IP surveillance system helps keep South Dakota farm secure

A large agricultural operation in central South Dakota has deployed an IP surveillance system that uses IQinVision's (San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA) megapixel cameras and Milestone network video management software.

IP surveillance system helps keep South Dakota farm secure
IP surveillance system helps keep South Dakota farm secure

A large agricultural operation in central South Dakota has deployed an IP surveillance system that uses IQinVision's (San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA) HD megapixel cameras and Milestone network video management software.

The owner of the farming operation does not live onsite with the buildings and equipment, and while his operation has not experienced any major problems with vandalism or theft in the past, the owner knew he needed a solution that would allow him to be prepared for any trouble that may occur in the future.

To accomplish his goal of remotely monitoring and managing the safety and security of this agricultural operation, the owner turned to Dakota Security Systems (Sioux Falls, SD, USA) for assistance.

Based on Dakota's recommendations, the owner decided to deploy an IP video surveillance system consisting of two IQeye high definition (HD) indoor dome cameras and twelve HD IQeye exterior dome cameras. All the cameras are managed by Milestone XProtect IP video software from the farm's central shop office. Surveillance footage is set to record and be stored for a minimum of 30 days at 6 fps.

Seven of the exterior cameras are connected remotely by a wireless mesh network, which transmits the images from a section of the farm nearly 4000 ft away. Tropos Networks' (Sunnyvale, CA, USA) wireless infrastructure is used to transmit the IQeye images to be recorded, as well as providing secure wireless Internet access at broadband speeds throughout the main property and at the original homestead located nearly one mile away.

Having an IP video surveillance system allows the farm owner to connect remotely to the cameras and view live or recorded surveillance footage from his laptop, smart phone, or tablet device. He can now monitor his buildings, equipment, and operations from anywhere in the world with an Internet or cellular connection.

-- Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design

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