Keep Your Farm Safe With A Security System

April 10th, 2020

It is not easy to be a farmer in IA this day and age. 595 family farmers filed for bankruptcy in 2019, which is an eight year high. Today’s farmers need to maintain their costs and cannot afford to lose revenue. Today’s video surveillance can ensure that operations run smoothly, protect animals, and protect your equipment and facilities.


Benefits Of Farm Security Cameras


You may be thinking that you cannot afford the expense of installing a video surveillance system for your IA farm. But the benefits far outweigh the initial costs. Listed below are just some of the benefits of installing a farm security system.


  1. Unlawful Entry: Placing your security cameras strategically, you will be able to obtain images of anyone entering your property. This ensures that only your authorized workers will be able to access your farm and facilities.


  1. Deter And Prevent Break Ins: With security cameras placed around your property, you will deter break ins. Intruders who are intent on theft do not want to be seen on camera so your camera will not only record any intruders but will also deter them.


  1. Employee Monitoring: Security cameras in areas such as holding pens, calving pens, tool sheds and gates will monitor employees to insure there is no theft. In addition, you will be able to monitor employee behavior so critical farm operations are completed in a timely and safe manner.


  1. Monitor Your Daily Operations: With security cameras you can also monitor and make certain the day to day operation of the farm, such as milking and feeding schedules run on time and smoothly.


  1. Protect Your Water Supply: A well-protected water supply is vital to most agricultural operations. You can easily protect this important area with a farm security camera.


  1. Remote Monitoring: They say “when the cats away the mice will play”. With an IP-based surveillance system, if you are away from the farm for any reason you can still monitor all the operations of your farm from any location as long as you have an internet hookup.


Considerations For Farm Security


As competition in the agriculture business increases, costs rise and profit margins drop, the earlier you can detect and correct any discrepancies, the smaller your risk of down time or theft, which costs you dearly. A camera monitoring system must be designed to meet the special needs of your farm. This includes the need for all system components, including your software to be rugged, waterproof and easy to use in your everyday farm operations.


A Professional Security Expert Can Help


If you are considering installing a new video surveillance system or upgrading the system you already have, contact a security specialist for a review of your property. The life of a Waverly farmer is hard enough without having to worry how much money you are losing through theft and not having your operation run smoothly. The experts at Iowa Surveillance Team are here to help. Locally owned and operated since 2013 we understand the needs of our farming community. Our technicians can show you how a video surveillance would work for you and will provide you with a fair quote. Call us today and let us show you how you can save money, and keep your farm at peak performance for years to come.