Product Highlights
Operates in al kinds of outdoor weather
IP66-certified enclosure protects camera from dust
and heavy jets of water
Different models for varying needs
Choose from original, wireless, or PoE models to suit
your outdoor physical setting and requirements
Protects camera during extreme temperatures
Features built-in heater and blower to regulate
camera temperature in cold and hot weather
DCS-56 Series
Outdoor Enclosure

The DCS-56 Series Outdoor Enclosure is an outdoor enclosure designed for use with D-Link’s
box cameras. This IP66-certified enclosure protects your camera against dust and heavy jets of
Weatherproof Features
water. The DCS-56 series consists of the DCS-56, DCS-56P and DCS-56W. These models include
• IP66-certified weatherproof, dustproof enclosure
a heater and a blower for a wider range of temperature-sensitive environments.
• Heater and blower for regulating camera
Weather-proof Operation
Versatile Operation Modes
Designed to be mounted outdoors, the DCS-56 Series Outdoor Enclosure protects your D-Link
• Built-in wireless antennas for wireless
cameras from the vigors of adverse weather conditions including dust and heavy jets of water.
The DCS-56 Series is IP66-certified, meaning it meets highly rigorous standards for providing
• Supports PoE 802.3at for Power over Ethernet2
complete protection.
• Equipped with wall mount bracket for easy
Flexible Model Options
• Supports D-Link box network cameras
The DCS-56 Series features 3 models - the DCS-56, the DCS-56P, and the DCS-56W. While all
• Available models:
three models boast IP66-certified enclosure and durable usage, the DCS-56P features PoE
• DCS-56
• DCS-56P
(Power over Ethernet), in which electric power is transmitted over an Ethernet cable along
• DCS-56W
with data. This al ows the DCS-56P model to be easily instal ed in a variety of locations without
1 DCS-56W only
the need for power cabling. The DCS-56W is equipped with wireless antennas that al ow the
2 DCS-56P only
camera to be control ed and monitored wirelessly, avoiding the need to instal Ethernet wiring.
Onboard Heater and Blower
The DCS-56 Series Outdoor Enclosure also has an onboard heater and blower that enable
the enclosed camera to function in a wide range of temperatures in both hot and cold
environments. The heater automatical y turns on when the temperature drops below a certain
point, and the blower automaitcal y turns on when the temperature rises above a certain point.

DCS-56 Series Outdoor Enclosure
Technical Specifications
Casing Material
• Aluminium Zinc Al oy
• IP66
Wireless Antenna
• No
• No
• Yes
• On: 0 °C (32 °F); Off: 10 °C (50 °F)
• On: 40 °C (104 °F); Off: 30 °C (86 °F)
Transmission Rate
• 10/100 Mbps
Transmission Distance
• Up to 100 meters
Ethernet Data Cable
• TIA/EIA-568, Cat 5 Cable
• 2358 grams (5.20 lbs)
• 2427 grams (5.37 lbs)
• 2469 grams (5.44 lbs)
Power Input
• 12 V DC, 1 A
Power Consumption
• 7.5 W
• 15.5 W
• 7.5 W
• Operating: -20 to 50 °C (-4 to 122 °F)
• Storage: -20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F)
• Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing
• Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing
• CE
• DCS-56, DCS-56P: 415.4 x 161.7 x 126.3 mm (16.35 x 6.37 x 4.97 inches)
• DCS-56W: 433.9 x 161.7 x 237.3 mm (17.08 x 6.37 x 9.34 inches)

DCS-56 Series Outdoor Enclosure
Order Information
Part Number
Outdoor Enclosure
PoE Outdoor Enclosure
Wireless Outdoor Enclosure
Updated 2013/04/23
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