If you have ordered the Argus PT 2K(2.4GHz&5GHz)/Argus PT 2k or if you are interested in those models, and want to get some basic information about this product before putting it in use or placing the order, you may refer to the below introduction.

This article includes the following 5 parts which will help you quickly understand the use and working principles of the camera:

Part 1: Unboxing Video 

Part 2: Product Overview

Part 3: Installation 

Part 4: Difference between Argus Pt 2K(2.4GHz&5GHz) and Argus Pt 2k

Part 5: Initial Setup

Unboxing Video of Argus PT 2K(2.4GHz&5GHz)/Argus PT 2K

If you just receive your new camera and are not familiar with the camera, you can have a look at the below video about the unboxing, setup, and installation of the camera.

Product Overview

You may find detailed information about the structure and components of the camera here


  1. Speaker
  2. Lens
  3. Daylight Sensor
  4. 6 IR LEDs
  5. Status LED
  6. Built-In PIR Sensor
  7. Built-In Mic


  1. Antenna
  2. Micro USB Port
  3. Power Switch
  4. Micro SD Card Slot
  5. Reset Hole

For more specs, please refer to:

Specifications of Argus PT 2K(2.4GHz&5GHz)

Specifications of Argus PT 2k

Installation of Argus PT 2K(2.4GHz&5GHz) and Argus PT 2K

Mount the Camera

Please refer to the below steps to install the camera with the mount.

Note: The best way to install the camera is to install it upside down in order to prevent water from flowing into the microphone hole.

Step 1. Screw the camera bracket into the wall.

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Step 2. Screw the antenna to the camera.

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Step 3. Screw the camera to the bracket.

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Step 4. Please separate the brackets as shown in the figure below. Pull out the screw that fixes the bracket, unscrew the bracket counterclockwise, and take it out.

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Step 5. Install the bracket on the ceiling first, and then install the camera on the bracket.

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There are two types of strap installation, hoisting, and wall-mounting.

For the first kind of installation, you need to separate the bracket first. Then take out the hoisting bracket part, and the strap is threaded into the bracket, and then tied to the tree or pillar, as shown in the picture below.

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The wall can be directly threaded into the bracket, and then tied to the tree or pillar.

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SD Card Installation

The maximum SD card storage/capacity that Argus PT 2K(2.4GHz&5GHz) and Argus PT 2K supports is 128GB.

For the requirements of the SD card, please refer to How to Choose Micro SD Card for Reolink Cameras.

Step 1. Find the micro SD card slot by rotating the head of the camera.

Step 2. Insert the micro SD card in the direction of the micro SD card in the picture below, please use your fingernail (or use the provided reset needle) to push the micro SD card in until you feel it is locked, and you will hear a click sound and the micro SD card will not pop out if the camera is inserted in properly.

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Installation Tips

All Reolink battery-powered cameras detect the events via the PIR sensor, which detects the events by capturing the temperature change. Therefore, it's of great importance to find a proper installation place for the camera.

Tip 1. Install cameras according to their viewing field

The ideal viewing distance is 2-10 meters (7ft — 33ft), within which people will be recognized. To achieve a better viewing experience, it's advised not to place the camera too far away or too high (suggested mounting height: 2-3 meters) from the designated monitoring area.



Ideal Viewing Distance

Tip 2. Install cameras according to the detecting field of the PIR motion sensor

1. The detecting distance of PIR motion sensors is 9 meters, and the detecting angle is 120˚ horizontally. Motions out of this range can’t be detected.

2. Our PIR motion sensor is more sensitive to side-to-side movement than movement heading straight toward the camera.

For example, when a person moves straight toward the camera (shown below), the PIR motion sensor will be less sensitive to the movement.

Movement Less Sensitive to PIR

Note: To make the camera work better, mount it well within the coverage of your wireless network.

For more detailed information, you may refer to the articles below: 

Difference between Argus PT 2K(2.4GHz&5GHz) and Argus PT 2K

Here is a brief comparison between the two models. 

Function/Model Argus PT 2K(2.4GHz&5GHz) Argus PT 2K
Smart Feature Person/vehicle detection Person/vehicle detection
Network Connection* 2.4/5 GHz dual-band WiFi 2.4GHz
Color Black&White White
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

To set up the cameras, you need to do the initial setup for the cameras to connect the camera to your WiFi.

You can initialize the camera via the Reolink App or Reolink Client. The instructions below are for your reference. 

  • On Reolink App

    • Step 1. Download the App on your phone and turn on the camera.

      Step 2. Tap on the icon in the top right corner to start the initial setup.

      Step 3. Scan the QR code on the back of the camera. If the phone doesn't respond, please tap Enter and then manually type in the UID (16-digit characters under the QR code of the camera).

      Step 4. Select Wi-Fi Not configured. 

      Step 5. Enter the Wi-Fi password of the selected Wi-Fi network (you may tap the right eye icon to see and double-check the password) and tap Next. 

      Step 6. Please place the QR code on your phone in front of the camera’s lens at a distance of about 20 cm (8 inches) and let the camera scan the QR code. Tick I have heard the beep sound or I have heard the voice prompt and tap Next.

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

      Step 8. You may initialize your camera: "Create a login password" and "Name your camera". Forgetting this password could be troublesome in the future, please memorize it at your convenience.

      Step 9. "Initialization finished". Click "Use Now" and start to preview now.

      For the detailed information, please kindly refer to How to Initially Set up Reolink Battery-powered Cameras via Reolink App
  • On Reolink Client

    • Step 1. Download the Client on your PC and turn on the camera.
      Step 2. Tap on the "+" icon in the top left corner to start the initial setup.
      Step 3. Enter the 16-digit UID number to add the camera.
      Step 4. Select "Connect to Wi-Fi".
      Step 5. Enter the Wi-Fi password of the selected Wi-Fi network and tap Next.
      Step 6. Use the camera to scan the QR code generated on the PC.
      Step 7. After scanning, there will be a short beep sound. The camera will try to connect to the router.
      How to Initially Set up Reolink Battery-powered Cameras via Reolink Client