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Five Steps to Peace of Mind

June 01, 2020

The 21st century has ushered in a technological revolution across all sectors of human life, with livestock farming being no exception. Coming in on the heels of this transformation is Barntalk, a wireless smart alarm system that revolutionizes the ways in which pork producers can respond to problems in the barn and specifically addresses effective farm management.

Optimization is the name of the game, and BarnTalk gives producers the tools to remotely monitor indicators like temperature, humidity, power, and live and historical data to see environmental spikes vs real alarms. It manages to do all this through the use of smart technology, transferring relevant data directly to a mobile app on a phone or tablet. With minimum threshold settings, the platform sends notifications the moment indicators fall below desired levels. Barntalk’s equipment comes with intelligent software and a subscription plan. Along with a warranty, the subscriber fee also provides one year’s worth of data storage and covers the mobile data costs necessary to ensure a premium wireless connection through 3 carriers simultaneously. With the use of these features, barn data is uploaded from alarm sensors 24/7 and stored for later analysis.

Barntalk’s unique features address the most pressing concerns of any livestock producer. Thanks to the implementation of new technologies, it does so by eliminating the drawbacks of old fashioned “solutions” that producers have had to deal with in the past. Barntalk provides three crucial benefits compared to older farm management models: real time monitoring, fully wireless set-up, and scope. Real time updates ensure that a farm owner will know the second any one of his barns encounters serious trouble like a power outage. Wireless set-up eliminates the risks associated with faulty and broken connections that could occur along any segment of old-fashioned alarm networks, plus it eliminates installation costs all together. In terms of scope, Barntalk’s wireless sensors allow for communication with gateways over up to a mile.

Barntalk’s set-up is what sets it apart from the rest, and is 100% do-it-yourself.

  1. Turn on the gateway - screw on its antenna and activate it by pressing down the green button.
  2. Pair the local sensor with the gateway - hold the pairing buttons both at the gateway and sensor simultaneously until the red light come on.
  3. Wire the gateway to the most critical power source of your barn and hang it where you please.
  4. Create your account in Barntalk’s mobile app.
  5. Add and name all your installed gateways by scanning their barcodes or entering their numbers manually.

Presto – with these easy steps your farm is under full, vigilant observation by Barntalk’s smart alarm system. Remember that the mobile connection is already built in and part of the subscription! Consider your mind at peace!

Michael Hansen
BarnTools, Inc

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