If you are interested in Argus 3 Pro / Argus 3 2K or already have ordered it, check out this article to see what you can get in the box and how to start using it.

Part 1. Unboxing Video

Part 2. Product Overview

Part 3. Installation

Part 4. Differences between the Argus 3 Pro and Argus 3 2K

Part 5. Initial Setup

Unboxing Video of Argus 3 Pro / Argus 3 2K

Here is an unboxing video of Argus 3 Pro. Argus 3 2K is very similar to Argus 3 Pro, so you can also check out this video if you are interested in Argus 3 2K.

Product Overview

Here is detailed information about the structure and components of the camera. 

  1. Spotlight
  2. Status LED
    Blue light: WiFi connection succeeded
    Red light: WiFi connection failed
  3. 6 infrared LEDs
  4. Lens
  5. Daylight sensor
  6. Built-in mic
  7. Built-in PIR motion sensor


  1. Reset button
  2. Power switch
  3. Micro SD card slot
  4. Bracket
  5. Battery status LED
    Orange light: Charging
    Green light: Fully Charged
  6. Micro USB Port
  7. Speaker

For the product parameters, please refer to Argus 3 Pro Specifications.


Choose the Proper Position and Angle

  • Install the camera 2-3 meters (7-10 feet) above the ground. This height maximizes the range of PIR motion detection. 
  • For effective motion detection, please install the camera at an angle so that the objects will cross the detection area. If the object moves straight toward the PIR sensor, the camera might fail to detect motion. 
  • Please do not mount the camera upside down. 



Install the Camera Outdoors

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Step 1. Rotate the base to separate it from the bracket.

Step 2. Drill holes in accordance with the mounting template and screw the base of the bracket to the wall. Next, attach the other part of the bracket to the base.
Note: Use the drywall anchors included in the package if needed.
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Step 3. Screw the camera to the bracket.
Sept 4. Adjust the camera angle to get the best field of view.
Step 5. Secure the camera by turning the part on the bracket identified in the chart clockwise.
NOTE: To adjust the camera angle later, please loosen the bracket by turning the upper part anticlockwise. 

Install the Camera Indoors


If you plan to use the camera indoors and put it on a flat surface, you may place the camera into the stand bracket and adjust the camera angle by slightly rotating the camera back and forth.

Install the Camera with a Loop Strap

Thread the loop strap through the slots and fasten the strap. It is the most recommended installation method if you plan to mount the camera to a tree.

Differences between the Argus 3 Pro and Argus 3 2K

Function/Model Argus 3 Pro Argus 3 2K
Smart Feature Person/vehicle detection Person/vehicle detection
Network Connection* 2.4/5 GHz dual-band WiFi 2.4GHz
Night Vision Color night vision Color night vision
Two-way Audio 
Smart Home

Note: The models supported by Reolink Cloud in some countries may be different. Please take the information on cloud subscription page for reference.

Initial Setup

When you turn on the camera, you will hear a continuous beep sound or voice prompt from the camera. You can start to set it up via Reolink App or Client after hearing the sound. 

  • Reolink App

    • Step 1. Switch on the camera, and you will hear a startup sound and a repeated Ding sound following it.The switch is at the bottom of the camera. 
    • Step 2. Tap the icon Add camera icon in the top right corner.
    • Step 3. Scan the QR code on the back of the camera. If the phone doesn't respond, please tap Enter and manually enter the UID (16-digit characters under the QR code of the camera).
    • Step 4. Select Wi-Fi Not configured. Make sure the camera is powered on and tap Next. If you heard the Ding sound, please tick "I have heard ding sounds from the camera".
      Step 5. Enter the Wi-Fi password of the selected Wi-Fi network (you can tap the Eye icon to double-check the password) and tap Next
      Step 6. For Reolink battery-powered cameras, a QR code will be generated and displayed on your phone. Place the QR code on your phone in front of the camera’s lens at a distance of about 20 cm (8 inches) to let the camera scan the QR code. Tick "I have heard the beep sound" and tap Next.

      Step 7. After the beep sound, the camera will connect to the router. Please wait for around 60 seconds.

      If you hear the double-tone sound or "Connection to the router failed", tap troubleshoot.

      If there's no sound after the 60s countdown or you still can't access the camera even if you hear "Connection to the router succeded", tap troubleshoot.

      Step 8. You may initialize your camera: "Create a login password" and "Name your camera", also choose the scene for your camera.
      How to Initially Set up Reolink Argus 3 Pro via Reolink App


  • Reolink Client

    • Step 1. Power on the camera and wait for the voice prompt: Camera has been started up. Please run Reolink App, add the camera and set it up.

      Step 2. Click "+" icon on the top right corner, choose UID and enter the UID of the camera, and then, click Add starting to set it up.
      Step 3. Click OK.
      Step 4. Check Connect to WiFi and click OK.
      Step 5. Input the WiFi information to configure WiFi for this camera. Please make sure that you enter the correct WiFi password.

      Step 6. A QR code will be generated and displayed on the screen of your PC. Please place the camera in front of the QR code on your PC at a distance of about 20cm (8 inches) to let the camera to scan the QR code. 

      Step 7. When you hear the voice prompt of scan succeeded, click Finish to wait. 
      Step 8. After you hear the prompt of Connection to the router succeeded, you can create a password and edit the name of the camera. After that, the initial setup process is finished.

      How to Initially Set up Battery-powered Cameras via Reolink Client