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Semtech and YoSmart Use LoRa® Devices To Create Safer And Smarter Homes

To increase home efficiency, the YoLink product line quickly connects applications such as doors, security systems, electrical outlets, and water piping.

YoSmart, a high-tech enterprise company focused on smart home and life products, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa® devices into its new “YoLink” line of Internet of Things (IoT) products for use in the home, according to Semtech Corporation.

The solutions take advantage of the advantages of LoRa devices for simplified deployment to quickly connect a variety of home applications, such as doors, security systems, electrical outlets, and water piping, to accurately monitor data in real-time and create safer, more cost-efficient homes.

“Semtech’s LoRa devices provide the ideal platform for building smart home IoT solutions that fill the gap left by traditional home networks like Wi-Fi,” said John Xu, CEO of YoSmart.

“With LoRa, YoSmart is able to develop IoT solutions that offer homeowners immediate insight into the efficiency of their home. The YoLink portfolio is available now to U.S. consumers and offers the capability to connect many applications to the same platform for smarter management.”

YoLink’s product portfolio includes a “whole home” starter kit, a variety of LoRa-based sensors, and a long-range hub that provides consistent network coverage up to 1,000 feet from the device itself. This advanced range allows for the reliable connection and monitoring of applications across larger properties that are not covered by traditional home Wi-Fi networks.

The YoLink starter kit is a low-cost collection of home sensors that provides detailed data on individual home applications. The YoLink kit is one of the first LoRa-based consumer smart home kits, and it includes sensors for motion tracking, door lock management, garage door monitoring, gas/water valve use, pipe leak detection, and electrical outlet monitoring. Solutions seamlessly integrate with existing home infrastructure and provide real-time data on conditions such as energy use and status. Furthermore, door lock and pipe leakage sensors alert homeowners to potentially harmful developments, providing peace of mind about their home’s safety and allowing for a quick response to prevent threats.

“LoRa devices provide a comprehensive set of development accelerators that simplify the process of developing, deploying, and managing IoT applications to provide customers with immediate operational benefits,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “LoRa-based applications provide the simplicity and ease-of-use that homeowners seek when connecting home systems and provide an ideal platform to address traditional networking platforms’ indoor connectivity challenges.”

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