It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have the first security camera that works with Apple’s smart home platform, HomeKit. That should allow for easy integration with a whole host of other gadgets, from lights to heating, blinds to environment sensors. What’s more, the D-Link also has a wider-angle lens that any of its rivals here, with 180 degrees being more than enough to monitor even the most cavernous of living rooms. This is not a wall-mountable design, but it does look pretty smart, and the very long mains cable makes it fairly flexible over positioning. You’ll need to add your own SD card for recording, though.
The fact that there’s no bundled SD card feels a bit cheap, but more concerning is the lack of cloud backup for your captured videos, which means that if the person stealing your telly also steals the D-Link you’ll have no video of them doing it. The D-Link also requires that you have an Apple TV or homebound iPad if you want to get notifications or watch footage remotely, and the lack of face recognition means you have to turn the thing off when you’re home if you don’t want to be constantly badgered about your own movements. The actual footage is great, but that doesn’t make up for the Omna’s lack of smarts.
Stuff says: ★★★✩✩
The D-Link just isn’t clever enough, and HomeKit doesn’t make up for that
Dimensions: 132x58x58mm, Sensors: Motion, IR night vision, Recording time: dependent on SD card Video: 1080x720p, Field of view: 180°