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Agribusiness uses drones for perimeter and property security

Agribusiness is an important market for the Brazilian economy, representing about 25% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In 2022, agribusiness exports totaled US$159.09 billion and accounted for 47.6% of Brazil's total exports.

In parallel with the sector's expansion, rural areas suffer from thefts and invasions by specialized criminal gangs. Data obtained by O GLOBO newspaper from state security departments counted more than 70,000 thefts and robberies between 2016 and 2017 in just three Brazilian states: Minas Gerais, Goiás, and Mato Grosso. The main targets of the criminals are high-value machinery, animals, and supplies, resulting in millions of dollars in losses for the owners.

Given this scenario, advanced solutions for perimeter and property security have gained more and more space in agribusiness, and automated drones have been a prominent resource. The aircraft is capable of performing scheduled patrols, monitoring assets, detecting threats and intruders, identifying fire hotspots, watching silos, and responding to emergencies, among other possibilities.

"Drones have become an essential tool for active and preventive security on farms. The aircraft can monitor large areas in a short time, move more quickly than a ground team, and reach hard-to-access locations such as areas with lakes and dense vegetation," explained security expert Hen Harel, CEO of Ôguen. "In addition, drones can be equipped with other resources such as spotlights and loudspeakers, and integrated with radars and electronic mines, allowing them to identify fire hotspots and intruders even in complete darkness. When a target is identified, the monitoring center can quickly send the drone to stop the invader by issuing warning messages through the loudspeaker attached to the aircraft," added the specialist.

For example, the wired Albatross drone can stay in the air for 24 hours and cover more than 100,000,000 square meters, equivalent to 10,000 hectares, day and night, increasing security to unprecedented levels in the civil market.

According to engineer Kleber Reis, commercial and operations director of Ôguen, each rural property requires a different demand, so it is necessary to conduct a thorough evaluation of the installation, identifying all vulnerabilities and project needs.

"Many people still do not realize the potential that drones can provide for farm security and routine. In addition to being a robust tool for protection and surveillance, it is still possible to add other applications, such as animal counts and inspection missions, all with the same equipment, helping to bring efficiency and cost reduction," said Kleber.

Ôguen offers these drones in the form of aerial surveillance with an affordable monthly fee, which includes service and maintenance in partnership with Aeroscan, a company that specialized in drone operations for security in Brazil.

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