Building Smart IoT Solutions on LoRaWAN Networks
Holistic Turn-Key IoT Solutions Leveraging LoRaWAN
We take a hands-on approach to IoT, leveraging the low-powered connectivity protocol LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) thanks to its many benefits in coverage, energy, efficiency, security, scalability, and open ecosystem.
We provide turn-key solutions to our clients from the sensors all the way to the application server. We install and provision the IoT devices and the gateways making up the LoRaWAN network. We operate at the level of the application server to bring the features and dashboards to the end-users. Note that we cooperate with one of the industry leaders in LoRaWAN technologies, Actility, for the network server communications.
Gas Leak Detection for Residential Buildings
Due to gas leaks undetected by the lack of alarms in apartment buildings, there is an increased risk of explosions that can result in serious human injuries and infrastructure damage.
Even after the explosion occurs, there is an increased risk of fires spreading over large areas due to the gas supply not shutting off automatically and immediately.
Our monitors detect gas leaks on each floor of the building and produce an audible alarm.
At the same time, an alert is triggered notifying by email and/or SMS the administration and the owners of each apartment, indicating on which floor the alarm has occurred. Similarly, there is the option of sending alerts to firefighters.
A valve controlled by the system switches on and off the supply from the central gas tank.
- Protection from disastrous accidents, saving lives, and reducing material damage
- Peace of mind to homeowners as well as building managers
- For greater security, more gas monitors can be added by installing them in the kitchen of each apartment
- The system can be easily extended with other monitors such as fire, air quality, humidity, and other alarms
Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
As people are progressively returning to office buildings with the easing of the lockdown, proper ventilation needs to be in place to reduce the risk of spreading airborne infectious diseases such as the common cold, influenza, and COVID-19.
But many office buildings do not have the metrics on indoor CO2, temperature, and humidity levels which are good markers of the ventilation to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
The ventilation is adjusted based on the CO2, humidity levels, and temperature.
The users monitor, receive alerts, and control the ventilator settings from the application server leveraging LoRaWAN.
- Risk reduction of spreading airborne infectious diseases
- Enhanced comfort for workers
- Increased productivity of workers
- Savings in energy costs
- Reductions in health care costs
- More sensors can easily be added
Occupancy Control and Toilet Usage Management
As shopping malls, supermarkets, offices and workplaces are progressively reopening with the easing of the lockdown, it is necessary to monitor the flow of people entering and leaving the facilities in real-time. People counting is key in keeping your customers and staff safe as well as in respecting safety guidelines established by the government.
Note that our solution tracks the flow of people in a totally anonymous way respecting privacy.
People are counted anonymously and in real-time as they enter and leave the entrances of the buildings of the facility. The toilets are included as they are often the most visited areas in a building.
Occupancy and traffic information is shown in real-time on displays indicating that it is safe to enter the facility and on the customized occupancy dashboard. Emails, SMS, and WhatsApp notifications are sent when visitor traffic thresholds are being breached.
- Safer environment for customers and staff by monitoring indoor occupancy
- Staff optimization following the number of visitors and their needs within your facility during peak hours
- Savings in maintenance costs
- Better hygiene by switching from fixed scheduled to demand-based cleaning of toilets
- Improved customer satisfaction and employee wellbeing
- More sensors can easily be added
Smart Water for Public Utility
More than 1/3 of the world ́s drinking water supply is lost (non-revenue water) before it ever reaches consumers. That percentage is even higher in many developing countries.
The main causes of the loss are leakage, pipeline burst, water theft, illegal connections, maintenance problems, and water meter inaccuracies.
We offer an AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) solution on LoRaWAN.
AMI is the latest data collection method to provide remote access to consumption, availability, and quality of water.
- Cost reduction of providing water
- Higher operational efficiency
- Improved field crew safety
- Enhanced customer relationship
- Lower insurance costs
- Extensibility to new cases
Petrol Tank Monitoring
Federal and state laws require underground storage tanks in gas stations to have leak detection for safety and environmental reasons. Currently, leak detection is done manually using a tank measuring dipstick. It is inaccurate, time-consuming, and prone to human errors and cheating.
Leak detectors of inflammable liquid are placed in the underground storage tanks. Leveraging LoRaWAN, the detectors send an alarm to the application server when a leak is detected.
The gas station staff monitors the tanks from their desk/device reducing personnel and resource costs.
- Reduction of personnel and maintenance cost
- Improved personnel and visitors safety
- Reduction of tank servicing frequency
- Improvement of delivery scheduling
- Increased environment protection
- Lower insurance premiums
Plant Water Stress Monitoring
The temperature of a plant’s canopy provides vital information on the water stress and health of the plant. Plants that have access to sufficient water show a significant difference between canopy temperature and air temperature. Currently, environmental organizations rely on their scientific staff to carry out manual measurements resulting in many hours of skilled staff being spent on mundane tasks. Farmers do not know if they apply the correct irrigation for their crops.
Farmers and scientific staff have access from their desks to the crop and vegetation metrics coming from IR (infrared) leaf temperature sensors and air temperature sensors.
- More frequent and accurate measurements
- Improved staff efficiency
- Largest harvest
- Better quality crops
- More efficient irrigation resulting in cost savings
- More sensors can easily be added
The Chicago-based company, Entrigna Inc, is an industry leader in Machine Learning, Big Data, and IoT. Entrigna’s proprietary software, Real-Time Expert System (RTES), is a single, seamless product that processes structured and unstructured Big Data in real-time.
Entrigna brings expertise in Big Data, IoT, and Machine Learning.
The French IT company, Actility, is one of the industry leaders in LoRaWAN /LPWA network technologies. Actility provides the ThingPark platform to connect sensors and gather data to application servers.
Actility provides the network server backbone in our overall LoRaWAN solution.
Smart Box & GeoPortal
201 Alhambra Cir Ste 600
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Kenex Plaza, Av. Samuel Lewis, Piso 9
Obarrio, Panama City
Please contact us for further information and pricing
Smart Box & GeoPortal is the alliance of Smart Box Panama Corp and GEOPORTAL IO LLC.
Smart Box Panama specializes in IoT hardware and wireless LoraWAN connectivity solutions for building efficiency, facility management, and industrial process monitoring with prestigious clients such as Copa Airlines and Procter & Gamble.
The Florida IT company, GEOPORTAL IO LLC is the manufacturer of GeoPortal.io, the cloud-native platform for Location Intelligence with a user base ranging from the mining industry to security companies.