Smart Parks are the result of years of collaboration between the ShadowView Foundation and the Internet of Life. With the same objective to protect game reserves, both organisations will continue together under the name Smart Parks.
The new sensor technology used by Smart Parks is currently being used in wildlife areas to collect data for the improvement of nature conservation and park management. This includes monitoring patterns of tourists, rangers and animals, as well as information about environmental factors such as water quality, rainfall and temperature.
Co-founder Tim van Dam said: “In order to be effective against poachers, it is necessary for a park to have everything that is happening within a game reserve visible and measurable at a single glance. With that information they can instantly deliver instructions to the rangers to protect park tourists and animals.”
Smart Parks technology solution based on LoRa® is now being used in several African reserves, and where deployed has been live with no operational down time since inception. The system has helped to reduce the number of incidents considerably.