The user is informed immediately about the closing of the trap via email and/or text message. This is especially animal-friendly because it allows you to react immediately when an animal is caught, and the animal is not trapped unnecessarily for a long period of time.
If requested, the Server will send one or two emails and/or text-messages per day summarizing the status of all traps. Instead of receiving individual status reports from each and every trap, the MinkPolice status report summarizes the status of all traps in one single message. Even with 100 traps or more, the user only receives one single message summarizing the status of all traps.
Set-up and configuration is done intuitively with few clicks on the MinkPolice website and it is not necessary to call or send sms messages to the device in order to set it up. Once the monitor is registered online with its easily recognizable serial number printed on the side of the device, you can set up phone numbers, email addresses, times for daily status reports and more with just a few clicks. Even changing the sim card will not interrupt the monitor’s operation. Even if the sim card is switched during operations, the device keeps on working as usual.
The MinkPolice online Portal is free of charge. Only the SIM card and batteries have to be purchased in addition to the trap-monitor. Depending on the user’s location, there are sim “pay-as-you-go” cards available that include a certain amount of free data transfer. Such a SIM card in combination with email notifications will result in no running costs.
By clicking on a trap in the trap-overview, a trap’s communication log can be accessed. It shows the battery status, the temperature, and the signal strength. Every time the monitor contacts the server, it is documented. If necessary, it is easy to provide proof that the monitor has been checked several times a day, even when no personal check occurred.
Even in areas of weak mobile network coverage, MinkPolice still works without any trouble. The communication between device and server requires very small data packages, and in addition, we have invested a lot in optimizing the antenna reception. Therefore, the MinkPolice monitor still works even where phone calls and text messages fail.