Published on December 28th, 2015 | by Tony Smith

Vigilance Full HD Day & Night Outdoor Dome Vandal-Proof PoE Network Camera (DCS-4602EV) Review

Vigilance Full HD Day & Night Outdoor Dome Vandal-Proof PoE Network Camera (DCS-4602EV) Review Tony Smith

Summary: The Vigilance Full HD Day & Night Outdoor Dome Vandal-Proof PoE Network Camera (DCS-4602EV) is your answer to Big Brother!


Big Brother

If you have a business, office or even home that needs a security camera, then the DCS-4602EV might be the camera that you are looking for. It’s basically a FULL HD (1080p) PoE (Power over Ethernet) network camera that is not only vandal proof but weatherproof, uses motion detection and has night vision with up to 20 metres. Add in 3D noise reduction to minimise poor lightning conditions and this product is the perfect product to protect your property via your existing computer network architecture.


  • Manage up to 32 cameras at once
  • Adjustable image size and quality
  • Custom recording schedules
  • Event notifications
  • Upload a customized floor plan

The first thing that you notice about the Vigilance camera from D-Link is the build. It’s quite a heavy camera and is extremely sturdy. As a result it is vandal (to an extent) and weather proof. It also comes with everything you need to install the item that includes safety instructions and a quick installation guide. Should you have any issues, D-Link is also available. The last item it comes with is a Business Class Networking CD which allows you to setup the product thanks to its easy to use wizard.



  • Housing Type – Dome
  • Max. Video Resolution – 1920×1080 @ 30fps
  • Megapixels – 2 MP
  • Night Vision – Yes
  • ONVIF Compliant – Yes
  • Vandal-proof – Yes
  • Lens Type – Fixed
  • Power – PoE, Optional Power Supply
  • Motion Detection – Yes
  • Motorised Pan / Tilt – No

Once the product is connected to your network, you can run the wizard via the CD which basically connects your camera to your network. For those wishing to access the camera directly via its IP address, this can be done via a web browser at The quality of the camera recordings is very good and with its 1080p video, it easily allows you to see your property and quite clearly, especially if someone is on your property. Furthermore, as it’s an Ethernet camera, it does support continuous monitoring.

So whether you’re monitoring private property or even public property, it’s definitely a great item to have as it quietly monitors 24 hours a day. To access the camera or record, the product can be accessed via the D-ViewCam application which is a relatively easy to use surveillance software package that allows you to setup rules like triggers, zones or monitoring at particular times. It even boasts instant intruder alerts that can be received by smart phones or emails.


Final Thoughts?

The Vigilance Full HD Day & Night Outdoor Dome Vandal-Proof PoE Network Camera (DCS-4602EV) from D-Link is a very powerful surveillance device that uses your existing network computer architecture to protect your property. Setup is relatively easy and it comes with all the tools and alignment assistance to connect this product to an existing ceiling. Once connected to your network, the user has access to a plethora of options in order to ensure that your property is protected via recordings and sending alerts to key people in your business.

Hardware Features


  • Indoor and outdoor IP66
  • Vandal-Proof
  • Yes (IK10)

Image Sensor

  • 1/3” 2-Megapixel progressive scan CMOS

Maximum Video Resolution (Ratio)

  • 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
  • 1400 x 1080 (other)

Maximum Frame Rate

  • Up to 30 fps


  • Fixed 2.8 mm, F1.8

Minimum Illumination (Lux)

  • 1.0 lux/F2.0  (colour)
  • 0.5 lux/F2.0  (B/W)
  • 0 Lux (B&W, IR-LED on)

Infrared-Cut Removable Filter

  • Yes

IR Built-in

  • 20 m

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)

  • Yes

3D Noise Reduction

  • Yes

Angle Of View (H/V/D)

  • 96° / 54° / 108°


  • 2-Axis
  • Vertical: 60° / Horizontal 350°

Privacy Masks

  • 3 zones

Wired Connection

  • Fast Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX)
  • Power over Ethernet (802.3af PoE)

Software Features

Video Format

  • H.264


  • Yes


  • Yes

Digital Zoom

  • 10x

Motion Detection

  • Yes

Event Recording

  • Yes

E-Mail Notification

  • Yes

Recording to NAS

  • Yes

IPv6 Support

  • Yes



  • Φ110 × 78mm

Operating Temperature

  • -30 ~ 50°C

Operating Humidity

  • 20 ~ 80% RH (non-condensing)

Optional Power Input

  • DC power adapter (Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz; Output: 12VDC, 1.5A)


  • CE (Class A)
  • CE LVD
  • FCC (Class A)
  • C-Tick


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