Trap Monitor - How It Works

TrapMon® is the most efficient way to animal trapping and stray cat control.

Each TrapMon® trap is equipped with a lid sensor and a "black box" with battery. The "black box" is in fact a communication box mounted on top of the trap. It contains a patent-pending wireless transmitter and GPS receiver. The communication box connects the trap with the TrapMon® monitoring center via the cellphone network.

How it works

Using Your Trap

Setting your trap

Setting your trap is easy. The patented Easy-Set mechanism allows setting and release of animals with only one hand. Simply pull the lever and the trap is set. Put bait inside the trap and pull the Easy-Set lever to open the trap door.
When the green LED light flashes inside the monitoring box, your trap is succesfully set and monitored. You will receive a SMS message and email to confirm that the trap is being monitored. A red LED indicates when the battery is low and needs replacing. You will also receive SMS and email warnings when the battery goes flat.

Monitoring your trap

Your trap will automatically notify you when the lid is closed and it has caught an animal. Our monitoring center will send you a SMS message to your cellphone and an email to your registered email address. You will also receive an account login to check your traps in your online monitoring center on our website. Your trap will automatically send periodic status messages, trap events (open/ closed) and daily reports. A 'battery low' message and email is being sent when the battery voltage drops below the treshold.

Servicing your trap

Animal wellfare laws require checking frequent checking of live-capture animal traps. You must service your trap promptly when the trap lid is closed (the trap has caught an animal), the battery is low or the trap has gone offline and is not being monitored anymore.

For more information please contact us.


TrapMon® makes animal trapping and live capture more humane, cost-effective and safe. The key benefits of TrapMon® are

  • Humane trapping: Instant catch notification via cellphone and email.
  • Improved catch rates: Fast response times and longer up times.
  • Trap tracing: Built-in GPS allows easy trap finding, planing and location mapping.
  • Cost-effective: Improved processes and workflow save time and reduce travel and labour costs.

Monitoring Tools

Our monitoring tools allow you to monitor your traps 24/7 via cellphone, email and Internet.

  • Cellphone: Instant SMS notification when trap status changes.
  • Email: Email alerts sent to registered email.
  • Online: Log in to your account on our website and check trap status, location and message reports.

Learn more about our monitoring tools.