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A protocol for monitoring with Thermal Cameras

In the area of monitoring, we suspect that Cacophony’s thermal cameras have the potential to deliver three keys benefits:

  1. A substantial reduction in the effort required to monitor a reserve
  2. A substantial increase in the amount of data produced from monitoring efforts
  3. A substantial increase in the quality of data produced from monitoring efforts
But those are just assumptions, and they need challenging.  So a field experiment was born.  And today we share some of the results.

The news is spreading...

Regular readers of this blog will have noted our recent pivot in focus.  Our team are busy working on our thermal screening device and the devices are already out at Beta testing sites helping employers keep their staff safe.  We're pleased to share how the media have been taking notice of our efforts.  And a look ahead to how we see our solution fitting in with some of the innovations that are being designed to help keep New Zealand safe from further outbreaks.

Helping New Zealand get back to normal in a COVID-19 world

The Cacophony Project is all about the eradication of invasive predators from New Zealand.  However, there's a wee thing called COVID-19 that has brought about a few problems in human society (you may have seen the odd thing about it in the news recently).  At Cacophony, we love being useful so when the call came requesting that we turn our attention to how our cameras might be used, we listened and responded with our favourite type of action - we started building things.  Today, we talk to our founder about how that happened and what we're doing to try to help New Zealand get through this and return to something like normal.