Reolink Argus 3, a fairly complete surveillance camera

The Asian firm Reolink He has been working on this for many years with smart cameras for your home security and any other type of idea that comes to mind. His latest release could not be missed on our website, where we always keep you up to date with information about the connected home.

Discover with us all its strengths, its advantages and of course also its disadvantages. Do not miss this in-depth analysis in great detail.

Materials and design

Reolink has decided to bet on continuity in this product. Although, it has important novelties with respect to the Argus 2 that we also analyze here, the reality is that the firm has a quite recognizable design in all its products. This time we have a device with a flat front part with a black coating, while the back is very compact in glossy white plastic. where we can see the company logo. For the back, a magnetized area that will help us to place it in its versatile support that we will talk about later.

  • Sizes: 62 x 90 x 115 millimeters

It is in the front where the LEDs are, the rest of the sensors and the technology dedicated to image capture. At the back is where we have the microUSB port that serves for the power supply, the installation base and the informative speaker. We also have a "reset" button at the base as well as the on / off button and the port for the microSD card that we can access through the software.

The palm, as we have said, is taken by the magnetized adapter that will allow us to place the camera at many angles without too much effort.

Technical characteristics

The Starlight CMOS sensor is responsible for capturing the image, capable of offering resolution of 1080p FHD with a rate, yes, of only 15 FPS. The recorded video format will be quite universal and compatible, H.264.

In this case the camera has a viewing angle of 120º and uses quite a complex night vision system in black and white through six infrared LEDs with the ability to see up to 10 meters, as well as a color night vision system through two 230 lm LEDs with a tone of 6500 K that will also offer us content up to 10 meters away.

We have six fully digital zoom magnifications through the application used. For its part, it has a microphone and a speaker that will allow us to have audio in both directions and use it as an intercom. For its part, it has an adjustable "PIR" motion detection system with a range of up to 10 meters at an angle of 100º. 

It has WiFi connectivity operating in 2,4 GHz networks with WPA2-PSK security. At a purely technical and hardware level, this is practically all we have to say about this camera, whose innovations with respect to the previous model are rather scarce, but sufficient to remain an attractive product. Lastly, this camera is fully compatible with the connected home of Google Assistant.

Reolink app and settings

The Reolink application is quite well-worked and offers a good user interface and good performance on both iOS and Android, at least in the tests that we have been able to carry out:

The application will allow us to connect directly to the camera live, both through WiFi and through mobile data. We can thus configure the rest of the capacities as well as watch the videos that have been stored on the memory card. Among others, these are the most interesting capabilities of the application:

  • Activate a motion detection system that triggers the camera only when it detects it
  • Access live and direct both sound and video of what is happening
  • Interact through the speaker with the audio that we emit from the mobile phone
  • Notice of motion notifications
  • Storage of the last 30 seconds when skipping a notification
  • Low battery warning
  • Automate recording, on and off
  • Holiday mode

Unfortunately we will have to go through its own application for any type of management of the video camera, despite this, emphasize the good design and optimized software that it has.

Editor's Opinion

This Reolink Argus 3 is a step forward by making the camera more compact, offering us the possibility of opting for a solar panel that will keep the device always active, regardless of the charge of its included battery. Without a doubt, a very interesting alternative to the Reolink range of products that is growing little by little., you can get it on Amazon from 126 euros.

Argus 3
  • Editor's rating
  • 4 star rating
125
  • 80%

  • Argus 3
  • Review of:
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  • Last modification: May 23 2021
  • Design
    Publisher: 80%
  • Connectivity
    Publisher: 70%
  • Performance
    Publisher: 90%
  • Night vision
    Publisher: 70%
  • App
    Publisher: 80%
  • Portability (size / weight)
    Publisher: 80%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 80%

Pros

  • Materials and design
  • Connectivity
  • Price

Cons

  • No integrated server
  • Lack of more FPS
 

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