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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.

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. 

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

IoT to Enable Smart Environmental Monitoring

Sustainability and the protection of the environment are without a doubt among the most pressing issues we face in the world today. As more people start to understand the need to sustainably manage the planet’s resources and ecosystems, more organizations are focusing on smart environmental monitoring technology to create a more connected and sustainable planet. According to the World Economic Forum report on IoT Guidelines for Sustainability, 84 percent of IoT deployments are currently addressing, or have the potential to address, the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations. IoT, then, has revolutionized the way we connect and interact with devices designed for social and environmental good. Read more

The Critical Role of Internet of Things (IoT) in Fighting Climate Change and Decarbonizing Our Planet

It's time to invest in solutions that reduce the global production of greenhouse gases. Article from Semtech's Alistair Fulton. Read more

Worldwide monitoring and tracking

Earth Day aims to highlight the need to make the most of the resources we have, and to show how technology can help us do so. Read more

Alistair Fulton Of Semtech On The Future of The Internet of Things (IoT), And How It May Improve Our Health & Our Lives

The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to become more mainstream. Millions of people use Fitbit health trackers, Nest smart thermostats, and Ring doorbell cameras, which are early examples of IoT. These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential commercial applications of IoT. IoT has the potential to change the way cities are run, the way our healthcare is managed, the way our cars communicate, and the way our supply chains and manufacturing are utilized. But how exactly will IoT improve our lives? As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Semtech's Alistair Fulton. Read more

The Internet of Things’ (IoT) Potential as a Catalyst for Environmental Good

Semtech's Alistair Fulton speaks to how the Internet of Things can serve as a catalyst for environment good for ENN.com 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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