Take control of your security. With the Field Commander® , CommanderVP® or ICON Link, you can rest easier. With irrigation system cable theft rampant, you can rely on AgSense to keep your investment safe. Whether your equipment is powered on or off, you and your crew will be notified whenever a span cable is cut.
For years, the PRO Field Commander has included theft monitoring capabilities as long as the pivot was powered. But in response to the uptick in thefts in recent years, we've expanded this service dramatically. Regardless of service level, every 2014 (or newer) Field Commander now monitors for theft even if the pivot is not powered. This includes if there is a power outage, load control, gen-set, main disconnect turned off, etc.
There is no extra cost to the grower for this feature.
How Does it Work?
The device sends a ‘pulse’ several times each minute when there is no power to the box. If the pulse does not complete the loop and return to the Field Commander, a Theft reading is triggered on the AgSense servers. Up to 10 individual cell phones and/or emails will then receive an alert with a message notifying them that there has been an interruption of power on the machine, most likely due to theft.
This 'pulse' and 'loop' sequence is similar for CommanderVP; however, it requires the purchase and installation of a Theft Kit. Theft monitoring comes as a standard feature on the Field Commander and ICON Link.