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Where can I install this trail camera?
You can install this camera anywhere in the wild, or in your backyard. It’s recommended to install the camera in a higher place than other trail cameras so that you can get a better view by using its pan & tilt function and make the camera more invisible to animals.
Can I view live through the camera all the time?
Yes. Please note if you view live through the camera for a long time, its battery will be consumed quickly.
How can I charge this camera? Is the solar panel a must?
You have two charging options (including solar charging):
Option 1. Have the camera connected to a solar panel for a non-stop power supply.
Option 2. Charge the camera (with its non-removable battery) via a 5V 2A USB charger. (Please note that it's ok to charge the camera while it's working, but not for long.)
Does this camera work on 5G/4G/3G/2G?
The camera works on 4G networks. It also supports 3G, which is not recommended though (since wireless companies are working to retire older network technologies). It does not support 5G or 2G SIM cards.
Yet it does not matter whether you use a 4G or 5G mobile phone to access the camera. The camera needs a SIM card of its own, which is totally irrelevant to your mobile's SIM card.
(1) The camera does not support a WiFi connection.
(2) As of July 1, 2022, T-Mobile’s older 3G UMTS network will be retired.
How long does the battery last?
The camera comes with a rechargeable battery. Normally, the battery lasts for about 1-4 weeks per charge (Actual use varies based on settings, use conditions and environmental factors.) When the battery level goes down to 10%, the camera will send you a low-battery notification.
For a non-stop power supply, you can connect the camera to a solar panel (purchased separately).
Does this camera support cloud storage?
Yes. You can refer to Reolink Cloud to check its available countries.
Note: You can also save video clips onto a micro SD card (supports up to 128GB).
Which SIM card works with my camera?
How does the PIR motion sensor work?
The PIR sensor (passive infrared sensor) detects changes in the amount of infrared radiation impinging upon it, which varies depending on the temperature and surface characteristics of the objects in front of the sensor. When an object, such as a human, passes in front of the background, such as a wall, the temperature at that point in the sensor's field of view will rise from room temperature to body temperature, and then back again. For more detailed information, please refer to What is PIR Motion Sensor.
Does this camera support the time-lapse function?
Yes, the camera can support time-lapse. It can save time-lapse photos and videos to the SD card.
Does this camera support person/vehicle detection?Yes, this camera supports person detection. But it does not support vehicle detection.
For more information, you may refer to How to Set Smart Person/Vehicle Detection for Battery-powered Cameras via Reolink APP.
Does this camera support Smart Home like Google Assistant?
Yes, currently, this camera can work with Google Assistant.
For more instructions, you may refer to How to add this camera to Google Assistant?
For more FAQs about the camera, please check FAQs for Reolink Keen Ranger PT.