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Testing the ABUS WLAN pan/tilt outdoor camera – Testing the outdoor camera from ABUS with object recognition

Testing the ABUS WLAN pan/tilt outdoor camera – Testing the outdoor camera from ABUS with object recognition
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Test summary of the ABUS WLAN pan-tilt outdoor camera

With the ABUS WiFi pan and tilt outdoor camera, users are opting for a powerful surveillance camera that convinced us in the test with numerous functions. For example, we particularly liked the simple setup and the precise object recognition. Animals were reliably distinguished from humans.

In addition, content is recorded in full HD quality and with the large detection angle, residents can keep an eye on everything outdoors – regardless of whether the lighting conditions are bright or dark.

We therefore give this ABUS WLAN surveillance camera a purchase recommendation.

ABUS WLAN pan/tilt outdoor camera

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Outdoor surveillance camera with motion detection, 360° all-round view day and night and control via app.

Benefits of the ABUS WiFi pan/tilt outdoor camera

Disadvantages of the ABUS WiFi pan/tilt outdoor camera

  • easy installation
  • very good intelligent object recognition
  • quality recordings day and night
  • numerous settings via app possible
  • large coverage area
  • Compatible with Smartvest alarm system
  • local storage via micro SD card, no subscription costs
  • intercom function
  • wired, therefore a socket nearby is required
  • no PoE (Power over Ethernet)
  • no compatibility with common smart language assistants

Testing the ABUS WLAN pan/tilt outdoor camera – design and features

The WLAN pan-tilt outdoor camera from ABUS has a robust and high-quality design. We noticed this in the test when unpacking the camera.

It receives electricity directly from the cable. Battery operation is not intended. Although this makes it necessary to have a socket nearby, it also avoids having to change the battery, which is often seen as a nuisance with surveillance cameras.

As the name of this ABUS surveillance camera suggests, it impresses with a large detection area: 270 degrees horizontally and 90 degrees vertically, which together corresponds to a coverage of 340 degrees. Images are captured in Full HD. Numerous network protocols are supported, including TCP/IP, UDP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP and ARP.

The recordings are saved locally using a micro SD card. Practical: A memory card with a size of 8 GB is already inserted at the factory. However, users can alternatively use a larger micro SD card of up to 128 GB.

In order to be able to start directly, we classified the 8 GB card in the test as completely sufficient and a nice addition. Due to the local storage, the data does not get into the cloud and there are no subscription costs for storage, as is the case with some competing products.

Also good: The tools and materials required for assembly are already included in the scope of delivery, so that this is easy to do. In our test, too, the ABUS WLAN pan-tilt outdoor camera was in place in a very short time.

ABUS outdoor camera – special features and functions in the test

In the ABUS pan-tilt outdoor camera test, the surveillance camera scored particularly well with its reliable motion detection. This reduces annoying false alarms and users can set different sensitivities.

The ABUS outdoor camera knows how to distinguish people, animals and vehicles. Users are informed about relevant events via push message or e-mail. Branches that are moved by the wind or the neighbor’s cat will no longer trigger an alarm.

Images from the ABUS pan-tilt outdoor camera were clearly recognizable in our test. The photos are in color during the day and black and white at night. Nevertheless, details were not washed out in the dark and content was clear. According to the manufacturer, the night vision is up to 20 meters.

Using the app, users can set different positions or vary the angle of rotation of the camera in all directions by swiping on their smartphone or tablet. The response time of the recording is very fast, so that it starts three seconds before the actual event.

Other special features of the ABUS WLAN pan/tilt outdoor camera

Privacy zones & ring buffer function: When operating a surveillance camera, users should respect their privacy. The rule is that people may not be filmed without their knowledge.

In the test, we liked the fact that ABUS takes this into account with several functions. Because zones can be hidden and settings can be made so that movements are only detected in certain areas. This is the case, for example, when the inner courtyard is filmed but the camera should not take any pictures of the people on the neighboring property opposite.

The object recognition worked well in the test and the cat did not trigger a false alarm

The object recognition worked well in the test and the cat did not trigger a false alarm

(Markus Dollinger / home&smart)

To do this, users must use a square to mark the areas where the camera should focus their attention. These settings worked well in our ABUS WLAN pan and tilt camera test.

As a further advantage, we rated the possibility of the ring memory function in the test. This means that video data is automatically deleted after three, seven or 30 days. In addition, audio recording can be deactivated in accordance with DSGVO.

intercom function: We rate the intercom function of the surveillance camera as a further extra. Although they offer more and more surveillance cameras, we still want to list them as an advantage in the test. After all, with the ABUS WLAN tilt and swivel outdoor camera, users not only increase security, but also convenience. Instead of having to pick up the parcel at the nearest packing station when you are absent, a storage location can be agreed upon directly with the postman.

weatherproof: As a camera for outdoor use, this model offers particular resistance to all types of weather. It is protected against dust and strong water jets according to IP66. In addition to intense rain, it also withstands intense sunlight and wind.

Installation and setup of the ABUS WLAN pan-tilt outdoor camera

The ABUS outdoor camera can be set up in just a few minutes and was quick and very easy in our test.

We consider it practical that the necessary tools are already included in the scope of delivery, the wall bracket is pre-assembled and a micro SD card is already inserted upon delivery.

In order for the commissioning to succeed, users should download the ABUS App2Cam Plus (Android | iOS) in advance.

In addition, the ABUS WLAN pan-tilt outdoor camera requires a power outlet nearby. The black camera cover on the side should be opened and the antenna screwed on.

It only takes 7 steps to set up and assemble:

  1. Connect ABUS outdoor camera to power.
  2. Scan the QR code on the camera with the ABUS App2Cam Plus app.
  3. Decide whether to set up via Wifi or Bluetooth. We recommend Bluetooth because it works quickly
  4. Find and select the camera as a new device.
  5. Enter WiFi data and follow further installation instructions.
  6. The setup is complete, individual settings are now possible. This includes the field of view or the optimization of object recognition.
  7. If you have not already done so, select the final location for the camera and attach it according to the instructions.

What is the ABUS WiFi pan/tilt outdoor camera compatible with?

This ABUS model is compatible with the Smartvest radio system. This means that the surveillance camera can also be connected to other Smartvest components and thus function as part of a complete ABUS alarm system. However, there is no compatibility with ABUS Wapploxx.

Voice control via Alexa or Google Assistant is also not provided. The transfer of the images to an Echo Show, for example, does not work either.

Prices and availability of the ABUS WLAN outdoor camera

The RRP for the ABUS WLAN pan-tilt outdoor camera is 229 euros. However, it is already available in stores at a slightly lower price. (Status: 06/2022)

ABUS WLAN pan/tilt outdoor camera

Outdoor surveillance camera with motion detection, 360° all-round view day and night and control via app.-1%

Outdoor surveillance camera with motion detection, 360° all-round view day and night and control via app.

ABUS WLAN pan/tilt outdoor camera – technical details at a glance

  • model: Outdoor surveillance camera
  • power supply: wired
  • Dimensions: 21x12x16cm
  • pan-tilt range: 270 degrees horizontally, 90 degrees vertically
  • wireless range: 10 to 30 meters
  • Storage: locally via micro SD card, 8 GB already included in delivery, up to 128 GB possible
  • picture quality: max. Full HD (1,080 pixels), min. VGA (480 pixels)
  • frame rate: 15 fpm
  • intercom function: Yes
  • compatibility: Smartvest radio system
  • temperature resistance: -10 degrees to 50 degrees
  • recording modes: Manual or motion detection
  • network protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP, ARP
  • encryption: AES 128bit, WPA/WPA2-PSK
  • water resistance: IP66
  • privacy zones: Yes
  • apartment: ABUS App2Cam Plus (Android | iOS)
  • scope of delivery: ABUS WiFi camera, power supply, antenna, drilling template, 2 Allen keys, removal tool for SD card, mounting material, wall bracket, micro SD card (already integrated)



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