CENSIS 6th Technology Summit and Conference, 7 November 2019

The team at Alliot are delighted to announce we are exhibiting at the 6th Technology Summit and Conference which takes place at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on 7 November 2019.

CENSIS is Scotland’s leading sensing, imaging and IoT event – a day of top class speakers, exhibitors, debate and networking.

What to expect:

Over 500 delegates attended in 2018, creating a day that informed, inspired and challenged. You’ll get the most from the day if you are:

  • A company or organisation involved in sensing, imaging and/or IoT.
  • A company or organisation that needs to use, or you’re interested in using, sensing, imaging and/or IoT to improve or grow your business.
  • An academic researcher or doctoral/postdoc researcher.
  • Working in knowledge exchange or business development in the university or college sector. The Summit is not aimed at university undergraduates.
    Registration is open – click here to book your ticket
    CENSIS 6th Technology Summit

    The Things Conference on Tour UK, 14-15 October 2019

    The Alliot team are proud to confirm we are participating at the next edition of The Things Conference on Tour UK, which is being held on 14-15 October 2019 at Reading Town Hall.

    Meet and Network with members of The Things Network Community and the Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Public Sector Organisations, Research & Higher Education Institutes and Businesses leveraging this emerging technology.

    • Explore the applications of LoRa enabled devices
    • Learn about different market ready options
    • Discover what is coming out of the R&D community before anyone else
    • Get hands on with workshops exploring ethical data collection, ultra low power and Node RED
    • Explore LoRaWAN by making your own LoRa device
    • Learn how to make reliable, secure and scalable LoRaWAN applications

    Come and visit us at The Things Conference On Tour UK to see the products & services we have to offer.
    Registration is open – click here to book your ticket
    The Things Conference on Tour UK

    LoRaWAN Applications

    LoRaWAN technology has a wide range of applications. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating LoRa IoT solutions to help your business run more smoothly. This blog post covers a few examples of how different types of LoRa sensors can be used, and some of the advantages of switching to LoRa technology.

    Smart Metering / Energy Monitoring

    • Reduces the need for traditional manual processes allowing instant, remote updates of electricity, gas, water & heat consumption.
    • Retrofit sensor systems to existing client infrastructure.
    • Improve efficiency by highlighting and targeting areas of unusually high energy consumption.

    Environmental Monitoring

    • LPWAN technology is perfectly suited for environmental monitoring due to the wide range of solutions available. Gather data on temperature, humidity, light, air quality (carbon dioxide, PM2.5 etc), smoke detection & water quality to name but a few.
    • Carbon monoxide sensors for homes managed by others such as Housing Associations or landlords to ensure the occupants are living in safe conditions.

    Transport & Asset Tracking

    • In the realm of transport infrastructure, railways are big users of sensor networks. These can be used, for example, to monitor potentially damaging vibrations in bridges, through deformation of the tracks, to movements in embankments that could indicate potential collapse.
    • Keeping track of anything from logistics equipment (trolleys, fork lift trucks etc) right through to entire fleets of vehicles by installing a discreet, long lasting GPS tracker. The sensor not only tells you the location of the equipment in real time, it can also ensure they are being used more efficiently which could in turn assist with fleet management & inventory decisions.


    • Even agriculture gets in on the act, with smart farms monitoring soil moisture levels and crop health, providing machinery diagnostics, keeping an eye on crop storage conditions and tracking & monitoring livestock.
    • Temperature sensors could be used to ensure the optimal conditions for Chicken Farmers to maximise their yield.
    • A smart sensor system can help maximise a farmers yield therefore reducing water consumption, optimising the use of fertilizers and pesticides which increases production & lowers costs.

    Water Monitoring

    • BT have announced they are launching a Smart Water project with Northumbrian Water which will be deployed across Sunderland, with around 150 sensors installed to capture water flow, pressure and quality enabling Northumbrian Water to gain visibility into operational insights.
    • Just last month water meters were deployed across the south east to gather real time information on water capacity levels, consumption and pass through; this is fed back to Icosa Water via a smart metering platform.

    Beer Keg Supply Chain Optimisation

    • A novel application developed at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, involved fitting smart sensors to beer kegs. Called the Binary Beer project, it uses LoRaWAN to transmit the fill levels and environmental conditions of kegs back to the brewer in real time.

    IoT LoRaWAN continues to grow

    The IoT landscape continues to develop. More and more infrastructure is being added, most recently (24/7/2019) Norfolk County Council’s Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee has approved a proposal to launch a LoRaWAN network to enable early adopters to test IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

    The proposal includes a number of Gateways around Norwich connected to The Things Network that will receive information from Sensors placed around the city.

    It does not take long to set up a LoRaWAN network either, everything should be in place by September 2019.

    To the uninitiated IoT can be seen as a dark art when the reality paints a very different picture, especially when you have the right partner.

    The kit list can be broken down into the following categories;

    Nodes / Sensors –

    These are the devices that will collect & transmit the data

    Concentrator / Gateway –

    These will collect the data signals and send it to…

    Network Server –

    This collects all of the data via the Concentrators / Gateways and links that data to an…

    Application Server –

    Which interprets the data that can then be reviewed against a set of tolerances and can be used to automate actions based on the data that has been received, for example triggering an alarm.