Today we will be testing an outdoor security camera, but what makes it special is the dual lens. To be honest, this is the first time I’ve seen a dual-lens security camera, and I’m very interested in checking out how it works.
I really want to check out how the dual lens works, but first let’s do the unboxing and look at the design of the Botslab W302 security camera.
So, on the box we can read once again about the main functions of the camera. I think I have already told you about most of them, but also note that the camera works with Alexa and Google Assistant.
At the very bottom of the box is the camera.
The first thing you notice when you take the new Botslab security camera out of the box is its size. For comparison, I have another camera with a built-in battery. The Botslab W302 doesn’t have a built-in battery, but it is still almost twice as big.
So, this is an outdoor security camera, but no one forbids you to install it indoors.
Talking about installation, you will need a bracket from the kit.
Now, attach the positioning sticker to the wall or the ceiling, and drill the holes.
After that, you need to fix the bracket base with screws.
You know, installation is very simple, and everything comes with the kit, except for a drill to make holes in the wall.
After installing the camera, you need to connect it to your smartphone.
After installing the app, open it and click on Add device.
Now, make sure that the camera is connected to the power source, and click on Next.
Select your home Wi-Fi network and enter the password from it.
Unlike other security cameras, the Botslab W302 has two screens with live video in the app because it features two lenses. The first video is a close-up image, while the second one is a panoramic image.
We can also select video resolution, as well as enlarge the image.
The Botslab W302 security camera has three video recording modes, such as Live, Cloud Recording and Local.
If we talk about cloud recording, the basic plan costs $6.99 per month or $39.99 per year. You will have a 30-day video history for 1 device, full video length, human recognition and other AI skills, as well as video saving and sharing.
The plus plan has the same features, but for 10 devices.
Now let’s take a look at the camera settings.
Motion detection functions include motion detection on/off, detection schedule, sensitivity, detection zone and human only. By the way, all these functions are available without a paid subscription. That’s very good.
Okay, now we can look at the video quality of the Botslab W302 security camera.
By the way, whether you select panorama or left-right mode, the video will be recorded in panorama. You cannot record video from only one camera lens.
Human Auto Zoom Tracking
When you are watching live video in the app, the Human auto zoom tracking is available. It is very convenient.
You can also use motion detection and select the detection zones. When the camera detects motion, a notification is sent to your smartphone.
Sound and Flash Alarms
You can also activate sound and flash alarms, so the camera beeps and flashes when motion is detected.
The new Botslab security camera has an infrared night vision mode, but you can also select a full color night vision mode, and the camera will automatically turn on the lights when it gets dark.
So, the new Botslab W302 security camera is interesting primarily because of its dual lens and ultra-wide viewing angle. The camera combines images from two lenses and captures video in panoramic mode.
The video quality is very decent. Thanks to dual light, the camera records full-color video in the dark.The other functions of the Botslab W302 are about the same as other security cameras, such as motion detection, two-way audio, private zones, etc.
For the price of about $100, the Botslab W302 is a good outdoor security camera.