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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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Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
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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.
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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.

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Smart Flood Sensors

Green Stream's LoRa-based autonomous flood sensor system helps to build safer, more resilient communities.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Taking a Stand on Earth Day with IoT Technology

With an end to the pandemic in sight, and a resumption of everyday activities on the horizon, an emphasized importance on environmental awareness and the health of individuals is critical. From air-quality monitoring to water consumption, IoT solutions continue to play an essential role in helping to protect our planet and even citizens from environmental dangers that could come our way, especially if action is not taken. Read more
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LoRa technology driving the global use of IoT

All around us our environment is being influenced, altered and managed by the ever-increasing adoption of IoT solutions. This technology has enabled major advances to be made in the rapid sharing of accurate data which in turn has been boosting efficiency levels for organisations from small businesses to large cities. Marc Pegulu. Vice President, Wireless LoRa and IoT at Semtech explains the role LoRa technology is playing. Read more
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Leveraging IoT Technology for Good

Global businesses and communities have consistently turned to the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to increase efficiencies and deliver better services. Research supports this sentiment as Juniper predicts that IoT platform revenues will reach $66 billion in 2020, a 20 percent increase over last year’s figure. Read more

GPS collars for lions and cheetahs: How IoT and open source are protecting rare animals

The next generation of IoT technology allows near real-time tracking of keystone species in protected areas, with flexible configuration options and long battery life. Read more

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology for the smart environment.

Green Stream Technologies' LoRa-based end-to-end flood monitoring solution is designed using commercial, off-the-shelf ultrasonic sensors. Green Stream Technologies' LoRa-based end-to-end flood monitoring solution is designed using commercial, off-the-shelf ultrasonic sensors.
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Implementing radiation leak detection is critical in communities to improve safety. 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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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. 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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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. 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

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IoT Applications for Environment
LoRa-based Wildlife Protections with Smart Parks

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