Rutland electric fencing has launched the UK’s first mobile app operated electric fence energiser.

The ESD 12000 Smart Energiser can be operated from anywhere in the world, enabling users to monitor their fences in real time and be informed of any breaks in the line.

“Notifications from the Smart Energiser to a user’s mobile device can identify drops in power, battery problems and device errors. This enables users to act immediately to protect their livestock, which reduces time and any potential losses,” says Rutland product specialist Hugh Burnham.

The Smart Energiser is the only device operated by a mobile app. Alternatives require a separate control box or remote and are significantly more expensive.

“The Smart Energiser has a direct link to the cloud so can be connected using any mobile device. Crucially, it does not require a full mobile signal because it can operate using an LTE or NB-IoT connection. This means it is well suited to hill farms and areas that have difficulty with mobile phone signal strength,” explains Mr Burnham.

The user-friendly app continually compiles data to offer a historical account of fences connected to the system. Users can also set thresholds to prevent alarms being triggered too easily. For farms with remote fencing where mains power is not available, the Smart Energiser can be run from a 12v battery which also offers the possibility of using solar powered batteries.

“The app reports the voltage flowing through the fence and will alert the user to a drop based on preset targets. This means no sleepless nights with alarms being triggered unnecessarily but also knowing that, when a real problem occurs, the user will be the first to know and can act to protect their livestock from anywhere in the world,” added Mr Burnham.