Sensors and cameras

What we measure:

Scroll down to see what we measure and why!

24/7 access to your data

You get direct access to your data via the web portal and you can also use it as an app on your phone. This gives you insight into the data and photos day and night. You can rent the Healthy Climate Monitor for any desired period. View the costs here. After the rental period, the data remains visible for 2 months and you can, for example, export it to Excel or delete it. All data remains yours and you decide what happens to it.

Service/Assistence

We will help you starting up, using the app, analysing your pictures and sensor-data. Tell us what you want to achieve: Our veterinarian will contact you in the first few days/week to advise you on creating an optimal environment for your animals.

References scientific literature:
* Herman et al. Effect of temperature and relative humidity on the stability of infectious porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in aerosols. Fat. 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, PHN Saldiva, et al. Endotoxin as modifier of particulate matter toxicity: a review of the literature. Aerobiologia, 2011. 27 (2): 97–105

   
  Sensors measure every minute.
Photos are taken approximately every 5 minutes, depending on data storage requirements.
 

What we measure:

Surroundings

Objects

Gasses

Photos
170 degrees HD photo (and possibly video)
Behavior of your animals: do they lie against each other (right) or on each other (wrong) and in the right place in the pen?
Compare this to the sensor data and you will understand why they lie there.
Animals behave differently when you are not there!



Movement
Automatic analysis of the photos: we visualize movement as the measured value.
With this we hope to predict health and abnormalities such as tail biting.







CO2
Ventilation: With sufficient ventilation, CO is <1200 ppm. Pigs may be kept at a maximum of 3000 ppm. At least for now ..







Sound pressure and spectrum analysis
Screaming, coughing, sneezing: we want to hear it all.




Night shots with infrared
The camera takes photos in low daylight by means of infrared, so that the animals are not disturbed in their rest.



NH3 (ammonia)
Harmful to everyone's health. Can be felt in your eyes from 7 ppm.




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.




Thermal image (FLIR)
Camera with 60 ° or 110 ° viewing angle.
Fantastic images of your animals and farm: where is it cold, where is it warm?
The FLIR with 60 ° viewing angle has the sharpest image.
With the 110 ° viewing angle, your image is wider and more comparable to the 'normal' photo camera.


CH4 (methane)
This gas is released during the metabolism of both animals and humans and is an important greenhouse gas.
We are working on measuring this too.





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




PM 2.5 dust particles
Fine dust is invisible dust. The smaller, the further it can get into your lungs. It occurs more in the air at low RH%, during animal movement and when feeding. Most particulate matter with a particle matter > 1 micrometer (PM 1.0) is collected by hairs in your nose and through your mucous membranes.
Ionization helps to reduce particulate matter.


H2S (fertilizer gas)
Heavy, deadly gas in the slurry pit. This sensor is not standard in our HCM.







Brightness
In this graph you can clearly see the day-night rhythm and possibly save energy.




PM 10 dust particles
We measure this for you: you work in the farm.
Inflammatory reactions of particulate matter are mainly due to endotoxins that are bound to particulate matter, especially PM 10 dust particles *.

Extra as desired
Tell us what you want to measure!





Air pressure
Negative pressure is essential for good air exchange and air flow when mechanically ventilated. We are currently adapting our software to compare the outside air pressure with the inside air pressure.