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Installing your BarnTalk system. START HERE!

Open the BarnTalk Gateway box and find the included Installation Card.

Step 1: Scan the QR Code on the installation card to register your Gateway or fill out the registration here https://subscription.barntools.com/. Fill in your Name, Phone, and Email. You will receive a text message with a link to download the BarnTalk mobile app to your smart phone.

Step 2: Download the app, log in, and follow the prompts to install your gateway.

Tip: If you've previously downloaded the demo, touch the plus button at the top right-hand corner of your screen to begin setting up your Gateway. 

Step 3: Scan the Gateway barcode located at the lower right-hand corner on top of the Gateway as shown below.

Step 4: Hang your Gateway near a plug-in centrally located between where you plan to place your sensors. Name your sensors with a black permanent marker and name your sensors in the BarnTalk App. Hang your sensors. 

Site Layout Considerations


  • Typically, 2-3 barns can be covered by 1 Gateway.
  • The Gateway should be centrally located on your site.
  • Sensors should be placed within 700 ft. of the Gateway for best connection.

  • Minimize barriers between the antenna and sensors, including thick concrete/steel walls.

  • Hang or place sensors at least 1 foot away from walls to optimize connectivity.

  • 1 Temperature Sensor per room OR every 200 ft. in large rooms.

  • 1 Humidity Sensor per room.

  • 1 Outdoor Temperature Sensor per Gateway.


  • Cellular antenna should always be mounted outside and higher for best performance.
  • Mounting the antenna on the same side of the barn as the closest cell tower (if you know its location) may yield better results — but is often not necessary.
Step 5:  To complete your setup, the following 3 items will ensure your system will notify you properly: 

If you have any issues or feedback, reach out to our support team via email at support@barntools.com or call 515-272-5122 during the hours of 8am-5pm CST Monday-Friday.