IoT Sensor network

A Lora network allows remote monitoring of traps (and any other form of Lora sensor, i.e. water levels, humidity, gate monitoring.) Anyone can host and install a gateway, they simply need power (mains or solar) and internet access (network lead, wi-fi, or sim card.) Height is the most important factor for getting wide coverage, but a house or shed roof is fine, a house on a hill is even better.)

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting or helping a community to host a gateway.

Gateway Setup

PF Franklin recommended Lora Gateway is the Mikrotik WAP LORA9 & Lora Omni antenna kit.

This is a robust and economical setup that can service thousands of sensors up to 80km.

Below are is a standard configuration for residential installation with a lan cable connected to a router:

  1. Connect to the Lora9 via wifi (user: admin | password: [leave blank]) or using the Winbox tool.
  2. Via QuickChange panel change the IP address to, and the range to
  3. With an ethernet cable connect the Lora9 to a internet enabled router (should have a different IP and range)

On the Quick Set page, use ‘Check for updates’ to install the latest firmware (reconnect after it has rebooted.)

  1. If not present, under the LoRa > Servers tab, set the following:
Gateway server endpoint

2. Under the Devices tab configure the router

Gateway configuration

The gateway also needs to be added to the Things Network. Create a profile on the website first, then add a gateway with the following configuration: