Reolink Argus PT 2K Security Camera review: Remote pan and tilt with person and vehicle detection

The Reolink Argus PT 2K safety digital camera looks very very similar to the

Argus PT Professional

 and the Argus PT I reviewed in 2020. But what helps make the difference in this digital camera are the functions within its compact housing device.

The Reolink Argus PT digital camera delivers 2K resolution and has pan and tilt performance built into the digicam controlled by your cell phone. You can pan to 355 levels and tilt to 140 levels to get the greatest viewing angle for your house.

You can save the recordings straight to the digital camera working with a micro SD card up to 128GB and deal with these from your cell telephone.

Alternatively, you can use the Reolink cloud provider to retail outlet your facts onto the cloud, which is no cost for brief phrase storage for 1 digicam. Plans get started at $3.49 for every month for extra cameras and for a longer period storage.

The digital camera resolution is 2560 x 1440px with adjustable frames per next from 10fps to 15fps — bitrate can be altered from 1024kbps to 4096kbps.

You can regulate the sensitivity of the PIR motion sensor to detect slight movement at a length or slide the swap to minimize bogus alarms.


  • Quick to configure via application
  • Outstanding pan and tilt
  • Neighborhood or cloud storage

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The Argus PT 2K is rated IP64, so it is dust-restricted and splash-proof so it can cope with rain.

The camera will use both 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi — compared with lots of other safety cameras, so you do not need a dual-band Wi-Fi method to work the digital camera.

The Argus PT 2K will also operate wire-totally free. To charge its battery, attach it to a photo voltaic panel (not supplied) and mount the digital camera where ever you want. You can also obtain a

Reolink photo voltaic panel

 as an additional accent.

The digicam also has a helpful strap so you can mount it to a tree or pole on your residence. Use the options in the application to check when the battery needs to be transformed.

The digital camera will detect individuals or motor vehicles and give very clear views up to 33 ft away in the darkish — but only in black and white.

You can configure a siren to sound when people, autos and other objects are detected, and you can specify a agenda when the siren will sound. You can also report a voice alert to seem rather of the common siren seem.

Location up the Argus PT 2K digital camera is straightforward. Download the Reolink app from the store, change on the digicam applying the change, enable Wi-Fi, scan the QR code on the camera, and assign an entry password.

Connecting to all of the Reolink protection camera variety is speedy and uncomplicated, as well, with no fiddly controls to established up.


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The app interface is easy to use. You can configure the application monitor to clearly show immersive check out, photograph in image, or in-app, and configure all the configurations you have to have, which include two-way chat, detection parameters, recording resolution and siren timetable.

The digital camera supports two-way audio so you can converse to somebody via the onboard microphone.

This operates properly if you want to use the digital camera as a front doorway digital camera.

You can evidently hear the human being at the door via the app, and speech via the camera’s microphone is obvious and reasonably loud.

Nevertheless, you would will need to be in just 10ft of the digicam exterior to be capable to hear the microphone.

The siren is not quite loud exterior — and, though it will scare animals, it is not loud adequate to be heard from inside the property if it is much more than about 10 ft away from the home. You would have to count on e-mail or notification alerts.

I like the digicam array from Reolink. Uncomplicated to set up, configure, and take care of, these cameras can be established up swiftly and overlooked about — until they detect an approaching human being or automobile and keep you risk-free.

For peace of brain and an helpful porch monitor and two-way chat technique, these cameras could be just what you require to maintain your place protected.