LoRaWAN: Start your journey as a digital Smart City now!
Digitization offers a variety of opportunities, especially for utilities, to implement new business models, reduce costs and strengthen regional visibility. The Internet of Things is the driver for these developments, which are based on wireless technologies such as LoRaWAN. However, numerous incidents illustrate that the threats from cyberspace are a reality. — PHYSEC GmbH has made it its business to secure critical infrastructures against cyber attacks. To meet the high CRITIS security requirements, we have developed a tailor-made security layer for LoRaWAN. We have already supported a large number of companies from the utility industry (including Gelsenwasser AG, Stadtwerke Bochum, Stadtwerke Haltern, Stadtwerke Göttingen) in setting up their own LoRaWAN networks and implementing business models.
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LoRaWAN is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) standard for wireless battery powered systems in a regional network. LoRaWAN aims at the most important requirements of the Internet of Things — such as bidirectional communication, localisation and mobility of services.
On the basis of an own LoRaWAN infrastructure, Smart City applications can be implemented. This includes, for example, parking space management, energy management in public buildings, waste disposal, air quality measurement, emergency route monitoring or the infrastructural improvement of schools. In addition, applications in the area of critical infrastructures can also be easily implemented on the basis of our “TLS over LoRaWAN” product, so that network infrastructures can be monitored and smart metering can be implemented cost-effectively.
Here we explain the first steps: