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Comcast’s latest thing: Helping Victor’s wireless rodent traps send kill alerts

April 4, 2018 GMT

By Staff

The iconic Victor mouse trap company — the one with the cartoonish-looking but effective trap that smashes the head of unsuspecting pests — is using a Comcast Corp. network to launch a mesh of wirelessly-connected rodent traps in food warehouses, supermarkets, offices, schools and restaurants.

The battery-powered traps zap rats or mice with electricity and then send an alert on the downed rodent over a new Comcast wireless network, called machineQ. Building supervisors or pest control contractors monitor the kills on an app.

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