Enhancing Farm Security with 4G Camera Surveillance in the UK

Enhancing Farm Security with 4G Camera Surveillance in the UK

Living out in the sticks is wonderful.

It’s quiet and the only traffic jam you see is following a herd of cattle.

Part of the reason is that there are very few people.

That’s not to say you’re a recluse. But when you speak to a rural friend who lives in London, they’re yearning to get back to green fells.

The thing we don’t have in the countryside is great Wi-Fi and access to power where we want.

It’s not the end of the world.

But when it comes to security, it seriously limits what you can do.


The rise of 4G cameras has changed the game for farm security.

According to the UK government, 92% of the UK landmass had 4G coverage from at least one operator.

So unless you’re immensely unlucky, you can get a 4G camera wherever you please.

But why do you and your farm need them?

Living rurally means less crime right?

Correct, but that doesn’t mean there’s no crime.

The effect of crime on people in the countryside is arguably higher than those in urban areas.

Your machinery, fuel, trailers, and cars are essential for your livelihood.

Take them away and you’re hamstrung.

By following these recommendations you’ll be able to successfully implement a 4G camera system.

  • Understanding the Challenges Faced by UK Farms
  • Empowering Farms with Advanced Monitoring Solutions
  • Key Considerations for Effective Farm Security
  • Best Practices for Optimal Coverage and Monitoring
  • Integrating 4G Camera Surveillance with Other Systems


The Need for Enhanced Farm Security: Understanding the Challenges Faced by UK Farms

 Sunset on an English Farm

Even if you live on a small farm, they’re spread across big landscapes.

This makes them more susceptible to unauthorized access, theft, and vandalism.

Your livestock, machinery, equipment, and stored crops are valuable assets.

If someone were to steal them it would have a big impact on your farm’s running and the money it makes.

Any downtime in production or loss of livestock, could prove fatal to UK farms.

Particularly smaller holdings.

What’s more, security breaches on your farm will compromise the safety of the people that work there

This might cause your employees to second guess if they want to work on your farm.

To guarantee the long-term viability of UK farms, it’s vital that you address these challenges.


Introduction to 4G Camera Surveillance: Empowering Farms with Advanced Monitoring Solutions



4G cameras have revolutionised farm security.

With features like live streaming, they give you, the ability to protect your assets.

4G cameras allow you to monitor your farm in real-time, from your phone or PC.

The more advanced systems send alerts to your phone, so you know what’s happening and where.

So, how do they help you and your farm?

First off, 4G cameras let you monitor your farm from anywhere, anytime. That could be in the pub, on the sofa, or in a tractor.

This means you can stay connected to your farm even when you’re not physically there.

Secondly, 4G cameras have completely changed farm monitoring and surveillance.

The automatic surveillance abilities of 4G cameras mean farmers can see activities on the farm.

Without having to lift a thumb.

4G cameras use infrared which helps detect potential security threats at the earliest opportunity, so you can react as early as possible.

With 4G cameras, you gain a unique level of control and peace of mind.

Knowing that your farm is under constant watchful eyes.


Selecting the Right 4G Camera System: Key Considerations for Effective Farm Security


We’ve always said, ‘you need the right 4G camera for your farm’.

And to do that, there are three things to consider:

  • Coverage area
  • Blind spots caused by buildings.
  • Image Quality

When it comes to coverage, the farm you’re on will be significantly different from others.

Farms vary significantly in size and layout, so you’ll need to assess what will work for you.

Where are the entry points?

What are you trying to protect?

Does the camera have enough range to cover the area you want?

Our own cameras will detect movement 80m away, but is that enough for you?

The second consideration, blind spots, is key to getting your 4G camera system working smoothly.

No matter how good your camera is, it can’t see through trees, buildings and vehicles.

A comprehensive survey of your farm will ensure you identify blind spots and you’ll know the best places for your 4G camera.

Lastly, image quality.

This is more applicable if you need a camera for security purposes.

A clearer picture will help you identify faces, features, and even number plates.

Choosing the right 4G camera for your farm will make all the difference to the effectiveness of your system.

If you’d like further guidance on choosing the right 4G camera, read this article.



Implementing 4G Camera Surveillance: Best Practices for Optimal Coverage and Monitoring



The beauty of 4G cameras is there are very few places they can’t be installed.

With off-grid power options available, you’re almost limitless.

There are several best practices you’ll need to adhere to, to get the most out of your camera.

It’s already been mentioned, you’ll need to work out what works for you.

Once you’ve identified your farm’s entry points, high-value assets, livestock areas, storage facilities, and vulnerable points where security breaches are more likely to occur.

You’ll know the best number of cameras needed and where to put them.

In short think about these eight things when installing your 4G cameras:

  • Height is your best friend.
  • Know what your camera can do.
  • Maximise the field of view.
  • Stay away from nature.
  • Cover the entry points.
  • One camera is as good as two.
  • Place it where you want.
  • Make sure nothing’s in the way.

By getting these eight things right, you’ll be able to get the most out of your 4G camera.

If you want to read a more comprehensive camera installation guide, read this article.



Leveraging Technology for Farm Security: Integrating 4G Camera Surveillance with Other Systems


4G cameras are an excellent stand-alone piece of equipment.

They brought farmers into a world of security that was high-cost and limited geographically.

But you don’t need to stop at cameras.

You may already have some security measures in place on your farm.

Is it possible to make them work together?

Access control systems can be integrated with 4G camera surveillance.

You’ll be able to regulate entry and exit points on the farm when previously you couldn’t.

For example, if someone gets close to a restricted area, you can get your camera to sound an alarm. Or restrict access to the area.

This ‘James Bond’ approach adds an extra layer of security to protect your farm’s assets.



4G, even if you don’t really understand what it is, could be the farm security solution you’re looking for.

With our own 4G cameras starting at £149, they’re an ultra-low-cost way of getting security.

When you pitch £149 against replacing a stolen £5000 trailer or a £50000 tractor it looks like an attractive deal.

Yes, your 4G camera isn’t going to stop every criminal from getting on your farm and stealing something.

The footage you capture of the incident will help you get your trailer back. Even if it’s through an insurance claim.

Enhancing your farm’s security through 4G cameras is a surefire way of improving your peace of mind.

Get started by looking at our 4G cameras here.


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