The Argus 2, priced at $99, is a wire-free battery-powered home security camera that connects to your 2.4GHz home Wi-Fi setup to let you keep an eye on what’s going on in or outside of your house.
It features a long-lasting rechargeable battery so it can be placed anywhere and does not require an outside power connection, though it can be connected to the Reolink Solar Panel ($24.99) to charge via the sun when it’s used outside. The Argus 2 is IP65 water resistant, so it will be safe outdoors, though it shouldn’t be placed where it’s directly exposed to the elements.
The camera offers 1080p resolution and a 130 degree viewing angle, so it will provide a wide field of view. There’s a night vision feature that works up to 33 feet away, and a built-in motion sensor is able to detect motion for notification purposes.
The Argus 2 supports two-way audio through a built-in mic and speaker, and local storage is supported through a microSD card. You can set up the Argus 2 to provide push notifications, emails, and siren alerts when trouble is detected, and in addition to storing footage on a microSD card, you can get a remote live view on a smartphone, tablet, or computer any time.
Reolink designed a unique mounting system for the Argus 2, allowing it to be mounted indoors or out with a wall mount or outdoor mount that the camera can be removed from at any time for use elsewhere.
While local storage is included, the Argus 2 is also compatible with the Reolink Cloud, which provides offsite backups and access to your video history. There’s a free basic plan with 7-day cloud video history and 1GB of storage space, along with paid plans that support longer viewing histories and more cameras.
We have five of the Reolink Argus 2 cameras and solar panels to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.
Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.
The contest will run from today (July 19) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 26. The winners will be chosen randomly on July 26 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.
For those who don’t win the giveaway, Reolink is also offering a 10 percent discount on the Argus 2. Enter the promo code “macreo10off” on the Reolink website to get the deal.