oPen.

A simple and robust pen surveillance system.

oPen is a Raspberry Pi-based, solar-powered pen surveillance system that allows users to remotely access and control the livestock pen from any device with an Internet connection.

This easy-to-implement solution provides livestock owners with access to:

  • Video monitoring surveillance in and out of the pen
  • Managing access to the pen, preventing apex predators from entering
  • RFID livestock tracking to indicate the number of livestock in and out of the pen
  • Dashboard to manage multiple pens

As humans and wildlife begin to interact more with the development of climate change and urbanization, conflicts between the two groups must be minimized. A major reason for this conflict is due to the danger of apex predators such as mountain lions injuring or killing livestock, leading to killings of these predators. Livestock pens can be effective in preventing livestock from being harmed by these predators, provided that the pen doors are properly closed in a timely manner.

oPen is currently implemented in the Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Center. Learn more:

Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue

Living with Lions / True Wild


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