Nebraska Patent of the Month – June 2022

Livestock farms are in constant need of improved security. The livestock can be easily frightened and cause harm to visitors if they don’t know what they are doing. If a cow is scared, they may kick with lethal force. In addition to safety concerns, unknown visitors have the risk of bringing in pathogens which can spread quickly within the close-quarter living situation and ultimately risk the entire flock or herd of livestock.

NoveTechnologies, LLC recognizes this need for reliable security and has developed a biometric security system to suit. Their system removes the limitations of traditional security systems. For instance, key card systems may track which card is used to gain access, but they cannot confirm that the correct person is using the card. NoveTechnologies’ biometric system can determine if an unauthorized person is sneaking through, and alert the Barn Manager rapidly.

The biosecurity system comprises a biometric recognition system which connects to a cloud database and any smart device. The biometric system uses an intelligent 3D camera to scan the face of a person as they request access to a facility or property. These scans are significantly more complex than a traditional camera and stores information as detailed as a contour map of a person’s face. This technology allows for accurate identification of a person at a distance of 25 feet.

The data gathered by the camera is stored in the database for future reference and comparison. This means any individuals who have been banned will be recognizable in the future. Depending on the farm’s desired system, they can set up a list of approved individuals. If the person trying to enter the facility does not match with the profiles on this list, they can be denied access. 

If desired, the data can even be shared with other nearby farms, tracking the movement of individuals amongst farms. This kind of innovation can help prevent disease outbreaks from spreading to multiple farms.With complete customizability, this user-defined security protocol allows farmers to have greater control over their security and their livestock’s safety.

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