Apr 23

If you are new to parenting or are on your second or third child, then you know baby monitors have long been a mainstay letting you know when your child has woke from a nap. Traditionally, baby monitors have been an audio-only solution, but today we will take a look at D-Link’s twist on the technology in the form of the D-Link DCS-825L Wi-Fi Baby Camera.

This newly released camera from D-Link builds off their great knowledge in building network surveillance solutions such as the 2330L and 2332L we have reviewed previously. This time around, D-Link designed the solution from the ground up to take advantage of features like a room temperature monitor, motion sensing, and a built-in speaker that can play lullabies.


In addition to those features, D-Link has integrated a 720p capable image sensor along with night vision capabilities and an onboard microSD slot for recording H.264 video.

D-Link DCS-825L Pricing, Availability and Specifications

Functions and Features



  • HD resolution (1280 x 720)
  • Night vision with infrared LEDs that turn on automatically when it gets dark
  • 802.11n wireless lets you place the camera anywhere
  • MicroSD/SDHC card slot2 for recording snapshots and video triggered by motion or sound
  • Can be powered by an external USB battery1
  • 5 gentle lullabies built-in
  • Interchangeable blue and pink accent colour rings

Intelligent Baby Monitoring

  • Sound detection alerts you to loud noises, such as a baby crying
  • Temperature sensor and indicator light informs you if the room becomes too hot or cold
  • Built-in motion detection lets you know if the camera detects movement
  • Notifications can be sent to your mobile device for detected events
  • Two-way audio lets you hear your baby and allows you to respond and calm your child

Secure and Safe

  • Secure wireless connection and remote access prevents unauthorised access

Convenient Control from your Mobile Device and Computer

  • Uses the free mydlink™ Baby app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
  • The mydlink™ Baby app helps you set up your device and gives you easy access to all functions
  • View and control through the secure mydlink™ web portal

Technical Specifications


Camera Hardware Profile

  • 1/4” megapixel progressive CMOS sensor
  • 5 metre night vision with infrared LEDs
  • Minimum illumination: 0 lux with IR LEDs on
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Tripod screw mount
  • Focal length: 3.3 mm
  • Aperture: F2.2
  • Angle of view:
    • (H) 66.18°
    • (V) 35.9°
    • (D) 76.22°

External Device Interfaces

  • 802.11n wireless
  • microSDHC card slot2#
  • Reset button
  • Lullaby, Volume Up/Down, and Power buttons
  • Power port (Micro-USB)

Image Features

  • Configurable image size
  • Time stamp and temperature overlays

Video Compression

  • H.264 format video compression
  • JPEG for still images

Video Resolution

  • 1280 x 720
  • 640 x 360

Audio Support

  • AAC

Baby Monitoring Features

  • Sound detection with adjustable sensitivity
  • Motion detection with adjustable sensitivity
  • Records snapshots and video to microSD when triggered by motion or sound
  • Temperature detection with configurable alert range
  • Sends notifications when sound/motion/temperature change is detected
  • 2-way audio lets you listen and respond to your child

Mobile App

  • Free mydlink Baby Camera Monitor app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play
  • Compatible with iPhone and iPad using iOS 5.1.1 or higher
  • Compatible with Android smartphones and tablets using Android 4.01 or higher


Network Protocols

  • IPv4
  • ARP
  • TCP/IP
  • UDP
  • ICMP
  • DHCP client
  • HTTP
  • HTTPS (for configuration)
  • UPnP port forwarding


  • Administrator protection
  • Password authentication
  • HTTP and RTSP digest encryption


Dimensions (L x W x H)

  • 137.1 x 92.0 x 105.5 mm (5.4 x 3.6 x 4.2 inches) with temperature sensor fully extended


  • Device: 139.6 g (4.9 oz)

Power Input

  • 5 V DC / 1.5 A, 50/60 Hz through power adapter
  • Can be powered by an external USB battery with at least 2 A output

Power Consumption

  • 7.5 watts max.


  • Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
  • Storage: -20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F)


  • Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing


  • CE
  • CE LVD
  • FCC
  • C-Tick

Pricing of the D-Link DCS-825L at this time is set at $179.99, with a one-year warranty. Availability is quite high with several retailer carrying stock.

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