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Smart Environment

By implementing a network of sensors and gateways embedded with LoRa Technology across a region, environmental indicators can be measured and reported for data analysis in real-time, detecting issues before they become crises. From air quality monitoring to radiation leak detection, LoRa®-based IoT solutions for the environment help protect citizens from environmental dangers.

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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.
NEW 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 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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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 Technology has protected resources and improved the planet in these real-world smart environment deployments.

LoRa-based smart flood sensors
Smart Flood Sensors

Green Stream's LoRa-based autonomous flood sensor system helps to build safer, more resilient communities.

LoRa-based natural disaster and smart environment communication
Natural Disaster Communication

Beartooth’s LoRa-enabled push-to-talk devices facilitate reliable communication during cellular outages common during times of natural disaster recovery efforts.

LoRa & Internet of Things endangered species protection
Endangered Species Protection

The Internet of Life and the ShadowView Foundation utilize LoRa-equipped sensors implanted in endangered black rhino horns to track location and activities of the species. Park Rangers in Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania use this data to strategically position protection efforts against poachers.

LoRa-based smart water utility monitor
Water System Monitoring

Trimble’s portfolio of LoRa-based sensors remotely measures, monitors and analyzes wastewater and groundwater systems to more effectively address shortages, floods and environmental regulations.

LoRa-based Internet of Things residential network
Residential Community Networks

Dr. Peng Group’s Residential LPWAN networks based on LoRa Technology facilitate the deployment of smart city services such as intelligent street lighting, soil, air and water quality monitoring, intelligent parking, intelligent trash collection, and other green belt management services.

LoRa & Internet of Things connect Cook Islands
Connecting the Cook Islands

KotahiNet’s public LoRaWAN-based network provides the Cook Islands with a smart sensing infrastructure, allowing businesses and government organizations to collect and analyze environmental data, and make intelligent decisions about their business operations and scarce island resources.

In the News

Articles and press coverage of smart environment solutions with LoRa are featured below. 

Semtech’s LoRa devices help monitor cattle, soil conditions

Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT (Internet of Things) strategy and products at Semtech discusses how LoRaWAN network connectivity can help farmers monitor cattle and farm irrigation systems. Read more

Simplifying Asset Management with Geolocation

Semtech discusses the critical role of long-range, low-power, Internet of Things (IoT) - connected solutions which incorporate geolocation for asset management. Read more

Minesight Introduces LoRa Technology for Optimal Ventilation Control

Internet of things (IoT) company Milesight enhances ventilation control for smart underground mining using LoRa technology. Read more
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

LoRa portal provides key resources for LoRaWAN device connection

Semtech Corporation announces launch of the LoRa® Developer Portal. Read more

Closing the Education Gap for IoT Developers

DevOps discusses IoT development and the need for better access to educational resources and tools. LoRaWAN standard and basics will need to become readily accessible to close education gap among IoT developers. Read more

Bringing IoT and Analytics to the Forefront of Disaster Preparedness and Response

City governments should invest in Internet of Things solutions to better prepare for and react to natural disasters. 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

Minimizing Flood Risk with IoT Analytics Solutions

In flood-prone areas, communities can leverage analytics and IoT sensors to increase situational awareness, deliver advanced warnings, and improve emergency response through automation. Read more

Predictive Maintenance: A Flood Sensor Network

Marc Pégulu, VP of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group, takes a look at how Internet of Things (IoT) solutions such as flood sensor networks can provide accurate forecasting, real-time flood alerts and flood monitoring. Read more

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology for the smart environment.

SAS uses data from LoRaWAN sensors, AI and streaming analytics to prevent flood damage and predict flooding patterns.
SAS Flood Prediction
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LoRa-based Internet of Things smart flood monitor Green Stream Technologies' LoRa-based end-to-end flood monitoring solution is designed using commercial, off-the-shelf ultrasonic sensors.
Smart Flood Monitoring
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Internet of Things enabled radiation leak detection Nearly three million Americans live within 10 miles of an operating nuclear power plant. Implementing radiation leak detection is critical in communities to improve safety; LoRa Technology's reliability, long battery life, and ease of deployment make it the solution of choice.
Radiation Leak Detection
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LoRa-enabled smart water leak detection Leaks in water, gas or chemical pipelines pose economic loss and environmental concerns. LoRa Technology provides the network coverage and the long battery life needed in smart liquid presence detection systems.
Liquid Presence Detection
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LoRa smart city air pollution monitor Current air pollution monitoring systems are expensive and not practical to measure air quality across a widespread area. Using LoRa Technology, cities can better measure quality and help their citizens.
Air Pollution Monitoring
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Videos

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

IoT Applications for Environment
LoRa-based Wildlife Protections with Smart Parks

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