19 Jun Protecting our turkeys from thieves – and harm
Our birds are very special to us here at Grove Smith Turkeys. So special, in fact, that unfortunately they’re also a potential target for thieves.
Farms like ours can be real magnet for criminals. Not only do we have lots of valuable animals (our lovely birds!) here at Hubbard’s Farm, but many farmers often have lots of expensive machinery around which thieves want to get their hands on. Farms also tend to cover a pretty big area too, and so making sure that the entire premises are secure can be a tough job.
CCTV is helping to keep our birds, and farm and people safe
One solution that we’ve found works is installing an effective CCTV system on the farm. We don’t want to give away too many secrets about what we’ve installed (for obvious reasons!) but it does a brilliant job of protecting our animals and machinery. And thanks to improving technology it’s flexible and a powerful deterrent.
The CCTV system helps us to monitor trespassers (and the odd dog walker who has innocently wandered off a local footpath), so we can make sure that they’re OK, both in terms of their own personal safety, and their reasons for being on our land. And it also means we’re able to make sure our own workers are all safe in their day jobs.
The fact that we can monitor remotely via smartphone is great too. It means that on the rare occasions when we are away from the farm we can still keep a close eye on things.
We’ve even uncovered another unexpected benefit, we’re getting an amazing insight into the secret life of the farm. Everyone loves seeing what our turkeys get up to when our backs are turned, and the creatures that come out at night. There’s never a dull moment on turkey farm CCTV!
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