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IoT revolutionising pest control

Anticimex successfully launched connected traps, gaining higher efficiency and increased customer experience in an environmentally friendly way. Find out how it has used IoT to create greater business value.

As a global leader in preventative pest control, Anticimex required a connectivity solution that would work everywhere. Telenor Connexion provided the connectivity for Anticimex Smart and with this intelligent system using connected traps they can instantly react to infestations in an environmentally-friendly way.

Customer case: IoT revolutionising pest control

Learn how Telenor Connexion worked with Anticimex to instantly react to infestations in an environmentally-friendly way.

Topics covered in the white paper:

  • Pest control gets smart
  • How Anticimex Smart works
  • Anticimex Smart – a digital pest control solution
  • Selling results rather than traps
  • Connected traps are taking off fast
  • The connected parts
  • The managed connectivity solution
  • Key benefits of IoT for Anticimex
  • Why IoT enabled pest control needs managed connectivity
  • Global IoT connectivity-as-a-service

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Executive summary

Pest control has traditionally relied on traps filled with toxins to exterminate pests. This approach has been largely unscientific relying on the placement of multiple traps that require continuous manual checking. Traps deployed in this way are often unused and those that are triggered are often less effective in catching pests and eradicating infestations.

But that is all changing thanks to connectivity. IoT is driving a digital revolution in pest control by enabling companies such as Anticimex to connect their Anticimex Smart traps and thereby enabling continuous monitoring of its traps 24/7, no matter where they are located.

Using reliable, global connectivity provided by Telenor Connexion, Anticimex have developed connected products such as Anticimex Smart, resulting in higher efficiency in pest protection, an increased customer experience, and a substantial decrease of the dangerous toxins used in traditional traps.

As a result, trap deployments are more precise, action is taken faster, data is utilized to generate more valuable insights, and business is booming.

Pest Control gets smart

Customers don’t like the hassle of monitoring, maintaining or disposing of traps. So the idea of building a better trap has been a key goal of the pest control industry for many years. Connected traps are a digital revolution in pest control.

In contrast to traditional traps, IoT-connected traps can be continuously monitored, reacting instantly to the presence of pests. The data gathered can be communicated to enable pest control providers to place more traps in the event of a large-scale infestation or move non-triggered traps to areas where they are needed.

Connected pest solutions improve customer services for end users and give better results. Data gathered from the solution can be used to generate insights, which benefits end users and Anticimex.

In addition, global connectivity from Telenor Connexion enables Anticimex to move into new markets quicker and more easily than having to deal with local operators.

Intelligent pest control around the clock

Connectivity means intelligent pest control is enabled around the clock rather than only when an operative is on site to service the traps. This means the insights gathered give an accurate picture of the scale of an infestation and enable appropriate controls to be put in place. Costly infestations can be prevented by catching pests early and wasteful and environmentally damaging deployments of toxins can be minimised or eradicated entirely.

Selling results rather than traps

From its establishment in 1934 as a pest control provider in Sweden, Anticimex has always embraced new technologies and business models. It initially offered property owners a no bed bugs guarantee via an annual, fixed price contract. The service was so successful that it was quickly broadened out to address other pests.

Anticimex is now one of the world’s largest pest control companies, operating in 18 countries and offering food safety, building environment services, fire protection and insurance in addition to pest control. The company’s aim is to be the global leader in preventive pest control through harnessing technological innovation and continuing its deep commitment to customer service.

New technologies are redefining what clients can expect from their pest control service provider. When added to the services traditionally provided by Anticimex, the IoT-enabled capabilities of the Anticimex Smart solution give customers the best of both worlds –automation and expertise.