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YoSmart integrates Semtech LoRa in smart-home range
- May 12, 2020
YoSmart, a company focused on smart home and life products, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices into its YoLink line of IoT products for use in the home.
The products leverage LoRa devices’ advantages for simplified deployment to connect quickly various home applications, including doors, security systems, electrical outlets and water piping to monitor data accurately in real time and create safer, cost-efficient homes.
“Semtech’s LoRa devices provide the ideal platform to build smart home IoT that fill the gap left by traditional home networks, such as wifi,” said John Xu, chief executive officer at YoSmart. “With LoRa, YoSmart is able to develop IoT that offers homeowners immediate insight into the efficiency of their home. The YoLink portfolio is available now to US consumers and offers the capability to connect many applications to the same platform for smarter management.”
The YoLink range includes a whole-home starter kit, as well as various LoRa-based sensors and a long-range hub to provide consistent network coverage up to 300m from the device itself. This range enables the connection and monitoring of applications across larger properties outside the range of traditional home wifi networks.
The starter kit is a cost-effective collection of home sensors for delivering data on individual home applications. Among the first LoRa-based consumer smart home kits of its kind, the kit consists of sensors for motion tracking, door lock management, garage door monitoring, gas and water valve use, pipe leak detection, and electrical outlet monitoring.
The products integrate seamlessly with existing home infrastructure and deliver real-time data on conditions including energy use and status. In addition, door lock and pipe leakage sensors alert homeowners to potentially harmful developments, providing peace of mind regarding the safety of their home and enabling a swift response to prevent threats.
“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, vice president of IoT at 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.”
YoSmart, part of Chinese firm KingTech, is engaged in the research and development, manufacturing, distribution, and servicing of smart home devices, with R&D teams in Irvine, California.