Barn Owl Wireless Crop Monitoring and Fan Control
Barn Owl Wireless systems use wireless temperature sensors, installed in many different configurations to suit any shape and size of grain silo or flat floor store, to transmit temperature data to the user via the mobile phone network and a cloud-based server. Store managers can then log on to the Barn Owl Wireless web page on any internet-enabled device, check temperature and humidity readings for all their stores and manage the cooling fans according to the data shown on screen. Fans can be controlled automatically to cool or dry the grain without the need to travel unnecessarily to visit the store.
Barn Owl Wireless cools efficiently, using only ambient air that is colder than the crop. This, combined with the precision of zonal cooling, enables the system to only cool the sections of the crop store that require it. The result is significantly reduced energy costs over conventional cooling methods; in most cases at least 40% less energy is used. The crop temperature monitoring data received is stored, collated and displayed either graphically or in downloadable tables, which can act as supporting evidence of grain storage history when dealing with grain merchants and quality assurance assessors.