D-Link is not happy.
Over the last two years, upstart Dropcam has received a ton of coverage from dozens of publications, including IPVM (see our 2 Dropcam tests - original camera and new 'Pro' camera).
Meanwhile D-Link, who reports selling far more IP cameras than Dropcam to consumers, is ignored. Worse, D-Link emphasizes that they offer recording for free via on-board SD card while Dropcam requires paying $100+ per year.
So, who is better for home use? The incumbent D-Link or the upstart Dropcam?
In this report, we decide, doing a test of D-Link's 720p DCS-2132L [link no longer available] and contrasting that to Dropcam. Beyond the normal video and bandwidth analysis, we focus on two key areas of importance for consumers:
- Which is easier for non technical people to setup? By how much and why?
- Which is better for non technical people to access, search and download recorded video?