Going Green in Lexington

Lucinda Wood
3rd September 2013 in Backstage

“Going green” could mean different things to different people but to Loxone it can mean only one thing; saving energy and cutting down on utility costs. There are so many different ways that you can do this in your home or office. We are going to take a look at a few things that we have done here in our Lexington office to make sure we are staying GREEN.

Access Control

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Let’s start at the front door and talk about access control. An ibutton sensor was installed into our door. All of the iButton keys have been programmed for every employee based on the hours that they need to be there to work. For example if you have a cleaning staff that comes in once a week after hours their key can be programmed to work on Wednesdays from 5pm to 10pm. If someone tries to enter the building using their key outside of their authorized hours the Miniserver will call the Country Manager and let him know that someone is trying to get in. When an employee uses their key in the morning the Miniserver not only unlocks the door but it also turns of the alarm, turns on the lights, turns the thermostat from economy mode to comfort mode and logs them into the phone system.

You can purchase our iButton products from our webshop!

Switches

Switches

We have a couple sets of 4 gain switches on the wall all programed to control our entire office. By pressing one or a combination of these buttons we can:

  • Unlock the door
  • Turn lights on and off
  • Turn on our stereo
  • Changes the thermostat from comfort to economy mode
  • Control the volume
  • Turn on the projector in our classroom

When the last person leaves the office they just press the first and last button on one of the switches once at the same time to turn off the lights, and turn off the stereo all at once.

You can find our Switches for sale on our webshop!

App

Everything in the office can be controlled simply with any of our iPhones from anywhere in the world. We control

Thermostat:

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Here you can see the current temperature of our office and by using the slider you can make any adjustments that you need.

Music:

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When you touch a check mark you are able to change the station and the source. We can also control an iPod that is connected to the stereo!

Projector: We can change the source directly from our app.

Lights:

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Here we can turn our office lights on and off by just touching the check mark.

Camera:

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When you press the “Eye” to the right of the camera we can see everything that is going on in our office. We have installed an IP camera so we can also have a two way conversation with anyone in the office.

LED Strip:
We have a LED Strip that displays an employees color when they enter. This is a fun way to say hello in the morning.

Monitor:

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We can monitor everything in one spot. Who comes, who goes and when, we can also monitor the temperature to make sure everyone is comfortable.

Set and disable the alarm:
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Here we can see if the alarm is set or not. If the “alarm” icon on the right is green the alarm is on. You can even program your system to set and disarm your alarm from anywhere in the world.

There is so much more that can be done with Loxone. Loxone makes going green easy!

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