Semtech’s LoRa® Technology Reduces Water Damage in Smart Homes
LoRa-based sensors for water leakage detection offer accurate real-time data to prevent property damage
CAMARILLO, Calif., April 3, 2019 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that iioote, a Sweden-based independent systems integrator offering Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its line of humidity and temperature sensors for water leakage detection and damage prevention in the home.
“Damage caused by water leaks represent a significant threat for many property owners and insurance companies,” said Robert Spertina, CEO at iioote. “Solutions with Semtech’s LoRa Technology are easy to deploy, allowing property owners to simply put solutions into place to immediately prevent and combat water damage. The IoT leak management solution is scalable by the number of sensors, so almost any home can be covered, no matter its size.”
iioote’s use of wireless, battery powered LoRa-enabled humidity and temperature sensors are installed in areas of the home with a high risk of water leakage, for example in bathrooms, kitchens and basements. The sensors connect to a public or private residential network based on the LoRaWAN™ protocol and report humidity levels regularly. In addition, homeowners utilize iioote’s web portal tool to monitor the data for humidity trends. In the event of a leakage situation, real-time leakage alerts notify homeowners, allowing swift action to prevent serious damage to property.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology is a proven, easy to deploy solution for smart home applications and LoRa-based sensors can be deployed anywhere to collect valuable data,” said Byron BeMiller, Director of Smart Building Applications for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “For homeowners and landlords, the reliable data provided by LoRa-based sensors is invaluable for trend analysis and alerts, allowing buildings to remain in good shape. In the event of a leak, fast responses limit resulting damages, saving property and increasing customer satisfaction.”
About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology
Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance™, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.
iioote is an independent systems integrator offering IoT solutions and services based on multiple IoT technologies. iioote has deep knowledge and broad international network in the IoT LPWAN ecosystem, ranging from sensor manufacturers, product and solution providers. iioote has expertise in IoT, IT and Telecom, combined with industry-specific skills from the construction, machinery and automotive industries. Further information can be found at http://www.iioote.com/en/
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