July 13, 2024
Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #44 Loxone Contact Floor – Automated Dwelling

One of many cool controls we beloved utilizing throughout our weekend staying within the Loxone Present Dwelling 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 beneath the floor of your kitchen worktop, desk high 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 expertise is just not new (verify this out from 2002) however it’s nice tech and works properly.

Set up

Loxone Touch Surface Template

This template was equipped 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 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 unintentionally.

To make the unit reside 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 will probably be displayed via the activation indicator which counts down LEDs till it occasions out (you’ll be able to disable this activation safety for those who choose).

We have now 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 many others.

After all the fantastic thing about a Loxone sensible house system is that we are able to change this setup partly or in complete. For instance if we resolve we’d moderately 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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