Dashboard Fence Find Faults Sooner
Farmers can now have peace of mind knowing their electric fence systems are functioning and stock are where they should be, thanks to Gallagher’s Dashboard Fence App.
The smart Gallagher App, and equally smart electronics mean all Gallagher i Series Energizers can now be made capable of providing regular updates on an electric fence’s status, alerting users to any faults or problems and even providing an approximate fault location when used with a Gallagher Fence Monitor.
Connecting a small WiFi box to the Gallagher Energizer enables it to hook into the internet via a WiFi connection. If WiFi is not available a cellular connection supplied by an internet service provider can be used to provide connectivity.
“Once you open the app you can view voltage, current and set alerts for the Energizer and up to six fence zones around the farm,” says Gallagher Product Manager Brian Rose. The alert system will identify if there are any faults in the system and which zone they are located in. The graphics give a clear picture of the system’s performance over time, whether daily, weekly or monthly.
“For intensive grazing operators or farmers who have crops being regularly grazed under strict quantities per animal per day, the Dashboard Fence is invaluable for ensuring that any failures in the fence are known about as soon as possible. It is peace of mind knowing your system is working and a lot of time is saved by knowing you have a fault, and being able to track it down quickly through the app.”
“There is nothing worse than only finding out the fence has failed when your livestock are running down the road in the dark, he says.”
The Dashboard Fence App will be available for farmers to trial at this year’s Mystery Creek Fieldays.