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D-Link Expands the mydlink Home Ecosystem


D-Link Expands the mydlink Home Ecosystem 

With Wi-Fi Based Alarm Detector

Receiving the CES Innovations 2016 Design and Engineering Honoree Award, Smart Alarm Detector Connects Existing Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms to the Internet

INTERNATIONAL CES, LAS VEGAS – Jan. 5, 2016 – D-Link today announced the mydlink® Smart Alarm Detector (DCH-S165), a Wi-Fi based detector that monitors and identifies the sounds of standard UL-certified smoke or CO alarms. Expanding D-Link’s award-winning Connected Home ecosystem, the Smart Alarm Detector plugs into an electrical outlet to create an integrated home safety1 solution, without the cost and hassle of installing new smoke or CO detectors.

For the last 35 years, at least one smoke detector has been required in homes to notify residents of a fire. What happens when no one is home to hear the alarm?” said Ken Loyd, Director of Product Marketing, D-Link. “Available for less than a single wireless smoke alarm, the mydlink Smart Alarm Detector provides a simple, cost-friendly solution that sends mobile notifications when you’re away from home for added peace of mind. The Smart Alarm Detector is ideal for second homes or additional protection for monitoring an elderly parent.”

Designed with integrated Wi-Fi, the Smart Alarm Detector easily connects to your existing Wi-Fi network and works with any UL-certified smoke and CO alarms. By placing the Detector within 50 feet of your smoke or CO alarms, it accurately detects the temporal sounds from the smoke and CO alarms and sends a mobile push notification if either of the alarms sound. All of the D-Link Connected Home solutions, including the Smart Alarm Detector, work with the free mydlink Home app for iOS® and Android® smartphones and tablets, allowing users to control devices all from one screen. The mydlink Home app also makes it simple to create actions between devices. For instance, when the Smart Alarm detects an alarm, a Smart Plug can turn on a light, and users can view video with a mydlink Home Camera. With IFTTT (If This Then That) integration, the Smart Alarm Detector can also be linked to hundreds of favorite apps and devices for a customized smart home solution.

More about the mydlink Smart Alarm Detector (DCH-S165):

With its sleek and compact size, the Smart Alarm Detector can easily blend into any home décor and offers a range of easy to use features and capabilities:

  • Sound Detection – Detects smoke (T3) and CO (T4) alarms temporal sounds, within 50 feet
  • Push Notifications – Receive a push notification if a smoke or CO alarm sounds
  • Simple Setup and Control – Do-it-yourself (DIY) setup using your existing Wi-Fi network and push button WPS setup; does not require a hub or specific security control panel
  • Sensing Technology – Photoelectric and electrochemical sensing technology
  • mydlink Compatibility – Integrates with other mydlink Connected Home devices (smart plugs, sirens, cameras) to setup additional actions based on alarm trigger
  • IFTTT Support – Enhance the Smart Alarm Detector with IFTTT recipes to create an expanded home safety solution
  • Continuous Protection – Plug and connect, the compact device provides 24/7 notification if an alarm sounds

CES Innovations 2016 Design & Engineering Awards

The mydlink Smart Alarm Detector is an International CES Innovations 2016 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.


The mydlink Smart Alarm Detector (DCH-S165) will be available in Q2 2016 for $59.99. The D-Link suite of Connected Home devices will be displayed at the 2016 International CES, Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. Detailed specifications are available online at

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit, or connect with D-Link on Facebook ( and Twitter ( and D-Link’s Blog (

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