Indoor gateways can be used outside when sufficiently protected from the elements.
Considerations for such use include:

  • Weather proof enclosure (NEMA 4X)
  • Avoid condensation
  • WiFi or Ethernet connection to Internet (or cellular modem backhaul)
  • Power (Power over Ethernet)
  • Quality cable glands
  • Easy/safe access
  • Grounding/lightning protection according to local code
  • LoRa antenna (omidirectional/directional) + cable (shorter cable is better)

An indoor type LoRa gateway is not suitable for carrier-grade applications.