IoT Use Case Study: Termite Monitoring with Narrowband IoT in the Republic of China to Reduce the Use of Toxic Termiticides
Termite monitoring has relied on sophisticated radar instruments in the past. As a result, most households and many government structures have not had the ability to monitor termite invasion and thus could not realize an effective response. The utilization of low-power (LPWAN), Narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT), and custom miniature sensors has made it possible to monitor homes and public structures for possible infestation and thus reduce environmental pollution of the soil and ground water. "The ability to collect and aggregate the data by location enables pest control companies to exploit IoT and wireless access in order to reduce the use negative impact of toxic termiticides," says Bill Rojas, adjunct research director, IDC Asia/Pacific. He adds, "Moreover, this type of cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) analytics solution has many similarities with crime and disease control by providing crowdsourced data."
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