T220 traps have been modified by ASG Technologies to enable remote data on wildlife activity. This is possible using a LoRa gateway satellite device which monitors possums with artificial intelligence (AI) cameras.
Our Upper South Island Field Services Manager, Josh King says the technology is an exciting development for possum control and surveillance in remote areas like Molesworth. 'While it is gnarly country, vast, with challenging climate extremes, these remotely monitored traps may enable us to support traditionally labour-intensive and costly methods.
'We worked closely with ASG on mapping out where we could set up the remote gateway devices. This involved erecting antennas and solar panels on exposed ridges. They were secured with heavy gear to withstand extreme gales and heavy snow.'