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Building automation through Loxone simplifies and streamlines the process of achieving optimal efficiency in various aspects such as lighting, heating, security, energy management, and more. It ensures that operations occur automatically, eliminating the need for complex controls. Additionally, Loxone enables the building to adapt and integrate its systems efficiently, safely, and sustainably to suit its surroundings. With Loxone, this functionality becomes effortless and unified. Below, we present 10 compelling reasons to select Loxone as your building automation system.

1. Reduce the need for manual intervention

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No longer do we have to manually control the lighting, heating, and other aspects of each room. In traditional buildings, we were accustomed to making extra efforts to remember turning off lights or adjusting the heating to save energy. However, with Loxone, all of this can be easily configured to happen automatically through Loxone Config.

The central control unit, known as the Miniserver, serves as the brain behind every installation. It can also notify you when maintenance or filter changes are required. Paired with user-friendly software tools, it is now easier than ever to create a comprehensive system that integrates all aspects of building automation and caters to a wide range of needs.

For instance, Loxone intelligently combines heating and automatic blinds. On a sunny day, the Miniserver will automatically raise the blinds to allow natural heat into the room. Once the desired temperature is reached, the heating will be scaled back. This is just one example of how Loxone intelligently automates building processes.

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2. Versatile and adaptable to projects of any scale

Irrespective of the magnitude of your building automation undertaking, the Miniserver offers limitless potential and provides you with exceptional adaptability. Loxone empowers you to expand your system effortlessly using a diverse selection of Extensions. In the case of larger buildings, where a comprehensive control system is necessary but individual control of specific areas or zones is required (such as hotel rooms), multiple Miniservers can be utilized within a client/gateway grouping. This ensures the perfect balance between centralized control and independent functionality.

3. Sophisticated and adjustable lighting management

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Let’s begin with the creation of lighting atmospheres suitable for any occasion. Within any building, it becomes feasible to blend various light fixtures, whether high or low-voltage, incorporating diverse colors and intensities. By offering complete flexibility in controlling individual or grouped lights, Loxone allows for seamless adaptation to the unique requirements of each project. This capability opens up a plethora of possibilities for hotels, restaurants, pubs, offices, shops, and more.

Moreover, an intelligently illuminated space offers benefits that extend beyond mere aesthetics. Particularly in terms of wellness and productivity, the implementation of tunable white lighting effects can effectively support the circadian rhythm and enhance well-being in various settings, including homes, offices, and other environments.

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4. Comprehensive safeguarding of the building

In addition to addressing events like burglaries, Loxone is capable of responding to potential hazards such as water leaks or freezing conditions. When a danger is detected, the system can be programmed to send notifications to your smartphone and, if necessary, take actions like shutting off the water supply, activating an alarm, and more. This comprehensive level of protection is achieved by leveraging a range of intelligent sensors offered by Loxone.

Furthermore, Loxone facilitates proactive maintenance by alerting you when certain components, such as filters, need to be changed or serviced. Instead of relying on a reactive approach where issues are addressed only after they arise, Loxone informs you in advance, providing an opportunity to take action before any critical failure occurs. This proactive approach ensures optimal performance and reduces the risk of unexpected malfunctions.

5. Personalized temperature and other controls for each room
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We recognize that various rooms serve distinct purposes and, as a result, should not always be maintained at the same temperature. Loxone provides the capability of achieving ideal temperatures at all times through our individual room control feature. This ensures that each room is automatically regulated, allowing you to unwind without any concerns.

Factors such as the presence of individuals in the room, external weather conditions, and the desired indoor temperature are taken into account by the heating and cooling system as it self-regulates. By considering these variables, Loxone guarantees optimal comfort while efficiently managing energy consumption.

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6. Maintain the privacy of your data

In today’s interconnected world, safeguarding data is of utmost importance, and Loxone places a strong emphasis on this aspect. That’s precisely why the Loxone system operates without relying on the Cloud. All system programming, schedules, presence information, modes, user data, and more are securely stored locally on the Miniserver within each installation. Unlike many other “smart” systems available, Loxone ensures that your data is neither bought nor stored in any cloud-based platform, and it is not disclosed or shared with any third parties. The principle is clear: your building, your data.

Furthermore, Loxone offers a range of functions such as automated lighting, zoned heating, multi-room audio, and more, all without requiring internet connectivity. While Loxone does provide certain features that utilize internet connectivity, these functions are non-essential, such as retrieving online weather data or sending push notifications to your smartphone. The core functionality of Loxone operates independently of the internet, prioritizing data privacy and minimizing dependence on external networks.

7. Streamline energy management

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A connected system is synonymous with energy efficiency. In Loxone, the heating, cooling, and blinds harmoniously collaborate to optimize energy usage. If the room is too cold, the blinds automatically rise, utilizing the sun’s energy to warm the space. Only if the desired temperature is not achieved does the heating system activate. Conversely, when it’s too hot, the blinds instinctively lower to minimize solar heat gain.

Moreover, integrating solar panels into your Loxone system is a seamless process. This allows you to harness the collected solar energy to supplement your energy requirements. An intelligent energy meter records both the current electricity consumption and production, providing you with real-time insights accessible directly from the Loxone App. This comprehensive approach empowers you to monitor and manage energy usage effectively.

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8. Smart and customized access management

Loxone provides an extensive array of options for access control in residential and commercial settings. Thanks to the adaptable nature of our system, virtually any type of access control is achievable.

The NFC Code Touch feature offers keyless access, allowing users to utilize NFC Key Fobs or enter a personal access code. With the Loxone Intercom, you can conveniently communicate with and visually observe individuals at your door, regardless of your location worldwide. In fact, if necessary, you can even grant remote access to authorized individuals.

Moreover, Loxone offers comprehensive access control capabilities that extend beyond entrance management. You have the ability to restrict access to specific sensitive areas within a building, such as management offices or server rooms, based on the individual permissions assigned to each user. This level of control ensures enhanced security and tailored access privileges throughout the premises.

9. The Loxone App

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The Loxone App provides immediate access to control essential functions whenever necessary, even while you’re away from the premises. Whether you’re on-the-go or managing a commercial property like a hotel, the app offers the flexibility to handle various tasks. It is continually updated with new features to ensure optimal functionality.

With the Loxone App, you can effortlessly define users, manage access rights, set desired lighting moods, switch music sources, and much more. The app’s versatility makes it equally suitable for smart homes and commercial properties, enabling convenient control and customization of your Loxone system with ease.

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10. Comprehensive multiroom audio experience beyond mere music

The Audioserver provided by Loxone offers an intelligent multiroom audio system that goes beyond delivering exceptional music quality. Its versatility allows for installation in various building types, enabling a wide range of functionalities. For instance, it can serve as a powerful alarm system in a restaurant, an intelligent doorbell in a smart home, or facilitate voice announcements in an office setting.

Additionally, the Stereo Extension extends the capabilities of the Audioserver by adding two additional amplifier outputs. These outputs enable the creation of extensive audio zone groupings, resulting in a highly flexible and low-maintenance multiroom audio system.

Loxone stands out for its compatibility with numerous communication protocols (such as Modbus, Dali, and DMX) and devices available in the market, making the system incredibly adaptable.

Configuration of all functionalities is conveniently managed using Loxone Config, and control can be easily accessed through a range of touch switches or the user-friendly Loxone App. With Loxone, you gain a straightforward and customizable solution for comprehensive building automation. Now that you’ve learned about Loxone, why not embark on your automation journey with us?