Feb 09

Note: Screen shots and menu wording my differ depending on your camera model. The D-Link DCS-8000LH does not have a web UI so you must use the mydlink Lite app.

 

There may be a few reasons why the video is only in black and white:

 

1. Night mode may be manually turned on.

 

To verify, log in to the camera”s web UI or launch the mydlink Lite app:

 

Web UI – Go to Setup Audio and Video. Under Day/Night Mode, if Always Night Mode is selected, change it to Auto or Always Day Mode. This will change the image back to color.

 

 

mydlink Lite app – From the Live View screen, tap the mode icon in the lower right corner. If it is displaying the “moon” image, it is set to night mode.

 

 

Tap it to change to either day mode (sun and cloud icon) or Auto.

 

 

2. Black and White may be enabled.

 

Log in to the web UI of the camera. Go to Setup Image Setup. If the B/W box is checked, it will display the image in black and white. Uncheck to change to color.

 

 

3. Low light conditions/environment – If the day/night mode is set to auto and there is low light, the camera will automatically switch to night mode making the video black and white.

 

4. The cut filter may be stuck. If you do not hear any clicking when changing from day mode to night mode, the filter may be stuck. Please contact tech support if this is the case.

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Feb 05

You can use your voice to control your camera with your Google Home Smart Speaker and Google Assistant. Before proceeding, make sure you have:

1. Installed your camera and registered for a mydlink account using mydlink Lite.

2. Make sure your mobile device, camera, and Google Home Smart Speaker are all connected to the same wireless network.

Note this FAQ applies to the D-Link DCS-936L, DCS-2530L, DCS-5030L DCS-8000LH, DCS-8010LH, DCS-8300LH, and DCS-8525LH cameras. Make sure you have the latest firmware installed. The D-Link DCS-936L is used as our example:

Step 1: From your mobile device, download the Google Home app from Google Play or the App Store.

 

Step 2: Start the app and follow the instructions to discover and add your DCS-936L, or tap the settings icon (upper left corner) to bring up the menu.

 

Step 3: Tap Home control.

 

Step 4: Tap the plus icon to add a device.

 

Step 5: On the Add devices page, tap mydlink Smart to bring up the mydlink sign-in page.

 

Step 6: Enter your mydlink username (email) and account password. Tap Sign in.

 

5. After logging in, your DCS-936L will show up in the Devices tab under Home control.

 

6. You can also give your DCS-936L a friendly name for use with voice commands under device details.

 


 

Using voice commands to control your D-Link DCS-936L:

To enable live video streaming, you can give the voice command “Hey Google, turn [nickname of camera] on”.

To disable live video streaming, say “Hey Google, turn [nickname of camera] off

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Feb 02

Step 1 Open a web browser and type the IP address of the DCS-3220/DCS-3220G in the address bar. Press Enter.

Step 2 Enter your username and password. Click OK.

Step 3 Click the Advanced tab and then click Audio to the left.

Step 4 Choose one of the following transmission modes using the radio buttons:

  • Full-duplex – Talk and listen simultaneously
  • Half-duplex – Talk or listen, but not at the same time
  • Simplex – Talk only
  • Simplex – Listen only
  • Disable – Disable audio

If you are experiencing problems with audio (i.e. audio is choppy), check Improve audio quality in low bandwidth environment using the check box.

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Jan 23

Step 1: Launch the Amazon Alexa app and sign in with your Amazon account.

 

Step 2: Tap the menu icon on the top left corner.

 

 

Step 3: Tap Skills.

 

 

Step 4: Search for the mydlink camera skill.

 

 

Step 5: Select mydlink camera skill.

 

 

Step 6: Tap Enable.

 

 

Step 7: Enter your mydlink account username and password (the same username and password you use to access the mydlink app) then tap Sign In.

 

 

Step 8: Tap Allow.

 

 

Step 9: Tap the X to close the window.

 

 

Step 10: Tap Discover Devices.

 

 

Step 11: Alexa will discover your devices.

 

 

 

Your cameras are now paired with Amazon Alexa.

 

You can now use voice commands to stream your cameras live video to your Amazon Echo Spot or other Amazon devices.

 

You can say “Alexa show me the “camera name” (eg. Alexa, show me the front door camera)

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Jan 23

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What you need to begin:

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need to first complete the installation for your mydlink® Home Smart Plugs using the mydlink Home App. If you have completed that already, follow the steps below to finish the rest.

 

1. Go to Home Menu of the Alexa App, and select Smart Home.

 

2.  Select Get More Smart Home Skills to connect  to your mydlink Home app.

 

 

 

3. Search “dlink” and select from the results mydlink Home – Optimized for Smart Home

 

 

 

4. Click Enable Skill.

 

5. Sign in using your mydlink Account (sign up for a mydlink account if you do not have one yet) and click Authorize.

 

6. The pop up window shows “Alex has been successfully linked with dlink home”

 

7. Click Discover Devices to search D-Link Smart Plugs setup in mydlink Home app

 

 

8. Once D-Link Smart Plugs are discovered, Alexa will tell you what are found and the units will display in Your Devices.

 

 

9. You can create groups to control multiple devices at a time or separate the connected devices based on locations or functions. Click Create Group to begin:

 

 

Once you are done, enjoy the freedom of using your voice to control your Smart Home.

 

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