Dated and expensive phone lines are becoming a real problem for poultry farmers with existing, and new construction poultry barns. All types of barn alarm panels and monitoring systems have one thing in common, the need to be able to contact people who are not at the barn when a problem arises. This can be via telephone call, email, text message etc. or all of the above. To do this though the alarm and monitoring systems need either some type of phone, or internet connection at the barn for the alarm.
With many municipalities (most) adopting by laws restricting how close a barn can be to a road allowance, or existing structures getting communication technologies to the barn is becoming more and more difficult (expensive!).
Sensaphone now has a new, easy to setup alarm system that is perfect for this. If you’re lucky enough to have an internet connection already at the barn you can use the Sentinel without the optional cellular package. If you do not have internet at the barn, or, would like to stop paying monthly internet bills then the Sentinel is also available with a very simple cellular package. Either way the system is cloud based, easy to setup and install, can monitor 12 different zones and has a convenient app for your phone.
You can view a sample Sentinel account with the below information to get a feel for how easy monitoring your poultry barns temperature, water lines etc. can be.