Laser is the silent bird de­ter­rent op­tion

Irish Examiner - Farming - - TECHNOLOGY FOCUS -

Farm­ers with valu­able crops world­wide are us­ing laser sys­tems to keep birds away.

Sim­i­lar meth­ods are used in the avi­a­tion, in­dus­try, and real es­tate sec­tors.

Ac­cord­ing to Bird Con­trol Group, based in the Nether­lands but op­er­at­ing in more than 76 coun­tries, their laser bird de­ter­rent sys­tem can be fully au­to­mated for 24/7 bird re­pelling.

They claim up to 70% bird dam­age re­duc­tion, and fast re­turn on in­vest­ment.

Or­chards, vine­yards, and tillage farm­ers are among those us­ing this en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly and silent so­lu­tion.

It is in­spired by na­ture and takes ad­van­tage of a bird’s natural in­stinct, they per­ceive the ap­proach­ing laser beam as a phys­i­cal dan­ger and dis­perse to seek safety.

Birds don’t get ac­cus­tomed to the laser bird de­ter­rent, which can be Ac-pow­ered or so­lar en­ergy-pow­ered.

Au­to­nomic ver­sions can be pro­grammed with up to 16 pat­terns and three oper­a­tional time-slots, for bird re­pelling ca­pa­bil­ity at the user’s cho­sen pe­ri­ods and places.

Hand­held ver­sions are also avail­able.

In ideal weather con­di­tions the lasers have a range up to 2500 me­ters.

The laser bird de­ter­rent takes ad­van­tage of a bird’s natural in­stinct, they per­ceive the ap­proach­ing laser beam as a phys­i­cal dan­ger and dis­perse to seek safety.

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