LoRa-enabled Smart Home Security Systems Serve as Deterrent for Burglars

Posted by Hilary Pemberton on 15 November 2017

According to a study published by alarm.org and conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, enabling a home security system can decrease the likelihood your house will be targeted for burglary. The study that focused on 422 imprisoned burglars from three different states found that only 13% would “continue the [burglary] attempt even after an alarm had been discovered” while “nearly 60% of the burglars said they would consider the presence of cameras or other video equipment when selecting a target.” Based on these statistics, it is evident that security systems serve as a deterrent for burglars. Because of this, homeowners should lessen the odds that their homes will be targeted and focus on securing their property with necessary safeguards.

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IoT makes logistics management smarter

Posted by Ashley Adelman on 07 November 2017

According to the United States Department of Transportation 2016 Annual Report, U.S. businesses ship over 56 tons of freight per capita in the U.S. – a four percent increase from 2012 estimates. That staggering number, compounded by all the other shipments from businesses throughout the world, is the reason streamlined, data-driven processes are essential to support business and economic growth worldwide.

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Understanding the LoRaWAN Capacity Whitepaper - Download

Posted by Hilary Pemberton on 02 November 2017

Background

The “Real-world LoRaWAN™ Network Capacity for Electrical Metering Applications” whitepaper describes a study that was conducted to measure the productivity and efficiency of an average LoRa-based gateway. To fully test the capabilities of an average gateway, researchers connected electrical meters (EMeters), located mainly in basements and metal cabinets, to a network of eight-channel LoRaWAN™ gateways and measured their performance.

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