Mote Net develops easy-to-use, labour-saving technology for farmers, using long-range wireless data collection from on-farm sensors.

These sensors include those for farm security, water level measurement and livestock and asset GPS tracking.  The system aims to provide farmers with time and money savings, improved farm security and peace of mind.

Our Solutions

We are developing and trialling a number of easily installed sensor modules that address some of the most common issues facing farmers today:

  • Farm security
    • A gate open/closed detector that provides an email and/or SMS alert on the gate opening.
    • A passive infrared (PIR) motion detector that provides an email and/or SMS alert on motion detected.
  • Water for stock or irrigation
    • A tank or trough level detector that provides an email and/or SMS alert on low water level.
  • Livestock GPS tracking
    • A solar powered collar tracker that provides a continuous animal position update to an online map and an email and/or SMS alert if the animal leaves a paddock or the property.
  • Asset GPS tracking
    • A solar powered tracker module that provides a continuous position update for a mobile asset (e.g. tractor) to an online map and an email and/or SMS alert if the asset leaves the property.

We will in future be adding to our set of sensors. If you would like us to address a specific problem that you have which involves remote sensing, please contact us to discuss.

Who We Are

Mote Net started in July 2017 and is based in Perth, Western Australia. Here’s our team:

Lance MacArthur

Electronic Engineer

Lance began at Mote Net in July 2017. He graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering. His focus is on the embedded development of the sensor modules and the gateway in our projects.

Terence Fuhr

Software Engineer

Terence joined Mote Net in March 2018. He is in his final year of his Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Data Science Majors) at the University of Western Australia.  His main focus is on the development of the Mote Net Farm Dashboard (which displays farm sensor information at a glance).

Mike Dean


Mike is an electrical and control systems engineer who has worked in various industry sectors in WA. He helps set the direction and contributes to the system designs.

Chester Tham


Chester joined Mote Net in May 2018. He graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and is now pursuing a Masters of Commerce at Curtin University. His main focus is on the commercialization and business development of Mote Net.

LoRaWAN Technology

Our technology uses a long-range wireless system known as LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network), it is a network protocol based on a new wireless technology to communicate up to 15 km in outdoor locations. This technology allows for a low cost way to collect and display remote data. The protocol is a global standard, it is encrypted and highly secure. You can find out more about this technology here:

You will need mobile phone network coverage at least over some part of your farm for our system to be viable.

Our Services

Mote Net can provide the following services in a flexible, cost-effective and responsive way:

  • Supply of equipment for self-installation and setup (with set-up instructions and remote support).
  • On-farm installation and commissioning.
  • On-farm support and maintenance.
  • Customisation of the Farm Dashboard and other web-based information (as required).
  • Ongoing data storage, analytics and reporting, with the ability to download or convert data formats.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about the system and our development progress. We are seeking interested farmers close to Perth to help us test our system and prototypes.