Farm security

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Last seen: 06/23/2020 - 08:32
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Farm security

Hi All, I'm getting concerned about the security of our property. We're only there on weekends, and have heard a few reports of theft in the area (of caravans mainly). We will be getting machinery over the next 12 months so would not want that stolen.

Wondering whether anyone would care to share their setup or any tips ?

Last seen: 05/23/2022 - 09:58
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Weekenders,

Welcome to the small farm forum and thanks for the question. I have posted your question across to our Facebook discussion group, you can find the link and replies below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarmStyle/

Regards,
Charlie

Last seen: 08/18/2020 - 21:27
Joined: 01/17/2020 - 22:59

Hi, We are in the same situation. Our practice is to keep our on-road gates closed at all times so as not to readily indicate whether we are on site or off. When we are absent we secure our gates with good padlocks. In regards to expensive equipment we have also securely chained and padlocked these within their sheds to restrict easy access. There's little you can do to stop true criminals as opposed to the opportunist. You can consider security cameras but little you can do to when you are some distance away. Good luck!

Last seen: 05/23/2022 - 09:58
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Jenn,

Have you used any motion detection cameras that have a live feed back to your computer or mobile phone?

Regards,
Charlie

Last seen: 08/18/2020 - 21:27
Joined: 01/17/2020 - 22:59

Hi Charlie,
No not using any electronic security. Reception at the farm is almost non-existent so wouldn't receive feeds.
Cheers, Jenn

Last seen: 08/22/2020 - 11:59
Joined: 08/22/2020 - 11:53

Hi all,

We have a dedicated farm security and monitoring company called Land Watch Australia and would be happy to answer any and all questions about the options for farm security.

Jenn, to address your issue with 'almost non existent' reception, that can often be enough. Today's 3G/4G devices have far superior antenna than a phone so can usually work on very little coverage. Alternatively, there may be potential to use reception from another part of the property and link to the site of the camera.

I hope this helps.

John

Last seen: 01/18/2021 - 09:22
Joined: 01/09/2018 - 16:59

Great question, I would not worry about running internal surveillance and setting up wifi networks with feeds etc If you were pedantic than you can by dummy cameras that will give the same deterant.

Your best thing you can do is fix your fencing and gates. Make it so effort is required to commit theft on your property. If you have assets onsite consider buying a airtight watertight container and deadlocking your things in their (including vehicles) when you are away.

Last seen: 01/18/2021 - 09:22
Joined: 01/09/2018 - 16:59

Note: We had the same issue on a family property. The pig traps were being emptied when we were not onsite. We had to essentially check the perimeter fencing for weaknesses. We made it harder to get mx and quads inside and then the theft stopped.

Last seen: 01/19/2021 - 05:06
Joined: 02/05/2018 - 09:54

We get wifi now so have both internal and external cameras. Pretty cheap and easy to install around the shed a mix of battery/solar and mains power. Prior to that battery powers trail cams for a few years, hidden in strategic places around access routes and structures and a couple of signs that let people know the place is under 24 hour surveillance. We still use 3 of the trail cams for this in case wifi failure

Last seen: 01/19/2021 - 21:16
Joined: 12/12/2020 - 23:24

A couple of years ago my wife and I bought a smart fence that warns if someone climbs on it and we also have cameras that are invisible to an ordinary person, we hid them and we also have 3 dogs!)

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