Automated Residence 2.0 – #44 Loxone Contact Floor – Automated Residence

One of many cool controls we cherished utilizing throughout our weekend staying within the Loxone Present Residence in Austria was the ‘Contact Floor’.

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What Is It?

This can be a capacitive contact sensor that mounts as much as 30mm beneath the floor of your kitchen worktop, desk prime and even behind toilet tiles. The truth is it really works behind most surfaces like stone, wooden, ceramic or glass (however not conductive supplies). This know-how shouldn’t be new (examine this out from 2002) but it surely’s nice tech and works effectively.

Set up

Loxone Touch Surface Template

This template was provided to Parkes Interiors, our kitchen designers to verify the Dekton worktop was drilled and etched appropriately.

We’ve used the Loxone ‘Tree” model of this sensor which has a wired 24v energy provide, however there’s additionally an “Air” model of the unit accessible for retro suits which is battery powered.

In Use

As soon as put in it permits the floor to behave like another Loxone 5-zone Contact change. It’s been effectively thought out too, in order that even in busy areas like a kitchen worktop it’s virtually inconceivable to activate it by accident.

To make the unit dwell it’s essential to first contact the activation button, the 5 contact factors of the change are then activated for five seconds, and the remaining time can be displayed via the activation indicator which counts down LEDs till it instances out (you may disable this activation safety when you want).

Now we have it programmed to manage the sunshine bar above the kitchen worktop in addition to music and blinds within the barn. As with all different Loxone switches, a double faucet will shut down the room, turning off all of the lights, stopping the music, turning off the TV and so on.

In fact the great thing about a Loxone good residence system is that we will change this setup partially or in complete. For instance if we resolve we’d relatively have it function say the roof home windows straight above the worktop then that’s a easy programming change.

Loxone Touch Surface

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