Dec 31

Google has implemented a “less secure apps” security mechanism that blocks some 3rd party programs/services from accessing your email account. This could also block your camera from accessing your account and sending emails (i.e. Motion detection, alerts, etc..).


Note: If you use 2-step verification with the gmail account you want to use, this process will not work. Follow the steps below and when you get to step 5, click the link in the “note” to continue.  



In order to allow your camera to access your email account, you must allow “Less secure apps” in your gmail account settings.


Step 1: Log in to your g-mail account.


Step 2: Click the gear icon and then click Settings.



Step 3: Click Accounts and Import and then click Other Google Account Settings.



Step 4: Under the Sign-in & security section, Click Apps with account access.



Step 5: Scroll down and change the Allow less secure apps option to ON.Your camera will now be allowed to access your email account.


Note: If this option does not appear, you may have 2-step verification enabled. You will need to generate an app password.  – How to generate an app password?




Setup is complete






To generate an app password, make sure you complete steps 1-4 above. Step 5 below will continue from that spot.


Step 5: Scroll up to the top. Under Signing in to Google, click App Passwords.



Step 6: Enter your current gmail password at the sign-in screen. Click Next.


Step 7: Click Select device and select Other (custom name).



Step 8: Enter a name (ie dcs-942L Camera) and then click Generate.



Step 9: Write down the code and click Done.



Step 10: Your code will now be listed under Your App Passwords. You can delete the password by clicking the trash can icon.



Step 11: Log in to the web UI of the camera that you are using this gmail account as sender. Instead of using your gmail password, use the code (no spaces and case sensitive) that you wrote down in Step 9.

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Nov 15

If you notice flickering when you view the video from your D-Link camera, change the anti-flicker value.


Step 1: Launch and sign in to the D-Link Omna app.


Step 2: Tap the menu in the upper left (3 horizontal lines icon).



Step 3: Tap Accessories.



Step 4: Select the camera you want to modify and then tap Settings.



Step 5: Next to Anti-Flicker, select either 50Hz or 60Hz. The selection will take effect immediately.


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Oct 19

Select D-Link Cameras offer 2 different types of motion detection

1. Software or Pixel Change Motion Detection: The camera looks for pixel changes between frames (user defined areas).

2. Hardware or PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor): Motion is detected when an “object” breaks the field which the PIR sensor has determined as the “Normal” thermal state.

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Feb 22

The location of your D-Link camera in some cases may be the cause of any “static” or “feedback” sounds heard when viewing your camera. Surrounding environmental factors may be causing interference with the built in microphone on your camera. Re-locating your camera may help reduce/eliminate the amount of feedback heard, otherwise, an alternative is lowering or disabling the microphone volume on your camera.

To reduce the microphone volume, please follow these steps:

Note: To adjust the microphone volume of your camera, you must log into the web UI Interface of your camera.  Also depending on the model camera, the screen shot may look different.

Step 1: Log in to your camera.

Step 2: Click on the Setup Tab and then click Audio on the left side.

Step 3: Adjust the volume as needed and click Save Settings.


Note: There is no set volume number to specify. You may need to adjust a couple of times to find the level that works in your environment.

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Feb 12

On iOS devices with the mydlink lite app you can record the live video to your phone for up to 3 min.


Step 1: Tap on the camera D-Link DCS-5010L. From the Live View screen, tap on the red circle to start recording.



Step 2: Tap on the red circle again (red square) to stop recording.



Step 3: To view the recordings, open “Photos” on your iPhone/iPad.


Step 4: Select Albums > Camera Roll.



Step 5: Tap on the last video to play.



Note: If you don”t see any recordings in your photos folder, on your iphone go to Settings > Privacy Photos. Make sure mydlink lite is enabled to access your photos.


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