ONVIF Support for New mydlink Cameras

Better Interoperability - ONVIF Profile S

ONVIF conformant products implement the same open standard, designed to allow devices to interoperate seamlessly with each other. 
ONVIF support helps system integrators such as SI and Operators, as well as consumers to create flexible, cost-effective and future-proof security systems with D-Link Cameras. For example, users can easily record streaming video from D-Link Cameras to consumer NAS products such as those from QNAP and Synology using ONVIF Profile S.

The following D-Link cameras support ONVIF Profile S:
DCS-8330LH, DCS-8325LH, DCS-8000LHv2, DCS-8526LH, DCS-8630LH, and later mydlink LH cameras. 

General Prerequisites
ONVIF Compatible Client or standalone device– Such as a NVR, or VMS running on a NAS or computer device
Device must be connected to a router
ONVIF Compatible D-Link Camera
Connected to the same LAN as your NAS (i.e. connects to the same router)
Download the mydlink App from the Google Play or Apple App store, and perform setup according to installation instructions included with your camera.
For devices with ethernet connectivity, you may also directly connect the device into the same router.

Important Notes

mydlink Cloud Lockout

ONVIF APIs do not restrict adjustment of camera settings that are vital to mydlink. If settings - other than the device password - are changed via ONVIF the device will be locked out of mydlink cloud services, and the device will need to be removed from the mydlink app and reset to restore compatibility.

Specifically, during the setup process some NVR/VMS/NASes, such as those from Synology, change the camera’s video settings to a low default value that is suitable for a wide variety of cameras. Unfortunately, this action will lock the device out of mydlink cloud services.

Streaming Capabilities

Each mydlink camera supports 2 or 3 concurrent streaming connections, which are shared by the ONVIF streaming/recording, mydlink App streaming, or 3rd party integrations such as Alexa and Google live streaming. Concurrent use of ONVIF streaming simultaneously with other streaming methods may exceed the ability of the camera to provide a consistent video or audio stream. As such, we do not recommend the simultaneous use of recording/streaming via ONVIF and cloud/local SD recording.

General Procedure

Typically the process for adding ONVIF enabled devices follows these standard steps:

Start up ONVIF compliant VMS/Surveillance client on NAS/NVR/Computer
Search the LAN, via ONVIF WS-Discovery, for D-Link camera.
Select the camera and provide authentication details.
ID: admin
Password: <PIN Code>


All set! The NVR/VMS/NAS can now get the video streams from the camera.


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