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Semtech's LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol provide an ideal platform to address the indoor connectivity challenges of traditional platforms, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, or Z-Wave. Additionally, many Internet of Things (IoT) applications extend to the periphery of the home or into the yard. LoRa-based solutions offer the capability to connect these devices to the same platform, where the range of legacy systems falls short. Generally, these are battery operated devices which are well beyond the range of legacy connectivity technologies without installing additional repeater or mesh points. These applications include those for garages, door locks, outdoor lighting, pet geo-fencing, smart metering, leak detection, connected pest traps, soil chemistry, swimming pools, and more.

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Produced in collaboration with Minol ZENNER, this white paper explores the legally-compliant deployment of LoRaWAN in accordance with current German regulatory standards.
LoRaWAN in the Utility and Housing Industries in Germany
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Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN White Paper from LoRa Alliance Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN are two of the most adopted unlicensed technologies and together they address a large proportion of IoT use cases. The Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN Deployment Synergies white paper intends to demonstrate how these two widely deployed IoT Connectivity technologies can be utilized in tandem to effectively support a vast array of use cases.
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN®  Deployment Synergies
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There are several options for LPWAN connectivity, but LoRaWAN and NB-IoT have shown the most momentum. and will garner the largest share of the market in the coming years. This white paper will examine the two technologies for their similarities and differences. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
LoRaWAN and NB-IoT: Competitors or Complementary
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LoRa Edge™ is a new, highly versatile and low power software defined LoRa-based platform that will enable a wide portfolio of applications for indoor and outdoor asset management, targeting industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation, and logistics markets.
LoRa Edge™ Applications
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Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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LoRaWAN™ & NB-IoT
Complementary Solutions Based on Your Needs
Compare LoRaWAN and NB-IoT side by side 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 devices have enabled efficiencies in these real-world smart home deployments.

Industrial Water Leak Detection

iioote's WebIoT platform and SenseIoT solutions for water leakage detecion and prevention in home and businesses leverages LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to detect mold and humidity in at-risk locations, predicting and preventing costly damage.

LoRa iioote Real World
Water Leakage Detection and Damage Prevention

iioote's LoRa-based humidity and temperature sensors prevent and combat water damage in smart homes and buildings.

MI Products Leverage Semtech’s LoRa Technology to Help Improve Public Safety
Smart Door Locks

MI Products’ electronic smart door locks utilize LoRa Technology to connect door locks to an IoT-connected smart home or building network.

Semtech’s LoRa Technology to Transform KingTing Tech’s (YoSmart) Line of Smart Home Devices
Smart Home Management

YoSmart’s LoRa-enabled smart home products include solutions for smart thermostats, sprinklers, door locks and outlets, allowing homeowners to conserve energy and improve home security.

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based smart home solutions are featured below. 

IMC IoT M2M Council

Blog: LoRa Devices: Bringing Flexible IoT Solutions for Smarter Homes and Buildings

Byron BeMiller - Solutions leveraging Semtech's LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® open protocol are a leading choice for low-power wide-area networking (LPWAN)-based IoT solutions today, providing ultra-long range and low power capabilities for a comprehensive array of smart home and building applications. Read more
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Semtech Releases LoRa Device for IoT-Enabled Smart-Home Applications

Semtech is adding to its LoRa portfolio with the LoRa Smart Home, as LoRa is becoming a fast-growing low-power network. As the name implies, it’s intended for smart-home applications that can take advantage of LoRa’s low power and lower bandwidth. Read more
IoT Innovator

Semtech Launches LoRa Smart Home Device for IoT Applications to Provide Coverage, Low Power and Low Cost for Application

Semtech announced Monday launch of LoRa Smart Home, a device designed for LPWAN based smart home, community and consumer applications. The transceiver provides low power, broad coverage for indoor and neighborhood area IoT devices connecting to sensors and actuators for safety, environmental and convenience use cases. Read more
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Semtech wants to bring LoRa to the smart home

Semtech, the company making chips for the LoRa radio standard, has released a version of its radio and software for the smart home. The standard focuses on the edge nodes of a network — the individual sensors and devices — and complements the earlier release of a gateway standard for the radio tech by Semtech last year. Read more
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LoRa hits the Smart Home

Semtech has released LoRa Smart Home, a transceiver for LPWAN based smart homes, community and consumer applications. (Semtech) Read more
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Semtech releases indoor reference design for smart buildings and homes

Semtech Corporation announced the general availability of the LoRa Corecell reference design for indoor gateway applications. The reference design is developed to the LoRaWAN protocol and targeted for home, building and factory automations. Read more
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Low-Power Indoor Gateway Reference Design for Smart Buildings and Homes

Semtech Corporation announced the general availability of the LoRa® Corecell reference design for indoor gateway applications. The reference design is developed to the LoRaWAN protocol and targeted for home, building and factory automations. Read more
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LoRa Gateway Reference Design for Smart Buildings and Homes

Semtech Corporation has announced the availability of the LoRa Corecell reference design developed for LoRaWAN protocol by targeting the indoor gateway applications for home, building and factory automation. The reference design includes two new integrated circuits (ICs), LoRa based Gateway baseband transceiver( SX1302) and the low power multi-band Sub-GHz RF Front End (SX1250), which enables the customer to install cost effective indoor gateway solutions. Read more

Semtech Rolls Out Reference Design For Indoor LoRa Gateways

Camarillo-based analog and mixed-signal semiconductor developer Semtech has rolled out a new reference design for its line of LoRa low power wireless products, with a design for indoor wireless gateways for its LoRa protocol. Read more
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Semtech Introduces Indoor Reference Design for Smart Buildings and Homes

Semtech announced Wednesday general availability of the LoRa Corecell reference design for indoor gateway applications. The reference design is developed to the LoRaWAN protocol and targeted for home, building and factory automations. Read more

Videos

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Smart Home Use Cases for LoRa Technology
Semtech LoRa Use Case: Eddy Home Water Management

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Other Semtech Solutions for Smart Homes & Buildings

In addition to the low power wide area network solutions enabled by LoRa Technology, Semtech offers a wide portfolio of IC chipsets for electronics in smart homes and buildings.