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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.

White Papers

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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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. 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

Discover applications for LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol by downloading an 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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Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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LoRaWAN™ & NB-IoT
Complementary Solutions Based on Your Needs
Compare LoRaWAN and NB-IoT side by side 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.

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.

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.

Semtech LoRa Art Conservation Real World
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 iioote Real World
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 Polysense Real World
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 YoSmart CES Real World
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.

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. 

Semtech’s LoRa Technology Integrated in Smart Fire Evacuation System
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. 

MI Products Leverage Semtech’s LoRa Technology to Help Improve Public Safety
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. 

Electronic Design

Smart-Building Management the LoRa Way

Technology editor Bill Wong talked to Pedro Pachuca, Director of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group, about the benefit of IoT solutions for buildings management. Read more
IMC IoT M2M Council

Blog: LoRa Devices: Bringing Flexible IoT Solutions for Smarter Homes and Buildings

Byron BeMiller - Solutions leveraging Semtech's LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® open protocol are a leading choice for low-power wide-area networking (LPWAN)-based IoT solutions today, providing ultra-long range and low power capabilities for a comprehensive array of smart home and building applications. Read more
Smart Buildings

A smart way to cut costs and improve efficiency

Adopting new technologies seems to be the way of the future to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and generally make life easier. There aren’t many businesses that could expect to save millions of dollars in a single year by adopting a new technology, but Capgemini does. Read more

Bringing Intelligence to Buildings the Smart Way

Byron BeMiller, director of the Smart Building vertical market with LoRa Alliance IoT ecosystem sponsor, Semtech, considers the benefits and pitfalls associated with different approaches to connecting buildings. Read more
Automated Buildings

LoRa and the Future of Connectivity - an Interview with Byron BeMiller

Read the interview here for Byron's takes on the future of connectivity, including 5G, for smart buildings, and more. Read more
Essential Install

Semtech Corporation: Making Existing Commercial Premises Smart

Byron BeMiller, Director of Smart Building Applications, Wireless and Sensing Products Group, Semtech Corporation, argues that its easier than you think for new technology to revolutionize old buildings. Read more
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Semtech releases indoor reference design for smart buildings and homes

Semtech Corporation announced the general availability of the LoRa Corecell reference design for indoor gateway applications. The reference design is developed to the LoRaWAN protocol and targeted for home, building and factory automations. Read more
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Low-Power Indoor Gateway Reference Design for Smart Buildings and Homes

Semtech Corporation announced the general availability of the LoRa® Corecell reference design for indoor gateway applications. The reference design is developed to the LoRaWAN protocol and targeted for home, building and factory automations. Read more
Circuit Digest

LoRa Gateway Reference Design for Smart Buildings and Homes

Semtech Corporation has announced the availability of the LoRa Corecell reference design developed for LoRaWAN protocol by targeting the indoor gateway applications for home, building and factory automation. The reference design includes two new integrated circuits (ICs), LoRa based Gateway baseband transceiver( SX1302) and the low power multi-band Sub-GHz RF Front End (SX1250), which enables the customer to install cost effective indoor gateway solutions. Read more

Semtech Rolls Out Reference Design For Indoor LoRa Gateways

Camarillo-based analog and mixed-signal semiconductor developer Semtech has rolled out a new reference design for its line of LoRa low power wireless products, with a design for indoor wireless gateways for its LoRa protocol. Read more

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa devices in 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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Apana's LoRa-based smart water leakage detection solution enables global corporations, like Costco, to track water usage in real time. 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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With a LoRa-enabled smart water solution from Eddy Home, homes and buildings can monitor and manage their water usage and avoid moisture damage. 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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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 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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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. 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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YoSmart's smart home solutions with Semtech's LoRa Technology can be retrofitted to nearly any existing home with energy saving, smart building systems. 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 >>

NEW Preserving Art and Cultural Artifacts with Conserv
NEW Semtech’s Byron BeMiller at The Things Conference 2020: Smart Buildings
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
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.