OCWorkbench 20/2/2018

Smart homes are becoming a norm in Singapore. With more and more IoT devices connected to your home network, the chances of it being infiltrated becomes higher. Such devices include tablets, gaming consoles, IP surveillance cameras, smart TVs.

D-Link today introduced its’ AC2600 Wi-Fi Router powered by McAfee to secure all connected devices at the network level in a home, including non display IoT deices, providing an additional layer of protection from hackers snooping for ports to enter into your home network.

The D-Link AC2600 WIFI security Router DIR-2680 is a dual band 802.11ac with MU MIMO technology that enhances network capacity and efficiency for users. Mcafee Secure Home Platform automatically protects all devices connected to the network and Intel WIFI chipset WAV500 series to deliver robust WIFI conenctivity.


The router employs adaptable machine learning that protect by preventing, detecting and correcting malicious malware and attacks enabling a safer internet experience. For example, it monitors the traffic and will trigger a notification when it senses abnormalities in a surge in traffic from unknown source. The DIR-2680 also comes with a D-fend app which can manage the router. DIR 2680 comes with a 2 yrs free bundle of unlimited licenses for McAfee LiveSafe, that can be installed on PC, notebooks, mobile devices for users to be protected when they are not logged onto the home network.

D-Link also introduce the latest EXO series which consist of Mesh Enabled Smart WIFi Router and Extenders with McAfee Secure Home platform.

The D-LINK EXO Series

The McAfee Secure Home Platform automatically protects all devices connected to the network and emerging threats are automatically blocked. There is also an advance parental control to ensure the safety of your kids by preventing from visiting certain sites. The interesting add on to the EXO series is that it can be easily integrated with Amazon Alexa for a hands free management of the router using voice control.

Last but no least, D-Link introduces the 100% wire free camera kit, the mydlink Pro Wire-Free Camera Kit (DCS 2802KT).

This device can be placed virtually anywhere within the perimeters of the house. With it’s high capacity lithium batteries, it allows operation of months before it needs a recharge.

With mydlink app, owners can monitor and protect their homes with their mobile devices. It will also trigger notifications when it sense unusual activity, thanks to it is smart moving object detection with PIR motion sensor. The camera kit includes a 12 months cloud recording plan S$70.00 which stores unlimited motion triggered videos for up to 14 days. There is also a on board SD slot for local recording or external USB hard disk.

The hub supports up to 4 wire free cameras so it can be expanded when required. The camera has nigh vision allowing you to see up to 7.5 metres even in complete darkness. It records in Full HD 1080p.

Captured video can be played back directly from the cloud or downloaded, and the two way audio feature enables people to both listen and talk through the camera through their mobile device.

The device is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant and chromecast and Amazon Fire TV for live feeds to monitor their homes.

The DCS-2802KT is available for purchase in Singapore. Availability of other products and pricing will be announced later.

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