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Wildlife Monitoring Technology That Works

Wildlife Monitoring Technology That Works

After years of product development and research, Skyhawk has developed a new, innovative wildlife monitoring technology called the Kiwi. With features that overcome the challenges in nuisance and wildlife control, the Kiwi is a device that remotely monitors your traps using a sensor that detects movement.

Skyhawk’s remote monitoring capabilities bring vast amounts of implications for those who use live animal traps and trapping supplies. With real-time alerts, it’s possible to monitor when an animal trap has been triggered and keep track of it’s location with a modern, easy-to-use phone app.Skyhawk wildlife monitoring technology monitors traps using accelerometers and sends an alert when the device is triggered due to trap activity. Users are able to control the sensitivity of the sensor as well as the frequency of notifications. Additionally, Skyhawk animal trap products are rated for up to 3+ years of battery life (or roughly 2,500 notifications) by using standard, replaceable batteries and optimized cellular technology.

Deploy Animal Trap Monitoring Almost Anywhere

Powered by Verizon, Skyhawk live animal trap products can monitor traps that are set virtually anywhere in the United States. Skyhawk wildlife trap products are able to monitor your traps in practically any location with coast-to-coast LTE coverage, even in areas with low cell signals. We fully know that our wildlife monitoring technology and products are exposed to the elements and subject to wear over time; that’s why we run tests that would imitate where the traps were set, including but not limited to: drop tests, water proofing, signal strength, accelerometer sensitivity, placement testing, and over the air (OTA) updates.

Start Saving Time with Effective Animal Trap Monitoring

Skyhawk wildlife monitoring technologies have been designed to streamline more difficult processes, save time during the day, and ultimately relieve some of the stress of having to manage several traps at once. It can be a guessing game to determine if a trap has caught anything and traveling out of the way to find that it was a mis-fire isa waste of time and resources. By cutting back on the hassle of having to constantly physically monitor traps, a 24-month subscription to one of our remote monitoring devices can pay for itself over just a couple of months.

Affordable Trap Monitoring Solution

Consider an example scenario: a nuisance and wildlife management company hire a field technician to go on an hour long trip each week to check a large animal trap, which costs the company $10 each way. This cost the company $1,040 a year at the rate of $20 per trip, where as the cost of 1 Kiwi with  is less than $300. Using a wildlife camera trap, such as the Arlo Go, can cost over $800 for unlimited coverage on the same network.

Reducing Risk with Wildlife Monitoring Technology

We think it’s also interesting to note the savings on liability. For example, if the wildlife management company set live traps for raccoons in hard-to-reach places, then the field technician would spend less time on the road and in dangerous areas.

We take pride in providing high-quality wildlife monitoring technology and hope to simplify the day-to-day with alerts that are proactive and not reactive. With network coverage virtually everywhere, we want you to be able to spend time deploying more traps, and not driving around checking them.

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$4.5 Million Secured by Skyhawk LTE Connected Monitoring Devices

PICA Product Development (PPD), an industry leading manufacturer of intelligent music-on-hold, in-store messaging and loss prevention systems and its affiliate company, PICA Manufacturing Solutions (PMS), a leading manufacturer of Flexible and Rigid Circuits, announced the securing of a $4.5 million line of credit from Bank of America to assist the market introduction of PPD’s Skyhawk line of IoT remote monitoring devices.

Newly deployed LTE Cat M1 networks, providing coverage of essentially the entire United States, are now supporting Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology. What this means for users is that the latest Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring devices can combine LTE mobile connectivity with extremely long battery life. The Skyhawk product line is specially engineered to take full advantage of these new technologies and allow very long-term deployment of monitoring devices for various use cases.

Highly compact Skyhawk devices feature potent internal primary battery power enabling rapid long-term deployment of various types of sensors to monitor assets in remote locations without the need for any other connectivity or power sources. Additionally, Skyhawk deployment and customer activation are entirely mobile device App based, eliminating the need for complicated manual setup processes. The Skyhawk hardware and connectivity services are provided with customized software solutions for various consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Custom integration into existing deployed enterprise business software via our API solutions is also supported.

Application areas will include animal relocation, wildlife control, pest management, tank monitoring, marine, environmental monitoring, graffiti prevention, perimeter security, delivery notification, remote building/storage monitoring, remote asset monitoring, construction site monitoring, equipment monitoring, automobile loT security, employee security and a host of other applications not previously practical or economical. Initial product introductions are being made at the 2019 Animal Care Expo – booth 914.

In addition to the new $4.5 million line of credit, the design, manufacturing and financial resources of the PICA group of companies will continue to the facilitate development and marketing of the Skyhawk product line.

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Skyhawk Kiwi Showcased at the 2019 Animal Care Expo

2019 Animal Care Expo

Skyhawk will be exhibiting at the 28th annual 2019 Animal Care Expo hosted by The Humane Society of the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana from April 15th to 18th.

The Animal Care Expo is an international educational workshop conference where you can learn from experts, representatives from government agencies, and inspirational leaders all in one place. The Animal Care Expo boasts a dedicated tradeshow featuring the latest products and services available to the animal care industry.

Both Skyhawk (Booth #914) and distribution partner Tomahawk Live Trap (Booth #412) will be showcasing the soon to be released Skyhawk Kiwi device.

The Skyhawk Kiwi is a simple smart trap monitoring device connected by Verizon that allows users to monitor remote trap activity in real-time from virtually anywhere. * Impacting the industry with its simple easy to use hardware and user-friendly smart application backed by its 3+ years battery life**. Start monitoring your traps in less than 5 minutes.

With real-time activity alerts users will be instantly notified when an animal has been caught, which in return will reduce animal hold times resulting in decreased animal stress.

For more information and to preorder your Skyhawk Kiwi device visit the Skyhawk booth located at booth #914 at the 2019 Animal Care Expo.

*Wherever Verizon Wireless LTE CAT-M1 coverage is available.
**Actual battery life depends upon the frequency of notifications and cellular network conditions.