I’ve built a simple water meter monitoring using 2 Pycom Lopy boards : the 1st one counts the pulses from the water meter and sends them over (raw) lora, the 2nd one listens for the messages from the 1st one and forwards them on MQTT (wifi). Home assistant is used to manage and display the water consumption.
I used lora because I had the boards hands and wanted a quick PoC of my project.
Now, I’m wondering : should I stick with my simple local gateway and simple protocol, or should I upgrade my project to TTN?
At first sight, my project is 100% local, and I might not need to whole TTN infrastructure, but on the other sight, this project might be a good opportunity to join the TTN project.
What are your opinions about this?