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Getting Started: photoSentinel Mini

Follow the steps below to get started with your new photoSentinel Mini.

The photoSentinel Control Hub is your online portal for configuring and monitoring your system.

Control Hub is found at

You should have received an email with login credentials for Control Hub. If not, check your spam folder or contact our Support team.

You will perform many of the steps below in Control Hub, so click the button below to go and bookmark for future reference.

Step 1 - Create an installation

  1. Create an installation in Control Hub. You first need to create an installation in order to select a Cloud Services plan, configure your system and view your photos on the online gallery.

  3. Select a Cloud Services plan. When you create an installation, you will be prompted to select a Cloud services Plan that you will use for the duration of your project.

Step 2 – Set up and test your hardware

Follow the video tutorial below to set-up your equipment and check that it is connecting to the network and uploading photos.



Test your system for at least 24 hours before proceeding with on-site installation, checking that photos are being uploaded correctly and with the desired camera settings.

Download the Mini Quick Start Guide PDF.

Fujifilm X-A3 recommended camera settings

Step 3 – Configure your shooting regime

Set up your project’s shooting regime.

Step 4 - Set System Alert preferences

Alerts and Notifications let you know if your system behaves unexpectedly or has a critical issue. By default, if you have added an email and mobile number to your User Details, Alerts and Notifications will be enabled.

You can change your Alerts and Notification preferences at any time by following the instructions in the knowledge base below.

Learn about the photoSentinel Alerts system.

Step 5 - Add a Primary Photo Forwarding location

Add a primary Photo Forwarding location to back-up your photos. You can choose Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, or your own private FTP/FTPS server.

Set up Photo Forwarding.

Step 6 - Create a Project Homepage with client access

Set up a custom branded portal for your clients to view their photos on photoSentinel's professional HTML5 gallery.

You can set your project homepage to be public, or keep it password protected.

  1. Create a gallery and homepage. Setup a branded gallery and homepage.

  3. Create a client login. Create login credentials for your client to privately and securely view their images on the project homepage.

Step 7 - On-site installation

You are now ready for on-site installation of your system.

Before travelling to install it on-site, make sure you thoroughly test your system with the same configuration you will use throughout your project.

Other Useful Information

The following links contain additional information you may find helpful, to get the most out of your project.


Calculating Your Cellular Data

You can estimate your system’s month-to-month cellular data usage in advance to budget accordingly.

Calculate your system’s estimated cellular data usage.


Recommended Timelapse Intervals

Our article on shooting intervals will let you make an informed decision about what intervals you should use for your project.

Lodge a Support Ticket

If this article did not resolve your issue, please lodge a Support ticket.