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Reolink Argus 2 with Solar Panel as Accessory

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Small, handy and uncomplicated: this is the battery-powered outdoor surveillance camera Reolink Argus 2.

The Reolink Argus 2 is the perfect small surveillance camera for home use. Because it is battery-powered, weatherproof and flexible in assembly. This means that they can be used in a wide variety of locations. Together with a suitable solar panel, it ensures uninterrupted motion monitoring.

Scope of Delivery

  • Reolink Argus 2
  • Battery
  • Wall bracket
  • Outdoor mount
  • Outdoor Silicone Cover
  • connecting band
  • Holder strap
  • Micro-USB cable
  • hole template
  • Screws incl. dowels
  • instructions (multilingual)
  • Surveillance sticker

Technical Details of the Reolink Argus 2

Power supply 18650 rechargeable lithium battery
/5200 mAh/3.63 V. Supports charging with solar power
Operating frequency and – standard 2.4GHz

IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Location suitability Inside and outside (weatherproof IP65)
Motion sensor PIR (Low: 2-4 meters; Medium: 4-6 meters;
High: 6-9 meters)
Audio 2-way audio (speaker and microphone)
View Starlight CMOS sensor Night vision 10m, 130° wide angle (Horizontal: 105°, Vertical: 55°)
Resolution 1920 x 1080 (2.0 megapixels)
Notifications Push alarms, battery warnings on the smartphone
Memory (optional) Micro SD (up to 64GB)
Accessories (optional) Solar panel for uninterruptible power supply, outdoor sleeves in black / camouflage, spare battery
Solar panel power € 29.99 *
Camera price Price not available *

Configuration

The Reolink Argus 2 comes in a compact box with various accessories. Initially, the battery is inserted. Then it starts and she talks to you. Meanwhile download the app and scan the camera with the help of the barcode on the backside. Then set the WLAN connection. It is important that Smartphone and Argus 2 are in the same network.

After the successful WLAN setup a barcode appears inside the app. Instead of scanning the code with the smartphone, the Reolink Argus 2 scans the code. This checks the connection to the router. Finally, name the camera, assign a password to protect it from unauthorized access, and the camera is set up. The configuration takes only a few minutes, so it is quickly ready to start.

Assembly

 

The Reolink Argus 2 with its 260g inclusive battery is a lightweight and therefore no problem for inner and outer walls. Anyone who decides on a fixed installation will find screws and suitable dowels included in the scope of delivery. In addition, the camera can be fastened with an enclosed strap. It is therefore quick and safe to install, even without tools. As it is battery powered, there is no need for a power supply at the site of use. With the optional solar panel, the Reolink Argus 2 is perfectly suited for outdoor use. Connect the cable of the panel to the camera via Plug & Play.

Reolink Argus 2 (Outdoor) Test: Day and Night

Once set up and assembled, the small white egg is in continuous use. Therefore, at the push of a button, it can deliver a live image within the app at any time and take photos and videos. Recorded images are stored in the smartphone’s photo gallery.

With a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, it provides a sharp and clear image, even at night. However, small delays are visible.

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Result of the Reolink Argus 2 Review

The Reolink Argus 2 is an optically appealing and small surveillance camera. It comes with all kinds of accessories so that it can be put into operation quickly and easily. There is no need to lay cables at all, as it only works with rechargeable batteries and WLAN. The disadvantage is that it only transmits in the 2.4 GHz range.

The surveillance camera, which reminds a lot of Eve from the Disney movie “Wall-E”, is weatherproof. That’s why she’s the ideal companion outside. Neither sunbeams nor rain showers can harm her. It provides a good picture.

A practical accessory for the Reolink Argus 2 is a solar panel. This eliminates the need to recharge the battery manually. The connecting cable is very long so that the panel can be installed in the sunniest place. The prerequisite, of course, is that it is used outdoors.

Since the small camera is intended for the normal user at home, it must be considered that it is not suitable for 24/7 surveillance.  Still, she makes a great figure in everything else. It would only be desirable for the friends of home networking among us to be integrated into a Smarthome area.

Reolink Argus 2

Workmanship
Features
Setup
Controlling

Price-performance top!

The Reolink Argus 2 is a small multi-talent. You points with design, functionality, ease of use and a good picture!

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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