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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.

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.

In the News

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

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

Breakthrough insect control among new innovations

Hi-Tech Farming: New products are either here or coming to make agriculture more efficient. Read more

How the internet of things is monitoring the Earth’s resources

Alistair Fulton from LoRa developer Semtech runs through some climate-friendly applications using LoRaWAN-enabled devices. Read more
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Semtech adds multi-band capabilities to LoRa Edge Platform

Semtech’s new LoRa Edge LR1120 delivers multi-band capabilities to the device-to-cloud geolocation platform for direct satellite-connected IoT applications. Read more

LPWAN: what a long-range communications network is and how it works

Semtech talks about the novelties of LPWAN, a technology that allows long-range and low-speed wireless communications, for example between IoT devices, often battery-powered. What it is, how it works and what future developments are. Read more
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Bridging Connectivity Gaps With IoT-Enabled Satellite Solutions

A conversation with Rémi Lorrain, Global LoRaWAN Network Director at Semtech Read more

Series Four: Alistair Fulton

In this episode, Ben Mouncer speaks to Semtech’s Alistair Fulton about how LoRa can play a role in combating climate change. Read more

Smart Cities: A New Chapter in the IoT Journey

LPWANs are the key to enabling cities to rapidly adopt accessible "smart" technologies. The cost-effective, wide-area coverage these technologies provide supports the rapid deployment of smart city solutions in urban and harder-to-reach rural areas alike. 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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