Windows, doors and gates of buildings require repeated maintenance. This is often done after a set interval or, in some cases, not until something goes wrong. However, when it comes to sustainable maintenance, the level of use is an important factor. PortaNet’s sensors make the moving parts on the doors and windows ‘smart’. Swisscom provides the LoRaWAN Low Power Network (LPN) the sensors require.
PortaNet AG is a Swiss start-up that digitises moving parts on and in buildings. The sensors measure, control, document and automate the entire life cycle of windows, doors and gates. Maintenance companies and users receive static information about the components as well as dynamic reports on use, malfunctions and maintenance activities, all in real time. The company’s roots are in door and window construction. Having developed the sensors from the bottom up, it opted for the LoRaWAN solution from Swisscom for data transmission.