It’s time to activate your LINK-S cellular
trail camera. Following these instructions will ensure your camera is up and working
quickly and easily. First, be sure you have charged the internal
battery for 24-48 hours using the supplied power cord. Preferably you charged the camera
by connecting it to a computer, but if you have a compatible wall-plug, that would work
as well. The solar panel should have been covered, or the camera laid face down while
the battery was charging. Before turning the camera on, be sure that
you have installed a recently formatted, compatible class 10 SD card between 2 and 32 gb. With
the SD card installed, turn the camera on using the switch to the right of the viewing
screen. On the main menu select settings, general,
about the device, SIM barcode. This will bring the SIM bar code up on the viewing screen
of your LINK-S camera. At this time, open your SPYPOINT app and select “activate new
camera” and select the LINK-S from the model drop down box. Click on scan, and hold your
phone’s camera over the barcode on the viewing screen, and complete the activation process.
Return to the main menu screen on your LINK-S camera. Here you will see a signal status
bar indicator much like you have on your phone. Verify that you have a strong, stable signal.
At this time, we are going to power the camera off. If you wish to install eight AA batteries
as a backup for the internal battery, you may do so now.
Make sure that you are still viewing the newly activated LINK-S in the camera drop down box
at the top of the app, and go to the settings tab. Under basic settings, change the delay
to “instant.” Then go to cellular setup and change the transfer frequency to each
detection. You can also change these settings on the camera by going to settings, photo,
delay, and settings, wireless, frequency. We won’t leave the settings like this, but
to we want to ensure the camera is transmitting images properly. Click apply changes, and
turn your LINK-S camera back on. Once the camera has powered on, verify that
you still have a strong, stable signal. Select “start camera” and start the camera in
photo mode. This will start a 30-second countdown, during which you should see the red indicator
light blink while the camera is counting down. Once the countdown has ended, move around
in front of the camera to trigger the camera to take a photo.
Open your SPYPOINT app again, and verify that the camera did communicate with the app when
you turned it back on by checking the Status tab. From there, refresh the photos tab until
your photos appear. This should happen in just a few minutes. Once the photos appear
you know that your camera is working properly, you are ready to place it in the field. Just
be sure that when you put the camera in the field, you make sure you have a strong, stable
signal where it is placed to ensure proper transmissions and updates.
If the camera shows an updated status, but the photos do not show in your mobile app,
shut the camera off and remove the SD card. Verify there are pictures in the DCIM folder
by viewing the contents of the SD card on a computer. Reformat the card, and reinstall
the card into the camera. Turn the camera back on and complete the start camera directions
once again. You can also check for images and format the card in the camera by going
to the main menu and selecting view. If images appear here, you can format the card by selecting
ok, ok again, and format. If the problem persists, contact SPYPOINT customer service so they
can help you troubleshoot the camera further. For more helpful and informative videos like
this visit spypoint.com/support.