Reolink Argus 2E review

This article is a review of the Reolink Argus 2E.

This is a smart camera that doesn't need wire, so I think it worth your attention. 

Leet's dive into the product details.

Reolink Argus 2E overview

The Reolink Argus 2E is a Wire-Free IP camera that works with a battery or solar panel. It uses a 2.4 GHz WiFi network to transmit 1080p Full HD videos captured with its 120° wide viewing angle lens.

This camera uses a PIR sensor that triggers people and animal motion detection and stars recording on a micro SD card or into the Reolink cloud.

There are a microphone and speaker for two-way audio communication and an intern siren to scare intruders close to the camera.

You can use this camera indoors or outdoors to monitor your home and receive push notifications and email alerts directly on your mobile phone.

What is in the box

The box contains the Reolink Argus 2E camera, an installation kit with a bracket, strap, anchors, and screws, a USB cable, and a reset needle.

Reolink Argus 2E What is in the box

That's all you need to have your camera up and running in a matter of minutes.

The Argus 2E camera installation

The camera installation is straightforward. You just need to mount the bracket on a wall or pole, attach the camera and adjust its position as shown below.

Reolink Argus 2E setup

The camera setup is very easy; here are the steps:

  • Plug the camera to the power adapter;
  •  Switch the lateral power button to turn it on;
  • Open the Reolink app on your smarphone;
  • Click the (+) button to add a new camera;
  • Scan the QR code in the back of the camera;
  • Follow the instructions on the screen;
  • Finish the setup.

Here are some pictures and audio that illustrate the process.

This is the audio  you hear after turning the camera on. (press the  play button).

In the Reolink App, click the Add (+) camera button.

Reolink App Add a camera

Scan the camera QR code in the back of the camera.

Reolink App Scans Argus 2E camera

Point the camera to the mobile phone to read the bar code.

Reolink Argus 2E reads bar code

Follow the steps on the screen, give the camera a name and finish the setup.

Reolink Argus 2E Initialization Finished

Reolink Argus 2E Quality and features

Video quality

The camera video quality is very good.

The picture below shows the camera on an indoor installation at daytime.

Reolink Argus 2E image at daytime

As you can see, the video quality is impressive.

Reolink app

The Reolink app is very simple and intuitive. You can use the icon at the top right to turn the sirene on and off, the other one to (square tile) to change the number os camera is displayed simulteously.

At the botton you can pause the video, enable audio, take screenshots, record video on your mobile, change the resolution and see the camera in full screen.

Reolink Argus 2 features

The camera has an internal rechargeable battery that can be monitored via the Reolink app. You need to use a 2.4HGz band Wi-Fi network for the camera connection.  (5GHZ is not available in this model).

You can enable and disable the PIR sensor, camera recording and push notification.

I't's also possible to setup email alerts and share the camera with other people.

See the picture below for some of the features you can find in the app.

Reolink Argus 2E Features

Every product has pros and cons, right?

Let's just take a look at some of them (my opinion).

Pros

  • Good video quality
  • Wide field of view
  • Easy to install and setup
  • Two-way audio
  • PIR sensor
  • SD card and cloud recording
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • No 5GHz band

OK, let's move to the conclusion...

Conclusion

This Reolink Argus 2E review is intended to help people better understand the advantages and disadvantages of the camera.

In my opinion this camera is an excelent choice for its tag price.

The image and audio quality is very good and the app is easy to use.

Yes. I recommended it.

Note: This is not a sponsored review. I'm not an Reolink employee, neither a sales representative, so you are about to read my honest opinion about the camera. I earn a small commission if you buy the product on the site using my affiliate link, but that does not change the official camera price.

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