You might be interested in how to improve security at stables, livery yards, riding schools and equestrian centres. You might own a single horse or you might be the boss of a busy livery yard. You might own a cattery or some kennels.
Whatever animals you look after and whatever your responsibilities, if you’re not able to be there all the time, what’s the next best thing? The answer is being able to see what’s happening on an app on your iPhone or in a browser window at your desk.
Imagine being able to see your horse live on your mobile phone when your miles away, even out of the country!
IP Camera Security For Stables
IP cameras give you this ability because they work independently of the older webcams or CCTV systems. An IP camera installed outside or inside your equestrian buildings needs just two things; connection to an electricity supply i.e. a socket to plug into, and connection to your broadband router. You can connect to the router using a wireless signal or something called Power over Ethernet which uses your electrical wiring to carry the signal to the router if the wireless signal is too weak.
Once the IP camera is installed and the camera’s view is visible on your local network via your broadband router you can then set it up to be accessible over the internet using a free app designed for this purpose.
Even if there’s no internet on the site these cameras can record to a microSD card which you can retrieve and view on a computer later.
So even remote stables and yards can make use of them. All they need is a power supply and they’ll record to the card which means that you can retrieve valuable information if anything happens, good or bad.
The images and video they capture are really clear, unlike those grainy, poor quality clips you see from older cameras. Faces are clearly identifiable and they record at night too, using IR (infra red).
Indoor and Outdoor Cameras
We go to great lengths and expense to create an equestrian business or to look after horses in some way and yet ideas like this are often overlooked because people think they need a lot of money and expertise to set up.
Indoor cameras are less expensive than the outdoor type so at the very least you should think about investing in a couple of indoor cameras for monitoring your office, or perhaps the interior of stables or anywhere else where your animals are resting. Outdoor cameras cost more because they’ve been weather-proofed against moisture and dust but they are well worth the additional expense.
The fact is that they can be installed comparatively cheaply compared to other costs and they pay for themselves over time by providing the reassurance of a constant view of our stables and kennels, not to mention the security deterrence factor.
People think twice about theft of vandalism when they see a security camera. They might also help reduce your insurance premiums.