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D-Link DCS-8300LH Home Security Camera

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Video quality

Video quality

Video quality includes image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast in bright, dim, and no light situations. It's based mainly on the judgments of a panel who viewed images captured by smartphones from each device.

 /  5
Data security

Data security

A measure of how well the device and its service provider protect your data with respect to authentication, encryption, software updates, response to known vulnerabilities, etc. based on inspection of device features and analysis of network traffic, penetration testing, and publicly-available documentation.

 /  5
Data privacy

Data privacy

A measure of how the device and its service provider collect, share, and use your data, and the user’s ability to control the flow of their data. Analysis is based on evaluation of user interfaces and publicly-available material.

 /  5
Smart IQ

Smart IQ

An accounting of smart features and functions associated with wireless security cameras. This does not take into account features that require monthly fees.

 /  5
Response time

Response time

The response time score is based on the elapsed time between motion occurring within the device's field of view and a notification being received.

 /  5

About

The D-Link DCS-8300LH is part of the Home Security Cameras test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Wireless Security Cameras models like the DCS-8300LH are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Video quality Video quality includes image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast in bright, dim, and no light situations. It's based mainly on the judgments of a panel who viewed images captured by smartphones from each device.

Data security A measure of how well the device and its service provider protect your data with respect to authentication, encryption, software updates, response to known vulnerabilities, etc. based on inspection of device features and analysis of network traffic, penetration testing, and publicly-available documentation.

Data privacy A measure of how the device and its service provider collect, share, and use your data, and the user’s ability to control the flow of their data. Analysis is based on evaluation of user interfaces and publicly-available material.

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