A Loxone Smart Home takes care of tasks around your home automatically, freeing up your time for the more important things in life. It’s living as you’ve always known it, but better.
Loxone is a 360° smart home solution: from lighting and heating control to security, blinds, music and energy management, your whole home can be intelligently automated. Whether you‘re building, renovating, extending, or just looking to improve your home, we have both wired and wireless solutions to choose from. All this whilst keeping your data private to only you.
Step 1 - Allow enough space: The distribution board is at the heart of your Loxone Smart Home, with the Loxone Miniserver as the brain. To ensure that you and your home are well-prepared for the future, we recommend that you allocate 20% of the space in your distribution board as a reserve for future expansion when planning your electrical installation.
Step 2 - Plan for renewable energy sources: Whether you are considering solar panels, a heat pump or just a simple boiler, we recommend that you install cable conduit to locations such as your loft and the rear of your house to accommodate future technologies. Consider adding energy meters at this stage to monitor consumption.
Step 3 - Think switches: Switches should be in easily accessible locations. This doesn’t always have to be next to doors – how about a switch above the work surface in the kitchen? You should also consider how many switches you use. One switch can have many functions and less is often more.
Step 5 - Control sockets: By controlling sockets in key locations, you can stop devices using power on standby when you’re not using them. Not every socket in your Smart Home needs to be controlled though, we recommend that you use a ring main for the majority. After all, you can upgrade any socket to be switchable with a Smart Socket Air at any time.
Step 7 - Charge your electric car: Fossil fuels are a finite resource. To be prepared for the years to come, we recommend planning ahead by installing cable conduit to your garage or drive so that you can have a charging station for your future electric car.
Step 10 - Get in Touch: The installation of your Loxone Smart Home should be planned and carried out by experts. With us you’re in safe hands, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Step 9: Sensors are the eyes and ears of your Loxone Smart Home. To enjoy the smartest features, we recommend a minimum set of sensors that are essential in and around your home. The includes switches, motion and temperature sensors in every room, as well as window and door contacts. For outside we suggest wind and rain sensors, as well as door contacts on the garage door.
Step 8 - Don't forget the garden: It is all too easy to forget about the garden when you are busy building your house. To ensure you won’t have to sit in the dark, we recommend that you either install a cable conduit or even make an allowance for a separate sub distribution board. This will allow you to think about garden lights, irrigation and more when your house is finished.
Step 6: Use future-proof cableUse future-proof cableUse future-proof cableUse future-proof cableWe strongly recommend using a data rated cable such as r all sensors and your network. This will ensure that you are not limited by what you install now in ten years’ time, but have peace of mind that no matter how technology progresses, your house is ready for it.
Step 4 - Consider AV & networking: To deal with rising data demands from music and video streaming, we recommend that you install a wired network throughout your house, especially in locations where you may have a TV. For maximum flexibility and future-proofing, we suggest that you also run your speaker cables back to a central point for the audio distribution.
The great thing about a Loxone Smart Home is that you can choose exactly what you’d like to automate. The system can control just your lighting or heating, for example, or alternatively, it can manage your whole home – from multiroom audio to intelligent electric car charging.
How does it do this? With the Loxone Miniserver. The Miniserver is the heart of your home, enabling intelligent communication between different systems and devices in the home including the heating, lighting, blinds, windows and doors, locks, cameras, music, appliances and switches.
The Loxone Miniserver offers the ultimate Smart Home experience. This miniserver is wired into the distribution board making it ideal for New Builds. In a Loxone Smart Home, everything is managed from central nerve centre: the Miniserver. From switches and simple sensors, to lighting, heating, and even complex systems such as solar, everything is brought together centrally. This allows for simpler control and more intelligent automation of your home.
The Miniserver Go, based on Loxone Air technology, is the intelligent heart of your wireless smart home perfect for retrofitting into homes. The Miniserver Go can communicate via Loxone Air technology, as well as via Ethernet connection and Loxone Link. It’s easily expandable and can grow with your home. Benefits of the Miniserver Go include low energy consumption, reliable bi-direction signals and the ability to place it anywhere.
The audio revolution for building automation
If trouble is detected, your Loxone Smart Home uses your lighting, shading, and multiroom audio to alert you and guide you to an exit, draw attention from neighbours and passersby, while also scaring off any intruder. For example, your alarm may sound from your speakers, doorbell or your many other multimedia devices.
With its 4 built-in amplifier outputs, the Audioserver lets you play your favourite music everywhere. Whether it’s a groovy cleaning playlist at home, concentration enhancing music in the office, background ambience in a restaurant, relaxing lounge music in a hotel or anything else – the Audioserver has got you covered. Want to play the same song in multiple rooms? No problem. In Loxone Config, you can group audio zones to create larger synchronised areas. Plus, with our Stereo Extension, you can quickly and easily extend your audio system with additional zones.
From open plan kitchen-diners to multiple floors in a shopping centre – you can create your perfect multiroom audio system by grouping as many amplifier channels and speakers together as you would like.
The Audioserver can be installed in almost any type of building, enabling a wide range of functionality – whether that’s a powerful alarm system in a restaurant, an intelligent doorbell in a smart home or voice announcements in an office.
Be made instantly aware of fires, water leaks or even attempted burglaries. Should an alarm be triggered you’ll be instantly informed as the Audioserver will play an alarm tone in all relevant rooms/areas. Thus giving you as much time as possible to react.
Wake up to music.
Just set your wake-up time and music will start fading in to gently bring you out of your slumber.
If someone rings the doorbell, the sound will be played in all desired areas – unlike classic doorbells. If the children are in bed, don’t worry, your smart home will take this into account and their room will remain silent.
You can set pre-defined messages that can be read out to you in certain circumstances. For example, you could be told if you’ve left the stove on before you leave. This feature is very helpful in Ambient Assisted Living environments – enabling a more independent lifestyle.
Within the Loxone App, you can quickly and easily record individual voice announcements which can then be played by the Audioserver in a specific zone. “Dinner is ready” at home, or “impromptu meeting in room 3” in an office, for example. This can even be done remotely.
To help illustrate this, let’s use a restaurant as an example. In the morning, a punchy playlist is put on to help get the staff ready for the day ahead. Then when the restaurant opens for lunch, a chilled-out piano playlist kicks in to create a relaxing atmosphere. Finally, as we move into the evening and the dinner guests arrive, a funky jazz album is brought on to add to the ambience. All of this is done completely automatically.
Enhance the functionality of any building without compromising the aesthetics. The Audioserver works behind the scenes to ensure you get the perfect multiroom audio system. With Loxone, even the various ways of manually controlling the Audioserver blend seamlessly into the environment.
With Loxone, your favourite music will play automatically at the correct times. However should you ever need to, you can, of course, control your system manually. With the Loxone Touch switch, Touch Pure, Remote Air, Touch Surface or even the Touch Nightlight you can switch music on or off, turn the volume up or down and change the source.
For anything else, you can use the wonderful Loxone App.
Our beautiful app gives you extensive control of your multiroom audio system. Put together a playlist, browse streaming services, and much more.
Your personal digital music library, the most popular streaming service in the world, thousands of internet radio stations and much more. There’s plenty of ways to listen to your favourite music with the Audioserver.
If your property requires a rewire or you have a new build project, please contact us to discuss how we can incorporate the latest methods of electrical installations to future-proof the building for the modern age.