Incorporating technology in your barn can make it safer and your work more convenient. Consider adding one or more of these devices this year.
If you have a large barn, you might want to consider installing an intercom system. An intercom can be useful for quickly reaching anyone in the barn with important messages. From asking groomers to bring out certain horses to reminding students that their lesson starts shortly, a barn intercom spreads information quickly and efficiently no matter how large your barn is.
2. Video Surveillance
Video surveillance is one of the most important technological investments that you should consider installing in your barn. Video surveillance can help to deter thieves, and may even reduce the cost of your property and business insurance. If you’re operating a boarding or training operation, the fact that your barn has video surveillance can be a reassurance to owners.
Stall video surveillance is another option. Can’t remember if you blanketed that last horse? Check via video. Anticipating a new foal? A video can keep an eye on the process until it’s time. Worrying that your horse may colic? Use a video to watch him through the night.
3. Tack Room Alarm
Installing an alarm in your tack room is an excellent way to deter thieves. An alarm system offers your tack valuable protection, and provides you and any other horse owners with peace of mind each night. Installing a keyed alarm means that you can give the code to anyone who needs to access the tack room. With tack being one of the easier (and more valuable) items in a barn to steal and resell, the value of a tack room alarm can’t be overlooked.
Installing WiFi at your barn is a great option to keep your boarders happy. Once they are done riding, they can keep up to date on emails and social media from the convenience of their horse’s stall. With products getting better and at reasonable prices hopefully 2020 can be the year you add technology to your barn.