SmartGuard®

Protecting +1 Million Piglets.

Meet SwineTech’s Award Winning Product.

SwineTech’s award-winning product, SmartGuard, prevents piglet deaths due to their moms crushing them. By harnessing AI to read data through sensors, SmartGuard can locate exactly where a piglet is getting crushed and will alert the sow to roll over or stand up through the use of a vibratory signal.

How does it work?

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Features & Benefits

  • Lay-on Prevention
  • Water-Resistant
  • Automatic Pen Heating/Temperature Control
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Full-Color LCD Display and Controls
  • Stainless Steel Contacts
  • 120V Power Supply
  • Outlets for Heatlamps (2)
  • Ambient Temperature Sensors
  • 3-Layer Waterproof Microphone

In the Box

  • SmartGuard® Unit
  • 2 Wearables
  • 20 Patches
  • Product Manual

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 heatlamps plugged in)

Is the SmartGuard right for you?

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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 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.

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.