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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Amazon Sidewalk is a crowd-sourced wireless network that can simplify device setup and extend the range for low bandwidth applications, leveraging LoRa to extend the range of a customer’s home network to connect both outdoor and indoor smart home products into the community.
Smart Mimic's MimicGO line of LoRa-based devices deploy indoor or outdoor to monitor condition changes in a range of applications, including door sensing, belonging movements and tampering, motion sensing in rooms, and open/closed status in drawers or safes, enabling safe and secure rooms and belongings.
YoSmart's YoLink line of IoT smart home products leverage LoRa devices’ advantages for simplified deployment to quickly connect a variety of home applications, including doors, security systems, electrical outlets, and water piping to accurately monitor data in real time and create safer, cost-efficient homes.
Talkpool’s portfolio of LoRa-based products enable enhanced data monitoring to reduce energy use and help prevent damage in real estate, maximizing real estate return on investment (ROI), as well as attracting and retaining tenants.
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.
iioote's LoRa-based humidity and temperature sensors prevent and combat water damage in smart homes and buildings.
MI Products’ electronic smart door locks utilize LoRa Technology to connect door locks to an IoT-connected smart home or building network.
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
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Amazon details its low-bandwidth Sidewalk neighborhood network, coming to Echo and Tile devices soonLast year, Amazon announced its Sidewalk network, a new low-bandwidth, long-distance wireless protocol it developed to help connect smart devices inside and — maybe even more importantly — outside of your home. Sidewalk, which is somewhat akin to a mesh network that, with the right amount of access points, could easily cover a whole neighborhood, is now getting closer to launch. Read more
Amazon’s Sidewalk network to launch this year with new devices, support from IoT chipset manufacturersThe Sidewalk protocol is part of Amazon's effort to spur the development of low-cost IoT devices that don't rely on a cellular connection. Read more
Semtech Launches LoRa Smart Home Device for IoT Applications to Provide Coverage, Low Power and Low Cost for ApplicationSemtech 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
Use Cases & Application Briefs
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