FARM SECURITY AND MONITORING
Enhanced farm security and asset tracking
Managing large areas of land and machinery in a rural location can be challenging, but with the recent increase in rural crime, now more than ever, it is important to know who is on your land and keep track of your farm machinery.
To provide a wide area farm monitoring system in areas with poor mobile phone coverage and challenging weather. Alert key personnel to the suspicious movement of machinery and to activity both on and around the farm.
Burnside Farm worked with Sensorstream to deploy a system that provides monitoring of vital farm machinery, access roads and paths. Utilising new long-range, low power technology allows sensors to operate over many miles without the need for expensive infrastructure.
About Burnside Farm
Founded in 1877 in the heart of the Scottish Ayrshire countryside, Burnside Farm has many of the challenges of Scottish sheep farmers. Its rural location means that it has all the problems of slow rural broadband and limited mobile phone coverage. As the farm is located in a small valley this compounds the challenges of deploying traditional mobile-based monitoring solutions.
As an innovative farm already utilising wind power, biomass boilers and diversifying into holiday home rentals, it was a natural step to look for an innovative solution to help address the growing concerns of farm security and monitoring.