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Why LoRaWAN for Environmental Monitoring

WiFi is a Problem We've laid out a pretty good case for why WiFi isn't a great solution for conservation-focused environmental monitoring. If you haven't got a chance to read the article yet, here's the summary. Collection spaces are large and WiFi coverage is difficult. No surprise there, but what's the solution for collections that want to remove all the hassle from their environmental monitoring and use wireless?

Environmental Monitoring: Better Sensors are Just the Start

Let's start with something controversial, environmental data collected from data loggers or sensors is pretty useless by itself. What's valuable is the ability to interpret the data and take some action to create environments that support the longevity of cultural objects.  That interpretation is handled by the software and by people working together to create a stable environment. Sensors are just the start.

Why Your Collection Doesn't Have Wireless Sensors

There's a reason why your collection doesn't have wireless sensors for environmental monitoring We’ve spent a lot of time lately talking with conservators, collection managers, registrars and other museum pros about their needs.  One of the questions we always ask is “Why don’t you have wireless sensors in your space already?”.  While the answers fall into a few broad categories, the short answer is that while wireless sensors are great, WiFi is a bad solution for collections. Here's what we've heard.

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