How Calving Cameras Work

Farming is more than a full time job – it’s a lifestyle choice. And the hours can be grueling – especially for those in the dairy business who find themselves doing endless night checks to see if new calves have made an appearance or if there are any cows in distress. But modern technology can provide game changing solutions for farmers looking to future proof. While many think of CCTV as the preserve of security-minded urban businesses, when it is installed as a calving camera network it can bring busy farms peace of mind. At Sentinel Security, we thrive on bringing safety and security to you, your home, and your business. Here’s our guide to how calving cameras work.

A calving camera network works along the lines of a CCTV system. Cameras are installed which give you a remote window into the areas you need to check on. You can then check those areas by looking at the camera image on a screen, or by using an app on your phone. In this way, a calving camera network can be used to monitor the progress of cows having their calves without the constant need to be physically present. This is especially useful if you need to keep an eye on things in the middle of the night, but would prefer not to get out of bed unless you really need to!

Calving cameras can be set up in the configuration that most suits you. A wired system connects the shed you want to monitor by cable to your TV. The camera image is then shown on a channel on your TV. This is ideal when the shed you need to check is not too far away, and there are no issues with laying a cable.

However, a more comprehensive option, especially if you need to monitor multiple areas, might be a wireless system. As they work on signal alone, they are better if installing cables is difficult, or distances are greater. Rural signal and connectivity has been improving rapidly in the last few years, but if you are in a still-hard-to-reach area, we have options for sim cards and 4G routers that mean we can still get you online even without an internet connection.

There are also various camera options available, giving you choices about colour images, night vision, the ability to zoom, and to move the camera angle to check other areas of the room. The system can be set up so that you can control the cameras remotely, and view the images on your mobile phone.

Calving cameras are not only a great way to introduce a little more rest to a hectic farming lifestyle, they are also an excellent security option. While you can relax in the knowledge that you can check all is well at the flick of a button, a high quality camera surveillance system of this nature also acts as an excellent deterrent for any intruders or thieves. Contact Sentinel Security today to find out how calving cameras can reduce the burden on your time, enhance the security of your premises, and improve the welfare of your livestock.


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