The Alberta poultry industry is adopting Be Seen Be Safe, as a way of improving emergency preparedness and response efforts in the face of disease threats such as avian influenza. Producers are encouraged to take part by picking up your farm gate sign and downloading the app for your cell phone.

Be Seen Be Safe Ltd. is an animal health company specializing in infection prevention and control. Be Seen Be Safe is a real-time, virtual visitor logbook that monitors people and vehicle movement on and off farm properties and, based on this information, can predict potential disease movement and provide early notification to farm owners and industry personnel in a disease emergency. Be Seen Be Safe is designed to prevent a minor disease outbreak from becoming a catastrophic disease outbreak. All information is confidential, more private than your current visitor logbooks, and password protected.

In 2016, Be Seen Be Safe was the recipient of an Ontario Premier’s Award and the Small Projects Award at the South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards for the innovative use of geo-spatial
technologies.

Download the Be Seen Be Safe app from your app store (beseenbesafe in the Google Play Store or Be Seen Be Safe Ltd. in the App Store or Blackberry World). Once the app is downloaded, make sure to register your account and fill in your account details, such as your email and user type (Farm Owner). As a property owner, you will receive real-time notifications on your mobile device, stating who has entered or exited your property. You can also view or download your visitor records at any time.

You can now get your Be Seen Be Safe farm sign to hang at the entrance to your property.  Ask for yours when your EFA Field Coordinator are on farm, or contact the EFA office to have one sent to you.  Be Seen Be Safe is having a contest!!  Once you hang your sign somewhere prominently, snap a photo and send it to [email protected] before December 31, 2017.  The winner of the most unique sign placement (while still being functional) will receive a free smartphone or equivalent prize!

We are here to help! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate contact by phone (1-519-803-3542) or email ([email protected]).