LoRaWAN®  FOR  GOOD

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Sustainable Cities & Communities

Globally, more than one billion city dwellers live in slums. With poor air quality, limited access to transportation, lack of public space, and limited waste removal services, urgent action is needed to improve the quality of life and safety for this at-risk population. The eleventh UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) seeks to make cities safe, resilient and sustainable. Examples of LoRaWAN® use cases for smart cities in support of  SDG 11  and demonstrating tech for social good can be found below.

Dementia Patient Care Solution

Today, 40 million people are living with dementia around the world, with forecasts showing that this number will triple by 2050. We have an obligation to care for our population as it ages; these are our mothers, fathers, and elders in our communities. Amongst those with dementia, there is a dangerous, prevalent problem, which also causes caregivers stress and worry. This problem is wandering. About 60% of those living with dementia will wander or get lost by leaving their home or care facility, which can lead to injury or possibly death.

CareBand was founded in 2016 with the mission of helping seniors living with dementia stay safe and providing families with peace of mind. By combining LoRaWAN communication technology with machine learning learning, CareBand helps caregivers check in on their loved ones and enables seniors to stay out of the hospital and remain independent for longer. The world is aging, and we desperately need cost-effective solutions today to help protect and support people at scale.

For more info contact sales@careband.co

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Water Leakage Detection

The project included updating of all drainage pipes and the electrical system as well as building refurbishment. A water leak in such a house, which in some cases could take three to five years to detect, would be extremely expensive and would make it very difficult to dry and rebuild. With this in mind, the installation of the new SenseIoT system was a very good solution for detection of water leaks and prevention of prolonged damages. The sensors are connected to a public LoRaWAN radio network built for IoT, or can use a residential or private LoRaWAN network.

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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Public Housing

Registered providers (often known as social housing landlords) own and manage social housing. Within the UK, these providers are responsible for managing tens of thousands of properties and ensure that properties and tenants are safe and well managed. Poor property conditions introduce serious problems for the property and tenant health, resulting in the need for constant refurbishments and costing millions of pounds every year. It was just these kind of problems that UK based Pinacl set forth to solve. The innovative end-to-end solution from sensor, IoT network to application dashboard – monitors humidity, temperature, Co2 and movement, saving housing providers precious time and resources while, freeing them up to better support the tenants. The new information acquired on properties also ensures that properties remain “healthy” avoiding costly remedial works or even, in some of the worst cases, full refurbishments.

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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LoRaWAN® Solutions for Smart, Efficient Buildings

One of the primary use cases that has evolved from the emergence of the low power Internet of Things (IoT) technologies such as LoRaWAN® is the automation and analysis of building and facility management. IoT Networks can provide tenants, building operators and facility managers with invaluable information that can be analyzed and acted upon to provide direct cost savings, increased operational efficiencies, enhanced security and improved comfort for building occupants. A Smart Building will contain a network of end devices or sensors strategically deployed to collect specific information that will enhance the end user’s knowledge of the building and therefore give visibility to potential issues or inefficiencies allowing for smart decisions to be made. LoRaWAN® connected buildings give operators enhanced visibility into the functionality of their properties allowing for reduced energy consumption, improved health and safety of building occupants, and a minimized carbon footprint. Check out the various ways TEKTELIC is empowering its customers to operate smarter, more efficient buildings around the globe.

For more info contact info@tektelic.com

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How LoRaWAN and Digital Twins Make Public Buildings Smart and Sustainable 

How can public buildings used by different groups be better monitored and their processes of facility management sustainably optimized? DIGIMONDO found the solution in the digital twin. Digital copies of several rooms in a building display sensor data from a LoRaWAN network. The data from e.g. a CO2 sensor and a temperature sensor is stored, analyzed and visualized in one digital twin. The responsible employees sees all data in one place: Employees can easily set up alarms e.g. in case CO2 levels get too high which increases the virus load in one room. This results in a better indoor climate. The use case shows how a digital twin reduces energy consumption, creates a better CO2 footprint and optimizes facility management.

For more info contact info@digimondo.com


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Smart Parking with a Smart Approach

Industry Innovation and InfrastructureIn developing its PlacePod Smart Parking Sensor, a high-accuracy smart parking sensor for on-street and off-street public and private parking management, PNI required RF technology to address the demands of the IoT market. Identifying LoRaWAN® as the proper communications protocol, a decision was made not to develop it in house, but rather to find the best high-performanceLoRa®modules on the market and incorporate in its design.“We decided to look for RF modules already proven and generally available to help us develop a reliable sensor system and speed our time to market for the PlacePod,” “We considered in-house designs, but instead opted to leverage MultiTech’s LoRa expertise and focus our engineering resources on the sensor technology.”

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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Retrofitting Heating Radiators - IoT LoRaWAN solution for improved comfort, energy efficiency and consumption management

Vicki LoRaWAN is the go to solution for smart buildings and energy management – it offers improved energy efficiency with energy savings between 15-30% compared to standard TRVs and easier utility bills management for large projects. MClimate’s smart radiator valve is specifically designed for managing multiple rooms and units across floors in residential housing units, office buildings and public sector buildings such as care homes and schools.

For more info contact  mitsova@mclimate.eu

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Submit your LoRaWAN for Good Solutions 

Does your organization have a LoRaWAN use case to be featured on this site? Let us share your story and how your company contributes to a smarter, more sustainable planet with our audience of IoT decision makers and industry analysts.  Submit your LoRaWAN for Good use case to be featured at the link below.

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