Boasting luminous spotlight and 2-megapixel starlight CMOS sensor, Argus 3 delivers full-color images in 1080P day and night. You can identify more valuable details like color of intruders’ clothes or cars even at night.
The integrated spotlight is bright enough to illuminate your yard. It can be activated by motion. Or you can turn it on via Reolink App remotely.
What’s in the Box:
- 1 x Reolink Argus 3 with Battery
- 1 x Reolink Solar Panel
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Stand Bracket
- 1 x Wall Mount
- 1 x Mounting Hole Template
- 1 x Pack of Screws
- 1 x Reset Needle
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
IP65 Waterproof for Outdoor Use.
- Simultaneous live view for up to 8 users.
- The solar cable is 4 meters long and can be extended.
- Only supports 2.4GHz WiFi.
- DOES NOT support 24/7 recording.
- DOES NOT support NVR or third party software.
- Only works with free Reolink APP and Client.
- Micro SD card is not included.
Noisy mic and Magnetic stand is Taboo.
First off I want to say I really wanted to love this camera. At first glance I was super happy about it until I dove into it more deeply. Overall great qualities and good ideas but not executed quite correctly. Before I even get into that let me address Amazon. Who didn't for some reason sale the Reolink Argus 3 Pros anywhere on here and Amazon sales everything! I was looking for the pro 3's but after sometime broke down and got the Regular Argus 3's thinking that they weren't out yet. I had to go strait to the company to find the ones I wanted with a slightly higher price but I was willing to buy. With all that being said I thought how different could it really be? Basically the same thing but bit more bells and whistles, right? They both have the same name sake. But no! I ran into a few problems after setting everything up and settling in. The sound noise and buzzing is soo bad on this thing that it defeats the purpose of having a mic and trying to talk through it. It sounds garbled and you can't make out words at times. Even in the dead silence of night. That's my biggest problem. The camera is capable of doing 1080 but always wants to force you to a lower resolution. Problem is I bought this for the clarity of higher resolution. So again that defeats the purpose. So ok I check my Wifi connection and it is good. But to make it better I upgraded my wifi to eero pro 6 from my eero pros. I have insane sppeds over wifi now. Over 470 MBS! And still I have the buzzing noises. I have to call to see what could be done about that if anything. Push notifications to my email don't work, I keep getting an error message. Another concern is that if you choose to use this "convenient" magnetic stand. Be prepared to be picking it up off the ground. If by chance some stray cat or bird doesn't get to it and knock it off course or knocks it off all together. Yep I have evidence. Lol 🙀 But being that said it is too easy to do so. Your trading securities for your convenience. Which at some point may become your inconvenience. You just may loose the camera or it may break on impact depending on how high you place it. Or someone can easily and simply just take it. So I don't recommend that at all. If this is what I have I'm going to have to send it back. If worse come to worse maybe they made improvements to the argus 3 pro that fixed a lot of these issues. I know the pro 3 has wifi band selection to 5Ghz which would be a great help. And I saw a review where the camera mic was so much better. It's not bad but it can be butter and manages to do most things well. Couldn't call customer service because they said they was working on thier line. It's not in service. Which is bogus for such a big company. 🤔 I'll keep you posted if the Argus 3 pro is any better. If not I may just have to call Arlo.7/7/2021Update! Argus 3 Pro addresses all the short comings of its little brother! Sound is clear 👌 Video is too! App is still buggy though. But day and night differences. They even removed the gimmicky magnet 🧲 stand. Someone's listening! 👂👍🏾
Disappointing for large area coverage.
I was disappointed with the Argus 3 camera. It does not have starlight vision. It does have color night vision when the spotlight is on. The camera/solar panel works great. The camera stays connected to wifi at 20 to 30 feet. The disappointment is that even with high sensitivity it does not pick up motion. You need to be within 10 feet of the camera before it records. Sometimes it stops recording while I am standing there moving only my arms. I have 6 cameras by a different manufacturer that record motion 20 to 30 feet away. They were much cheaper. I have been working with this camera for several weeks and in several locations but haven't made any progress with complete motion capture. It sure worked better for the guy on U Tube. I don't recommend it for large area coverage.
Seemed like a great camera, but stops recording motion events...
The camera seemed to work well, but only for a few hours. After a few hours, the camera would continue to send motion detection alerts via push notifications, but videos of the motion events would no longer be recorded. I submitted a ticket with Reolink about my issues, after trying different SD cards, and reformatting them, the problem repeated.I took out the SD cards and I could see the recordings on my computer, but I also found 0 length recordings, and corrupted files on the SD cards.I ended up returning the camera.
Good camera, but bring your own screws to install.
The camera is good quality with a decent app that walks you through the install. I doubt very many, regardless of tech ability, will have any issues setting up the camera.Picture quality is HD at 1080 which is fine for most security set ups. It is one of the best images I have seen at this price point and the Night Vision is on par with pricier offerings from bigger names. While not 4K or paired with AI recognition algorithms, this is still a very capable camera with on board storage (up to 256GB via a micro SD card) as well as very reasonably priced Cloud offerings from Reolink.The included solar panel is decent quality and in the direct sun of Arizona seemed to take about 3 hours to bring the camera from the 65% battery it arrived with to 100%, even while camera was in use.So...you may be asking why the 4 stars and not 5? The mounting hardware. The screws are utter garbage and probably made at a facility that also makes Mozzarella and Brie cheeses. All the screws twisted like a pigs tail under hand applied torque as I tried to install it onto a 2x6 board that is part of the eave of my house. I had to revert to my scrap hardware bin to find screws that would work. At first I thought they used cheaper aluminum, but they are magnetic, so instead the cheapest of Chinesium was sourced. If you don't have a scrap hardware bin, stop by your local big box home improvement store and grab some smaller wood screws.
Great picture quality, but very unreliable.
The only good thing about this camera is the picture quality. Otherwise it is incredibly unreliable. I bought two of these cameras and two of the Eufy 2C cameras with very high hopes that these Argus cameras would come out on top. Unfortunately the motion gets triggered constantly by false alarms and whenever I try to view the live feed, I get a connection failure message about half of the time. It is especially worse when trying to view recorded footage, I can almost never get recordings to pull up on either of my cameras. I happen to have very good WiFi connectivity in my home and the fact that my Eufy cameras are placed at a greater distance than these cameras tells me that it’s not the fault of my WiFi. My Eufy cameras don’t have quite the same level of quality and detail in the picture, but they are proving to be far more reliable than the Argus system. I really thought I was going to love these cameras but I’m terribly disappointed as I prefer the idea of a standalone unit with a removable card. There’s no perfect system but if you need reliability and want to be able to check on your home or business without the headache of constant connection issues, I would keep searching.