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Semtech and YoSmart Leverage LoRa for Safer and Smarter Homes

By Ken Briodagh

According to a recent announcement, Semtech Corporation, a supplier of semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and YoSmart, a smart home company, have together integrated LoRa devices into the “YoLink” line of Internet of Things (IoT) products for use in the home. The solutions are designed to quickly connect home applications to accurately monitor data in real time and create safer, more cost-efficient homes.

“Semtech's LoRa devices provide the ideal platform to build smart home IoT solutions that fill the gap left by traditional home networks, such as Wi-Fi,” said John Xu, CEO, 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.”

According to the release, the YoLink product portfolio includes a “whole home” starter kit, a variety of LoRa-based sensors and a long range hub to provide network coverage up to 1,000 feet from the device. The YoLink kit reportedly consists of sensors for motion tracking, door lock management, garage door monitoring, gas/water valve use, pipe leak detection, and electrical outlet monitoring.

“LoRa devices offer a complete bundle of development accelerators that simplify the process of creating, deploying and managing IoT applications to provide customers direct operational advantages,” said Marc Pegulu, VP, IoT, Wireless and Sensing Products Group, Semtech. “LoRa-based applications deliver the simplicity and ease-of-use homeowners seek when connecting home systems and provide an ideal platform to address the indoor connectivity challenges of traditional networking platforms.”


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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