Equestrian properties are often seen as rustic, bucolic, and not the most technologically advanced places. That does not mean, however, that it should always be that way.
Everyday, new inventions are made while older technologies are improved. It should not come as a surprise that some of the smart devices can be used in many ways. From the home to the stables, here are a couple of gadgets that can upgrade your equestrian property.
- Security system
Protect and keep an eye on your horse property by installing security cameras in key points within the area.
If your equestrian property has access to the internet, you can opt for wireless security cameras. You can access these gadgets with your smartphone or tablet. This feature comes handy especially if you do not stay in the property round the clock.
For equestrian properties located in remote areas and therefore have little access to the internet, there are still options. There are even security cameras that are powered by cellular batteries.
- Smart door locks
- Smart outdoor lighting
- Horse tracker
Keep structures within the horse property, such as your home and the tack room, safe and secure by using smart door locks. There is a wide variety of options in the market, from standard smart locks that require number codes, to more advanced ones that feature voice commands and email push notifications.
With smart door locks, you can lock or open doors remotely using their partner apps, which you should install on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Some smart door locks feature customizable configurations as well. You can tweak the settings to set daily access schedules.
At night, an equestrian property does not have to be all lit up. Scattered outdoor lighting, however, placed in strategic points, can still be helpful especially in deterring theft and individuals from trespassing.
It can also be a chore to turn outdoor lighting on one by one. With smart outdoor lighting, you can light up the equestrian property using your smartphone or a dedicated web app.
Smart outdoor lighting comes in different types. You can find options if you are looking for path lighting, smart switches with dimming functions, and even weather-rated smart bulbs.
With lighting and security taken care of, it is time to shift your attention to the horses. Looking after them can be hard labor, but smart tech can ease your duties. There are monitoring apps, such as Trackener, that allow you or your farmhands to look after your horses’ well-being.
Trackener in particular can give you 24/7 access to your horses’ health, activity levels, heart rate, and sleep patterns. It also has a location feature. You will be able to know where each of your horses are at any given time. All you need to do is place the tracker in a horse’s girth strap or lycra bib to start tracking it.
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