SmartGuard®

Autonomously protect
your sows and litters.

What is SmartGuard?

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Reduce Piglet Crushing Now

SmartGuard has been scientifically proven to reduce piglet crushing by as much as 31.37% on large commercial sow farm operations in North America. This portable and water-resistant device leverages voice recognition and behavioral sensors to identify a piglet being laid on by its mother. It then leverages patented chiropractic TENS technology to autonomously, and safely alert the mother to move. Each SmartGuard protects two new litters every five days.

Cost: $1,000.00
Coverage: 120 Litters/yr

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Is SmartGuard right for you?

Features

  • Voice Recognition Technology
  • Lay-on Prevention
  • Water-Resistant
  • 3-Layer Waterproof Microphone
  • Automatic Pen Heating/Temperature Control
  • Full-Color LCD Display and Controls
  • Stainless Steel Contacts
  • Ambient Temperature Sensors

Benefits

  • Up to a 31.37% reduction in piglet crushing
  • 24/7 litter surveillance
  • Improved sow wellbeing
  • Litter specific microclimate
  • Reduce stress in the presence of people

Operational Specifications

  • Size: 9.51″ x 8.7″ x 5.1″ (~7″ with power cords installed)
  • Weight: 3 lbs, +/-0.2 lbs (including power cords)
  • Power Draw: 6 Watts nominal and 8 Watts max (with no heat lamps plugged in)
  • 120V Power Supply

SwineTech’s Award Winning Product.

SwineTech’s award-winning product, SmartGuard, has received awards from esteemed organizations from all over the world. Most notably, SwineTech was awarded the 2020 pork producers’ choice award for innovation of the year by the National Hog Farmer. Other awards have been granted by MIT, Forbes, Microsoft, The National Inventors Hall of Fame, the American Farm Bureau Federation, Under Armour, etc.

Customer Service

Available at (641) 670-0774

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the device save a piglet in distress?

The moment our algorithm detects a piglet in distress it will standby for 8 seconds to allow the mom to stand up on her own. If she does not stand up, a vibration is delivered to the sow via the wearable. If she still will not stand up an impulse similar to that of a dog collar is deliver to encourage her to stand up.

Will SmartGuard stress my sows?

SmartGuard has been tested by Kansas State University and proven to cause no more stress than a person that is respectfully alerting the sow to stand up. For more information, click here.

How does the device know when a piglet is in distress?

Pigs exemplify different wave forms and frequencies in their squeals. Some squeals mean that they are hungry or annoyed, while others dictate a call for help. Our algorithm processes these squeals and identifies those in distress.

How much training will my employees need?

SwineTech will assist you in training your production team on how to properly utilize your SmartGuard monitors. Typically, this consists of a 1 to 3-hour walk through and demonstration. The system is designed to be simple and easy to use for even the newest employees. A SwineTech engineer will be on-site for the first day to assist you and your team. Post-installation, the movement of each device from litter to litter takes approximately 3 minutes per dual unit. We also provide remote customer service through our service app that is free for all users.

What happens if the impulse can’t get the sow up?

In the event that the sow does not stand up, our device goes into a silent mode and alerts the producer via handheld device or desktop. The producer will see the alert and must reset the device in person.

How soon will we see results?

You’ll see results the first day! You’ll not only see that less piglets have died, you’ll also have access to an online dashboard that allows you to see which sows laid on more piglets and needed the encouragement to stand up. This allows you to immediately improve outcomes by knowing which sows require more management and observation than others.