Getting Started: photoSentinel Tempo
Follow the steps below to get started with your new photoSentinel Tempo.
The photoSentinel Control Hub is your online portal for configuring and monitoring your system.
Control Hub is found at setup.photosentinel.com.au.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Before selecting a Cloud Services plan, calculate your cellular data usage to work out how much total photo upload storage your project requires
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.
Step 3 – Configure your shooting schedule
Set up your project’s Schedule, including your day-to-day shoot and upload regime, as well as any special Event Schedules.
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.
Step 5 - Add a Photo Forwarding location
Add a Photo Forwarding location to back-up your photos. You can choose Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, or your own private FTP/FTPS server.
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.
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.
Using Remote Camera Control
Remote Camera Control allows you to make changes to whatever camera settings your camera supports right from your Config page.
You can schedule camera settings changes to take place, even stringing changes together to capture elaborate sequences. You can also use it to fix small camera settings mistakes without a site visit.
Calculating Your Cellular Data
You can estimate your system’s month-to-month cellular data usage in advance to budget accordingly.
The Best Camera Settings
Use our recommended camera settings for the best results from your timelapse project.
Recommended Timelapse Intervals
Our article on shooting intervals will let you make an informed decision about what intervals you should use for your project.
If this article did not resolve your issue, please contact our Support Team.