Like other foaling alarms, Smart Foal primarily works by detecting the mares orientation and activity. It sets off a local siren if the mare lies down and has a mute button to silence the alarm for 15 minutes. Unlike other foaling alarms, Smart Foal ALSO uploads all your mares' data to the cloud where it gets processed and displayed in our Web App.
Turn the transmitter on and mount it on your mare’s halter. The transmitter uses a radio wave to send information to the base station in your house. The range can be up to 600m in “ideal” conditions (cleared, flat, open, no buildings, drought conditions, no trees or hills). A more realistic guide is 200 – 300m (with a few trees and maybe a small shelter near by). Leather pouches for the transmitter are sold separately.
Put the base station in your house or beside your bed to get alarms.
The Smart Foal base can detect lying flat and it can “chirp” if one of the transmitters goes out of range.
The Smart Foal system is smart enough to alert you by sending alarms to your mobile phone. You can even choose the alarm tone – making it as loud or as quiet as you like. Smart Foal can help you understand what your mare is up to. Our real time web app is an easy to use interface that shows you how “active” your mare is.
There is a known issue with Smart Modems (like the Telstra Smart Modem). Smart Modems do NOT work reliably with the Smart Foal base station.