A to Z of Farmland Security
Running profitable farmland is not just about rearing animals and farming efficiently. It also entails keeping your farmland workers, crops, and livestock safe from potential invasions from intruders trying to make a quick profit off your hard work.
Here are six ways to ensure A to Z of farmland security:
Setting Up Signs
To keep trespassers off your property, you need signs to let them know where your property lines begin. It is important to invest in some well-constructed metal signs to position around the edges of your property. The signals do not need to be threatening or fancy. Simple metal traces reading out “do not trespass” can do the job.
Setting Up a Security System
You can also install motion sensors around the outskirts of your property to help supervise property lines and warn people near no-entry areas. Motion sensors can also aid by activating your security lights, cameras, and alarm systems.
Having signs that alert people that security systems are active can be a natural deterrent to people trying to trespass. Moreover, physical signs such as cameras in plain view can help drive this phenomenon home as well.
Setting Up Trail Cameras
If you have large farmland, setting up trail cameras can provide intel on what types of predators pose a threat to your livestock, including both animals and humans. It can also be useful to use drones when keeping an eye on areas where the cameras can’t reach.
Setting Up Safety Alarms
Apart from installing security alarms, it is smart to install safety alarms that detect fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, and other harmful things to livestock.
These alarms can caution if a fire goes off, preventing any harm to the people working on the farms and any family members who live on the farmland. You can also evacuate any animals who can be harmed by the fire as well.
Reinforcing Your Gates
Installing automated gates is a good idea as you won’t have to get out and enter your car again when opening or closing the gate. Having your gates locked is important for security reasons. You can even add an intercom system to provide even better security by detecting people trying to enter your property long before you show up at the gate to let them in.
You can put on physical barriers outside of your property if you are suspicious about the theft of any livestock, crops, equipment, etc. The first barrier that pops into everyone’s mind is a fence alongside a strong gate. However, you can do more to reinforce the fence if there are recurring problems with security.
For example, you can plant blackberry bushes, which are very thorny and will make any trespasser doubt. Secondly, you can line up old and inoperative machinery in places that won’t affect your farmland. This will keep thieves from cutting the fences as they are aware that they can’t make it through the heavy machinery.
In case you need any help with bolstering the security of your farmland, contact Eagle Security Solutions who will relieve any safety issues you are dealing with.