On a visit to the countryside last summer, I was pleasantly surprised to see many changes in the way the agricultural and farming community lived. While it was always so say a decade ago that the technological changes experienced and enjoyed by the urban populace reached the farmyards after a long time if at all, it was heartwarming to see that improved communication, internet, TV etc. had brought the latest technology right at the doorsteps of farmyards almost at the same time as the urban world. Security gadgets and systems were some of the latest that were being used almost everywhere to the full advantage of the farmers.
Farmers were an over burdened lot with too much to do physically but farming was a soul-satisfying profession that they would not change for the world. With new tools like farm equipment cameras or security cameras, a lot of burden has been taken off their shoulders and they seem to be a more relaxed lot after these have been introduced in their lives.
Only a few years ago security had become a worrisome issue that was difficult to handle. Canadian farmyards are huge estates and even the smaller ones are more than a thousand acres size. It is difficult to fence such big estates and leaving them open as they were used to was causing problems because of increasing incidences of intruders, burglars and the likes. Security systems with cameras placed at vantage points that could cover all entry points was the best answer to this situation.
Canadian farmers have started using these security measures in a big way. Ideally, the best wireless security camera placed inconspicuously can secure the place in a much better way than perhaps a human guard or a dog can do. The best security wireless camera can operate 24 x 7 without a halt all round the year which no guard or dog can do. The farmer can observe the monitor and see what is going on all over his farm and does not have to waste his time and energy patrolling the place. He can put this time and energy to better and more productive use.
Farm equipment cameras are also extensively being used by Canadian farmers and they have helped in controlling wastages and increasing efficiency of machines in a really big way. Tractor cameras that can be installed on tractors can tell the driver what is happening at the back of his tractor while he is taking the farm animals to the market. Farme equipment cameras such as those attached to air-seeders , harvesters etc. can control wastage in a big way.
Farmers have never had it as good as now and you can see the results; better yields and happier farmers!