The Trapmate Kiwi+, debuting at NWCOA’s Wildlife Expo, adds increased power lifetime and durability for remote monitoring of animal capture traps
February 6, 2024 (Derry, NH) — Skyhawk today announced at the Wildlife Expo the launch of the Kiwi+ (Kiwi Plus), the latest member of its Trapmate line of electronic remote monitoring products for rodent and wildlife control.
The new Kiwi+ is on display at Wildlife Expo at Skyhawk’s exhibit at the Marriot Westchase Conference Center, Booth #111
The Kiwi+ is the successor to the Trapmate Kiwi, the most widely used electronic remote monitoring device in the wildlife control industry. Similar to the original Kiwi, the Kiwi+ utilizes Skyhawk’s DualSense™ technology for detecting when animals are traps. The Kiwi+ sends trap and device alerts and other status information to the Skyhawk app and enterprise portal using a cellular cloud connection.
Longer Power Lifetime and More Durability
The Kiwi+ adds additional battery power, extending the lifetime for a single set of batteries to between three and five years based on usage. The batteries are now more easily replaceable than with the original Kiwi. Combined with other enhancements, the Kiwi+ is much more resistant to environmental conditions than the original Kiwi. All Kiwi+ units will come, as well, with the Kiwi sleeve, for additional protection from the elements and to make installing the device even easier.
The included Kiwi+ sleeve also includes a slot for easy and secure addition of accessories, such as magnet cradles, which makes setting it up easy on any kind of animal trap.
Most Reliable Remote Monitoring Solution for Wildlife Control
The DualSense Kiwi+ offers two different ways to detect when an animal is in a trap, which can be used together or separately. The reed switch, which uses a magnet, alerts you when the trap door has closed, providing a nearly 100% accurate alert. The adjustable sensitivity internal accelerometer, which detects vibrations, sends alerts when it detects the movements of an animal in the trap.
“The Kiwi has become the gold standard for remote monitoring for wildlife control and other animal trapping applications, a market that we’re proud to serve,” said Rich Shevelow, CEO of Skyhawk. “The Kiwi+ is the first in a line of new Kiwis we’ll be launching in 2024 for wildlife control operators that want single-trap solutions.”
The Kiwi+, which retails for $109, comes with a Kiwi+ sleeve and a magnet pull kit. It is available for purchase on a pre-order basis now through the Trapmate web site, or by calling Skyhawk (800-760-3699). First orders will be shipped in March 2024.
The Kiwi+ will also be available in March through most major wildlife control equipment distributors.