CCTV for Farms & Agri

Pine Marten Security is owned by a Professional Photographer with a family background in farming that spans generations! Therefore we’re supplying CCTV equipment with an understanding of lenses, picture quality and the farming scene itself. We provide CCTV systems and CCTV installations exclusively for farms and agriculture. 

Want to improve efficiency? Installation of lambing and calving cameras available.

Supplying CCTV for Farms across parts of Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Shropshire.

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CCTV for Farms & Livestock Cameras

*** UPDATE: WE WILL BE TESTING SOME NEW CCTV EQUIPMENT DURING DECEMBER & CHRISTMAS 2020 ON OUR OWN FAMILY FARM PREMISES. ONCE WE HAVE FULLY TESTED THE NEW SYSTEMS, WE WILL THEN BE OFFERING THEM TO CUSTOMERS FROM JANUARY 2021 FOR FARM CCTV INSTALLS ***

CCTV systems and installations for Agriculture and Farms. Helping protect your farm and agricultural business, as well as improve efficiency on your farm through using livestock cameras in your sheds.

Our CCTV security for Farms service is available across parts of Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire. Farm CCTV security can help you with crime detection and prevention. The CCTV camera systems and wireless links we install have been chosen for their user interface, ease of use and functions; such as line crossing and intrusion zones. FREE app is also available for remote viewing on smartphones/tablets (subject to internet speeds).

We have access to a wide range of CCTV cameras, equipment and backed by the distributors/manufacturers warranty.

CCTV systems and installation can bring additional benefits to your farm or property, such as live viewing your lambing or calving sheds, through breeding / livestock cameras.

CCTV IP Camera Types Explained…

Turret CCTV Cameras

Turret CCTV cameras are similar to domes but aren’t encased meaning they are less vandal resistant but are generally better for night vision compared to domes.

Dome CCTV Cameras

Popular choice and some are vandal resistant. The advantage with using Dome Cameras (if the dome is tinted) is no one knows which way the camera is actually pointing!

Bullet CCTV Cameras

Bullet CCTV cameras are a long cylinder shape. An ideal all rounder choice. Zoom lenses are our personal preferred choice.

PTZ Security Cameras

PTZ CCTV cameras (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) are ideal for covering large areas. Most expensive option generally but with flexibility of moving the camera via the system.

Our CCTV Services…

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FARM CCTV SYSTEM KITS - INSTALLED BY YOU & CONFIGURED BY PINE MARTEN SECURITY

This is ideal for farmers who love DIY. We put together a kit for you, agree locations and you fit the cameras and get all the cable runs sorted. Once nearing completion, book in to get us to wire the cameras and recorder. We then configure the system and show you how to operate it.  Get in touch for a quote.

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SUPPLY & CCTV INSTALLATION EXCLUSIVE FOR FARMS & AGRICULTURE

CCTV security for Farms. We will install and supply the whole system. We’ll discuss CCTV equipment options, intended purpose and complete a local site visit so that we can put together a bespoke, FREE proposal. Training and set up of remote viewing on your phone/tablets (subject to internet connection).

FAQ’s – CCTV Systems & Installations

Do you offer an installation service?

We offer a full CCTV systems and installation service exclusively for farms and agriculture, complete with designing the system. We work with farms exclusively because we have a family background in farming and therefore know about how farms operate and the security requirements of farmers.

Part installation is also available whereby the farmer installs the CCTV kit we put together in agreed locations and runs the cables, once near completion book an appointment where we can wire, connect and configure the system.

Where should I place CCTV cameras?

One of the common areas of security concern are entry and exit points (such as doors, garages and gateways). However, the height of your CCTV camera install will depend on many factors. Some people like to install cameras 2.5 to 2.6m as well as 5m high. Obviously, too high up and you’ll only pick up the heads of people, too low down and it becomes a potential target for damage. Therefore, always think about this when planning where to put your CCTV. To summarise, it might be worth having both a low view and a high view.

Do light sources affect CCTV cameras?

Yes, the infrared sensors may not work if a light source is near the camera. Back lighting (behind the camera) is the most appropriate. To summarise, when planning your camera locations make light sources are one of the things you will think about! You also need to consider trees and hedges which will bounce (reflect) any infrared light back.

Similarly, if you are wanting number plates to be shown on cars at night – you will need an ANPR camera or a camera with a wide dynamic range to pick up number plates at night due to the reflective glare! 

How many cables are used per camera?

The only security cameras we supply are IP cameras. IP CCTV cameras run through one Ethernet cable per camera which powers the camera and sends the video back to the recorder (NVR) unit. This cable does have limitations (see the next question). This makes it easier to install. Armoured cable is another option for external ground use.

Max. length to run Ethernet cables?

The general maximum distance to run Ethernet cables is approx. 90-100m, all depends on the system and camera being used. POE (Power Over Ethernet) extenders or switches can be purchased to use. Which generally allow an additional run of approx. 90-100m – this is slightly more complex and we recommend discussing it with us first. There are limitations to the amount of extenders you can use!

If you need to go further than this, wireless point to point solutions may be an option (this does depend on many factors such as power in the shed / location and line of sight to the farmhouse or property).

Can I use remote viewing on my phone or tablet?

Generally yes, depending on the recorder and the internet broadband speed. With remote viewing you can play back footage on your smartphone or tablet. However, we’ll show you how to use it and put the remote viewing app on your phone. Internet connection speeds may mean remote viewing isn’t available.

What happens if a camera or recorder goes faulty?

The equipment we supply is backed by our distributors warranty. Contact us directly and if its still in warranty, we’ll get it sorted for you. All products we supply will benefit from warranty – brand new CCTV NVRs (recorders) and cameras we supply have 3 years warranty (from the time our distributor dispatches the products to Pine Marten Security).

Does the GDPR affect CCTV use? Do I need to register?

GDPR is a Privacy Regulation which stipulates certain things about personal data (of which CCTV images are covered by).

Therefore, if you are a domestic user of CCTV then you do not have to register, we always advise putting signs up. If you are using it for commercial or business purposes (that includes farms too) then you will need compulsory signs telling people that CCTV is in operation and controlled by you. You must register on the data controllers register with the Information Commissioners Office and pay a yearly fee unless you already are registered. However, we cannot tell you if you need to register and its your own responsibility to comply – its best to contact the ICO for advice or head to the ICO’s website for more information.

Do I need electric and an internet connection?

The IP CCTV systems require mains electricity at the main location you will be putting the recorder unit. If we are using switches/POE extenders or wireless point to point bridges you will need power in the other location as well.

Does CCTV need planning permission?

No planning is usually needed for CCTV systems on properties/buildings – unless the property is a listed building or conservation area. Certain conditions will still need to be taken into account, if you are unsure – please make sure you always check first. 
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If you are putting in posts/poles for CCTV cameras it will be highly likely that planning permission from your local council is needed – contact them to confirm.

CCTV for Farms – Farm Security Systems

CCTV security for Farms & Agriculture – Added Benefits

Farms and agricultural businesses have vast areas, multiple access points and assets to try and protect generally. CCTV for farms features can include; using motion zones or line crossing features for detection or deterance. Farm CCTV security for your farm house, farm yard and farm sheds.

 Get in touch with us to discuss.

Livestock Cameras – Lambing & Calving cameras for efficency

Farms are using cameras for monitoring their livestock because it helps with efficency and well being. Our livestock camera systems are essentially CCTV cameras, but these are often PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) cameras fixed in the middle of a shed for all round view of your sheep or cattle.

 Get in touch with us to discuss.