COVID-19 Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the world with unprecedented challenges. Enterprises and government authorities are responding by leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to balance health and safety concerns with financial considerations while returning individuals and communities to work. Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol are playing an instrumental role in enabling public safety solutions to assist with contact tracing, ensuring healthcare regulation compliance in the workplace and addressing the needs of medical professionals. Explore how LoRa devices are enabling a better world in the use cases below.

LoRa Alliance® members are committed to helping citizens, employers, facility managers, and government agencies in the fight against Coronavirus. Readily available solutions from the LoRaWAN ecosystem can be found on the LoRa Alliance COVID-19 use cases website.

White Papers

Download white papers for exclusive content offering more thorough technical analyses of COVID-19 support applications. Find all LoRa white papers here >>

Using LoRa and LoRaWAN to adapt commercial cleaning services Commercial cleaners are in a vise: Demand for new and deeper services to address COVID-19 at a time when clients lack the revenue to pay more. Microshare's new white paper and COVID Cleaning Capacity Assessment outline how Microshare data solutions solve this dilemma.
Clean Break: Using data to adapt commercial cleaning services for the new reality
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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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Discover applications for LoRa devices by downloading an infographic. 

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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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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How the Internet of Things, LoRa and LoRaWAN enable smart health safety infographic Semtech’s LoRa devices enable safe and secure workplace solutions that locate, detect and monitor data wirelessly. Leverage the Internet of Things and an ecosystem of integrated products to safeguard the health of workers and deliver a secure work environment.
Five Considerations for Reopening Safe and Secure Workplaces
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Real World Deployments

See how LoRa devices have helped combat COVID-19 in these real-world deployments.

Insulated Vaccine Carrier
Insulated Vaccine Carrier

Everynet is collaborating with telecommunications supplier, Telkom Indonesia, to provide an insulated vaccine carrier to track and monitor vaccine temperature to decrease waste, improve customer confidence and increase inoculation rates via a LoRaWAN network. 

LoRa proximity detection & contact tracing
Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing

Actility's Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Starter Kit allows users to experience how LoRa technology can help to enforce proximity policies to keep employees safe and ensure business continuity. 

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 smart badge
Smart Badge

SmartConnect's Smart Badge communication system leverages LoRa to enable timely contact between team members using text on-screen text messaging, audible cues and light alerts. 

LoRa social distance tracker
Social Distance Tracker

Smart Mimic's Mimic S leverages LoRa devices to secure workplaces by warning employees to maintain social distance and providing insights into workplace risks.  

LoRa air quality monitor
Air Quality Monitoring

eleven-x and Pinchin's LoRa-based solution includes wireless, real-time monitoring of carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature and humidity for indoor environments, helping businesses re-occupy in a post-COVID world. 

LoRa smart retail footfall monitoring
Retail Footfall Monitoring

Deutsche Telekom's sensor-based people counting solution leverages LoRaWAN connectivity for monitoring in-store traffic volumes and social distancing in German retailers reopening after COVID-19 lockdowns. 

Internet of Things end to end tracking solutions
End-to-End Tracking Solutions

CareBand's LoRa-based SafeTrack solutions enable contact tracing, proximity monitoring, geofencing, nurse call, and other applications for governments, public health authorities, schools, and corporations.

LoRa Internet of Things network for COVID-19 relief
Network for COVID-19 Relief

Everynet offers its LoRaWAN network to the entire Madrid healthcare system for free during the Coronavirus crisis. 

LoRa smart health services
Optimized Health Services

CIAAIoT, EasyLinkin, IOCA, RisingHF, and Winext Technology, have integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol with Cloud-based platforms developed by Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud, to deploy smarter Internet of Things (IoT)-based monitoring applications for residents in quarantine scenarios during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

LoRa smart infared temperature sensor
Infrared Temperature Sensor

Polysense's series of LoRa-based smart human body temperature monitoring products enables healthcare workers to efficiently screen individuals with a high temperature, notably aiding in Italy's Coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts.

LoRa smart home and building sewage backup prevention
Sewage Backup Prevention

myDevices and éolane's predictive maintenance solution for industrial equipment leverages artificial intelligence and LoRa devices. Sewage systems are impacted as consumers flush disinfectant wipes, paper towels, and napkins, an unintended consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Videos featuring LoRa-based COVID-19 Support solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

How LoRa Enables Life Post-Pandemic | IoT For All Podcast E134
Enabling COVID-19 Health & Safety Compliance with LoRa Devices
COVID-19 Wearable Solutions with Helium and CareBand
Deploying Smart IoT Solutions for Workplace Safety in the Age of COVID-19
Animation: How Universal Contact Tracing Works (Microshare)
Asset Tracking Solutions for COVID-19
The Future of Commercial Real Estate & Large Facilities; New Perspectives after COVID-19

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based COVID-19 solutions are featured below. 

Smart Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, no school’s air quality data was available in Quebec. The province planned to implement a technology solution that could deliver the best possible learning and working environment to students and school staff. Milesight and Assek Technologie worked to create a province-wide IAQ solution leveraging Semtech’s LoRa devices. Read more

The Road Forward for IoT: Cellular, LoRa, and WiFi – Oh My!

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Marc Pegulu from Semtech and I chat about the future of IoT, the pros and cons of the various networks we need to support our Internet of things ecosystem, and where LoRa and LoRaWAN fit in the grand scheme of IoT. I also examine how an off-the-shelf IoT wearable device is able to detect COVID-19 infection before symptoms appear for the first time. Read more

Smart Cities: A New Chapter in the IoT Journey

LPWANs are the key to enabling cities to rapidly adopt accessible "smart" technologies. The cost-effective, wide-area coverage these technologies provide supports the rapid deployment of smart city solutions in urban and harder-to-reach rural areas alike. Read more

Smart Sensors Bring Breath Of Fresh Air To IAQ Management Solutions

IoT-enabled smart sensors offer a low cost, easy to deploy solution to facilities looking to improve air quality management. Read more

Semtech 2022 Predictions: How the IoT Can Optimize Your Supply Chain In 2022

In 2022, IoT-connected technology could be useful to put the disruptions brought on by 2020’s harsh events behind us. Read more

3 Leadership Lessons To Help You Thrive In Uncertainty

Mohan Maheswaran, Semtech’s President and CEO since 2006, believes that leadership is not just the province of the CEO and Executive Team. Rather than a title, leadership is a mindset and skillset of behaviors that can be learned and developed. Read more

What is LoRaWAN and why is it taking over the Internet of Things?

Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group, discusses how LoRaWAN is disrupting the Internet of Things Read more

Semtech collaborates for insulated vaccine carrier

The wireless end-to-end monitoring system continuously maintains the temperature of COVID-19 vaccines Read more

Harnessing IoT Solutions for Workplace Safety

Smart technology has the potential to connect and protect our communities at the same time. Alistair Fulton, vice president and general manager, Wireless and Sensing Group at Semtech, shares how IoT can ease the transition back to the workplace. Read more

How LoRa Enables Life Post-Pandemic | Semtech’s Alistair Fulton

In this episode of the IoT For All Podcast, Semtech Vice President and General Manager of Wireless and Sensing Products Group Alistair Fulton joins us to talk about LoRa. Alistair shares the history of LoRa, how it was developed to support automation in the utilities industry, and how both the technology and needs have evolved over the years, with LoRa becoming a key connectivity technology for a myriad of use cases and applications across a number of industries. He also speaks to the history of the LoRa Alliance, how the group was created and how it benefits the IoT space at large. Read more