|Hello HN, hope you're doing well!|
There's a wave of horse mutilations in France, Germany and Belgium. I am directly concerned by this, as such incident happened this week close to where my horse lives.
We stood watch last night, but it's immediately become clear that we can't do that every night. Also, we can't afford a night guard, it's too expensive and this wave could last for years (it's been over a year in France).
I'd like to setup some kind of intrusion detection and alerting in the pastures. It is a wide open area, and animals regularly move around in there. Horses, obviously, but also rabbits, foxes, birds etc.
So far we are considering cameras, but that is going to be an expensive solution, and we need to be alerted only when humans are around.
I'm at a loss so far. Tired, also, haven't slept tonight.
We need this deployed as soon as possible, every day matters. I'm willing to take any quick and dirty solution. We have manpower to install equipment, and some money (but not that much) to get equipment. I can also administer infrastructure and develop custom software, so feel free to suggest anything.