As the borders open up and holidays are being booked, it’s also a great time to think about home security.

There are loads of products on the market now from an array of manufacturers which we have reviewed here and here.

D-Link recently released what I think is one of the best ‘connected cameras’ on the market. The D-Link All-Weather Full HD WiFi Camera.

The D-Link All-Weather Full HD WiFi Camera was out of the box, connected to the mydlink app on my phone, and connected to our Google Home system in less than 5 minutes (and I’m rounding that up!). Thanks to Bluetooth Low Energy (Beacon) technology, all I had to do was move my phone near the camera and the set-up process was underway. Brilliant!

More and more I applaud products that are super smart like the D-Link All-Weather Full HD WiFi Camera for the quality of the function they provide as well as those that get you up and running quickly.

The other advantage of the D-Link All-Weather Full HD WiFi Camera is that it looks great and is super easy to mount pretty much anywhere that you need a camera around the home. The 3m power cable gives you plenty of options. Sadly there is no battery option.

The camera is fully HD capable at 1080p with a 135ยบ field of view. At night the infrared sensor can see up to 5m in complete darkness. The unit is also packed with AI smarts meaning it can detect human motion and via the mydlink app can alert you to wanted and unwanted visitors around your home, office or farm.

With support for WiFi and Ethernet connections, you can rest assured that as long as you have a good connection, the D-Link All-Weather Full HD WiFi Camera will keep an eye on things even in temperatures 20C below freezing or up to 45C above.

Other features built into the camera include full support for the latest WPA3 WiFi security as well as ONVIF compliance for continuous recording to NVR, VMS or NAS storage systems. Two-way voice communication from the app, as well as a 95dB siren, give you complete control over your peace of mind – even when you’re on the beach this Summer. The camera also has a MicroSD card slot so you can record clips and events directly to the unit.

I mentioned Google Home earlier. If you’ve got a smart speaker with a screen such as the Lenovo Smart Display, you can simply ask Google to “Show me the Front Door” and a live stream with audio starts in seconds.

With an RRP of $199.95, this is cost-effective peace of mind and simple installation in one very good unit. Available direct from D-Link.

SKU: DCS-8302LH