Rentokil gets into IoT game, tackling pest infestation with help of Qlik platform
British pest control and business services group Rentokil Initial has joined hands with US-based software company Qlik to use the latter’s cloud-based analytics platform ‘Qlik Sense’ to gain better insights from its product and global company operations data. This partnership supports Rentokil’s wider global deployment of new innovative digital pest control products and next-generation services.
Qlik has partnered with Google and PA Consulting Group to help accomplish Rentokil’s mission to deliver its customers predictive advice and connected solutions.
The Qlik Sense platform will be used to provide visualisations of data from Rentokil’s Internet of Things product roll out, which leverages connected digital devices to deliver new levels of proactive risk management against the threat of pest infestation – for instance, mapping weather patterns with rodent behaviour or tracking swarms of insects as they cross territories.
Until now, Rentokil has extended its range of connected rodent control products to over 20,000 digital devices, running in 12 countries globally and generating more than three million pieces of data. These IoT units can automatically alert technicians when a rodent is caught, while customers are kept informed through the myRentokil online portal.
“Rentokil’s innovative use of the IoT to launch a new generation of services is reflective of the possibilities a connected world can bring,” said Simon Blunn, Qlik UK and Ireland MD and country manager. “Key to the realisation of this potential is an ability to make sense of the increased level of data produced by IoT devices, and putting power in the hands of the employees and customers that need this information. We look forward to our ongoing partnership with Rentokil and helping the company extract further value and see the whole story within its data.”
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