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Simple technology for your barn

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Dec 8, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Whether you are building a new barn or redesigning your current barn, adding technology components can make your barn safer and your work more convenient. Consider adding these simple technological advances to your barn.

IntercomClassic Equine Blog

If you have a large barn an intercom system can be useful for quickly reaching anyone in the barn with important messages. From asking grooms to bring out certain horses to reminding students that their lesson starts shortly or letting someone know they have an urgent call to return, a barn intercom spreads information quickly and efficiently!

Video Surveillance

Video surveillance is one of the most important investments that you should consider installing in your barn. Video surveillance can help 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 surveillance is another option. Can’t remember if you blanketed that last horse? Check via video. Anticipating a new foal? A camera can keep an eye on the process until it’s time. Worrying that your horse may colic? Use a camera to watch him through the night. There are several types of video surveillance cameras available to choose from all within different price ranges. Don't know where to start? Search on Amazon and start looking at reviews/ratings. 

Hardwired Fire AlarmClassic Equine Blog

If you’re not already planning to install a hardwired fire alarm in your barn, you should. The risk of barn fires are significant, and you should absolutely invest in a quality fire alarm system. Additionally, contact your local fire department and find out if it’s possible to wire your fire alarm so that it also sounds directly to the fire station itself. This feature can save valuable time in the event that a barn fire does break out.

Speaker System

Consider installing a stereo/speaker system in the viewing room so that anyone observing a lesson or training session in your indoor arena can hear the instructor’s comments. As long as the instructor uses a microphone, installing speakers in the viewing room can be a useful tool that allows everyone to clearly hear the session.

Many people enjoy riding to music. A stereo system for the arena can allow for dressage freestyle competitions. It is also useful if you are going to be holding shows at your facility.

Rotating tack wall open Classic EquineTack 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.

Automatic Feedersnelson automatic feeders

Making sure your horse has food throughout the day can sometimes be difficult. Using automatic feeders can ensure your horse always has something to nibble on throughout the day.


Installing wi-fi 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. Technology is constantly changing with affordable options! Start shopping around today and see what upgrades you can make for your barn.

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