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Smart Homes

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.

White Papers

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Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN trials white paper by LoRa Alliance The white paper is an overview of use cases across regions combining two powerful technologies.
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN® Trials
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LoRa devices in smart homes use cases e-book As many 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 as those indoors, where the range of legacy systems falls short.
LoRa Devices: Smart Home Business Case Overview
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LoRaWAN in the utility and housing industries in Germany 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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LoRaWAN and NB-IoT LoRa Alliance white paper 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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Infographics

Discover applications for LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol by downloading an infographic. 

Day in a Life Infographic Learn how LoRa, the long range low power technology from Semtech, and the LoRaWAN standard have the power to change our world and transform our daily lives.
A Day in a Life With LoRa
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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 infographic The Internet of Things and LoRa® are making a better, sustainable world to live, work and play. LoRa and the LoRaWAN® standard provide a “voice” to things – carrying an explosion of data and analytics to solve real world challenges.
LoRa Everything
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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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Semtech's LoRa Edge infographic 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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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 devices have enabled efficiencies in these real-world smart home deployments.

Gas Leak Prevention

eLichens’ avolta gas sensor featuring LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard detects natural gas (methane) leaks with ultra-selectiveness, allowing for instant alert of any devastating gas leak for response and potentially save lives.

LoRa smart communities
Smart Communities

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. 

LoRa consumer device security
Consumer Device Security

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.

LoRa smart homes get even safer and smarter
Safer and Smarter Homes

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.

LoRa smart home and building energy conservation
Real Estate Energy Conservation & Damage Prevention

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.

LoRa industrial water leak detection
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-based water leakage detection and damage prevention
Water Leakage Detection and Damage Prevention

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

LoRa-based Internet of Things smart home door lock
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.

In the News

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

Digitizing utilities with LoRa

To obtain more information on the status of the distribution networks, utilities are looking to implement systems that are able to provide them with rapid updates on the condition of the equipment in use. Read more

Building Technology Internet of Things with Marc Pégulu

Commercial Real Estate Pro Network Podcast speaks with Semtech's Marc Pégulu about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it's shaping commercial buildings, and how low raw sensors are being deployed to help builders, owners and residents overcome some of the biggest challenges for smart applications with commercial buildings. 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

New connectivity trends for smart cities

As Semtech’s Alistair Fulton highlights, low-power, long-range wireless networks are only just being realised when it comes to building smart cities and their full potential must be recognised. Read more

Semtech’s LoRa Edge LR1120 Packs Sub-GHz, Wi-Fi, and Satellite Connectivity Into a Tiny Tracker Chip

Offering cloud-powered geolocation from GNSS or Wi-Fi, this triple-band QFN32 chip offers a range of features for low-power asset tracking. Read more

Long-Range, Low-Power Technology Takes the Gold

If the IoT was a sport in the Games, a gold-winning solution would be efficient, powerful, and flexible. As the number of IoT applications rapidly increases, solutions need to be strong to maintain capacity. While short-range wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, will account for about 72 percent of all IoT connections in 2025, Machina Research estimates that 11 percent of IoT connections will use LPWAN technologies, such as Semtech’s LoRa® devices. Read more

LoRaWAN cos’è e come funziona il trasferimento dati a lungo raggio

Cos'è LoRaWAN e come permette di trasferire dati, seppur con una velocità di trasferimento contenuta, a chilometri di distanza anche fuori dalla copertura di reti WiFi e mobili. Read more

LoRaWAN 101: The network for IoT devices

We often talk about LoRa, or Long Range networks, as they relate to IoT devices. More specifically these days, we focus on LoRaWAN. But do you really understand what LoRaWAN is, and more importantly, why it’s important for the IoT? This overview will help you learn both. Read more

Semtech Announces Integration Of LoRa Edge Geolocation Service Into Tencent’s Cloud IoT Explorer

New solution from Tencent Cloud utilizes Semtech’s LoRa Cloud™ for users to connect Internet of Things devices to the Cloud immediately Read more

The Future of Smart Homes – Connected, Complementary, Conscious

The future of smart homes is bright and low-power, long-range, cost-effective IoT-powered devices are bringing us closer to this reality. Read more

Use Cases & Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa devices in smart homes.

LoRa smart homes & buildings With Semtech's LoRa devices, YoSmart delivers DIY Smart Home solutions featuring secure and fail-safe connectivity.
There’s No Place Like a LoRa Smart Home
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LoRa-enabled smart water management & protection With a LoRa-enabled smart water solution from Eddy Home, homes and buildings can monitor and manage their water usage and avoid moisture damage.
Water Management & Protection
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LoRa smart home security LoRa Technology-enabled security systems offer 24/7 protection for homes by integrating door and window alarm sensors with security cameras, intercoms and automatic door locks. Activation is by keychain sensors and smartphones.
Home Security
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LoRa-enabled smart home fire detection Annually, fires in the U.S. cause ~$10B in damage and injures thousands of people. LoRa Technology provides early detection by detecting heat, smoke, gas, or flames.
Fire Detection
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Internet of Things energy management YoSmart's smart home solutions with Semtech's LoRa Technology can be retrofitted to nearly any existing home with energy saving, smart building systems.
Energy Management & Sustainability
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Videos

Videos featuring LoRa-based smart home solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

LoRa Everything
IoT Applications for Homes
Building Your Smart Home with YoLink
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.