Sheep and cows disappearing in the night might sound like something out of a folk tale, but for pastoralists it’s a very real, expensive and often devastating issue. Farm theft of stock, tools, equipment and machinery is a rising problem in many areas of Australia, and unfortunately these crimes are under reported and under investigated due to delays and lack of evidence, and ultimately undeterred. Fortunately, solar technology is offering new protections against farm theft.
What are the farm’s most sensitive areas in terms of security?
There’s a lot about a farm or station that can make it easy prey for thieves: its remoteness, its large perimeters, high-value items and stock, and the fact that traditional wired security systems can’t easily be installed. Farmers can’t physically be in every area at all hours of the day to keep an eye on things. Sheds and workshops can be particularly targeted by thieves, but of course valuable livestock may also be walking around in the paddock and difficult to protect. It’s not just the monetary value that’s lost with stock theft; it can also be many years of breeding and care.
What are the benefits of rural security cameras?
Security cameras placed along fence lines or access roads can potentially capture evidence as an event happens or act as a very visible deterrent to theft, but traditional camera models prove unreliable and difficult to set up and monitor. A solar powered farm security camera from Spectur can advance farm security significantly. These professional systems are simple and fast to set up without the need for cables, and operate up to four days without sunlight thanks to the built-in battery.
Not only do Spectur camera systems capture exceptional vision even in low light, they also actively deter intruders. Artificial intelligence distinguishes human and vehicle movement from animals or moving branches, and triggers a bright light and loud spoken warning to the area. Intruders are typically scared away from the area before they’ve had a chance to wreak havoc, and an alert is sent to you or your security personnel so you can attend the site. The entire event is captured, with data stored remotely in the cloud.
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Spectur solar powered farm security cameras are designed and ideal for use on government property, utilities, farms, stations, public spaces and more. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.