HD PoE Outdoor Cloud Camera: Providing reassurance to the security paranoid!

When high levels of unemployment raises its ugly head an increase in crime usually follows. This depressing scenario can certainly be related to Britain at present, as according to the British Crime Survey report, in 2011 domestic burglaries were up 14%. As police warn homeowners to step up security due to the increasing number of house robberies across the country, demand for surveillance and security gadgets are naturally also on the rise.


For those who are tittering on the paranoid side concerning the safety of your home, you may be interested in the HD PoE Outdoor Cloud Camera (DCS-2310L), D-Link’s first home IP surveillance camera for outside use.

Coming equipped with mydlink Cloud Services, users are able to access live video feeds and manage their surveillance camera from smartphone, computer, Android or tablet running iOS that is connected to the internet.

Where the peripherals specialists, D-Link’s latest network-connected camera stands out over similar surveillance cameras that are designed to be used with power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connections, or just other surveillance cameras for that matter, is the fact that the camera includes an integrated camera and speaker allowing for half-duplex communication between the viewer and the viewed. In possessing two-way communication, the DCS-2310L is undoubtedly a great asset as an entry system.

This highly sophisticated surveillance camera records images in High Definition and up to 720dpi video clarity, as well as exploiting infra-red technology, which enables clear images to be produced even when there is no or little light available. Automatic PIR motion-sensing technology means that the HD PoE Outdoor Cloud Camera catches every movement and alerts the homeowner to such movements, regardless of the time of day – could perhaps be a little annoying being alerted to a cat stalking the outside of your house in the middle of the night but hey, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

If you are worried that the camera may suffice from working in the case of internet connection failure, the DCS-2310L posses local storage and/or back-up in case of network failure.

The DCS-2310L can be installed in any location and is able, D-Link assure us, to withstand all outdoor environments – reassuring given the Arctic conditions Britain is experiencing at present!

This ultra-sophisticated surveillance camera is available to purchase now and costs £246 and could be a reassuring but albeit expensive Christmas present for those bordering on the security conscious/paranoid.