KEEN Ranger PT 4G LTE camera supports animal and human detection

I’ve tested a few security cameras with human and vehicle detection capabilities, but Reolink has now added animal detection via the KEEN Ranger PT trail camera mostly designed to monitor four-legged animals in the wild.

It’s somewhat similar to the Reolink Go Plus 4G camera with solar power support and 4G LTE connectivity, but also offers a 360° view with pan/tilt control, a low-glow IR night vision, a 0.5s fast trigger speed, as well as GPS to track the position of cameras or sightings of animals on the mobile app.

KEEN Ranger PT trail camera with animal detection

KEEN Ranger PT camera key features and specifications:

  • Camera/Video
    • Image Sensor – 1/3″ CMOS Sensor
    • Video Resolution – 2K 4MP high definition (2560 x 1440 @ 15FPS)
    • Video Format – H.265
    • Lens –  f= 2.8mm fixed, F=1.6
    • Field of View – Horizontal: 95°, vertical: 57°, diagonal: 115°
    • Infrared Night Vision – 12x 940nm no-glow IR LED’s
    • Night Vision Range – Up to 10 meters (33ft)
    • Digital Zoom – 16x digital zoom
    • Pan-and-tilt for 360° view
  • Audio – Two-way audio, real-time communication
  • PIR Detection & Alerts
    • Smart alarms
    • AI – Animal detection, person detection
    • PIR detection up to 10m with 120° horizontal angle
    • Audio Alert – Customizable verbal alerts
    • Recording – Motion-triggered recording
    • Other Alerts – Instant email alerts and push notifications
  • Storage
    • Up to 128GB micro SD card
    • Reolink Cloud for cloud storage (fees may apply)
  • Connectivity
    • 3G/4G Cellular
      • Frequency Bands
        • Europe
          • LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20
          • WCDMA: B1/B5/B8
        • America
          • LTE FDD: B2/B4/B12
          • WCDMA: B2/B4/B5
        • Australia
          • LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B28
          • LTE TDD: B40
          • WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8
      • Link speeds
        • LTE FDD – Up to 10Mbps (DL), 5Mbps (UL)
        • LTE TDD – Up to 8.96Mbps(DL), 3.1Mbps (UL)
        • HSPA+ – Up to 42Mbps(DL), 76Mbps(UL)
        • UMTS – Up to 384Kbps(DL), 384Kbps(UL)
      • Data usage
        • About 2GB of data for 1 hour of live feed in 1440p mode (3Mbps)
        • About 1GB of data for 4 hours of live feed in Fluent mode (160kbps)
    • GNSS – GPS support to track the camera and add markers on the map
  • Battery – 6,000mAh rechargeable battery (Battery life varies based on settings, usage & temperature)
  • Power Supply
    • 5V/2A via USB power adapter
    • Reolink Solar Panel via USB port
  • Dimensions – Φ98 x 112mm
  • Weight – 485 grams
  • Temperature Range – -10 to 55°C
  • IP Rating – N/A, but we’re told the camera is waterproof

IP camera GPS tracking

The camera is set up and controlled by the Reolink app for Android and iOS like previous security cameras from the company, and Google Assistant is also supported, but I’m not sure of the use cases if the camera is to be placed in the middle of the forest. Note that it only works with four-legged animals, so it won’t detect birds specifically (except through the PIR motion sensor). I wish there were some consumer-grade cameras that could be easily trained by their users, but we are not there yet. The KEEN Ranger PT trail camera’s animal detection feature is mostly used to observe wildlife and protect it, but it can also be useful for hunting.

The KEEN Ranger PT is up for pre-order with a solar panel for $369.99 excluding shipping. That’s a discounted price (by 15%) for the pre-order period that ends on July 29, 2022.

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David Jashi
1 year ago

So, it ignores birds completely? Or is it a matter of changing firmware?

Richard Crook
Richard Crook
1 year ago

Perhaps it would be more useful to train it to detect snakes, particularly reticulated pythons.

With its present capabilities however, it should be useful to detect any encroaching clouded leopards ((Neofelis nebulosa), displaced by illegal deforestation.

David Jashi
1 year ago
  • Data usage
  • About 2GB of data for 1 hour of live feed in 1440p mode (3Mbps)
  • About 1GB of data for 1 hour of live feed in Fluent mode (160kbps)

This does not add up. 1600kbps, maybe?

1 year ago

something’s not right here as well

LTE FDD – Up to 10Mbps (DL), 5Mbps (UL)

LTE TDD – Up to 8.96Mbps(DL), 3.1Mbps (UL)

HSPA+ – Up to 42Mbps(DL), 76Mbps(UL)

1 year ago

Does the solar panel need a direct sunlight? In case yes it’s useless in the woods …

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