IoT LoRaWAN continues to grow

The IoT landscape continues to develop. More and more infrastructure is being added, most recently (24/7/2019) Norfolk County Council’s Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee has approved a proposal to launch a LoRaWAN network to enable early adopters to test IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

The proposal includes a number of Gateways around Norwich connected to The Things Network that will receive information from Sensors placed around the city.

It does not take long to set up a LoRaWAN network either, everything should be in place by September 2019.

To the uninitiated IoT can be seen as a dark art when the reality paints a very different picture, especially when you have the right partner.

The kit list can be broken down into the following categories;

Nodes / Sensors –

These are the devices that will collect & transmit the data

Concentrator / Gateway –

These will collect the data signals and send it to…

Network Server –

This collects all of the data via the Concentrators / Gateways and links that data to an…

Application Server –

Which interprets the data that can then be reviewed against a set of tolerances and can be used to automate actions based on the data that has been received, for example triggering an alarm.