LVIN network informs the valley

Attentis constructed the network of sensors to provide residents of the Latrobe Valley with real-time information covering a range of important issues for the region – bushfire detection, flood monitoring, air quality concentrations, rainfall and local weather information.
The Latrobe Valley Information Network is a network of 45 Attentis sensors located throughout the Valley from Cowwarr Estate in the north east to Balook in the south east, Boolarra in the south west to Moondarra in the north west.
Residents of the Latrobe Valley are encouraged to log in to, create an account and use the information available to stay informed of all conditions throughout the Valley.
There are everyday benefits in using the network, from live local weather, air quality levels (important information for asthma sufferers on days when planned burns are occurring), to reduce the exposure to airborne particulates and smoke. You can access camera images and live conditions at a location prior to your visit.
During the fire and flood seasons, notifications will also be available.
This is an initiative of Victorian company Attentis to demonstrate Australian technology focused to tackle Australian challenges.
This is also the largest environmental monitoring network of its kind and serves to demonstrate why this technology should be installed everywhere – to keep the community informed of events that can impact daily lives and limit the exposure – regardless of the type of event.
Attentis technology delivers information that is a big step towards better health outcomes based on real-time information about the area and region you live in as well as critical information during a bushfire, flood or air quality concern.
Attentis made a significant financial commitment to construct the network to support the community in the Latrobe Valley, the first location in Australia to have this technology.
Through support of this initiative (people registering) we hope to demonstrate the need to create further networks to support other communities.
Installation units are in various locations - the smoky photo above is the unit that the CFA accessed during the Yinnar South fires to understand local wind conditions.