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The founder and owner of ALPECO, Heiko Kaiser has a solid background of more than 25 years’ experience in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. Initially trained as a butcher and chef in Germany, he worked for a brewery for several years before immigrating to New Zealand in 1999. Over the next 11 years, Heiko managed a number of eco-hospitality businesses throughout the country.
Over the years, he has had to deal with pest control issues from a customer's point of view. Sadly, the only treatments offered in New Zealand involved the extensive use of chemicals and toxins, so he started to look for environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional pest control methods and discovered a wide range of solutions were available abroad. This was the inspiration that led him to start his own company and today, ALPECO not only brings these world-proven technologies to New Zealand but has also developed its own range of non-toxic, high-tech solutions, some of which are now exported overseas.
Drawing from his experience in high-end tourism, Heiko has implemented a Non-Toxic Standard specifically for use within the hospitality industry.
NB-IoT technology can penetrate concrete, underwater, underground and deep into infrastructure, and thus is set to shape connective facilities through a wide range of applications including remote monitoring for heating devices, alarms, water tank levels and now pest trappings.
In partnership with MinkPolice, who are well established in Europe, and using Vodafone’s IoT network, ALPECO have created an innovative IoT pest control solution to help you catch more pests, more often.
Each device contains a SIM card which connects via Vodafone’s IoT network to the MinkPolice smart-phone application and notifies the facility/property/farm manager whenever a device is activated, providing the exact location of the trap to clear it and reset it.
The NB-IoT network and ALPECO’s pest control solution not only provides greater connectivity, it enables the user to set traps in more remote areas knowing they’ll still have reliable connectivity. Better yet, it’s non-toxic, long-lasting, user-friendly, secure, scalable and affordable.
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