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There’s No Place Like a LoRa® Smart Home

16 November 2020 / by Byron BeMiller

There’s No Place Like a LoRa® Smart HomeSmart home automation makes it possible to proactively heat your home from the road, automatically close your garage each evening and conserve energy, among many other modern conveniences. 

However, if you have actually tried to implement smart solutions in your home, you have probably discovered that many devices fall short in the areas of ease of installation and use, security, physical range, affordability, and battery life.


Today’s smart home devices largely rely on legacy technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Z-Wave. While these connectivity choices are acceptable for close-range connections such as smart TVs, music streaming and connected laptops, they simply are not capable of meeting the demands of battery-operated, constantly-connected smart home devices placed throughout the home and yard.


YoSmart’s new smart home and smart life YoLink brand products harness the power of Semtech’s LoRa® wireless radio frequency technology, empowering complete and reliable coverage and automation of your home. 

Why LoRa for Your Smart Home?

LoRa has quickly become the de facto choice for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in more than 90 countries due to its unique combination of long range and low battery power capabilities. YoSmart leveraged the expertise gained from over 180 million devices featuring LoRa chipsets currently deployed across the globe in healthcare, utilities, logistics, agriculture, and commercial buildings, to become among the first to apply the superior technology to home automation.


Semtech’s LoRa products use a spread spectrum modulation technique that can penetrate thick concrete walls and travel long distances, even in rural locations, empowering homeowners to reliably connect sprinkler systems, outdoor speakers, and even guest houses to a central smart home hub. Sensor batteries can also continue powering these smart home solutions for up to 10 years, providing peace of mind and minimal maintenance requirements.


Trusted in just about every industry, IoT solutions with LoRa are hard to beat. 

Read More About Smart Home Applications for LoRa.

How to Implement Home Automation with LoRa

Homeowners, building managers and renters can all benefit from some amount of home automation. Whether you are interested in remotely testing smoke detectors, lowering your monthly electricity bill or arriving to a warm and well-lit home each evening, there are many smart devices available to make it happen. 


YoLink devices are easy to install, use and provide the greatest possible coverage with built-in LoRa wireless technology.

The YoLink series of smart home products include:

  • Water leak sensors

  • Door/window sensors

  • Motion sensors

  • Garage door controllers

  • Smart lights

  • Smart locks

  • Smart thermostats

  • Sprinkler controller

  • Emergency buttons

  • Smoke and gas detectors

  • Motorized curtain controls

  • Power strips and outlets

YoSmart’s YoLink platform brings DIY smart home solutions to everyone, regardless of technical expertise. You can set up a new smart home system in just three easy steps:


  1. Download the YoLink app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Connect the YoLink hub to your home’s Internet.
  3. Scan the QR code on any new YoLink device to automatically connect it to the hub and start monitoring and controlling that device from the app.

The YoLink Smart Home Featuring LoRa

YoLink smart home and smart life products empower you to connect all your smart home devices to a single hub for complete control and automation. They can also be controlled by Alexa and Google Home voice assistant for hands-free convenience, and are compatible with IFTTT for custom home automation sequences with other smart home platforms. 


Built on LoRa, these smart home solutions will remain secure and reliable throughout your home and property to improve day-to day-life, keep your family safe, and reduce energy consumption. 


YoLink 1/4 Mile World's Longest Range Smart Home Security Kit

We invite you to download our new use case, There’s No Place Like a LoRa Smart Home, to learn more about YoLink solutions featuring LoRa.


Semtech, the Semtech logo and LoRa are registered trademarks or service marks of Semtech Corporation or its affiliates.

Topics: LoRa, Smart Homes & Buildings, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Smart Homes

Written by Byron BeMiller


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