Smart Conservation Security

Smart conservation security and wildlife tracking systems to protect the environment.

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Bespoke tracking and security solutions for conservation security projects

Today’s wildlife conservation projects and anti-poaching groups are taking a proactive approach to the monitoring and protection of endangered species and other wildlife by using smart conservation technology and wildlife tracking systems.

Our bespoke wildlife monitoring solutions are tailored to provide reliable data in the field when you need it most, not only for the protection of endangered species but also to gain valuable insights into the habits and movements of wildlife species.

Using modern innovations in tracking technology, Smarter Technologies’ comprehensive wildlife tracking solutions can be deployed anywhere in the world to combat wildlife crime and aid conservation efforts.

Our state-of-the-art smart conservation solutions are:

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Purpose-built protection

We know that every wildlife conservation project is different. We design and create the most effective solution for your requirements, taking into account various factors such as terrain; environment; local community needs; power supply; temperature; and the species, size, behaviour and physiology of animals being protected.

How it works

We combine our Orion Data Network’s low-power radio and GPS tracking, data and security capabilities with our bespoke design hardware (such as the W360 wildlife collar) to create the most comprehensive and cost-effective wildlife tracking solution on the market.

Read more about the Orion Data Network

The Orion Data Network uniquely combines low-power radio, GPS, non-GPS and IoT-connected sensor technologies within a tag and gateway system so you can monitor, track and recover your conservation assets and the wildlife you are protecting while also securing the conservation area with perimeter security, gate sensors and surveillance systems. There are three types of gateway available to give you total asset and wildlife coverage, even in very remote and hazardous terrains.

Our solution gives you 360-degree visibility 24/7, with total control and simplified management over all your assets, animals and key personnel. You can pre-define exactly what kind of data you need to collect so that you get reports and alerts on location, movement patterns, health, habitat utilisation, population demographics, poaching incidents and escapes for your animals and loss, theft and damage of other valuable assets.

Safeguard their survival.

Our network is swiftly replacing older (and often expensive) satellite solutions due to its inherent accuracy, physically small asset tracking tags, and incredibly long battery life.

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Conservation Security & Wildlife Tracking Solutions

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Wildlife Tracking

Wildlife tracking can be challenging—conservation areas are often remote and lack independent power supplies, and each species of animal requires a different tracking device design that complements their body shape and daily habits and does not interfere with their natural behaviour.

Smarter Technologies has come up with a cost-effective and scalable solution, with ethernet tags which can be wired or wireless; mobile and independent satellites. This gives you global coverage so you can track the assets and animals within your conservation site, in transit to other sites, in the field or in indoor habitats and throughout the entire supply chain.

Our tracking solutions provide invaluable conservation data every 30 seconds when your asset or animal is on the move, and every two minutes when they are still. Along with data on location, our solutions also give you real-time information on movement, health, habitat utilisation, poaching incidents, injury breakouts and theft so you can both respond to and prevent these situations.

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The W360 Wildlife Tracking Collar

When creating tracking devices for animals, we tailor the design of the hardware which carries the tracker to be sufficiently robust but comfortable. It needs to be the correct weight and attach to the animal in a way that is tolerable, safe and secure, ensuring that it cannot catch on trees and foliage and the animal can move properly to hunt, drink, eat and mate. An example of such hardware is the W360 wildlife tracking collar that we designed for tracking Black Rhinos.

The W360 collar uses a combination of GPS tracking technologies in conjunction with our Orion Data Network low-power radio GPS tags, mounted onto a padded kevlar collar with specialist security bolts. These GPS tags report every 30 seconds and relay the data over low-power radio back to the base stations.

A solar-powered Orion satellite base station overcomes the challenge of having no central power source, and a 7km2 Orion hotspot network with a rechargeable backup battery combats the issues caused by having no GSM and the high battery demand of GPS.

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Conservation Security & Boundaries

One of the biggest and most malignant challenges our conservation clients face is unauthorised site access, hunting and capture by poachers, game hunters and traffickers. With Smarter Technologies’ security solutions, you’ll have real-time visibility and instant notification of any breach. Our security solutions include wireless infrared sensors, pressure pads, wireless laser beams, motion sensors and security cameras. We’ll tailor a bespoke security solution with your specific needs and challenges in mind.

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Conservation Area Safety

Our smart sensors and switch tags can monitor smoke, fire and other detectors, helping you to keep your environment safe. If an issue is detected, the system will notify you immediately so that you can act fast.

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Lone Worker Protection

When dealing with potentially dangerous animals, poachers and intruders, your lone or vulnerable workers can also take advantage of our panic buttons and SOS devices, with optional two-way communication.

Why use Smarter Technologies Wildlife Tracking?

  • Real-time tracking and visibility
  • The Orion Data Network operates fully independently of power for three years at a time

  • Receive extensive real-time data on the animals in your conservation project every 30 seconds for optimum visibility, safety and security
  • The hardware and technology is very robust and can be modified to suit extreme environments and temperatures or mitigate unavailable resources
  • Recover lost or stolen assets.
  • Orion hardware can be adapted to suit the specific anatomy, lifestyle and environment of a huge variety of different animals
  • The solution can be instantly scaled up or down
  • Identity individual animals within a herd and identify animals from different herds
  • Improve the overall ecology of the local area
  • Improve tourism to boost the local economy
  • Utilise ecologically-driven technology for better sustainability and a reduced carbon footprint

Conservation Made Smarter

We understand that every animal and every conservation project is different, and we work alongside our conservation clients to gain deep insight into the individual needs of each specific project so that our solutions are genuinely bespoke and achieve your conservation project goals.

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Contact us today so that we can tailor a conservation security solution for your needs.

Our experts are on-hand to advise you on the most efficient and cost-effective smart technology solutions for your business’ needs.

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Why choose Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network?

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SIM Free

No GSM associated costs and smaller devices.

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Lower frequency than GSM

Tags can be seen inside everything.

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Reduced power requirement

Tags last for years, not days.

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Track, indicate temperature, movement, shock and more.

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Remote configuration

Can receive messages in all locations.

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500m to 10km per gateway.

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Recovery ability

Can switch from digital to analogue to increase recovery capabilities and accurate location finding.

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Rapid deployment of infrastructure

Due to the wireless nature of the Orion Data Network.