I'm sure like me you've watched many films where hi-tech surveillance technology features in the plot. It's now practical for anyone with wireless home network to configure something similar with apps like mydlink and a $150 camera such as Dlink's DCS-932L.
The mydlink app runs on smartphones or via a web browser and allows you to see and hear what's in front of your camera at any time. I found the mydlink app to be quick to setup and to work consistently on both the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII. The Dlink DCS-932L webcam operated well both in daylight and pitch black (thanks to its infrared LEDs).
There are of course many uses for your own surveillance system - such as monitoring a baby from another part of the house or the obvious of checking on your home when you're away.
The nice thing about the mydlink app is it takes care of the complexities of making your webcam accessible from remote locations via the internet.
The app is free, however, it is limited to connecting to Dlink cameras and other Dlink network products.
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