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Enhanced Day/Night Cloud Camera


The DCS-942L Enhanced Wi-Fi Day/Night Camera is a complete surveillance solution for your home or small office. The built-in night vision and PIR motion sensor give you 24 hour surveillance with motion detection, and you can record snapshots and video directly to the included microSD card1. It’s mydlink enabled too, so you can check on your camera anytime, anywhere from any PC, tablet, or mobile phone.

Peace Of Mind With 24/7 Monitoring Of Any Environment

The DCS-942L gives you clear video in any environment. It uses a moving IR cut filter to give you the best possible picture at any time of day; during the daytime, the IR cut filter helps give you a crisp colour image, at night it moves out of the way and the infrared LEDs turn on for a clear video even in complete darkness. Now you can keep watch over what’s important, day or night.

Highly Versatile Surveillance

The Enhanced Wi-Fi Day/Night Camera is a complete surveillance solution that can run independently, even without a PC. The built-in PIR motion sensor accurately detects nearby motion, and can send you e-mail notifications with snapshots or video clips whenever movement is detected. The DCS-942L can also detect loud sounds such as glass breaking or a baby crying, and record video of the event directly to an inserted microSD card. You can even connect a speaker to the camera for two-way communication, making it great for nurseries or entryways.

mydlink™: the easiest way to setup up your camera and monitor your home

Connecting a camera on your network and accessing it has traditionally required complex configuration. mydlink™ makes it easy to access your camera from wherever you are, whenever it’s convenient for you. Using the free mydlink™ Lite app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, you can connect and setup your mydlink™ camera without turning on a computer.
A step-by-step guide has your camera up and running in a matter of minutes. Through the mydlink™ Lite app, you can set up a free mydlink™ account which allows you to view and manage your camera from any Internet connected computer. If you have more than one camera, you can add it to your existing mydlink™ account and watch all your cameras from a single location.
Accessing your cameras on the go is easy too. Just download the free mydlink™ Lite app for your iOS, Android or Windows Phone device and you can quickly and easily view your camera feed from anywhere with a wireless or 3G/4G LTE connection. You can even access videos recorded onto the included SD card. Thanks to this app, you can monitor on-the-go even if you don’t have access to a computer.
If you have a mydlink™-enabled Cloud Router, setting up and configuring your DCS-942L is a snap, thanks to Zero Configuration. Simply connect your camera to its power adapter and then connect your camera to your Cloud Router with an Ethernet cable - the camera will automatically be added to your account.

Create a Comprehensive Surveillance System2

Included with the DCS-942L is the D-ViewCam software, which adds enhanced features and functionality that helps you create a full surveillance system. D-ViewCam enables centralised management of multiple network cameras, supporting up to 32 network cameras and up to 64 users. With a dedicated computer it offers digital monitoring and recording with a wide array of features, including scheduled, motion and manual recording options for individual needs.

1 16 GB microSD card included. Supports card capacities up to 32 GB.
2 D-ViewCam software included is not Mac-compatible.



  • High quality VGA CMOS sensor for excellent image quality
  • Built-in IR LEDs to capture video in low-light environments, or even complete darkness
  • Real-time H.264, MPEG4, and MJPEG compression


  • Send snapshots or video clips to your e-mail address or FTP server
  • 16GB MicroSD card included, supporting continuous recording up to 7 days1
  • Motion detection with a built-in PIR sensor
  • Sound level detection

Ease Of Use

  • Wireless 802.11n connection lets you install the camera anywhere
  • WPS support for easy wireless connection
  • UPnP & DDNS support

mydlink Functionality

  • mydlink enabled so you can check on your camera anytime, anywhere
  • View and manage your camera through the mydlink website
  • Supports the mydlink Lite and mydlink+ apps for remote viewing on your mobile device

Technical Specifications


Camera Hardware Profile

  • 1/5” VGA progressive CMOS sensor
  • Fixed length 3.15 mm
  • Aperture F2.8
  • Angle of view
    • (H) 45.3°
    • (V) 34.5°
    • (D) 54.9° 
  • Exposure Time: 1/3.75 to 1/14640 sec.
  • 4X digital zoom
  • Built-in microphone
  • PIR motion sensor
  • 5 metre IR illumination distance
  • Minimum illumination: 0 lux with IR LEDs on
  • Built-in Infrared-Cut Removable (ICR) Filter module

Image Features

  • Configurable image size, quality, frame rate, and bit rate
  • Time stamp and text overlays 
  • Configurable motion detection windows
  • Configurable brightness, saturation, contrast

Video Compression

  • H.264/MPEG4/MJPEG format compression (simulta0neous) 
  • JPEG for still images

Video Resolution

  • 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 112 at frame rates up to 30 fps


  • Full-duplex two-way audio


  • 10/100 BASE-TX Ethernet port
  • 802.11n wireless microSD card slot1


Network Protocols

  • IPV4
  • IPv6
  • ARP
  • TCP
  • UDP
  • ICMP
  • DHCP Client
  • NTP Client (D-Link)
  • DNS Client
  • DDNS Client (D-Link)
  • SMTP Client 
  • FTP Client
  • HTTP Server
  • HTTPS (for configuration)
  • PPPoE
  • UPnP Port Forwarding
  • LLTD
  • RTP
  • RTSP
  • RTCP
  • Bonjour
  • ONVIF compliant


  • Password authentication 
  • HTTP digest encryption

System Integration

System Requirements for Web Interfaces

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 12, Safari 6, or Chrome 20 or higher with Java installed and enabled

Event Management

  • Motion detection
  • Sound level detection
  • Event notification and uploading of snapshots/video clips via SMTP or FTP

Remote Management 

  • Configuration accessible via web browser

Mobile support

  • mydlink Lite app for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Android, and Windows Phone

D-ViewCam™ System Requirements

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP 
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher

D-ViewCam™ Software Functions

  • Remote management/control of up to 32 cameras
  • Viewing of up to 32 cameras on one screen
  • Supports all management functions provided in web interface 
  • Scheduled motion triggered, or manual recording options



  • Camera only: 60 x 34.85 x 96 mm (2.36 x 1.37 x 3.78 in) 
  • With base: 80 x 80 x 126.6 mm (3.15 x 3.15 x 4.98 in.)


  • Camera only: 78.1 grams (2.75 ounces) 
  • With base: 112 grams (3.95 ounces)


  • 5 V DC 1.2 A,  50/60 Hz 

Power Consumption

  • 4.2 watts maximum 


  • 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
  • FCC
  • IC
  • RCM

1 16 GB microSD card included. Supports card capacities up to 32 GB.

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The Enhanced Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera is a versatile monitoring solution for your home or small office. Unlike a traditional webcam, the camera transmits and records high quality video images and audio for 7 days continuously, even in complete darkness courtesy of the built-in Infrared LEDs. With mydlink™ included, this camera provides the simplest way to access and manage your camera, whether via your computer or app on your iPhone, or Android device.

Awards & Reviews

DCS-942L awarded recommended product by ZOL
ZOL 2011 Recommended Product