Let’s say you place a plastic trap to catch animals. You could check the trap every few hours to see if something is found in it. What if you need to place a dozen traps, though – or a hundred? In that case, checking them all quickly becomes a Herculean task. A connected animal trap contains a built-in LoRa module, which registers any activity in the trap. When something is caught in it, the trap will automatically notify you via an app. How efficient is that? The advantages of this are that staff do not have to check the traps on a daily or weekly basis, they have to come to the location less, making it safer concerning corona and it is cost-saving. Besides that, the LoRa connection is relatively low cost and excellent coverage: the connection can be maintained even underground or in the middle of nowhere.
There are countless other possible applications for this technology: from a smart cat flap that tells you exactly when Whiskers is on the prowl to a sensor in a farmer’s field that measures the moistness of the soil and lets the farmer know when it is time to turn on the sprinklers.