Vigilance HD Wireless Camera


The DCS-4201 Vigilance HD Wireless Camera is a versatile surveillance solution that is perfect for monitoring in your home or small office. It combines a high-resolution megapixel sensor with a built-in IR LED to help you keep watch over areas in complete darkness. The DCS-4201 also includes a built-in IR cut filter, making it suitable for both day and night applications. Additionally, the DCS-4201 is a complete system with a built-in CPU and web server that transmits high-quality video images for security and surveillance. The DCS-4201 features 802.11n wireless, allowing the camera to be placed anywhere within range of your wireless network. 
A Complete, Expandable Surveillance Solution
The DCS-4201 is a self-sufficient surveillance solution, capable of recording snapshots and video to a microSD card without requiring a PC or network storage device. If you want to expand your surveillance options, D-ViewCam management software is also included, giving you the ability to manage up to 32 cameras with a robust set of features, including multi-camera views and automated e-mail alerts to keep you informed of suspicious or unusual activities. 
Built for Versatility
The DCS-4201 comes with a wealth of features that enhance its surveillance capabilities, making it ideal for any situation. A passive infrared (PIR) sensor detects motion near the camera, allowing it to automatically record video and send you a notification when motion is detected. A built-in microphone and speaker allow for 2-way communication, which is ideal for use in entryways or for caretaker applications.
ePTZ For Surveying Regions Of Interest 
The ePTZ feature allows users to select a target region for close-up viewing simply by clicking on the video feed displayed within their browser. ePTZ makes use of the camera’s  megapixel  resolution to survey a large area effortlessly. Since ePTZ requires no moving parts, there is no need to worry about the camera having mechanical failures. 
Wireless N Connectivity 
The Vigilance HD Wireless Camera includes 802.11n wireless for fast and easy integration into your existing network environment. Wireless N allows you to stream high quality video to remote sites and mobile devices. The DCS-4201 also includes a standard Ethernet port for connections to traditional wired networks.

General features

Camera Hardware Profile
1/4”megapixel progressive CMOS sensor
10 meter IR illumination distance
Minimum illumination:
   1.0 lux (color)
   0.5 lux (B/W)
   0 Lux (IR-LED on)
Built-in Infrared-Cut Removable (ICR) filter module
Built-in PIR (Passive Infrared) sensor
Built-in microphone and speaker
10x digital zoom
Fixed length: 1.8 mm 
Aperture: F2.4 
Angle of view:
   (H) 97.6°
   (V) 69.2°
   (D) 108.9°
Image Features
Configurable image size, quality, frame rate, and bit rate
Time stamp and text overlays
Configurable motion detection windows
3D noise filter for low light environments
Configurable privacy mask zones
Configurable shutter speed, brightness, saturation, contrast, and sharpness
Wide Dynamic Range image enhancement
Video Compression 
Simultaneous H.264/MJPEG format compression
H.264/MJPEG multicast streaming
JPEG for still images
Video Resolution
16:9 - 1280 x 720, 800 x 448, 640 x 360, 480 x 272, 320 x 176 up to 30 fps
4:3 - 960 x 720, 800 x 592, 640 x 480, 480 x 352, 320 x 240 up to 30 fps
802.11n/g/b wireless with WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption
Operates on 2.4 GHz band
Maximum data rate of 54 Mbps (PHY rate)
Audio Support
Device Interfaces
10/100 BASE-TX 
802.11n/g/b WPS Button
1 DI / 1 DO 
microSD card slot
Network Protocols
DHCP client
NTP client(D-Link)
DNS client
DDNS client (D-Link)
SMTP client
FTP client
Samba Client
UPnP port forwarding
IP filtering
ONVIF compliant
Administrator and user group protection
Password authentication
HTTP and RTSP authentication
System Management
System Requirements for Web Interface
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista
Browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari
Event Management
Motion detection
Event notification and uploading of snapshots/video clips via e-mail or FTP
Supports multiple HTTP, SMTP, and FTP servers
Multiple event notifications
Multiple recording methods for easy backup
Remote Management
Configuration accessible via web browser
Take snapshots/video clips and save to local hard drive
D-ViewCam™ System Requirements
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher
Protocol: Standard TCP/IP
D-ViewCam™ Software Functions
Remote management/control of up to 32 cameras
Supports all management functions provided in web interface
Viewing of up to 32 cameras on one screen
Scheduled motion triggered, or manual recording options
445 g (15.7 ounces) ± 5%
External Power Adapter
Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Output: 5 V DC 1.2 A
Power Consumption
4.0 ± 5% watts
Operating: -30 to 50 ˚C (-22 to 122 ˚F)
Storage: -20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F)
Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing


Order info

DCS-4201  Vigilance HD Wireless Camera


Left side view
Back view
View from the right
Front view


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