Yes, currently the FarmSense network requires an internet connection with Wifi to connect. You also require a mobile phone with Wifi or 4G/3G coverage to view your data on the FarmSense dashboard and receive text message alerts.
A FarmSense SensorHub with 4G / 3G built in is coming soon.
You should have received an installation and user guide in with your FarmSense system, you can also download a copy of the guide from the FarmSense website.
You will require a drill and bit, pozi-screwdriver bit and a 32mm holesaw. Everything else you require is included in the FarmSense kits.
You can install an external antenna if needed for extended coverage, but this is rarely required.
The FarmSense network is designed to operate reliably up to 4kms with line of site between the sensor hub and Wifi adapter.
Line of site means no hills or trees between your sensor hub and your Wifi adapter at 4kms distance. With less distance, you may find that trees, foliage obstruction and buildings may be OK and not hinder the coverage of your FarmSense network.
You can use additional SensorHubs as repeaters to strengthen and extend your coverage if needed, you can also use these for adding sensors to your dashboard. Get in contact if you need any help with planning your FarmSense network.
FarmSense offers a full 1-year return to base warranty.
Please check the FarmSense network for comprehensive guides to set-up your FarmSense WiFi adapter with other devices, or if your device isn’t listed please get on contact with FarmSense.
The FarmSense Water Sensor works by measuring the water pressure at the bottom of your water tank. Please note the Water Sensor is not suitable for other liquids.
FarmSense is constantly developing more sensors to add to the network to give farmers more data to make better decisions. If you have an idea for a sensor you would like please get in touch to add your suggestion to help our product development pathway.
No, FarmSense data is displayed via the internet so you would use your mobile phone instead of a display, this means you can access your data anywhere that you have internet.