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Anticimex SMART – Digital Pest Control Lands In The US

What if you could detect vermin the instant they entered buildings on your properties?

No longer is the ingenuity of technology (think Jetsons) too far off from futuristic imaginings. While we may still be a way off from piloting our own personal flying machines, techies across the globe are competing to develop products and services that automate our lives—helping us live healthier lives, become more efficient and keep more money in our pockets.

Synonymous with all things progressive, Swedish engineering is no exception. This year in the US, pest control as we know it takes a giant leap with intelligent technology, unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Anticimex SMART—an intelligent system that keeps an eye on the things that you don’t want to see—is nothing short of “smart” in both design and problem-solving resourcefulness. By constantly monitoring and instantly reacting, it prevents costly pest infestations in an environmentally-friendly way that we can really get behind.

Here’s what we know about how a brilliant idea came to life to help apartments and condos alike keep properties pest-free around the clock.

We Were Skeptical Too…At First.

For most of us, smart technology is limited to the home. We turn off the lights, automate our Amazon deliveries and brew coffee with one-touch technology. Although the technology itself isn’t new (defense organizations have been developing and using smart technology for years) it’s relatively new to the consumer market.

Getting a handle on unwanted rodents and other vermin, while not a glamorous topic, is an undeniable issue facing apartments and condominiums everywhere. The idea of digital pest control, however, is still foreign to many of us. And for a good reason. To put it simply, as stringent as the US regulation on pesticides/rodenticides has become, they don’t hold a candle to those that our pest control friends face across the pond. In many other countries, especially throughout Europe, rodenticide baits simply aren’t legal. Since rats and mice remain among the top vectors of disease (do I hear the calling of the next plague?) European pest controllers, facing crack-downs on improved regulation, leaped ahead of the curve to develop sustainable, environmentally-friendly solutions. Thus, the birth of digital pest control.

So, What Exactly Is Digital Pest Control?

Ready to have your mind blown? It’s probably not what you expect. When the average DIYer thinks of digital pest control, it’s easy to envision plug-n-play devices that emit some sort of high-frequency soundwaves that shun vermin. [We’ve authored several stories about electronic devices that purport to control mice and rats electronically and why they don’t work.]

Digital pest control is something entirely different. Astoundingly different. Think of it like this: clone 30 of your all-time best employees—the most reliable, smartest, hardest working, maintenance staff and pair every set of eyes and ears with inspection and quality control to a central data hub using your own 3G network. Then, stand by as a hidden pipe is leaking in one of your older buildings. Your people would mobilize, sending critical information about the leak to the central hub, dispatching help instantly. You’d want more of that, right? No problem, we’ve got your back.

Anticimex SMART uses advanced sensor technology to detect rodent activity in cable runs, ceilings or voids, food or equipment storage or other areas that are commonly overlooked. It’s ideal for use around multi-unit buildings with food and beverage in every fridge as well as in and around high traffic areas that could attract rodent activity like dumpsters outside of buildings.

A Device Designed For Any Space

Whether it’s rodents on the interior or exterior, Anticimex SMART devices use powerful heat and motion sensors to lure and catch rats and mice without the use of toxic baits. Each type of device is engineered to prevent rodent infestations with intelligent, around the clock monitoring and control, for many at the source of entry—sewer pipes leading to and from your property. All devices speak to each other in real time, via 3G connectivity, sending critical information on rodent activity and caches to a central data hub and back to your pest control provider. Help is on the way.

While most innovative technology rarely comes with a small price tag, what it packs is powerful AI (artificial intelligence) to detect vermin the instant it breaches a building with a proven pest control solution that gives you the best of two worlds—automation and expertise.

If you’d like to learn more about digital pest control or receive insider tips on pests in the DMV area, give us a call at (855) 212-3677.

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