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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 $94.99.  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 $94.99
  • 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:

ModelReolink Argus® Pro
Video & AudioImage SensorCMOS Image Sensor
Video Resolution1080p HD at 15 frames/sec
Video FormatH.264
Field of ViewFixed lens, 130° diagonal
Night VisionUp to 10 m (33 ft)
Digital Zoom6x digital zoom
AudioHigh-quality speaker and microphone
PIR Detection & AlertsPIR Detecting DistanceAdjustable up to 9 m (30 ft)
PIR Detecting Angle120° horizontal
Audio AlertCustomized voice-recordable alerts
Other AlertsInstant email alerts and push notifications
WiFiWiFi StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Operating Frequency2.4GHz
WiFi SecurityWEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
PowerBattery5200mAh rechargeable battery (Battery life varies based on settings, usage & temperature)
SolarCan be powered by Reolink Solar Panel
DC PowerCan be powered by 5V/2A power adaptor
StorageLocal StorageSupports up to 64GB micro SD card
Cloud StorageSupports Reolink Cloud
Working EnvironmentOperating Temperature-10° to 55° C (14° to 131° F)
Weather resistanceWeatherproof
Size & WeightSize96 x 58 x 59 mm (3.8 x 2.3 x 2.3 in)
Weight (Battery included)230 g (8.1 oz)
WarrantyLimited Warranty2-year limited warranty. For support, visit https://support.reolink.com/hc/en-us/