How the e-bell works

The e-bell is charged on a charging unit and attached like a regular bell. With the app and software you get an overview of your animals. The e-bell uses satellite technology, this makes it work everywhere – also places with no mobile signal.



E-Bells - use and charging

This is how the e-bell is attached

Animal welfare

We’ve focused a lot on animal welfare when developing the bell. The shape is in line with what has been used on livestock the last 100 years, and the weight is 300 grams. According to Norwegian Food Safety Authority, it can be worn by lambs over 15kg. The e-bell goes to all standard collars, and the animal won’t notice the difference between this and a regular bell.

Placed on the animal like a regular bell

Like regular bells, the E-bell hangs on a collar and naturally slides down under the sheep’s chin. There is no need for extra screws or gaskets, and additional weight is not necessary.

Charging and battery life

It’s possible to charge five bells at the same time. It only takes 2,5 hours before they’re fully charged, and this will normally last the whole grazing season.

A fully charged bell will last 12 months if you choose to receive one message of position a day. If you want more messages, the battery level will decrease a little according to the bells activity.

 

Regular bell in addition to the E-bell

Many wishes to use a regular bell for sound in the terrain. To do this the same collar can be used, only with a separator between the different bells. For example a piece of a plastic tube. 10-15 cm between the bells is enough to prevent the metal bell from interfering with the transmitter in the E-bell.


Track your livestock from smartphone or tablet

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Get at good overview of your animal’s positions.

On our app you’ll get a good overview of your livestock and possible alarms and messages.

The app works on both smartphone and tablet. (Download our app for Android and Apple)

N.B We do not have an english version of our app or software yet, but we are working on it!

Geofencing  

We offer the use of a system called geofence. This is a virtual geographic boundary around an area you want your livestock to either stay in our out of. This is something you draw yourself in our computer program. You’ll receive an alarm when the bell sends a position outside of your wanted area.

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Neighbours can have grazing areas that are overlapped without problem. You won’t see your neighbour’s livestock, and he can’t see yours.

Neighbours can save money by sharing a charging unit. All tracking data and comes from each individual bell, so this won’t cause any problems. 

This is what you can see on your smartphone

On your map you can quickly see where each bell is positioned, and you can look into each one for more information. You’ll get a good overview of all your livestocks positions with distances.
It is also possible to view positions limited to a certain time period.

The digital compass leads you directly to your chosen bell (this function also works offline).

You’ll get an overview over which alarm messages that has been sent, and you can see the battery level of each bell.


Get notified of unexpected events

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Easy navigation to each e-bell by pre-set compass.

Findmy has different types of alarms you can adjust to your needs and grazing pattern. If an animal goes outside of the area you’ve decided, or doesn’t move in a while, you’ll get notified in your app. Findmy’s E-bells works without cellular coverage.

Discover if an animal is sick or stuck

One of the most common alarms is “No movement” or “Small movement”; When an animal hasn’t moved out of a certain radius, you’ll get notified when the next message comes through. You decide what radius qualifies for small movement yourself.

Bells that are produced in 2015 or later also has a motion detector which gives faster notifications than earlier models by triggering the “no movement” alarm if there has not been any movement between the two messages. 

If the animals goes out of the grazing area

You decide which areas to use. When your animal goes out of this area, you’ll get notified. You can still see where they are positioned.

Batterylife

The battery lasts about a year after full charging, but will be reduced if you choose to receive a lot of messages. You’ll get notified if a battery starts to run out of power.

Amount of messages

The need for positions changes throughout the season, and you choose yourself how often you want messages. A typical setup is one message per 18th hour and two right before gathering your livestock. When gathering the rest of the livestock the amount goes up to four. It is possible to get messages down to one every hour.