This is the most common reason for installing cameras. In many cases, cameras are set up at different angles in fresh pens to monitor close-up animals. This can mean fewer wasted trips to the fresh cow barn and timely response when intervention is necessary. Other examples for animal monitoring include mounting them in sort pens, feed bunks, or the holding area.
Employee monitoring/staff safety
Setting up cameras in the parlor removes the variable of whether protocols are being followed, or not, and can pinpoint areas where steps can be modified or streamlined. It is also helpful to have video available when training new employees and to have a mechanism in place for monitoring visitors.
Some farms use cameras for increased security. Having a camera at the fuel pumps, milk house or other outbuildings not only acts as a deterrent, it also provides peace of mind.
Dairy One camera systems use standard computer networks to transmit video and allow for maximum flexibility.
- Use existing computer network
- Easy to view from any computer on the farm
- Video can be viewed on phones, tablets, and in remote locations
- Modular installation – Additional cameras can be added at any time and in any number
- Custom design and installation – systems are built to perform and last
- Simple to use – camera footage is only a click or tap away
Did you plan on a computer crashing today? If your PC did crash today, how long would it take you to rebuild and restore your data?
There is never a good time for equipment failure. Dairy One has an all-in-one backup solution, tailored for farms with more than one computer. Dairy One Backup Solutions provide fast local backup and data recovery, along with the option for cloud storage and file sharing. You can easily manage permissions to share your data to your personal computer at home or to farm advisors.
Secure Valuable Data
Protect your business against data loss and minimize downtime by using a single solution. Be confident that your data is safe and secure either onsite or in the cloud.
Access Files Remotely
Access local and cloud stored files from anywhere, locally or over the web. Share files using email invitations to your farm advisors or managers.
Hybrid backup solutions
Lightning-fast, on-site backup and restore that equals minimal downtime for disaster recovery. Or automatically upload irreplaceable files to the web to ensure against disaster and share files with others.
You have enough day to day emergencies. We want to help you prevent one more with a backup plan that you can count on.
Networking and Connectivity
As farm technology becomes more complex and integrated into the day-to-day business of your operation, it is crucial to have a secure, reliable network to transmit important information where you need it, and when you need it.
A farm computer with Dairy Comp is extremely useful, and it can be just the beginning of integrating your information access throughout your farm. Office and home computers can be connected to your network for easy access to information. For on-the-go look up and data entry when managing your herds, Pocket Cowcard allows you to access and enter data when you’re in the field, and then sync back to your main PC.
Having the right infrastructure improves farm efficiency, work flow, and communication. The Farm IT team has installed and supported farm network systems for over a decade throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region.
The group knows farming and they know how to use technology to help you improve your farm business.
PC Green Computer Maintenance Service
The barn is not a perfect environment for a PC, but this is where the people and the cows are. Regular cleaning and maintenance can increase the life of the PC and reduce the chance of a break down, loss of data, and hours of frustration.
With PC Green service, a trained technician visits the farm at regular intervals, usually about every 6 months, and performs a comprehensive cleaning and diagnostic routine. This regular service can alert the dairy of many possible problems before they begin. PC Green service is only available in the Northeast.
PC Green Service Includes
- Vacuum CPU, printer, and keyboard
- Clean monitor and keyboard
- Clean immediate PC working area
- Free up hard disk space
- Check hard disk and floppy drive system board, and communication
- Perform system check and free-up available memory
Herd Management Software Review:
- Examine program for proper functioning and settings
- Check backup routine for completeness
- Test recent backup media for defects
- Set up pen drive backup if needed