HCS system

The Healthy Climate Monitor 

The Healthy Climate Monitor is the most user-friendly advanced climate monitor of all.

The combination of multiple sensors combining static or moving images has enabled users to successfully diagnose and remedy livestock problems.

Various cases involving lung problems, tail biting, high concentrations of ammonia and nest and pen pollution have been resolved or prevented by using its advanced technology.

Measurements

The sensors inside the Healthy Climate Monitor measure: temperature, relative air humidity, CO2, ammonia, air pressure, dust particles, movement and brightness. The camera's allow users to take pictures, analyze the movement of animals and capture thermal images and images at night. Sensors measure every minute. Photos are analysed continuously, and saved upon sufficient movement. All measurements are specified in the table below.

Photos

Photos

The HD camera takes photo's at day and night, that show you the behavior of your animals. Do they sleep where you want them to sleep? Compare this to the sensor data and you will understand why they lie there.

Thermal imaging

Thermal imaging (option)

Fantastic high resolution thermal (FLIR) images of your animals and unit walls/floor: which spots are cold, or warm? Find out the reason why animals like certain spots with these surprisingly informative images.

Brightness

Brightness

The mean camera brightness is plotted into a measurement graph, so you can clearly see the day-night rhythm that your animals experience, and possibly even save energy.

Ammonia

Ammonia

Ammonia (NH3) is harmful to everyone's health in higher concentrations. It can be felt in your eyes from 7ppm. Frequenlty measured in higher concentrations in closed climate farms.

Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide (CO2) provides a good indication for the available oxygen concentration. With sufficient ventilation, CO2 concentrations should be below 1200ppm. Pigs may be kept at a maximum of 3000ppm.

Temperature

Temperature

The ideal temperature is different for everyone. Also for animals. They cannot put on a sweater or take a blanket. Or go out and take a breath of fresh air. You'll have to look at your animals to see what their optimal temperature is.

Relative air humidity

Relative air humidity

< 40 RH% is too dry: your mucous membranes dry out, the defense line decreases. Some viruses are more stable at low humidity, e.g. PRRSV*. > 80% RH is too moist: greater risk of some bacteria, e.g. streptococci*.

Air pressure

Air pressure

Low pressure compared to outside is essential for good air flow in mechanically ventilated farms. Compare the outside air pressure with the inside air pressure to see if your system works as expected.

Movement

Movement

Automatic analysis of the subjects in the photos: we visualize their movement as a measurement value so you can predict health issues and abnormalities such as tail biting of pigs.

Dust

Dust

Fine dust is invisible dust. The smaller, the further it can get into your lungs. Particulate matter with a diameter lower than 10 micrometer (PM 10) is not filtered by nose and through mucous membranes, so it is unhealthy.

Sound

Sound (option)

Screaming, coughing, sneezing: we want to hear it all. Sound is analyzed continuously and plotted into spectrograms for easy interpretation of loud noises in the audio spectrum.

Extra sensors

Extra sensors

Tell us if you want to measure any other substance and we can adopt your Healthy Climate Monitor to do so. We have already built in methane (CH4), fertilizer gas (H2S) and VOC sensors.

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References to scientific literature

  • Herman et al. Effect of temperature and relative humidity on the stability of infectious porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in aerosols. Vet. Res. 38 (2007) 81-93)
  • Dee et al. Effect of management practices on the Streptococcus suis carrier rate in nursery swine. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1993 Jul 15;203(2):295-9.
  • C. Degobbi, P. H. N. Saldiva, et al. Endotoxin as modifier of particulate matter toxicity: a review of the literature. Aerobiologia, 2011. 27(2):97–105

How can I access my data?

Information stored by your Healthy Climate Monitor(s) can be accessed 24/7 on both your computer or phone. You can access your data directly via the app on your phone or through the Customer Portal. Important to note: you will at all times maintain full ownership of your data; what you do with it is up to you.

In addition to automatic measurements, you can also easily register manually performed farm inspections in the app. This allows you to gain insight into your farm scoring over a set period of time.

Customer portal

In you decide not to buy the Healthy Climate Monitor after finishing the rental period, your data will remain visible for another two months. This allows you to delete your information or download it, e.g. in Excel or PDF format.

Plug and go

Simply hang the Healthy Climate Monitor(s) in my farm, and that’s that?

Yes, it’s that simple! Simply suspend the monitor from the ceiling and plug it in: no need for intricate installation processes or network connections. The robust casing is specially made for farm environments; data is transferred via the internal mobile connection, using 4G or WIFI/ethernet.

HCM data

It’s up to you where you want to start measuring first. Choose somewhere where the air is mixed and away from a vent or air-intake. Hang the chain over a feed pipe, beam or hook and fasten the Healthy Climate Monitor with the carabiner. Easy does it! Good to know: the power cord is 20 meters / 66 feet long and safe due to the use of low voltage.

HCM with Vet

Service & Support

Naturally, we will help you get started: we’ll show you how to use the app and analyze photos and sensor data.

Our veterinarian will be in touch in the first days to set up a plan to create the most optimal environment for your animals.

If you would like to test a Healthy Climate Monitor before purchasing one, you can do so by using the rental option. You will then receive a Healthy Climate Monitor in a suitcase, with which you can do an initial investigation. You will be guided by our veterinarian. If you like it and you decide to purchase a system yourself within 3 months after the rental period, the rental price will be deducted from the purchase price.

Healthy Climate Monitors in suitcase

To find out more about costs and opportunities, please fill out the estimate form

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The Healthy Climate Monitor is available with various sensor and camera configurations. After purchasing your own Healthy Climate Monitor(s), you can create your researches at various locations, export data and print reports from the app.

We will produce your Healthy Climate Monitor in the corporate colors of your company.

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Healthy Climate Monitor in your corporate colors