How it fits into the alarm platform:
The Gateway is the brains of the BarnTalk platform.
The Gateway can be plugged into a standard 110V outlet and serves as the primary means of monitoring power. For best results, the Gateway should be plugged into the same power source as the ventilation controller. The Gateway is also available with a UL Certified 5V External Power Supply for use in Canada. Each Gateway also comes equipped with two internal Dry Contact Circuits, which are commonly used to connect the Gateway to additional power sources and sub-panels, as well as controllers, generators, auger motors, water pressure switches, and more. Once the Gateway is plugged into power, it finds and connects to the strongest local cell tower, regardless of carrier, to send alarms via push notification, SMS text message or phone call based on user’s preferences.In addition to the built-in cellular connectivity, the Gateway also creates a local wireless LoRa network, which can extend across building and through walls to connect up to 24 wireless sensors to each Gateway within a range of ~700 ft. On multi-barn sites, we typically recommend one Gateway for every two buildings.The Gateway and sensors can typically be installed in 30 minutes.
- BarnTalk provides reliable connectivity in even the most rural areas, utilizing the only certified multi-carrier sim card in North America and a unique method of sparse data collection.
- 30+ Hour Battery Backup
- Pair up to 24 sensors to each Gateway
- IP67 Waterproof and Dustproof Rated
- Tested for Maximum Durability in Harsh Conditions
★★★★★ “Best thing we've ever put in our facilities!” James H. | Product Review: BarnTalk Gateway
BarnTalk is the only wireless barn alarm with certified multi-carrier connectivity built right into the system. Once you plug the BarnTalk Gateway into power, it connects to the strongest local cell tower, regardless of carrier, eliminating the need for a landline, WiFi, or hotspot. BarnTalk sends alarms via push notification, SMS text message or phone call based on the user’s preferences. For optimal alarms and monitoring, you’ll need a BarnTalk subscription. This subscription covers connectivity and data costs.
A More Reliable Barn Alarm.
The BarnTalk Gateway is the brains of the system. The gateway includes built-in cellular connectivity for rural areas. It works even where your phone won’t.
BarnTalk has a built-in cellular signal that works where your phone can't. Cancel your landline, WiFi, or cell phone plan!
Stop guessing what's wrong when an alarm is triggered. View barn conditions and resolve alarms 24/7 in your BarnTalk app.
Easy to Install
BarnTalk is easy to install and can be set up on your own in minutes. No wires, and no electrician required.
How BarnTalk Works
The BarnTalk Gateway is the brains of the system. The gateway includes built-in cellular connectivity for rural areas. It works even where your phone can't connect!
The Gateway automatically connects to the strongest cell signal as soon as you plug it in. No landline, internet, or hotspot needed.
BarnTalk self-tests every 2 minutes to ensure the system is connected and collecting data. If no response is received, an alarm is triggered.
Easy to Install
As a wireless alarm, BarnTalk can be set up on your own in minutes. Plug in the Gateway, hang your sensors, and begin monitoring.
With the BarnTalk app, you can monitor barn conditions and resolve alarms at your fingertips. No more being left in the dark.
Details & Product Specifications
BT-GW-01-00 (110V, US) or BT-GW-02-00 (5V, CAN)
10 1⁄2 x 7 x 4 inch / 265 × 185 × 95mm | 1.75 lbs / 800 g
BT-GW-01-00: 100-220V AC | BT-GW-02-00: 4.35 – 5.5 V, 280 mA
Built in Lithium Ion cell type 18650 (2600 mAh) up to 24 hours
Temperature: 23 °F ~ 122 °F / - 5 °C ~ 50 °C | Relative Humidity: 0 ~ 99.9% RH with no condensation
Multi carrier, LTE Cat 4, M2M, IoT module optimized applications Worldwide | LTE, UMTS/HSPA(+) and GSM/GPRS/EDGE
High Sensitivity 915 ISM frequency band LoRa Module
BarnTalk Gateway FAQs
One Gateway can cover up to two barns or poultry houses. The Gateway should be centrally located on your site.
Absolutely not! BarnTalk works straight out of the box. NO landline, WiFi, or cell phone plan is needed.
BarnTalk works even in places where your phone can’t make a call by only sending small data packets from your building to the cloud.
The subscription covers BarnTalk’s built-in, plug-and-play connectivity. It’s more reliable and cost effective vs. obsolete landlines, or spotty internet and cell phone plans. View Subscription Pricing.
For just $15/month, BarnTalk TotalCare provides complete coverage for any and all damage to your Gateway and any sensors connected to it. Lightning, water, fire, and physical damage—no questions asked. Click here to learn more.
You can connect up to:
- 24 temperature sensors, humidity sensors, wireless dry contact sensors, and water meters per Gateway.
- 1 outdoor temperature sensor per Gateway.
- 8 BinTalk feed bin sensors per Gateway.
Yes. BarnTalk completes a self-test every two minutes to confirm that the Gateway is still online. If no response is received, an alarm is triggered. We refer to this as the BarnTalk HeartBeat.
We recommend having 1 sensor per room or every 100 feet in your barns or poultry houses. Sensors should be placed within 700 ft. of the Gateway for best connection.
The sensors all have lithium-ion batteries inside of them with a 2-3 year battery life. The water meter has an 8+ year battery life. Replacement batteries for the sensors can be easily found at online retailers like Amazon for around $5.
Yes. BarnTalk’s 24+ hour backup battery ensures you can receive alarms and view conditions even when you’ve lost power.
Receive alarms via text message, phone call, or push notification from the app. All alarms can be acknowledged in the BarnTalk app by touching the “Attend to Alarm” button. You can also resolve alarms via the keypad on your phone.
Yes. If you don’t want to be alerted — including when you're washing out barns or moving out animals, you can toggle off your threshold settings or silence your Gateway's alarms altogether.
There is no limit to how many people you add to your CallTree. They just need to be a contact in your phone to add them in. The contacts you add will be notified in the order of the CallTree when barn conditions fall outside of the norm.