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Iot Software Monitors Pest Control


3/27/2018

From the home to the car, connected devices are revolutionizing the way that humans live and work. Now, businesses concerned with pest pressures can take advantage of the Internet of Things technology to proactively monitor interior rodent activity with Rentokil Steritech​’s PestConnectSM system.

PestConnect is a proprietary system that utilizes infrared sensors on rodent traps to monitor mouse activity on a premises 24/7/365. In addition to monitoring, PestConnect allows for the immediate capture, containment, and notification of mice incidents as they arise. This effective and focused solution provides for a more risk-based response to incidents, minimizing contamination risks.

Rentokil Steritech developed PestConnect ​to meet the ever-growing demands on businesses in highly regulated industries, such as food processing, pharmaceutical, health care, logistics and warehousing, food retail, and hospitality facilities.

The goal of PestConnect is to monitor and log issues in real time, resulting in shortened response time to activity and enhancing compliance with regulations and standards.

Additionally, PestConnect also helps clients to mitigate potential issues before they have an impact on the bottom line through preventing potential damage to products and structures, contamination to food products or sensitive environments, or costly clean-up expenses that can result from unchecked pest issues. The system is a great complement to any pest control program focused on audit and regulatory compliance, helping those businesses facing rigid standards and regulations to develop even more laser-focused risk-based pest management programs.

Leading with innovation, PestConnect is one of the many outputs from the Power Centre, Rentokil’s Global Innovation Center located in the UK, which pioneers revolutionizing technology focused on uncovering the latest breakthroughs in pest management.

PestConnect follows the Global Innovation Center’s previous release of Rentokil Steritech’s PestNetOnline, an online data management system that enables customers to view interactive site maps, create customized charts and reports to help them identify risks and behavioral trends for compliance audits, review documentation and more.

“The integration of PestConnect with PestNetOnline strengthens our internet-of-things-based solution for commercial pest control customers,” says John Myers, CEO of Rentokil Steritech. “Knowing the exact time and location of pest activity allows us to better identify patterns associated with that activity and adjust our pest management protocols to offer enhanced proactive solutions for our customers.”




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