CCTV surveillance systems used for monitoring farm animal’s wellbeing

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CCTV systems are normally used for preventing anti-social behaviour and enforcing security, but now they’re being put to good work for a rather different purpose – tracking farm animal movements.

Researchers have set up cameras, sensors and microphones at some 20 experimental smart farms all over Europe – to track animal movements, a news report has been able to suggest.

Animal scientists, bio-engineers and vets are part of this European research project. They say that fast, chaotic animal movements could indicate temperature, feeding or drinking problems for instance. However, researchers indicate that they can identify real problems in 95 out of every 100 alarms raised.

Information researchers hope will eventually help farmers to increase the safety and traceability of products.

“One of the big next steps is to bring internet to all farms in Europe. We are still far away from that,” commented Daniel Berckmans, a bioscience engineer and professor at the University of Leuven and EU-PLF project coordinator.

“So the farmer of the future will not only sell meat or animals, he will sell data. And that will create new information for all people in the food chain and the consumer.”

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Additionally, the company’s CCTV systems are designed to fully integrate with computer systems running CCTV Surveillance’s dedicated CCTV software, which makes it easier to integrate and control a large number of cameras from a single location.

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