is based on specific requests and practical needs of beekeepers. Its main purpose is the measuring, processing, saving and consequential transmission of currently measured data to the user through GSM connection (mobile telephone network) without the need to personally visit the place, or apiary, where this device is installed. VILKO 2 is designed for installation under so-called reference hives. The beekeeper then uses the measured data to improve the work and early assurance of essential work in the apiary. Simultaneously, the monitor secures the hive and apiary against intruders, with optional addition of a siren.
It is possible to attach two more platform scales without electronics to VILKO 2.
* - depending on the equipment
Communication and settings is possible through SMS send to VILKO 02. Monitoring of the device is possible through received SMS, e-mails or Internet on the website. Basic parameters are set by SMS from any kind of cell phone.
All of the measured parameters, as well as alarm layouts are send to any type of cell phone through SMS and, in case of breaking the security, the cell phone number is called.
Transition of data to WEB server is possible by GSM data connection. http://www.operchip.com/beehive/
During activation of internet services, the user can monitor all the measurements, the current state, alarm messages and settings of the scale.
During the activation of e-mail, the user can through e-mail monitor regular information about the state and alarm layouts.
The accelerometer, which detects any type of movement (shift, collision) and informs the beekeeper about it, is a part of the scale. There is one input available (e.g. to connect the switch for opening the doors to the apiary with immediate SMS alert) no-potential output for bracing other devices (light, horn, phototrap, etc.)
The scale can be charged by built-in accumulator, or by an external one. Charging of the accumulator is possible through solar panel.