Nov 25

The following example is using an iPhone. The steps will be similar with Android devices. If you want to stream the live video of the camera to your TV you will need Chromecast connected to your TV.

 

Note: Currently only the DCS-8000LH, DCS-8010LH, DCS-8300LH, DCS-8525LH, DCS-936L, and DCS-5030L cameras are supported on Google Assistant.

 


 

Step 1: Launch the Google Assistant app.

 

Step 2: Tap the icon in the top right corner.

 

 

Step 3: Tap the 3 dots in the upper right corner.

 

 

Step 4: Tap Settings.

 

 

Step 5: Tap Home Control.

 

 

Step 6: Tap + in the bottom right corner to add a device.

 

 

Step 7: Find mydlink Smart in the menu and select it.

 

 

Step 8: Enter your mydlink credentials and tap Sign In.

 

 

Once done, mydlink Smart will appear in the Linked Services.

 

Step 9: Tap the back button.

 

 

Step 10: Tap the Devices tab and then tap on your camera.

 

 

Step 11: Tap the pencil icon to set a Nickname for the camera. Tap OK.

 

 

Step 12: Tap the back button.

 

 

Step 13: Tap Rooms.

 

 

– Tap + and select a room.

 

 

Step 14: Select the camera to add to the room and Tap Done.

 

 

You can now use voice commands to stream the live video to your TV.

 

Note: This requires a Chromecast connected to your TV. 

 

You can say: Hey Google, What”s on the “device name”

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Sep 17

Step 1: Log into the Web-based configuration of the camera.

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Step 2: Click Setup > Mail

Step 3: Enter you E-Mail Settings

  • SMTP Server Address: This is the domain name or IP address of your external e-mail server.
    • See below for a list of popular E-Mail Providers and their settings
  • SMTP Server Port: This is the port used by your e-mail provided for sending email
  • Sender e-mail Address: This is the e-mail address of the person sending the camera snapshots. (your email address)
  • Receiver e-mail Address: This is the e-mail address of recipient for the SMTP server. (Who the email is being sent to)
  • User Name: This is your username for your email account
  • Password: This is the password for your email account
  • Use SSL-TLS/STARTTLS: This needs to be enabled if your email provider requires TLS authentication

Note: If the above information is not entered correct, this feature will not work. Please check with your email provider for the correct settings.

Step 4: Enable e-mailing images to email account: Choosing Always will start sending snapshots to the recipient’s e-mail account right away. Choosing Schedule will allow you to schedule when to start and stop the sending of snapshots to the recipient’s e-mail account.

Step 8: Set Email Interval: How often emails/snapshots are sent

Step 9: Click Test: This will send a snapshot to the e-mail account that you have configured in the E-mail section. If you have configured the SMTP account correctly, you will be able to send a test file to the e-mail account of the recipient.

Step 10: Click Save settings.

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Popular Email Service Providers

Email Service Provider Mail Server Information
Hotmail Outgoing Server Name: smtp.live.com
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: No
AOL.com Outgoing Server Name: smtp.aol.com
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: No
Cogeco Outgoing Server Name: smtp.cogeco.ca
Port: 25
Use Authentication: No
Use SSL: No
G-Mail Outgoing Server Name: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: Yes (SSL Port 465)
Rogers Outgoing Server Name: smtp.broadband.rogers.com
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: No
Telus Outgoing Server Name: smtp.telus.net
Port: 25
Use Authentication: No
Use SSL: No
Bell Sympatico Outgoing Server Name: smtphm.sympatico.ca
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: Optional (Yes or No)
Videotron Outgoing Server Name: relais.videotron.ca
Port: 25
Use Authentication: No
Use SSL: No
Yahoo.ca Outgoing Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.ca
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: No

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