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The Reolink Argus Pro is a nice, compact outdoor HD camera.  It comes with everything you need to setup a cordless, weatherproof security monitor.  You can buy the Argus Pro at Amazon.com for $99.99.  The Argus Pro worked great for me as a front door camera, but the mounting options make it flexible enough to go just about anywhere.  My main concern was having to charge it frequently since it’s not wired to an outlet.  So far, I’ve had it running for a few weeks and the battery is still at 80% with the default settings!  There’s also an optional solar panel for continuous operation and you can charge it with the included USB cable from any outlet using a standard charger (not included). Looking for an indoor baby/pet/security cam?  Check out our review of the Reolink C1 Pro.

For security purposes, you can automatically save recordings to a micro SD card (not included) whenever motion is detected, or they are beta testing a cloud backup system where you can review activity online.

Argus Pro Features:

  • 1080P High Definition
  • Rechargeable Battery Included
  • Smart Motion Sensor
  • Two-way audio
  • Hardware and strap mount included
  • Infrared Night vision (to 33 ft.)
  • Weatherproof
  • Reolink smartphone App
  • Motion detection record to micro SD card
  • Optional solar power panel

PROS:

  • Great battery life, potentially months on a single charge with default settings
  • Charges with included USB cable or optional solar panel
  • App with Talk/Listen feature handy as a door camera so kids don’t have to open the door
  • Record to SD card or Windows app for surveillance
  • Reasonably priced at $99.99
  • Optional Solar Panel
  • Cloud Backup account plans currently in development
  • 2-year warranty

CONS:

  • No major flaws at this price point for a compact, outdoor wireless camera.
  • Minor delay and connection issues when monitoring remotely over cellular
  • Wall charger not included, but any USB charging port will work with the included cable

Thank you to Reolink for providing the Argus Pro sample used for this review.  Use coupon code sdreo10 for $10 off an Argus Pro at their store.  No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.  You can see all their battery powered cameras here : https://store.reolink.com/battery-security-cameras/

Full Specifications:

Model Reolink Argus® Pro
Video & Audio Image Sensor CMOS Image Sensor
Video Resolution 1080p HD at 15 frames/sec
Video Format H.264
Field of View Fixed lens, 130° diagonal
Night Vision Up to 10 m (33 ft)
Digital Zoom 6x digital zoom
Audio High-quality speaker and microphone
PIR Detection & Alerts PIR Detecting Distance Adjustable up to 9 m (30 ft)
PIR Detecting Angle 120° horizontal
Audio Alert Customized voice-recordable alerts
Other Alerts Instant email alerts and push notifications
WiFi WiFi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
WiFi Security WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Power Battery 5200mAh rechargeable battery (Battery life varies based on settings, usage & temperature)
Solar Can be powered by Reolink Solar Panel
DC Power Can be powered by 5V/2A power adaptor
Storage Local Storage Supports up to 64GB micro SD card
Cloud Storage Supports Reolink Cloud
Working Environment Operating Temperature -10° to 55° C (14° to 131° F)
Weather resistance Weatherproof
Size & Weight Size 96 x 58 x 59 mm (3.8 x 2.3 x 2.3 in)
Weight (Battery included) 230 g (8.1 oz)
Warranty Limited Warranty 2-year limited warranty. For support, visit https://support.reolink.com/hc/en-us/