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iCsee Camera – Techage PT825D Dual Lens Security Camera Review

In recent times, a remarkable surge in popularity has been observed within the realm of security cameras, with dual lens models captivating the attention of both consumers and experts alike. This emerging trend is reshaping the landscape of surveillance technology, offering a new dimension of capabilities that elevate the effectiveness and precision of monitoring solutions. 

Not long ago, I acquired two dual-lens security camera PT825D that boasts impressive cost-effectiveness. The Wifi camera cost $51.99 and PoE Camera cost $52.99 . The price covers shipping fees, excluding the cost of the SD card.. In the following article, I will provide an overview of the camera’s fundamental features and spotlight its standout attributes.

Technical Details

Audio Support 2way Audio,G.711A Code
image sensor: 1/3” CMOS sensor NT98562+ SC401AI
Viewing angle: 100°;25°
Lens: 2.8mm+12mm
Resolution: Main stream: 2560*1440; sub stream: 800*448
Infrared/white led Night View: Infrared 30 meters, white light 20 meters (6 white lights, 6 infrared)
Swivel range: Pan: 355°, Tilt: 0° ~ 90°
Noise reduction: 2D/3D noise reduction
Shutter: 1/50(1/60) sec to 1/10000 sec
Water resistant: IP66
Operating temperature and humidity:: -20℃~+50℃ ;10%~90%
Onvif: Support
Power supply: 12V2A
Day and Night Mode: full color, infrared night vision, intelligent warning
Storage: Cloud, microSD(max 128GB)
Alarm: Motion/Person Detection, Alarm Lighting, Alarm Sound,Email
Control:: PC: Windows, Mac-OS ;Smartphone: iOS, Android;Browser:Google/IE

Parcels come with a very strong box with good design. In addition to the camera, it also includes the following accessories : 

1 * Power Adapter (PoE Camera do not come with power adapter)

1 * User Manual

1 * Screws Pack

1* Waterproof Connectors 

1 * Monitoring warning stickers

PT825D WiFi Camera Preparatory Settings

Before the camera can start functioning, there are two crucial steps to follow. Firstly, kindly access the app’s settings and ensure you grant permission for the app to use the WiFi network.

On the other hand, if you prefer to connect the camera via WiFi, like I did, please ensure that your iPhone is already connected to a WiFi network (Note: This camera only supports 2.4GHz network).

Typically, a PoE camera operates in conjunction with a PoE NVR to acquire both power and internet connectivity. Therefore, prior to making a purchase, we kindly request that you verify compatibility between your NVR and the camera. In the event that you possess solely the PoE camera, please ensure the availability of a 12V2A power adapter and a LAN cable to facilitate its operation.


For the initial setup of the Techage PT825D, you can directly install it near your router. The provided short manual includes pictures and English instructions, but the process is straightforward even without guidance.

Once powered on, the camera takes a few seconds to initialize, during which it moves in all directions to showcase its swivel and tilt capabilities. To configure the camera, Techage offers multiple options: you can use a mobile device, computer, or web app, as long as they are connected to the same network.

In our test, we used the iPhone app iCSee, available for free on the Apple App Store, to complete the setup.

How to connect camera?

  • For PT825D Dual Lens WiFi camera

You can connect via WiFi, wired, or AP mode. Simply position the camera within 20 meters of your router for a seamless connection

  • For PT825D Dual Lens PoE camera

I’ve tested it using a power adapter independently. To set it up, connect the camera to the router using a LAN cable and then link it to the app via the same WLAN.

For further information, please refer to the manual available in the download center:

How to install Camera?

These cameras are specifically crafted for installation on house walls. You can readily observe the presence of perforations on the camera bracket. Techage provides a hole template sticker for precise positioning during attachment. This ensures accurate hole placement at the correct distance and size. Additionally, the package includes appropriate screws and dowels.

Moreover, these cameras are designed to be rotatable, offering the flexibility for both wall-mounted and ceiling-suspended setups.

The Dual Lens Security Camera Under Test

To begin with, I’d like to highlight the two standout attributes of this camera that I’d like to recommend to you.


This dual-lens security camera PT825D comes with two different lenses : one wide-angle lens(2.8MM) used for big pictures and another telephoto lens with digital zoom(12MM) used for close-up images.

On the user interface, you will find a zoom bar where you can simply navigate to the desired lens magnification to focus on the zoomed-in position.

I install the camera far away the car about 30meters, it can adjust to the 8x lens to see the car number clearly like the pictures .And it also can display 2 screens at the same time.

AI Zoom Tracking 

The AI zoom tracking function for a dual-lens security camera involves the use of artificial intelligence to intelligently and automatically adjust the zoom level as needed. This technology enables the camera to dynamically track subjects or areas of interest and adjust the zoom accordingly to maintain optimal focus and clarity. Whether capturing close-up details or monitoring broader scenes, the AI zoom tracking function enhances the camera’s ability to provide accurate and comprehensive surveillance coverage.

You only need to enable the auto tracking on the operation interface, when the camera detects a moving object, the motorized lens will begin to pan and tilt in order to keep the object in frame. The camera will also zoom in or out as needed to maintain a clear view. The camera will continue to track its subject until it is out of range.

The entire process can be automatic, meaning that you don’t have to do anything once motion tracking is enabled. On the other hand, the camera movement can be controlled by a nearby operator. 

Red Blue Flashing Light Alert 

Upon detecting human presence, the camera will activate an alternating sequence of red and blue lights, effectively deterring potential intruders. This functionality is preset as the camera’s default mode. If you wish to deactivate this feature, kindly link the camera to the iCsee App. Navigate to the Settings section by clicking the respective icon, proceed to “Smart Alarm,” and then “Action.” Here, you can opt to disable the “Alarm flashing light” function and save your preferences. Furthermore, adjusting the timeline within the “Alarm flashing light” menu permits customization of the interval for the alarm light flashing.

Apart from the aforementioned features, this camera also encompasses various functionalities commonly found in surveillance cameras. These include an intelligent day and night mode, two-way intercom, options for memory card and cloud storage, customizable video modes, and more.

Camera Supports Max 25FPS

By default, the camera is typically shipped with a frame rate of 20fps. If you desire a more fluid and smoother image, you can access the encoding settings via the VMS computer software to adjust it to 25fps.

Before Purchase Consider

The camera was subjected to testing beneath a building facade, an environment that holds significance for potential buyers seeking an appropriate outdoor camera solution.

It’s important to highlight that this camera comes in two variants. The Wi-Fi model requires power via a charging adapter, making it essential to ensure the chosen installation site features a compatible power outlet. Additionally, despite the IP66 waterproof rating of the camera, due to the adapter’s sensitivity, precautions should be taken to safeguard the socket from potential water ingress.

For the PoE camera version, it’s recommended for those who are already using a PoE camera system. Prior to purchase, it’s advised to verify compatibility. If uncertain, contacting [email protected] is a viable option for confirmation.

Notably, the package includes screws and dowels suitable for installation. Nonetheless, users must be aware of their wall’s specific characteristics. If unsure, consulting an expert, potentially at a local DIY store, is advisable.

The Pros & Cons Of PT825D Dual Lens Security Camera

Regarding the Techage PT825D camera, while its material composition may not boast the robustness of a metal shell, it does employ durable PC material that demonstrates notable strength. Accompanied by an IP66 waterproof rating, this configuration adequately caters to a wide spectrum of outdoor environments. The camera’s unassuming white exterior exhibits an elegant simplicity, seamlessly harmonizing with diverse architectural styles.

In terms of functionality, the PoE variant of the PT825D offers straightforward connectivity. It aligns effortlessly with conventional PoE cameras, necessitating just a single network cable for immediate plug-and-play configuration. Conversely, the WiFi version necessitates adherence to guided instructions and app prompts to ensure seamless integration into both the power supply and network. The setup process, once established, unfolds with ease.

Furthermore, my enthusiasm extends to the camera’s noteworthy 8x zoom and AI zoom tracking features. This capability empowers me to distinctly discern license plate numbers from approximately 30 meters away. Notably, as an individual approaches the lens, the camera employs automatic zoom adjustments to capture crisper, more detailed portraits. With the potential to capably sustain a maximum frame rate of 25, the resulting imagery maintains an impressive fluidity, ultimately enhancing the quality of the online viewing experience.

The camera’s user-friendly mobile app, computer software, and browser access collectively augment its usability. Additionally, sharing functionalities and the ability to establish distinct permissions facilitate seamless collaboration and engagement among various family members.

While I am thoroughly impressed by the PT825D’s myriad strengths, it’s worth noting that its dual-lens 4MP design inherently dictates a resolution of 2560*1440, which may not quite match the high-definition output of single-lens 8MP counterparts. Moreover, it’s essential to acknowledge that no monitoring product is impervious to potential hacker attacks. While manufacturers diligently work to furnish robust security and protective measures, the ever-evolving nature of hacking techniques demands a collaborative effort between users and manufacturers to implement and sustain robust security practices, thereby mitigating the potential risks associated with hacking vulnerabilities.