After evaluating her maintenance needs, Ekberg selected the Gallagher i Series Fence Energizer Systems as the best fit for her operation.
"I learned my lesson the hard way on my previous property when a deer dragged the fence and left a gap about 100 feet open," Ekberg says. "Thankfully my horses are well trained on electric fence and stayed in, but it would have been good to know exactly when and where it went down. I was sold on the features of the i Series right away."
The Gallagher i Series Fence Energizer Systems
allow you to quickly and easily monitor your fence performance, informing you of any problems immediately so you can take action quickly to ensure your livestock are kept safe, says Liam Shaw, Gallagher representative.
"The controller can be placed up to 160 feet away from the energizers and will provide fence information, such as voltage and current readings, all at-a-glance," Shaw says. "Fence monitors recognize any significant drop in fence zone or energizer performance and raise alarms to the property owner so they know exactly when there was a problem and where."
In less than three months from installation, Ekberg can already testify to the immediacy of the i Series Systems. "Like most young animals, my filly likes to test boundaries and tried to sneak under the fence," she says. "As designed, my controller alerted me right away and told me exactly which zone had a higher reading. Luckily I was home at the time and could take care of the problem."
But not all property owners may be fortunate enough to be on-site when a situation occurs, which Shaw explains is another appealing feature of the i Series. As an option, an SMS Energizer Controller can be programmed to send text messages to a mobile phone when the fence voltage drops – creating peace of mind when owners are away.
"Whether you're across town or across the country, you'll be notified instantly that the fence needs attention so either you or someone you contact can fix the problem," says Shaw. "And not only will you know when, but you'll know where it happened."
Ekberg agrees and sees the value in the SMS Energizer Controller and plans to add it to her existing system.
"I also work part-time in town. With the text message alert capability, I'll know exactly when and which zone my filly tries to sneak under or if wildlife knocks down a portion of my fence," she says.
Shaw explains the Gallagher i Series Fence Systems
feature cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the industry today. "But probably more important, the systems offer security and peace of mind unlike any other products on the market."
"Some people spend a large part of their day walking their property checking and mending fence," Ekberg says. "With the Gallagher i Series, I can focus on caring for my animals and my business and not worry about the safekeeping of my property and value assets – it's already taken care of."