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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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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.

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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.

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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. 

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
RFID Journal

The IoT and Advanced Analytics Should Be a Priority for Disaster Relief Funding

Thanks to funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, groups can protect their communities and citizens. By deploying end-to-end solutions, communities can adapt new models for IT, edge analytics and platform-based security and, in turn, harness streaming data and analytics to deliver meaningful results. 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

Meeting Economic and Environmental Needs Using the Internet of Things

There is a growing call for companies to take action against climate change. Read more
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Preventing Flood Damage with IoT Sensors

Floodwaters can rise quickly and with little warning, resulting in chaotic and dangerous situations for citizens and emergency response teams. With IoT solutions, response teams have real-time data and insight to detect potential flooding concerns to minimize risk to life, property, and business. Given the frequency and severity of floods, technology companies need to find ways to leverage the IoT to better prepare for and react to these incidents. Read more
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Making Connectivity Accessible for All with LoRa and LoRaWAN

Understand how LoRa and LoRaWAN connectivity can create a safer, more sustainable, and comfortable planet for organizations and end-users. Read more
RFID Journal

How Internet of Things Solutions Can Better the Environment

While IoT technology is serving the purpose of connectivity, its impact is far greater. The IoT is enabling connections in areas where access is limited, protecting wildlife, helping employees return to work, managing water waste and far more. IoT solutions leveraging long-range, low-power technology are scalable and easy to implement. But perhaps more importantly, they are filling the technology gap of cellular and Wi-Fi- or BLE-based networks that require either high bandwidth or high power, or that have a limited range or an inability to penetrate certain environments. Marc Pegulu of Semtech explains. Read more
Fierce Electronics

Semtech and SAS match IoT analytics with LoRaWAN edge-to-cloud

Semtech and SAS announced a collaboration on Wednesday to expand the use of data analytics for industrial automation, asset tracking, agriculture and environmental management. Their combined technologies are set to address an ambitious set of goals: flood prevention, livestock wellness and precision agriculture for global food production and better energy forecasting to lower risk and to maximize grid efficiency. Read more
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How Track-and-Trace Capabilities Solve Food Logistics Challenges

The pandemic triggered an accelerated pace of digital transformation throughout the industry. But, as the pandemic wanes, the need for digitization will continue in order for companies to remain competitive. 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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