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"I could change the world

...but they won't give me

the source code"




Matt is a “full stack” computer engineer- an expert in circuit design, communication protocols and the human interface presented via the internet. Matt’s business experience was developed in small and large enterprises in NZ and SE Asia.


At age thirteen he was using a soldering iron to make a joy-stick for his Sinclair ZX81 micro-computer. Thirty five years later his talent, experience and skills have made him an internationally recognised leader in bringing “IoT” to the conservation estate.


Matt is a dedicated environmentalist and wants to apply his formidable technical skills to resolve his biggest challenge: New Zealand pest problem.

about us

Econode Limited is a 100% New Zealand owned private company. 


Econode empowers conservation with technology by providing a biosecurity wireless monitoring system using LoRaWAN IoT network.


Our SmartTrap TM device – as we call “the node” executes an efficient way to check traps remotely in large scale and rugged areas. It can be attached to the existing traps in the market. 


At Econode, we develop simple and effective tools for other rural and metropolitan monitoring tasks including remote power, vehicle monitoring and gate minding. Our products are the result of successful collaborations between hardware engineering, software development and conservation workers to give the conservation industry the “edge” it needs and to address the substantial challenges it faces.

“I remember standing in the bush above this unbelievably wild river, and thinking this is as good as it gets."

― Geoffrey Robert