You might be the master of your domain, but if you need several cameras to see the inside of your house, it might be time for a different approach.

D-Link’s latest security camera could be that concept, and after only recently delivering a 360 degree outside camera, what is now becoming more than just a networking company has an inside camera made for what we aim to take in from our own eyes

The camera is the DCS-960L but is more easily known as the “Wide Eye HD 180˚ Panoramic Camera”, an easier name since it explains almost completely what the D-Link camera does, offering more than the 130 degrees commonly captured by other cameras and goes a little wider.

This means you don’t necessarily have to stick the DCS-960L in a corner to get a full scope of the room, and can place it in locations that may not be traditional.

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“D-Link has been pushing the boundaries of home security products as we know both safety and security are increasingly on people’s agendas,” said Graeme Reardon, Managing Director of D-Link in Australia and New Zealand.

“With that in mind it’s fair to say the DCS-960L Wide Eye HD 180˚ Panoramic Camera is a truly groundbreaking new way to achieve the ultimate surveillance of a room from a single device,” he said.

D-Link’s camera does only capture in high definition (720p), but it can also see in the dark, viewing up to five metres in low-light thanks to infrared LEDs. The inclusion of these, however, means it isn’t suitable for near a window and looking outside due to how the infrared lights would reflect on the window.

dlink-dcs-960l-2016-03There are some positives with the camera, though, with the inclusion of motion and sound detection, recording to an included 16GB microSD card, support for high-speed 802.11ac WiFi, and a de-warping of the image so that you can actually recognise what you’re looking at instead of a distorted super wide image.

“Previously cameras with this advanced level of technology were reserved only for businesses, however, that’s no longer the case,” said Reardon.

Pricing of the D-Link DCS-960L sits at $349.95 locally, with availability at select stockists and retailers across the country.

A technology journalist working out of Sydney, Australia, Leigh has written for publications including The Australian Financial Review, GadgetGuy, Popular Science, APC, PC & Tech Authority, as well as for radio and TV since 2007.

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