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.

Exeger Solar Harvesting
Solar Harvesting Technology for IoT Sensors

Exeger’s Powerfoyle solar harvesting cell technology combined with Semtech’s LoRa Edge™ platform enables more efficient and sustainable IoT tracking applications and significantly extends the battery life of asset tracking and environmental sensing devices.

IoT Ventures Lacuna Space Water Monitoring System
Water Monitoring System

IoT Ventures and Lacuna Space use Semtech’s LoRa devices to develop a Drought Early Warning System, a network of low-cost rainwater tank and rain monitors to analyze water consumption and rain forecasts in remote New Zealand and South Pacific Island communities.

Smart Islands Project
Smart Islands Project

ICTnexus Smart Islands project features LoRa devices and a LoRaWAN network for the Island’s infrastructure, enabling several smart island use cases including energy metering, water management, air quality and weather stations, street light operation, asset tracking, and emergency notifications (tsunami sirens).

Florja Plant Management with LoRa
Smart Plant Care

Communicate2Integrate integrated LoRa devices and LoRaWAN connectivity in its Florja solution, a Cloud-based plant management platform that allows users to monitor for the temperature, humidity and salt level found in the soil which then relays the data to the Florja platform accessible via desktop and smartphones for further intelligent analysis.

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.

In the News

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

Winds of Climate Change

Semtech's Marc Pegulu speaks to how companies are embracing smarter and more sustainable asset management, risk management and supply chain resilience continue to be of paramount importance. To optimize time, energy, and resources spent on product tracking, IoT technologies must fill visibility gaps related to asset management while meeting economic and environmental goals to protect our planet. Read more

A new kind of wireless aims to connect the planet and save it, too

The technology, known as LoRa, has the potential to connect billions of devices without simultaneously inflicting further harm on the planet, Semtech CEO Mohan Maheswaran told Axios. Read more
Water Online

How IoT Sensors Reduce Water Waste

To stretch water resources as scarcity intensifies, utilities and industry should lean on the latest sensing technology, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more

Making our planet smarter with sustainable IoT applications

Long range networks have significantly expanded tracking options. When paired with a system of connected sensors, this expanded network potential has created novel opportunities for IoT technology to make our planet smarter. Read more

Fighting Wildfires with Long Range, Low Power Technologies

IoT technologies can help slow future destruction with easy to deploy and operate smart solutions that protect our environment. Read more

Transforming a Small Town into a Major Smart City

The town of Cary, North Carolina, with just over 175,000 residents, is becoming one of the smartest towns in the United States thanks to technology that has improved utility management and more. Read more

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
IoT Agenda

IoT technology can advance environmental monitoring

LPWAN and IoT sensors help manufacturers, developers and organizations address environmental climate concerns with connected applications and streams of real-time data. Read more
IoT Agenda

IoT brings resource gains, sustainability to agriculture

Sensors, LoRa and LoRaWAN bring benefits to famers across the globe - and in a variety of use cases. Read about how this technology can optimize resources and improve crop yield. Read more

Technological trends for a smarter and more sustainable planet

Alistair Fulton, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless and Sensing Products Group, Semtech, highlights sustainable technologies and trends for the smart planet and society. 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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