Following on from the review of the flagship Reolink Argus 3 Pro, I have also been testing the most affordable option in the range, the Reolink Argus 2E.

Priced at around £65 with no need for a home base, this is one of the cheapest brand name options on the market.

Specification

  • Video Resolution: 1080p HD at 15 frames/sec
  • Field of View: Fixed lens, 120° diagonal
  • Night Vision: B&W up to 10 meters (33ft) (LED: 6pcs/14mil/850nm)
  • Audio: High-quality speaker and microphone (built-in siren)
  • PIR – Basic/traditional – no object detection
  • PIR Detecting Distance: Adjustable up to 10m (33 ft)
  • PIR Detecting Angle :100° horizontal
  • Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz
  • Storage: MicroSD
  • Battery: 5200mAh, which can be boosed by Reolink Solar Panel
  • Price: Around £65
Reolink Argus 3 Pro vs Argus 2E

Set-Up

Reolink Argus 3 Pro vs Argus 2E vs eufyCam 2 vs eufyCam 2C
Reolink Argus 3 Pro vs Argus 2E vs eufyCam 2 vs eufyCam 2C

Set up is identical to the Reolink Argus 3 Pro and all the Reolink cameras are quite easy to get up and running.

  • First you will need the Reolink App
  • Scan the QR code on the rear of the camera
  • Follow the on-screen instruction, including:
  • Typing in the password for your Wi-Fi (you will need to be on a 2.4Ghz network)
  • Showing the generated QR code to the camera lens – this will take a little experimenting with placement and distance, but its normally quite easy
  • Wait for the camera to connect
  • Add a password specific to the camera
  • You will also need to make sure you have a microSD in the card slot

With this recording to microSD, I’d strongly advise you to get a high endurance card. I have had cards die on me before, and currently, my floodlight camera has a dead card which I have not had a chance to replace due to its high location.

With the camera set up, you can then mount it. Reolink offers excellent options for mounting, especially for a camera at this price. There is a basic stand allowing you to prop the camera up, good for indoor use. Then, the included screw mount has holes to screw it in place but also a gap to run the included strap through. You can then use this to create a secure mount without having to drill things. Drain pipes or tree branches could be options.

In Use

Previous articleLeague of Legends Animated Netflix Series Arcane Gets a New Teaser and a Fall Release Window
Next articleUpcoming Edge Update Allows You Watch Office environment Information Without Downloading Them – Critique Geek