SALEYARDS BOOST SECURITY

and the safety of livestock!


Ewan Grant

19 March 2019

Ewan Grant

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The Mount Gambier and District Saleyards have finalised an upgrade of the security system this
week with the installation of a new system to monitor and support the safety of livestock,
business users and visitors to the facility.


In February Council resolved to upgrade the security system which is over 15 years old, bringing the
security layout and technology in line with current standards and best practice. Peter Mitchell, Business
Manager Saleyards, other Council staff and contractors have worked together to determine the best
system and undertake installation as quickly as possible.


Some of the new features and benefits of the system include:


• High resolution cameras for better picture quality
• Vehicle number plate recognition for vehicles entering and exiting the facility
• Broader CCTV coverage of the site extending to loading ramps and the truck wash
• Increased capacity for retention of footage
• Future capacity to allow remote access


The security upgrade demonstrates Council’s investment in the future of the livestock industry for the
region.


“The Mount Gambier and District Saleyards put through just over $100m in livestock value during the
2017-18 financial year, with 65,685 cattle and 145,302 lambs being sold. This security upgrade will build
on other projects completed in 2017-18 including replacing rubber matting in selling pens, purchasing
handheld cattle scanners, replacing ramp hoist covers, making safety improvements to the adjustable
cattle ramps, as well as the installation of safety and general signage at the facility” stated Peter Mitchell.

Council will work with stakeholders at the Saleyards to implement a system of continuous improvement
to provide a safe facility.

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