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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.

White Papers

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An overview of use cases across regions combining two powerful technologies
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN® Trials
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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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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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Infographics

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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Simplicity is the key to smart neighbourhoods

Alistair Fulton, vice-president and general manager of Semtech's Wireless and Sensing Products Group, discusses the need for simplicity when powering smart neighbourhoods from 2021 Read more
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How will Amazon Sidewalk impact the smart home market?

Amazon Sidewalk is bringing long range, low power to Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for smart home devices. With support from long range, low-bandwidth connectivity, consumers have the capabilities to extend the range of their home networks to connect both outdoor and indoor products, including smart lights, security systems, pet trackers, sensors for asset tracking, and a multitude of additional low cost devices needed for smart homes and smart communities. Read more
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Amazon Strides Out to the Sidewalk

Extending its reach even further, Amazon’s Sidewalk is a "neighborhood" network that takes wireless connectivity to the streets, so to speak. Read more
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Amazon Sidewalk draws electronics from among TI, Silicon Labs and Semtech

A small platoon of electronics companies announced collaborations on Amazon Sidewalk, a new shared wireless network for IoT consumer devices. Among the partners are Silicon Labs, Texas Instruments and Semtech, according to their separate company announcements. Read more
Enterprise IoT Insights

Amazon picks LoRa for smart-home telco platform – plus Nordic, Silicon Labs, Tile

Amazon has selected LoRa for its new Sidewalk wireless networking platform, running in 900 MHz spectrum, according to Semtech. Camarillo-based Semtech hailed its technology’s move into the consumer space. At the same time, Nordic Semiconductor, Silicon Labs, and Tile have variously said they have also been selected by Amazon to provide technology for its nascent Sidewalk smart-home ecosystem. Read more

Amazon Sidewalk adds Tile as neighborhood network nears launch

Amazon Sidewalk, its hyper-local neighborhood network system set to launch later this year, will work with Tile and Echo speakers the retailer has confirmed today. Previewed in 2019, Sidewalk promises a distributed alternative to regular WiFi networks, in which smart home devices like Ring cameras double as hubs for local communications. Read more

Amazon details its low-bandwidth Sidewalk neighborhood network, coming to Echo and Tile devices soon

Last 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 manufacturers

The 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
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Amazon engages with Nordic, Semtech, SiLabs and TI on ‘Sidewalk’ 900MHz + 2.4GHz network

Amazon has released details of its ‘Sidewalk’ medium-distance wireless network, and its silicon partners including Nordic Semiconductor, Semtech, Silicon Labs and Texas Instruments. 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

Use Cases & Application Briefs

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

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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With a LoRa-enabled smart water solution from Eddy Home, homes and buildings can monitor and manage their water usage and avoid moisture damage. 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 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. 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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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. 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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YoSmart's smart home solutions with Semtech's LoRa Technology can be retrofitted to nearly any existing home with energy saving, smart building systems. 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 >>

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.