Auto Configuration

BASIC FEATURES

With the Auto-Configuration you can lay the foundations of your future configuration (lighting, shading, heating management), then with a press of a  button; each page/room automatically created for you. A central page will be created with an alarm system and fire alarm block and flooding. It is necessary to allocate a room and a class to each object to be able to use Auto-Configuraiton.

CREATING AN AUTO-CONFIGURATION

With the Auto-configuration button you can quickly create a standard programming.

It is important first to assign each object to his room and category.

  • Heating
  • Shading
  • Lighting

With the Air Tree and equipment, allocation category is already done automatically.

Then click the Auto-configuration button.

Loxone Auto Config Version 8

In the dialogue window that opens, choose the parts to auto-configure and click program.

Loxone Config Auto Config Created Blocks Rooms and Pages

For each room, a configuration page will be created and it will contain all the necessary function blocks of the Smart Home.
All unique items are automatically assigned to their blocks. The outputs of the shading blocks are not connected automatically for safety reasons.

Via the central block solar radiation information is automatically assigned via Loxone Weather Service (subject to subscription).If the entry “full sun” the weather service is at 1 and the output Qs Smart room controller is active, shading will be launched.

CENTRAL BLOCK HIERARCHY

Throughout each page, Auto Configuration will create a ‘Central‘ function block. Each page/room will have their own block (i.e Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen etc) and the page ‘Whole House’ will have it’s own Central block too.

The purpose of the Central blocks that are on the room pages is for them to act as ‘supervisors’ of that page/room. They take information from different function blocks and then give out commands when necessary.

In the smaller example above the Intelligent Room Controller is selected. The shading output QS now serves as an input to the Central block. In addition, the radiation value of the weather service is already integrated for the shading logic.

When Qs (shading required on the Intelligent Room Controller) is on, QA for automatic shading will be activated. The Central block allows these signals to be passed through to the relevant inputs and output. I.e takes information from the Intelligent Room Controller and then tells the Automatic Blinds what to do based on that information, just like a supervisor.

The Lighting Controller is selected as an output in this Central block too, this will link back to the Whole House Central block.

Whole House Central

Auto Configuration creates a Central block on the Whole House page, this one is a little different to the Central blocks on each room page. This Central block acts as an overall ‘manager’.

Auto Configuration has created 2 Virtual Inputs that will show up in the user interface. These inputs are connected to Loff, Cu and Cd.

Loff – Single sets all lights off
Cu – Single pulse fully opens all blinds
Cd – Single pulse fully closes all blinds

When double clicking on this Central block, we have similar options to the individual room/page Central blocks. In the example above we can see that now the Lighting Controller in the Living Room has “Input” selected. This Central Block is also Outputting to the Central block in the Living Room.

Information from this Whole House Central block (the ‘Manager’) will be passed down to the Central blocks, looking after each other room/page (the ‘Supervisors’). Then commands are sent out to the relevant blocks from there.

When the All Off virtual button is pressed on the user interface, the Whole House Central block sees that message and passes the command down into the Living Room Central block. The Living Room Central Block will then execute that command and tell the Living Room Lighting Controller to turn off. The same thing will happen to any other rooms in the house when they are selected in this format.

This process is same when All Blinds up/down is pressed, information is passed through the Whole House Central block, down into the individual room Central blocks and out to the relevant Automatic Blinds.

In the Whole House Central block, the Living Room Lighting Controller is selected as an input. This acts the same as the inputs on the side of the block and sends a pulse to All Off when a triple click is detected. In this case, when a triple click is detected on the Living Room Lighting Controller; an all off signal is sent down the hierarchy.

Burglar Alarm & Central

The Burglar Alarm function block has a very similar setup in terms of sending and receiving information between different function blocks and/or devices.

This example shows the Burglar Alarm taking inputs directly from the Motion Sensor Tree and Window Contact Air.

The Burglar Alarm is also outputting to the Automatic Blinds, Music Server and Whole House Central block.

When the Burglar Alarm is triggered the system will run through a series of stages, depending on which stage is active; different outputs will be active. The Burglar Alarm can talk directly to different function blocks when required.

During the triggering stages of the alarm, Auto Configuration will allow the Burglar Alarm to directly talk to the Automatic Blinds blocks (to fully open blinds, curtains etc) and Music Server (to sounds the alarm siren). An exception to this rule relates to the visual alarm stage, the Burglar Alarm will send the command to the Whole House Central block to then follow through the hierarchy.