Farm Security Made Easy

Farmer With GrandkidsWe all know that a farm is an easy target for theft, right?

For example… A lot of farms have onsite fuel tanks that are just “asking” to be pilfered.

The thing is,

a) it’s not easy to see the loss – especially if the 2000 litre tank only loses 50 litres.
b) it’s not easy to set up security (other than locks)
c) as soon as you leave the farm your property is (literally) wide open.

So – how can you fix this?

You can’t necessarily run a cable out to an area that requires a camera very easily on a farm. You could technically do it, but often the requirement for power is not readily available.

So what to do?

There are TWO main options.

1) Install a CCTV camera on your main entrance/exit point to your farm. Then you’re going to see who’s coming in & who’s going out. Great idea! The only downside is the power supply & the distance required to get the power to the camera & then back to your recording hard drive. They’re also recording continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2) The second option is to install a wireless cctv system like Videofied. No wires. No connected power supply. 100% wireless. They ONLY record when there is action in front of the camera. If you’ve got a lot of trees that blow around where you want to install the camera, it’s perhaps not the best solution for you.

In 95% of cases, Videofied wireless makes more “practical sense” as you can experiment with the camera placement a little bit. Once you hard-wire a traditional CCTV camera you are less likely to move it!

Of course – we can help you understand the correct positioning of your camera (we’ve installed LOTS of them…).

You’re good at your farm work.

We’re good at farm security work.

It really depends on your individual requirements to finalise a system that’s right for your needs. Give us a call today & we can have a friendly chat about it.

About David Woodhouse

Written by David Woodhouse, a security and CCTV camera specialist from Geelong, Victoria. Find him on Google+