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Smart Buildings

Homeowners, property and facility managers implementing LoRa®-based smart building solutions can maximize efficiency and cut costs with minimal infrastructure and maintenance investment. Commercial real estate (CRE) companies also stand to benefit from solutions that leverage LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol's easily deployed, long range and low power solutions. By embracing integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solutions enabled by LoRa devices, CRE businesses are able to equip properties with services that reduce maintenance and operating cost while creating value for dwelling inhabitants, and a potential revenue stream for the provided services.

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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 The white paper is 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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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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Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN white paper from LoRa Alliance Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN are two of the most adopted unlicensed technologies and together they address a large proportion of IoT use cases. The Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN Deployment Synergies white paper intends to demonstrate how these two widely deployed IoT Connectivity technologies can be utilized in tandem to effectively support a vast array of use cases.
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN®  Deployment Synergies
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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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LoRaWAN and NB-IoT LoRa Alliance white paper There are several options for LPWAN connectivity, but LoRaWAN and NB-IoT have shown the most momentum. and will garner the largest share of the market in the coming years. This white paper will examine the two technologies for their similarities and differences. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
LoRaWAN and NB-IoT: Competitors or Complementary
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LoRaWAN capacity trial in smart city environment white paper MachineQ™ and Semtech conducted a study and found that a full-scale LoRa deployment in a dense urban environment outperformed its expectations, and could handle more than its expected number of packets/day.
LoRaWAN Capacity Trial in Dense Urban Environment
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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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Day in a Life Infographic Learn how LoRa, the long range low power technology from Semtech, and the LoRaWAN standard have the power to change our world and transform our daily lives.
A Day in a Life With LoRa
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As climate change intensifies global natural disasters, detecting environmental issues quickly and accurately enable proactive safety measures to limit the loss of life and property. Monitoring solutions running on the Helium “The People’s Network” allow for accurate tracking of air quality, extreme weather conditions and water quality.
Proactive Safety Measures With Environmental Monitoring
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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 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. 

LoRa smart campuses and classrooms
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 buildings intelligent dormitory door locks
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. 

LoRa consumer device security
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 home and building energy conservation
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. 

LoRa tehnology utilized in smart home and building fire sensors
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.

In the News

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

Semtech and CITiLIGHT Transform Smart City Street Lighting With LoRaWAN

Semtech announced its collaboration with CITiLIGHT, provider of smart lighting solutions for smart cities, for its VELOCITi LMS lighting management system. Read more

Alistair Fulton Of Semtech On The Future of The Internet of Things (IoT), And How It May Improve Our Health & Our Lives

The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to become more mainstream. Millions of people use Fitbit health trackers, Nest smart thermostats, and Ring doorbell cameras, which are early examples of IoT. These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential commercial applications of IoT. IoT has the potential to change the way cities are run, the way our healthcare is managed, the way our cars communicate, and the way our supply chains and manufacturing are utilized. But how exactly will IoT improve our lives? As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Semtech's Alistair Fulton. Read more

New connectivity trends for smart cities

As Semtech’s Alistair Fulton highlights, low-power, long-range wireless networks are only just being realised when it comes to building smart cities and their full potential must be recognised. Read more
RFID Journal

Semtech LoRa Platform Supports Asset Tracking Worldwide

The company's device-to-cloud geolocation platform enables satellite-based networks for supply chain management and logistics. Read more

Semtech’s LoRa Edge LR1120 Packs Sub-GHz, Wi-Fi, and Satellite Connectivity Into a Tiny Tracker Chip

Offering cloud-powered geolocation from GNSS or Wi-Fi, this triple-band QFN32 chip offers a range of features for low-power asset tracking. Read more

Multi-band LoRa transceiver features S-band for global asset tracking

The new LR1120 targets global geolocation applications, providing multi band LoRa and LR-FHSS communication over sub-GHz and 2.4GHz ISM bands as well as licensed S-Band for satellites. Read more

Long-Range, Low-Power Technology Takes the Gold

If the IoT was a sport in the Games, a gold-winning solution would be efficient, powerful, and flexible. As the number of IoT applications rapidly increases, solutions need to be strong to maintain capacity. While short-range wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, will account for about 72 percent of all IoT connections in 2025, Machina Research estimates that 11 percent of IoT connections will use LPWAN technologies, such as Semtech’s LoRa® devices. Read more

The latest trends in LPWAN

The popularity of low-power wide area networks (LPWAN) in smart cities and rural areas is growing Read more

LPWAN: what a long-range communications network is and how it works

Semtech talks about the novelties of LPWAN, a technology that allows long-range and low-speed wireless communications, for example between IoT devices, often battery-powered. What it is, how it works and what future developments are. Read more
IoT Business News

Trends in LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Networks

An article by Semtech, a leading global supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer and industrial equipment. Read more

Application Briefs

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

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-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 >>

The Transformation of Smart Buildings With LoRaWAN
IoT Applications for Buildings
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
Empowering IoT Solutions Webinar: Focus on Smart Buildings
LoRa-based Smart Water Metering with Apana

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Other Semtech Solutions for Smart Homes & Buildings

In addition to the low power wide area network solutions enabled by LoRa Technology, Semtech offers a wide portfolio of IC chipsets for electronics in smart homes and buildings.