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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.
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.

Center of Excellence

The Town of Cary, North Carolina, SAS Institute and Semtech are coming together to build a unique Center of Excellence focused on LoRa-enabled technology solutions that will positively impact the lives of Cary’s citizens. 

Urban Forest Management with LoRa
Urban Forest Management

ICT International’s range of plant physiology devices are able to monitor the health of the urban forest in real time via a LoRaWAN network, helping trees remain healthy, providing valuable ecosystem services to the community as well as measurable carbon capture.

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. 

EE Times

What the Infrastructure Bill Means for IoT

IoT vendors are naturally bullish about the U.S. infrastructure bill. Semtech, the analog and mixed-signal chipmaker, earlier stressed that passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in March would allocate $50 billion to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund to help state, local, tribal, and territorial governments respond to natural disasters. Read more
Informationage

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

Compatibility within utilities metering

Although the needs of electricity, gas and water utilities vary, each utility type requires similar foundational technologies that conform with open standards. Read more

Updates from LoRa-land – air-quality installs in urban forests, wildfire hotspots, buildings

Various updates from LoRa-land, and beyond include LoRa-based devices on LoRaWAN networks to improve urban forest management and carbon accounting. Read more

Urban forest management using LoRaWAN

Semtech Corporation has announced that ICT International, an IoT solution provider for environmental applications, is leveraging Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard to improve urban forest management and carbon accounting. Read more
Circuit Cellar

Smart Building Designs Spur Demand for IoT Solutions

Technologies for Smart Buildings are in great demand, as the market surges in this segment. Vendors are responding with products and solutions designed to make buildings more intelligent, more secure and more connected. Read more

Smart sensors for personal connected consumer devices

Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor supplier Semtech has announced a line of sensors targeted for the personal connected consumer device market that can differentiate between humans and inanimate objects. Read more

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

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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