on the App Store icon. For an Android device, tap on Play Store. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Section 2: Installation Search for mydlink baby within the search field. Similar search for mydlink baby for Android. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Section 2: Installation For an iOS device, tap on the (+) icon to install the mydlink Baby app. For Android, tap on Install to install the app. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

  • Page 19: Set Up A New Camera With The Mydlink Baby App

    Note: If you experience issues registering this device with your mydlink account, perform a hard reset by pressing and holding the reset button on the device for 10 seconds while the device is powered on. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

  • Page 20: Monitoring

    Tap on the Camera View Snapshot to go to the Live View screen. Refer to "mydlink Baby App Live View" on page Tap on the Home icon to switch from local access to remote access to your DCS-850L. Local/Remote Access After you change to remote access, you will see the login screen.*...

  • Page 21: Mydlink Baby App Live View

    Home screen, and to access the Configuration menu, Settings and Pan Settings. Note: The first time you access your DCS-850L Live View, you will get a reminder to adjust the focus on the camera. Since this message does not apply to this model of camera, please slide or tap the switch to turn off the reminder and click OK.

  • Page 22: Configuration

    Change the camera’s day/night mode to Auto, All Day, or All Night Enable background audio to play live sound when the mydlink Baby app is minimized, or when your mobile device is in standby mode Change or turn off alert sound D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Remove camera from the app's local access list • Under Wireless… See which wireless network your camera is currently connected to Change the wireless network you want your camera to connect to D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Change the Motion Detection sensitivity. You can also put sensitivity at the lowest setting in order to disable motion alerts • Under Lullaby… Select how long the lullaby will play (in minutes) when activated D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

  • Page 25: Mydlink Baby App Settings

    Section 4: Configuration mydlink Baby App Settings Tap this icon to open the settings menu Adjust the Brightness of the Live View image Change the Speaker Volume on the camera for two- way audio communication and lullabies D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

  • Page 26: Mydlink Baby App Pan Settings

    Tap on a number to assign the camera position to the preset location you selected Tap OK • If you selected Goto Preset, you will see the Goto Preset window • Tap on a number to move the camera to a Preset Tap OK • D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

  • Page 27: Video Recording And Playback

    Tap the Camera icon to take a snapshot in snapshot mode. The camera button changes to a round button when the DCS-850L is in recording mode. (A red button will replace the black button when the camera is recording video.) Slide to toggle between Snapshot and Video recording mode Tap the Playback icon for access to snapshots or videos.

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    Tap the Playback icon in the lower left corner of the screen, select the Camera icon, and the playback selection window will open. Tap the Playback icon. Select the Camera icon. Tap the Mobile Device icon and tap Continue. Note: Only the mobile device icon is available for the DCS-850L. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    If you initially decide not to take advantage of this free service and change your mind later, you can create your mydlink account by tapping Join mydlink from the mydlink Baby app Home Screen. For more information, go to D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Enabling Direct Connect During the initial steps with the Setup Wizard, you configured the camera to connect to your home Wi-Fi network. The DCS-850L can also be used as a portable camera that you can take with you. Direct Connect mode lets you wirelessly connect your mobile device directly to your camera, which means there is no need for an Internet connection or a router.

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    Note: Don't forget to turn off Direct Connect mode when you are finished using your DCS-850L as a portable camera. Press and hold the Direct Connect button for at least five seconds to turn off Direct Connect mode. This will ensure that your mobile device will return to normal operation with Internet access, and you can easily connect your camera to your Wi-Fi network when you return home.

  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    7. How can you power the camera? The camera can be powered with the provided power adapter. You can also use an external USB battery for total portability. (USB battery is not included. Requires 5V/2A output.) D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    From the Live View page, tap on the screen to reveal the icons, and tap the Configuration icon ( ) to go to the Configuration menu. Tap the Events arrow to access the motion and audio detection settings. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Note: If you do not receive alerts, go to the Configuration menu and adjust the sensitivity level of sound and motion detection as described on the previous page, question 10. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

  • Page 35: Technical Specifications

    Tablet • Tilt Range -25° to 95° • Connect to Your DCS-850L via Web Browser • Focal Length: 2.44 mm • Connect Directly to the DCS-850L with Your Mobile Device • Aperture: F2.4 • Angle of View: EVENT MANAGEMENT •...

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    • 12 oz (340 g) EXTERNAL POWER ADAPTER • Input 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (Micro USB Type) • Output 5 V DC, 1.5 A POWER CONSUMPTION • Max. 7.5 W CERTIFICATIONS • CE • CE LVD • FCC • IC • C-Tick D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    • Hardware Revision (located on the camera (e.g. rev A1)) • Serial Number (s/n number located on the 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 38: Limited 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.

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    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.

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    • The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect or Software nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow D-Link to confirm the same, along with proof of purchase of the product (such as a copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) if the product is not registered.

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    Purolator Canada or any common carrier selected by D-Link. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in Canada, otherwise we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are prepaid by the customer.

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    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. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Les conditions de fonctionnement sont sujettes à deux conditions: (1) Ce périphérique ne doit pas causer d’interférence et. (2) Ce périphérique doit accepter toute interférence, y compris les interférences pouvant perturber le bon fonctionnement de ce périphérique. D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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    Appendix D: Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 1.0 December 2, 2014 D-Link DCS-850L User Manual...

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