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Smart Homes & Buildings

LoRa Technology’s low power qualities and ability to penetrate dense building materials make it an ideal platform for IoT-connected smart home and building devices. In addition, the long range capabilities make it possible for LoRa®-enabled sensors and the LoRaWAN® protocol to track assets that stray from home. Sensors in smart home and building applications can detect danger, optimize utility usage and more to improve the safety and convenience of everyday living.

White Papers

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As the world looks to reopen and recover amid the COVID-19 outbreak, employers, building managers and organizations are increasingly looking for smart and innovative IoT applications, including those based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices, to simplify the monitoring of health and safety.
How Can Systems Integrators Deliver Business IoT at Scale?
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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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This LoRa Alliance® white paper explains how the smart buildings market is developing and the various innovations that are driving its growth and compares LoRaWAN technology to legacy approaches as the connectivity foundation for this and future generations of smart buildings.
Why LoRaWAN is the Foundation for Smart Building Success
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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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LoRa® sensors and LoRaWAN® networks drive Capgemini's SmartOffice solution with low-power, low-maintenance, long-range, and high-capacity networking and data management solutions.
Capgemini Delivers Smart Building Transformation
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Commercial real estate (CRE) is shifting to a software and services business. LoRa IoT solutions offer a number of unique use cases for smart buildings; from smart metering to predictive analytics for maintenance. Commercial real estate (CRE) is shifting to a software and services business. LoRa IoT solutions offer a number of unique use cases for smart buildings; from smart metering to predictive analytics for maintenance.
Smart Buildings Transformed
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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.
NEW 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 and building deployments.

Remote Equipment Monitoring

Packetworx's automated packetSENSE Current Clamp electricity monitoring solution and packetSWITCH remote rebooting device leverage the LoRaWAN® protocol to remotely monitor the functionality of automated teller machines (ATMs) and other critical equipment.

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. 

Intelligent Dormitory Door Locks

New H3C Groups' LoRa-based intelligent door lock applications bring increased safety, efficiency and convenient management to dormitories and schools by completely eliminating the use of keys by students and staff, and enabling entry via a wireless fob or keycard. 

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.

Connected Plugs for Energy Monitoring

EasyReach's LoRa-based EasyPlug tracks energy consumption and movement in retail refrigerators, machines to prevent waste, theft and tampering.

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.

Semtech LoRa Art Conservation Real World
Smart Art Conservation

Conserv's LoRa-enabled sensors monitor common factors affecting art health, such as humidity, temperature, light, and vibration, providing conservators with actionable data in real time. 

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.

LoRa Polysense Real World
Structural Health Monitoring System

Polysense’s LoRa-based Structure Health Monitoring system enables remote and real-time monitoring of building structure safety and integrity.

LoRa YoSmart CES Real World
Commercial Smart Building Applications

YoSmart’s series of LoRa-enabled smart building products connect to a building’s network and allow consistent, remote monitoring to better conserve energy and predict when maintenance is necessary, saving property managers money.

Smart Water Leakage Detection
Smart Water Leakage Detection

Apana's smart water utility monitoring system leverages LoRa Technology to save businesses like Costco up to 22% in costs. 

Semtech’s LoRa Technology Integrated in Smart Fire Evacuation System
Smart Fire Evacuation

HEX SAFETY's dynamic evacuation signs leverage LoRa Technology to help people navigate complex hazardous zones in real-time by indicating the quickest and safest direction out of the premises. 

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 and building solutions are featured below. 

IoT Business News

Semtech and Packetworx Enable Remote Monitoring of Critical Equipment with LoRaWAN®

Packetworx addresses COVID-19 concerns with new applications to measure power supply and deliver remote diagnostics to high-value assets. Read more
Electronic Design

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
Automated Buildings

LoRa and the Future of Connectivity

LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol provides a low power, long range alternative to 5G that is widely adopted by the IoT industry. Read more
Fierce Electronics

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 and Helium Expand LoRaWAN® Network Deployments

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its expanded collaboration with Helium, the company behind one the world's first peer-to-peer wireless networks based on Semtech's LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol. Today, Helium's LoRaWAN network infrastructure is considered among the fastest growing of its kind, reaching more than 1,000 cities in North America and expanding to Europe. Earlier this year, Helium announced a strategic partnership with Semtech to integrate the LoRaWAN protocol into its LongFi networking architecture. Read more

Application Briefs

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

Capgemini benefits from using Semtech's long range wireless RF devices to manage buildings across the globe.
Delivering Smart Building Transformation
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Apana's LoRa-based smart water leakage detection solution enables global corporations, like Costco, to track water usage in real time. Apana's LoRa-based smart water leakage detection solution enables global corporations, like Costco, to track water usage in real time.
Smart Water Leakage Detection
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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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Predictive maintenance solutions using LoRa Technology collects equipment operational and environmental data, and identifies anomalies, schedules maintenance, and can save in maintenance costs. Predictive maintenance solutions using LoRa Technology collects equipment operational and environmental data, and identifies anomalies, schedules maintenance, and can save in maintenance costs.
Predictive Maintenance
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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 and building solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

LoRaWAN Smart Building Solutions with AWS IoT
Deploying Smart IoT Solutions for Workplace Safety in the Age of COVID-19
The Future of Commercial Real Estate & Large Facilities; New Perspectives after COVID-19
Preserving Art and Cultural Artifacts with Conserv
Semtech’s Byron BeMiller at The Things Conference 2020: Smart Buildings
Interview with Byron BeMiller at The Things Conference 2020
Smart Building Transformation with LoRaWAN: a Capgemini Use Case
How LoRaWAN Can Make Your Workspace More Sustainable & Efficient
LoRa Use Case: Efficient Building Management with Capgemini
LoRa Smart Building Reference Kit
Empowering IoT Solutions Webinar: Focus on Smart Buildings
Smart Home Use Cases for LoRa Technology
LoRa-based Smart Water Metering with Apana
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.