If you have ordered the Reolink Go PT or if you are interested in this camera model, 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 introductions.
This article includes the following 4 parts which will help you quickly understand the use and working principles of the camera:
Unboxing for Reolink Go PT
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.
You may find detailed information about the structure and components of the camera below.
- 6 IR LEDs
- Status LED
- Built-In PIR motion sensor
- Built-In Mic
- Daylight Sensor
- Battery Status LED
- Micro USB Port
- Power Switch
- Reset Hole
- Nano SIM Card Slot
- Micro SD Card Slot
Nano SIM Card Selection
Go PT needs a nano SIM card for the network connection. You may refer to Choose Supported SIM card Carrier to find the right SIM card for your camera.
If your country/region is not listed or the SIM card provider is not available in your area, please contact Reolink Support for help.
Please refer to the instructions below to install your camera.
Step 1. Drill holes in accordance with the mounting hole template and screw the security mount to the wall. If you are mounting the camera to masonry or on any other hard surface, remember to insert the plastic anchors into the hole.
Step 2. Install the antenna to the camera.
Step 3. Screw the camera to the security mount and adjust it in the proper direction.
For more detailed instructions, you may also refer to the links below:
- How to Install the Outdoor Security Mount for Reolink Argus PT/Go PT-Version 1
- How to Install the Outdoor Security Mount for Reolink Argus PT/Go PT-Version 2
Nano SIM Card Installation
Please refer to the instructions below to install the Nano SIM card.
Step 1. Rotate the camera to find the SIM card slot inside the camera.
Step 2. Insert the SIM card in the direction of the SIM card in the picture below.
Micro SD card Installation
Please refer to the steps below to install the micro SD card.
Step 1. Power off the camera by adjusting the power button manually.
Step 2. Rotate the lens and find out the SD card slot. Insert the Micro SD card in the correct direction into the SD card slot. Then use a needle or pin to push the SD card until hearing a click sound.
Step 3. Power on the camera by adjusting the power button manually.
All the Reolink battery-powered cameras detect motions based on the PIR motion sensor. 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. Therefore, the installation of your camera matters a lot.
Below are some basic tips that you may refer to install your camera.
Tip 1: Install the camera according to its viewing field
1. The viewing angle of Reolink Go PT is 105° Diagonal. Please make sure that the monitoring area is well within its field of view.
2. 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.
Tip 2: Install the camera 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.
For more detailed information, you may refer to the articles below:
To set up the camera, you need a Nano SIM card for network connection first.
After that, you can initialize the camera via the Reolink App or Reolink Client. The instructions below are for your reference.
On Reolink App
Step 1. Install a Nano SIM card to the SIM card slot.
Step 2. Turn on the power switch.
Step 3. Wait for about 30 seconds until the status light becomes solid blue and hear "network connection succeed".
Step 4. Tap on the plus icon in the top right corner to start the initial setup.
Step 5. 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 6. Enter the Device initialization page and create the camera name and password.
For more detailed instructions, you may refer to the articles below:
How to Initial Set up for Reolink Go/Go PT via Reolink APP
How to Do Initial Setup for Reolink Go PT on Reolink App (Video)
On Reolink Client
Step 1. Choose a proper SIM card, install it into the camera, and power up the camera.
Step 2. Then you may hear the voice prompt "Network connection succeeded".
If you couldn't hear this voice prompt, please refer to the instruction to reset your camera
Step 3. Launch the Reolink Client, and click the plus button.
Step 4. Enter the UID of the camera, and then click Add.
Step 5. Create a password for your camera, then click Next.
Step 6. Name your camera, then click Finish.
For more detailed instructions, you may refer to the article: How to Initially Set up 4G Cameras via Reolink Client