Enhanced Wireless N IR Network Camera


Camera surveillance for home & office
The DCS-942L Enhanced Wireless N IR network camera is a unique and versatile surveillance solution for your home or small office. Unlike a traditional webcam, the DCS-942L is a complete system with a built-in cPU and web server that transmits high-quality video for security and surveillance use. The DCS-942L is simple to install and uses an intuitive web-based interface for easy configuration. It connects to your network quickly through either a wired Ethernet or 802.11n wireless connection. The DCS-942L also comes with remote monitoring and motion detection features for a complete and cost-effective home security solution.
Day/night surveillance
The Enhanced Wireless N IR network camera has built-in infrared (IR) LEDs and an IR-cut removable filter that allows it to be used in a variety of lighting situations. During the day, the IR-cut filter provides high-quality images and video. At night, the IR-cut filter automatically moves out of the way and the IR LEDs turn on to allow the camera to record in low-light or no-light environments. The DCS-942L also includes a Passive Infrared (PIR) motion detection sensor, which can detect motion at all times of the day.
Wireless N connectivity
The DCS-942L can connect to your network through 802.11n wireless, allowing the camera to be placed anywhere without installing additional network cabling. A Site Survey feature also allows you to view and connect to nearby wireless networks with ease, and the WPS button lets you create a secure connection to your router by simply pressing a button. The DCS-942L also includes a standard Ethernet port for connecting to traditional wired networks.
mydlink for fast and convenient access to your video
D-Link’s convenient mydlink™ zero-configuration setup gets you up and running in no time – just connect the DCS-942L, then register the device on the mydlink™ website. The DCS-942L will then automatically configure itself and connect to the mydlink™ service, which gives you convenient access to your video feeds through the mydlink website. You can even view your camera feeds with the mydlink iOS and Android apps so you can stay in touch on the go.

General features

System requirements
• Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
• Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 3.5, Safari 4 or higher
Networking protocol
• DHCP Client
• NTP Client (D-Link)
• DNS client
• DDNS client (DynDNS and D-Link)
• SMTP client
• FTP client
• HTTP server
• UPnP Port Forwarding
Built-in network interface
• 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
• 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Wireless security
• WEP/WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption
Wireless transmit output power
• 16 dbm for 11b, 12 dbm for 11g, 12 dbm for 11n (typical)
• 128 MB
Flash Memory
• 16 MB
Video codecs
• H.264
Video features
• Adjustable image size and quality
• Time stamp and text overlay
• Flip and mirror
Video resolution
• 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120 at up to 30 frames/s
• Focal length: 3.15 mm, F2.8
• VGA 1/5 inch CMOS sensor
Minimum illumination
• 1 lux @ F2.8, 0 lux with IR LED
View angles
• Horizontal: 45.3°
• Vertical: 34.5°
• Diagonal: 54.9°
Digital zoom
• Up to 4x
IR LED coverage
• Up to 5 meters
3A Control
• Auto Gain Control (AGC)
• Auto White Balance (AWB)
• Auto Electronic Shutter (AES)


Order info

DCS-942L Enhanced Wireless N IR Network Camera


Back view
Left side view
View from the right
Front view
Left side view
Back view
View from the right
Front view


Support Resources