Monitoring of Movement on the Farm Using WiFi Technology

DOI 10.7160/aol.2019.110408
No 4/2019, December
pp. 85-92

Novák, V., Stočes, M., Kánská, E., Pavlík, J. and Jarolímek, J. (2019) “Monitoring of Movement on the Farm Using WiFi Technology", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 85-92. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2019.110408.


The paper deals with using commercial WiFi solutions that provide wireless connection to computer networks to monitor the movement of devices within that network. Current technologies, in particular in the IoT area, make it possible to place a battery sensory device on individual objects used on the farm. These sensors, in addition to their primary ability to provide connectivity, can also be used to monitor the movement of the devices they are attached to. Indirectly, it is therefore possible to monitor the movement of objects, people and animals that are associated with this WiFi or Bluetooth device. An example could be the monitoring of the feed wagon's movement on the farm, while obtaining information about the actual amount of cargo. This allows for optimizing logistics operations or track the movement of employees with fitness bracelets. The aim of the paper is to verify the possibilities of currently available commercial wifi systems and their use for monitoring movement on the farm.


Wi-Fi, Cloud, protocols, networks, position, Meraki, Aruba, Precision Agriculture, Smart Agriculture.


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