2020 - Volume #44, Issue #6, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
State-Of-The-Art Wireless Barn Cameras
“We have systems installed that are more than a mile line of sight between the house and the barn,” says the Brooklin, Ontario, entrepreneur. “Our systems are expandable, and we have a number of clients that have 6 or more cameras. We can also link multiple barns and buildings together. Each barn can have multiple cameras in them.”
The cameras have wide angle lenses and infrared night vision. So instead of getting up and going into the barn several times a night during calving, lambing or foaling, a producer can monitor livestock by looking at their phone, tablet or computer.
Valyear designed a plug-and-play system that is easy for anyone to set up. For example, the basic package ($850) comes with two outdoor antennas (one for the house and one for the barn), a camera, and the cables. The house antenna plugs into your existing Wi-Fi router or modem. A free app on your phone lets you view the cameras anywhere. You can also view the cameras on your TV by using an additional piece of equipment.
Valyear’s cameras are designed for harsh temperatures and the cable comes with a special weather-proof boot over the connection to the camera. Systems can be as large and complex as customers need. He offers add-ons such as Wi-Fi in the barn, microphones for listening, and pan tilt zoom cameras that move around and are sharp enough for a producer to read an ear tag 150 ft. away.
“We can add automation to turn lights on/off and receive alerts from a temperature or motion sensor. We also have security camera recorders,” Valyear says. “What sets us apart is that we offer a high level of support and will do our best to help the customer get the system up and running.”
Besides helping customers monitor their animals, Electroguy systems provide property security, allowing property owners to check on their property when traveling.
Packages are available on the Electroguy website. Or, call Valyear to customize a system to meet any agriculture, residential or commercial operation.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Electroguy, 79 Ault Crescent, Brooklin, Ontario, L1M 2G7 Canada (ph 905 556-0336; www.electroguy.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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