Planning to buy a DLink DCS5029L which is compatible with the V2 hub. I don’t want to do any custom codes, so I want to know what you can do with the 5029. Does Anybody know.
I am interested in the following
- Image Snapshot
- Video Live View
- Pan Tilt Functionality
- Motion Sensor capability
- Use the DLink app at same time for other functionality that smartthings don’t provide
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I’ve been looking for this answer for quite awhile and there seems to be no one writing about the things that you could do with the Dlink DCS5029L camera. I bought one to test this out. This are the features as I saw it. If it could do a lot more, please post and inform me.
From Smartthings v2 hub, you can do
- Live View
- Reboot the system
- Video Recording (don’t know how to make it worl)
Thats the only things I can see that can be done, it does not have this feature that makes the unit expensive
- PTZ (Pan Tilt and Zoom)
- No Selection to switch between Night and Day Mode, Although Auto will work
- No Motion Detection
- No Capture Image
- No Local storage of video andimage
Also for some reason, when I connect the device to SmartThings, I cannot use the MyDlink App any more I have to remove the device to make it work.
The Dlink setup went really smoothly, I was up and running by 45 min.
The SmartThings went well, although it took a while before Smartthings can detect the camera.
As I said once smartthings got connected the MyDlink won’t work anymore, not sure if I did a mistake.
Given the capabilities of the Hub v2, I would not buy the DCS5029L I could do one thing well and that is live view. With that I would rather buy the cheaper dcs-2132l, since PTZ does not work.
I would keep the DCS5029 since myDlink seems to work pretty well. I will probably add this back to the smartthings once they have more feature.