Water Leakage Detection in Smart Homes

LoRa®-based sensors for water leakage detection offer accurate real-time data to prevent property damage. “Damage caused by water leaks represents a significant threat for many property owners and insurance companies,” said Robert Spertina, CEO at iioote, a Sweden-based independent systems integrator offering Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services, has integrated 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.

 “Solutions with LoRa® Technology are easy to deploy, allowing property owners to simply put solutions into place to prevent and combat water damage immediately. 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 property damage.

“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 are 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.”

Source: Semtech Press Releases

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