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?

It is a capacitive contact sensor that mounts as much as 30mm under the floor of your kitchen worktop, desk high and even behind lavatory tiles. In truth it really works behind most surfaces like stone, wooden, ceramic or glass (however not conductive supplies). This know-how just isn’t new (test this out from 2002) but it surely’s nice tech and works properly.

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 out there for retro suits which is battery powered.

In Use

As soon as put in it permits the floor to behave like some other Loxone 5-zone Contact swap. It’s been properly thought out too, in order that even in busy areas like a kitchen worktop it’s virtually unattainable to activate it by chance.

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

We now have it programmed to regulate 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 many others.

After all the great thing about a Loxone good house system is that we are able to change this setup partly or in complete. For instance if we determine we’d reasonably have it function say the roof home windows immediately above the worktop then that’s a easy programming change.

Loxone Touch Surface

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