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Smart Homes & Buildings

LoRa Technology’s low power qualities and ability to penetrate dense building materials make it an ideal platform for IoT-connected smart home and building devices. In addition, the long range capabilities make it possible for LoRa®-enabled sensors and the LoRaWAN® protocol to track assets that stray from home. Sensors in smart home and building applications can detect danger, optimize utility usage and more to improve the safety and convenience of everyday living.

White Papers

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Transportation providers, healthcare, food services, and many other verticals want to replace inefficient manual processes with geolocation asset management solutions that offer long range communication and ultra-low power consumption. This e-book details five asset management applications incorporating geolocation services and data.
Transforming Geolocation With LoRa®
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Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN trials white paper by LoRa Alliance An overview of use cases across regions combining two powerful technologies
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN® Trials
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Systems integrators deliver enterprise Internet of Things at scale As the world looks to reopen and recover amid the COVID-19 outbreak, employers, building managers and organizations are increasingly looking for smart and innovative IoT applications, including those based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices, to simplify the monitoring of health and safety.
How Can Systems Integrators Deliver Business IoT at Scale?
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LoRa devices in smart homes use cases e-book As many applications extend to the periphery of the home or into the yard, LoRa-based solutions offer the capability to connect these devices to the same platform as those indoors, where the range of legacy systems falls short.
LoRa Devices: Smart Home Business Case Overview
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LoRaWAN is the  foundation for smart building success This LoRa Alliance® white paper explains how the smart buildings market is developing and the various innovations that are driving its growth and compares LoRaWAN technology to legacy approaches as the connectivity foundation for this and future generations of smart buildings.
Why LoRaWAN is the Foundation for Smart Building Success
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LoRaWAN in the utility and housing industries in Germany Produced in collaboration with Minol ZENNER, this white paper explores the legally-compliant deployment of LoRaWAN in accordance with current German regulatory standards.
LoRaWAN in the Utility and Housing Industries in Germany
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Capgemini smart building LoRa white paper LoRa® sensors and LoRaWAN® networks drive Capgemini's SmartOffice solution with low-power, low-maintenance, long-range, and high-capacity networking and data management solutions.
Capgemini Delivers Smart Building Transformation
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LoRa and LoRaWAN transform smart buildings white paper Commercial real estate (CRE) is shifting to a software and services business. LoRa IoT solutions offer a number of unique use cases for smart buildings; from smart metering to predictive analytics for maintenance.
Smart Buildings Transformed
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Infographics

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We believe every IoT device should have a low power geolocation ready feature –whether it's a mobile asset or a fixed asset. This is now possible, thanks to LoRa® devices, the LoRaWAN® standard and the LoRa Edge™ asset management platform.
The Future of Geolocation Has Arrived
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Internet of Things and LoRa infographic The Internet of Things and LoRa® are making a better, sustainable world to live, work and play. LoRa and the LoRaWAN® standard provide a “voice” to things – carrying an explosion of data and analytics to solve real world challenges.
LoRa Everything
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Internet of Things and LoRa everyone infographic Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
LoRa Everyone
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Semtech's LoRa Edge infographic LoRa Edge™ is a new, highly versatile and low power software defined LoRa-based platform that will enable a wide portfolio of applications for indoor and outdoor asset management, targeting industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation, and logistics markets.
LoRa Edge™ Applications
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LoRa everywhere infographic Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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10 things about LoRaWAN and NB-IoT infographic Which wireless network solution is right for your application? Compare the qualities of low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions side by side in this helpful infographic.
10 Things About LoRaWAN & NB-IoT
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Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa devices have enabled efficiencies in these real-world smart home and building deployments.

IAQ & IEQ Sensors

IQnexus' Indoor Air (IAQ) & Environment Quality (IEQ) sensors integrated with Semtech’s LoRa devices run via the LoRaWAN® standard seamlessly integrate into existing building infrastructures and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Gas Leak Prevention

eLichens’ avolta gas sensor featuring LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard detects natural gas (methane) leaks with ultra-selectiveness, allowing for instant alert of any devastating gas leak for response and potentially save lives.

Peel and Stick Sensors

DIC Corporation's new line of HatteTotte™ peel and stick sensors, which use the LoRaWAN standard, measure temperature, humidity and the amount of light in a space in order to monitor conditions within smart buildings such as malls, workspaces and homes/apartments. 

Smart Fire Prevention

LDT Inc. integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices into its smart fire prevention system that utilizes sensors and a network camera to detect any flames, smoke, passive infrared, and alarming changes in temperature within a commercial property in real time. 

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Smart Campuses and Classrooms

Sundray’s IoT platform leverages the LoRaWAN protocol’s interoperability functionality and Semtech’s LoRa® devices to support and deliver a portfolio of innovative connected applications for the classroom to promote safer learning spaces. 

LoRa remote equipment monitoring
Remote Equipment Monitoring

Packetworx's automated packetSENSE Current Clamp electricity monitoring solution and packetSWITCH remote rebooting device leverage the LoRaWAN® protocol to remotely monitor the functionality of automated teller machines (ATMs) and other critical equipment.

LoRa smart communities
Smart Communities

Amazon Sidewalk is a crowd-sourced wireless network that can simplify device setup and extend the range for low bandwidth applications, leveraging LoRa to extend the range of a customer’s home network to connect both outdoor and indoor smart home products into the community. 

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Intelligent Dormitory Door Locks

New H3C Groups' LoRa-based intelligent door lock applications bring increased safety, efficiency and convenient management to dormitories and schools by completely eliminating the use of keys by students and staff, and enabling entry via a wireless fob or keycard. 

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Consumer Device Security

Smart Mimic's MimicGO line of LoRa-based devices deploy indoor or outdoor to monitor condition changes in a range of applications, including door sensing, belonging movements and tampering, motion sensing in rooms, and open/closed status in drawers or safes, enabling safe and secure rooms and belongings.

LoRa smart homes get even safer and smarter
Safer and Smarter Homes

YoSmart's YoLink line of  IoT smart home products leverage LoRa devices’ advantages for simplified deployment to quickly connect a variety of home applications, including doors, security systems, electrical outlets, and water piping to accurately monitor data in real time and create safer, cost-efficient homes.

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Real Estate Energy Conservation & Damage Prevention

Talkpool’s portfolio of LoRa-based products enable enhanced data monitoring to reduce energy use and help prevent damage in real estate, maximizing real estate return on investment (ROI), as well as attracting and retaining tenants.

LoRa smart energy monitoring
Connected Plugs for Energy Monitoring

EasyReach's LoRa-based EasyPlug tracks energy consumption and movement in retail refrigerators, machines to prevent waste, theft and tampering.

LoRa industrial water leak detection
Industrial Water Leak Detection

iioote's WebIoT platform and SenseIoT solutions for water leakage detecion and prevention in home and businesses leverages LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to detect mold and humidity in at-risk locations, predicting and preventing costly damage.

LoRa & LoRaWAN smart art conservation
Smart Art Conservation

Conserv's LoRa-enabled sensors monitor common factors affecting art health, such as humidity, temperature, light, and vibration, providing conservators with actionable data in real time. 

LoRa-based water leakage detection and damage prevention
Water Leakage Detection and Damage Prevention

iioote's LoRa-based humidity and temperature sensors prevent and combat water damage in smart homes and buildings.

LoRa-based structural health monitoring system
Structural Health Monitoring System

Polysense’s LoRa-based Structure Health Monitoring system enables remote and real-time monitoring of building structure safety and integrity.

LoRa-based smart building applications
Commercial Smart Building Applications

YoSmart’s series of LoRa-enabled smart building products connect to a building’s network and allow consistent, remote monitoring to better conserve energy and predict when maintenance is necessary, saving property managers money.

LoRa-based smart water leakage detection
Smart Water Leakage Detection

Apana's smart water utility monitoring system leverages LoRa Technology to save businesses like Costco up to 22% in costs. 

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Smart Fire Evacuation

HEX SAFETY's dynamic evacuation signs leverage LoRa Technology to help people navigate complex hazardous zones in real-time by indicating the quickest and safest direction out of the premises. 

LoRa-based Internet of Things smart home door lock
Smart Door Locks

MI Products’ electronic smart door locks utilize LoRa Technology to connect door locks to an IoT-connected smart home or building network.

LoRa-based Internet of Things smart home management
Smart Home Management

YoSmart’s LoRa-enabled smart home products include solutions for smart thermostats, sprinklers, door locks and outlets, allowing homeowners to conserve energy and improve home security.

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based smart home and building solutions are featured below. 

EE Journal

The Future of IoT As We Know It – How Multi-Technology Collaboration will Shape the Next Wave of IoT Innovation

Semtech Director of LoRaWAN Networks, Rémi Lorrain joins Amelia Dalton on Fish Fry Podcast to discuss the differences between LoRa and LoRaWAN, what the collaboration between Swam technologies and Semtech looks like, and how LoRa will help provide connectivity to new areas of the world. Read more
Automated Buildings

Indoor Air & Environment Quality Sensor Enhances Building Automation and Quality of Life: Q&A with Semtech

Automated Buildings speaks with Marc Pegulu, Vice President IoT Strategy and Products at Semtech regarding indoor air and environment quality sensors. Read more

Power to the people

One of the key technologies for smart cities is wireless low power wide area networks (LPWAN). This is a key technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) that allows low power sensors to be deployed quickly and easily in smart buildings where data needs to be collected in order to be of assistance to people. Read more

Cutting Costs and Maximizing Efficiency with IoT

Today’s remote world has turned dreams of true smart home automation into a reality. With the onset of COVID-19, everyday homes and buildings took on new roles – from workplaces and schools to the doctor’s office and gym. As restrictions lift, some workers will return to their office buildings, while others will remain at home. The common denominator between both is the importance of connectivity and technology to support a number of applications. Read more

Embedded Executive: Remi Lorrain, LoRaWAN Network Director, Semtech

LoRaWAN wants to invade your home. Its backers think that it’s perfect for many smart home applications. However, don’t we already have one — or two or three —wireless networks that are “perfect” for the home, namely Bluetooth and WiFi? That’s how the conversation started with Remi Lorrain, Semtech’s LoRaWAN Network Director, in this week’s Embedded Executives podcast. Read more
IoT

Making Connectivity Accessible for All with LoRa and LoRaWAN

Understand how LoRa and LoRaWAN connectivity can create a safer, more sustainable, and comfortable planet for organizations and end-users. Read more

Smart homes connect indoors and outdoors with long-range, low-power technology

Marc Pegulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group, talks about how long-range and low-power technology is keeping smart homes connected both indoors and out. Read more

Have an Echo device? Amazon may help itself to your Wi-Fi

On Tuesday, Amazon launched a program that forces users of many Echo smart speakers and Ring security cameras to automatically share a small portion of their home wireless bandwidth with neighbors. The only way to stop it is to turn it off yourself. Read more
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Connecting IoT Devices: Q&A With Semtech

A conversation with Remi Lorrain, LoRaWAN Network Director at Semtech discussing the recently-released white paper from ABI Research titled, “LoRaWAN and Multi-RAN Architecture Connecting the Next Billion IoT Devices.” Read more

How the Internet of Things is Shifting the Digital Age

While the industrial revolution of connectivity is a work in progress, Internet of Things technologies continue to drive progress and changes everywhere. Read more

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa devices in smart homes and buildings.

LoRa smart homes & buildings With Semtech's LoRa devices, YoSmart delivers DIY Smart Home solutions featuring secure and fail-safe connectivity.
There’s No Place Like a LoRa Smart Home
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LoRa-based smart buildings Capgemini benefits from using Semtech's long range wireless RF devices to manage buildings across the globe.
Delivering Smart Building Transformation
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LoRa-based smart water leak detection monitor Apana's LoRa-based smart water leakage detection solution enables global corporations, like Costco, to track water usage in real time.
Smart Water Leakage Detection
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LoRa-enabled smart water management & protection With a LoRa-enabled smart water solution from Eddy Home, homes and buildings can monitor and manage their water usage and avoid moisture damage.
Water Management & Protection
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LoRa-enabled smart building predictive maintenance Predictive maintenance solutions using LoRa Technology collects equipment operational and environmental data, and identifies anomalies, schedules maintenance, and can save in maintenance costs.
Predictive Maintenance
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LoRa smart home security LoRa Technology-enabled security systems offer 24/7 protection for homes by integrating door and window alarm sensors with security cameras, intercoms and automatic door locks. Activation is by keychain sensors and smartphones.
Home Security
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LoRa-enabled smart home fire detection Annually, fires in the U.S. cause ~$10B in damage and injures thousands of people. LoRa Technology provides early detection by detecting heat, smoke, gas, or flames.
Fire Detection
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Internet of Things energy management YoSmart's smart home solutions with Semtech's LoRa Technology can be retrofitted to nearly any existing home with energy saving, smart building systems.
Energy Management & Sustainability
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Videos

Videos featuring LoRa-based smart home and building solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

LoRa Everything
IoT Applications for Buildings
IoT Applications for Homes
Building Your Smart Home with YoLink
LoRaWAN Smart Building Solutions with AWS IoT
Deploying Smart IoT Solutions for Workplace Safety in the Age of COVID-19
The Future of Commercial Real Estate & Large Facilities; New Perspectives after COVID-19
Preserving Art and Cultural Artifacts with Conserv
Semtech’s Byron BeMiller at The Things Conference 2020: Smart Buildings
Interview with Byron BeMiller at The Things Conference 2020
Smart Building Transformation with LoRaWAN: a Capgemini Use Case
How LoRaWAN Can Make Your Workspace More Sustainable & Efficient
LoRa Use Case: Efficient Building Management with Capgemini
LoRa Smart Building Reference Kit
Empowering IoT Solutions Webinar: Focus on Smart Buildings
Smart Home Use Cases for LoRa Technology
LoRa-based Smart Water Metering with Apana
Semtech LoRa Use Case: Eddy Home Water Management

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