March 28, 2023

One of many cool controls we liked utilizing throughout our weekend staying within the Loxone Present House 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 toilet tiles. In reality it really works behind most surfaces like stone, wooden, ceramic or glass (however not conductive supplies). This know-how isn’t new (examine this out from 2002) but it surely’s nice tech and works properly.

Set up

Loxone Touch Surface Template

This template was equipped to Parkes Interiors, our kitchen designers to ensure 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 matches which is battery powered.

In Use

As soon as put in it permits the floor to behave like every 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 unimaginable to activate it by accident.

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

We have now 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 so on.

After all the fantastic thing about a Loxone good dwelling system is that we will change this setup partly or in whole. For instance if we determine we’d relatively have it function say the roof home windows instantly above the worktop then that’s a easy programming change.

Loxone Touch Surface

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