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LoRa-enabled Smart Home & Building Innovations at CES and Beyond

Posted by Byron BeMiller on 16 January 2019
Among the many fascinating topics that captivated the 180,000 plus attendees at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) were innovations for smart homes and buildings. From smart kitchen appliances to voice assistant-enabled lighting, consumer electronics companies are leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect everyday devices to the Cloud to create new experiences for consumers at a rapid pace. Business Insider forecasts that in the United States alone, more than one billion smart home devices will be deployed by 2023.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Homes & Buildings, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Events

Wash Water Bill Troubles Away with LoRa Technology

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 07 November 2018
Water is one of the more expensive items on the utility bill – costing Americans on average  $15-$77 per month. From the dishwasher and washing machine, to toilets and the shower, water use is unavoidable. At the same time, consumers all around the globe are aware of the need to conserve water in order to minimize environmental impact, prevent drought and create a more sustainable planet.  A recent report from ABI Research indicates IoT smart city technologies could drive more than $20 trillion in economic benefits by 2026.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Homes & Buildings, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Washing Water Waste Away with LoRa Technology, Featuring Apana & Costco

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 01 October 2018

For businesses, water can often be one of the most expensive utilities. Additionally, it can be hard to keep track of just how much is being used in order to prepare for the costs. For big corporations, concerns are much larger than whether or not a sink has been left running. Supermarkets, for example use millions of gallons per year in refrigerated display cases, frozen food cases and storage freezers. If a leak occurs, or proper efforts are not taken to assure systems are running efficiently, water waste becomes a very serious and costly issue quickly.

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

Your Favorite LoRa Technology Blogs Revisited

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 22 August 2018

Over the course of our blog series, we’ve had a few standouts that have resonated with you, our audience. These are blogs that were read, liked and shared the most. Just in case you missed out, we thought it would be worthwhile to revisit the most popular blogs.

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

LoRa Technology: An Answer to Burning Questions in Smart Building Fire Prevention

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 09 August 2018

The United States Fire Administration estimates that nearly $14.3 billion in property damage was lost to fires in the U.S. (2015). The vast majority of these fires are small commercial fires, which do the most property damage, and are the largest risk for human injury. These fires can spread in a number of minutes; so early detection is key to preventing property damage and loss of life.

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

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

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing 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.

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