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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

Download white papers for exclusive content offering more thorough technical analyses of smart home and building applications. Find all LoRa white papers here >>

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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Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa Technology has enabled efficiencies in these real-world smart homes and building deployments.

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.

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. 

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 and building solutions are featured below. 

Bringing Intelligence to Buildings the Smart Way

Byron BeMiller, director of the Smart Building vertical market with LoRa Alliance IoT ecosystem sponsor, Semtech, considers the benefits and pitfalls associated with different approaches to connecting buildings. Read more
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LoRa and the Future of Connectivity - an Interview with Byron BeMiller

Read the interview here for Byron's takes on the future of connectivity, including 5G, for smart buildings, and more. Read more
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Semtech Corporation: Making Existing Commercial Premises Smart

Byron BeMiller, Director of Smart Building Applications, Wireless and Sensing Products Group, Semtech Corporation, argues that its easier than you think for new technology to revolutionize old buildings. 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

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
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Semtech designs indoor LoRa Corecell gateway

Semtech released its 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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Smart cities, smart buildings

We kick off with a look at one ICT company’s work to bring the benefits of IoT to councils. Wales-based Pinacl Solutions started its work in the IoT and smart city place around two and a half years ago with Newport City Council. Back then, Pinacl operated a fibre network in the city, along with public Wi-Fi for all the council’s public-facing venues and buildings, and a small concession city centre Wi-Fi network (both the latter use technology from Ruckus Networks). Read more
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Semtech’s smart building kit can help you test the use of LoRa (Long Range)-based IoT solutions in your facilities

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, just announced the release of its Smart Building Reference Kit, a collection of tools designed to accelerate the development of smart building solutions based on LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol, and facilitate a portable demonstration of these solutions. Read more

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology 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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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 >>

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
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.