Barn Owl Cellular Cameras

Managing cellular security cameras and data doesn’t get any easier.
  • Barn Owl cellular cameras include a pre-activated SIM card that automatically connects to the nearest compatible cell network, separately from your current cell plan.
  • Our cameras connect to AT&T, T-Mobile, and their partners’ cellular networks, but you do not need a plan with the carrier.
  • You pay Barn Owl at the end of each monthly billing cycle for how much you used the cameras over the last 30 days.
  • You can access your cameras’ photos and videos through our web-app, or have them automatically forwarded to any device via email or text.
  • Cameras can be removed from your account and added back later for seasonal use.
  • There are no activation, deactivation, overage fees, or contracts.

Cellular Data Billing Details

We utilize a pooled, "pay-as-you-go" billing system, which we call "Flex Billing". Your monthly charges consist of the following components:

  1. Connection Fee - $5 per month per active camera.
  2. Data Fee - the total data used, pooled across all cameras on your Barn Owl account. No minimum usage or overage fees.
  3. SMS Fee - sending commands to the cameras uses SMS messages. We charge $0.03 per SMS when you update settings or command a trigger on-demand.
  4. Optional Account Upgrades - we offer Extended Cloud Storage and Barn Owl Care (Camera Protection) as optional upgrades to your account.

Typical Cellular Data Costs

Our customers spend on average $11 per camera per month.

In our app, you can easily see how much data each camera is using. With Barn Owl cameras, you have control over how much data your cameras use. You can change the following camera settings anytime from the web-app to manage data usage:

  • Configure camera to send photos, videos, or both
  • Enable/disable motion trigger
  • Set delay between motion triggers
  • Restrict camera operation to a time window
  • Select Image Size/Resolution
  • Select Video Length
Data Pricing Chart

The more data you use, the cheaper it gets, and you only have one, hassle-free bill for all of your cameras.

Data Calculator

Use our billing calculator to estimate your monthly bill based on the number of cameras in use along with the number and size of images taken.


If you operate a full remote team then you may want to explore Barn Owl Account Packages


Pre-Activated Connectivity

No need to hassle with cellular carriers, we include a pre-activated SIM card for simple cellular connectivity and operate separately from your cell phone bill. You just need a compatible cell signal in your area.

Contract Free

Use the Barn Owl web app to turn your cameras' data connections ON or OFF anytime with no additional charges. Receive pictures and videos via email or text to any list of email addresses or phone numbers, regardless of cell carrier.

Pay As You Go

Don't worry about committing to data plans you won't use. We use a flexible pay-as-you-go billing system that ensures you only pay for what you need.


US Carriers

‍You don't need to be signed up with these carriers, you just need a signal in your area. We provide a pre-activated SIM card and operate separately from your phone bill.

Note, our cameras cannot connect to Verizon towers. However, due to the large antennas on our cameras, we usually get good reception with our carriers in areas that customers tell us are "Verizon only".

Global Coverage

Need coverage outside the US or Canada? We offer coverage in 185 countries! Data pricing varies in countries outside North America.

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Questions about how our cellular security cameras can work for you? Check out our FAQs, fill out our contact form, call us at 720-594-5533, or email us at