Keep live­stock se­cure by mon­i­tor­ing far­away fences on your phone

Irish Examiner - Farming - - TECHNOLOGY FOCUS -

Luda.Farm, Swedish spe­cial­ists in farm mon­i­tor­ing tech­nol­ogy, have de­vel­oped the Luda.Fence, which mon­i­tors elec­tric fences around the clock.

Priced at around €199 (rec­om­mended re­tail price, ex­clud­ing VAT), it mon­i­tors volt­age level in the fence, and alerts the user by phone if the volt­age goes be­low a set level, in­di­cat­ing that the fence needs at­ten­tion.

The Luda.Fence can be con­nected at any point on an ex­ist­ing elec­tric fence.

It can be pow­ered for two months with a recharge­able bat­tery, or it can be con­stantly sup­plied with 220 volts or 12 volts. Luda.Fence can be used ev­ery­where where there is GSM phone cov­er­age.

It has a built-in SIM card which al­ways se­lects the mo­bile op­er­a­tor with the strong­est sig­nal, to al­low the user check the fence sta­tus on their phone at any time, with­out hav­ing to phys­i­cally visit the fence in the field.

With the op­tional Alarm+ ver­sion, the user re­ceives an alarm mes­sage if the fence volt­age drops, and a volt­age graph to help de­ter­mine the cause of the volt­age drop (for ex­am­ple, veg­e­ta­tion or rain).

With Alarm+, the unit checks the fence volt­age once ev­ery minute (if us­ing a con­stant power sup­ply) or once ev­ery 10 min­utes (with bat­tery power).

With­out Alarm+, a volt­age check of the fence is per­formed ev­ery 48 hours.

There is no monthly fee for check­ing the volt­age.

If the unit does not re­port for 48 hours, or if the bat­tery level be­comes too low, the user will au­to­mat­i­cally re­ceive a mo­bile phone no­ti­fi­ca­tion.

The My.Luda.Farm app can be used to al­low other peo­ple check the Luda.Fence.

It works with all ex­ist­ing fence brands on the mar­ket. Luda’s main prod­uct cat­e­gory is a com­pact mo­bile CCTV sys­tem for op­er­a­tors of any ma­chine where vi­sion from the cab is poor. For more de­tails, see the www.luda.farm web­site.

Luda. Fence can be used ev­ery­where where there is GSM phone cov­er­age, to mon­i­tor an elec­tric fence.

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