D-Link DCS-8300LHV2 Security Camera Review: How to Connect Security Camera to Phone

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D-Link DCS-8300LHV2

Product Specs
  • full HD 1080p resolution
  • 120° field of view
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • wired
  • wall mount
  • Alexa and Google Home smart platform compatibility

⭐ Customer Ratings: 4.3

💸 Price: $69.98

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Main Features of The D-Link DCS-8300LHV2 Security Camera

  • full HD 1080p resolution
  • H.264 video compression (reduces file sizes and bandwidth usage without compromising video quality)
  • wide-angle lens—with a 120-degree field of view
  • infrared LEDs for night vision (the camera can capture clear video even in complete darkness up to 16 feet (5 meters))
  • motion and sound detection (sends alerts to your smartphone)
  • two-way audio
  • cloud and local storage (cloud recording via home security app or local storage with a microSD card slot)
  • compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
  • remote access and control via the security camera app
  • privacy mode (turn off the camera and microphone for added privacy when monitoring is not needed)
  • WiFi connectivity

As you already know, the ZoomOn home security camera app is compatible with all HomeKit and ONVIF cameras and other IP cameras that support a local RTSP, MJPEG, or HLS stream.


Let me show you how to add an ONVIF IP security camera to the ZoomOn app.

Before you start, make sure your security camera meets the following:

NUMBER 1 – Your security camera is ONVIF-compliant

How do you find out? Look at the security camera packaging and look for the „ONVIF“ logo. If you are missing a camera packaging, check the security camera’s user manual and search for compatibility with ONVIF.

NUMBER 2 – The security camera is connected to your WiFi

Switch the security camera on and connect it to your WiFi. Otherwise, you won’t be able to pair it.

NUMBER 3 – ONVIF function is enabled in the security camera settings

Open the app you use to control your security camera. Go into the settings and enable the ONVIF function. This step will allow other systems and apps to access the security camera’s video stream. And that’s what we need to prepare for the ZoomOn app.

NUMBER 4 – You know the IP address of your security camera

You’ll need to know the security camera’s IP address. Go to your WiFi router settings and look at the list of devices connected to your WiFi network. Find your security camera and write down its IP address, which consists of digits and dots.

NUMBER 5 – Your smartphone is connected to the same WiFi

Connect the security camera and your smartphone to the same WiFi network. Do not use different WiFi networks or mobile data.

All conditions met? Let’s see how to connect security camera to phone.

Download ZoomOn: Home Security Camera from the App Store or Google Play Store, and sign up with an email address, Apple account or Google account.

Open the ZoomOn app, select „Pair my camera“, and continue by choosing „IP Cameras.“ ZoomOn app will automatically start scanning your WiFi network and try to find all available security cameras.

If the ZoomOn app doesn’t find your security camera automatically, try to add it manually.

There are five boxes to fill out.

  1. First, choose a suitable name for your security camera. It is up to you how you will name your security camera. You do not need to enter the exact security camera model name here.
  2. Now, fill out the IP address of your security camera. This is the entry you previously found in the WiFi router settings.
  3. Leave the „Port“ box blank. However, in some cases, this figure may be necessary. You can find it in the user manual, in the native app, or by asking the camera manufacturer.
  4. In the „Username“ box, enter the information provided by the camera manufacturer. Some manufacturers call it „admin“, and others call it „user“ or „useradmin“ – so it varies. The information should be in the user manual, in the native app, or ask the camera manufacturer for it. 
  5. Lastly, enter the PIN for your security camera. You can find it on the bottom of the security camera or your security camera’s user manual. 
  6. Now tap on „Save changes“.

Your security camera is now paired with the ZoomOn app. You can start monitoring it by tapping on the room preview.


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