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LoRaWAN sensors – smart collection of environmental data

LoRaWAN sensors are wireless measuring devices specifically designed to collect and transmit environmental data.They can be installed in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments to provide precise measurements that act as the starting point for building  automation and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications.


Reliably measure environmental parameters with LoRaWAN sensors


Environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, CO2 content and air quality can be reliably determined using LoRaWAN sensors. Examples of LoRaWAN sensors include:


  • LoRaWAN CO2 sensor
  • LoRaWAN humidity sensor
  • LoRaWAN wind sensor
  • LoRaWAN temperature sensor
  • LoRaWAN filling level sensor
  • LoRaWAN parking sensor


In building automation, the data from these sensors can be used to monitor indoor climate and energy consumption. However, LoRaWAN sensors are also a popular tool in industry and the creation of smart cities, helping to increase the efficiency of processes through automation.


LoRaWAN sensors – how they work at a glance


LoRaWAN sensors operate on the basis of a low-power wide-area network protocol. They collect environmental data and transfer it to a LoRaWAN gateway, which in turn sends the data to a cloud platform.


LoRaWAN technology makes it possible for data to be transmitted wirelessly over long distances, with low latency. In addition, LoRaWAN sensors consume a very low amount of energy and can therefore operate for months or even years on a single battery charge.


Indoor and outdoor sensors based on LoRaWAN


In addition to the parameters measured, such as humidity or CO2 content of a room, there are also different models of LoRaWAN sensors for indoor and outdoor use.


Indoor sensors are usually designed to monitor conditions in a room, such as temperature, humidity and CO2 content on an ongoing basis. They are used for monitoring offices, schools, hospitals and other public buildings, as well as in larger apartment complexes.


On the other hand, outdoor sensors primarily measure environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and air quality and are designed to be installed near roads and buildings, making them ideal for use in smart cities, for example. Thanks to their special housing design, they work reliably even under changing, sometimes extreme weather conditions.


Robust and scalable – the advantages of LoRaWAN for data collection


LoRaWAN is a wireless transmission protocol, specifically designed for use with the Internet of Things (IoT). It offers reliable, secure, and energy-efficient communication between IoT devices and networks.


LoRaWAN makes it possible to gather a variety of data from sensors and other IoT devices so that it can be sent to central servers or cloud-based platforms. Compared with other wireless transmission protocols, LoRaWAN offers numerous advantages. These include in particular:


  • Long range, which allows signals to be transmitted over long distances
  • High signal penetration
  • Long battery life as a result of low power consumption
  • High network stability
  • Secure and rapid data transfer
  • High network scalability, meaning that many devices can be integrated into the network


With above-average range, penetration and battery life, LoRaWAN-based sensors are ideal for applications where devices are installed in remote or hard-to-reach locations. Installation in these areas is also justified by the low maintenance needs of the device.


Furthermore, LoRaWAN makes it possible to monitor data from sensors in real-time, which can be crucial when it comes to detecting problems at an early stage and rapidly responding to them. This is particularly useful for applications where there are security risks, such as in industry or building monitoring systems.


Buy high-quality LoRaWAN sensors at Elvaco


On the whole, Sensors that use the LoRaWAN transmission protocol offer an efficient way to collect data in real-time. They enable environmental parameters to be monitored precisely by sending the data collected to a cloud platform.


With the increasing demand for IoT applications in the field of building automation and throughout entire cities, LoRaWAN sensors will play an increasingly important role in the future. Discover the wide range of high-quality LoRaWAN sensors in the Elvaco online shop now and equip your buildings with reliable measurement devices.


FAQ – frequently asked questions about LoRaWAN sensors


What are the advantages of LoRaWAN sensors?

LoRaWAN sensors offer a longer range and battery life than other wireless sensor networks, such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Furthermore, as a result of their high penetration capability, LoRaWAN sensors can be used in environments where other radio technologies do not work due to interference or weak signals.


What LoRaWAN sensors are available?

LoRaWAN sensors can essentially be split into two categories: indoor and outdoor sensors. Indoor sensors generally measure air quality parameters in closed rooms – such as temperature, humidity and CO2 content – while outdoor sensors measure environmental conditions – like weather conditions, air quality and noise levels.