Burglar Alarm

INTRODUCTION

The burglar alarm block can be used to set up an alarm system in your house with Loxone. You can use the motion sensors you already have in your house to control your lighting to also trigger your alarm so you do not have to double up on motion sensors in every room!

See below for more information on how to set up a basic alarm system and also information about the user interface.

BASIC SETUP

To set up an alarm with Loxone is straightforward. First off add in the Burglar alarm block to your program, then connect the inputs that you have wired to your motion sensors to I1 which is for movement sensors (look in the overview section below for more information on the inputs, outputs and parameters). You can also connect window and door sensors like in this example.

Next connect an input, either a switch or perhaps an iButton to the Tr input to arm and disarm the alarm.

Finally connect an output that is wired to a sounder for example to Q2. You can make use of existing outputs such as mulit-room audio or your lights to flash them and play loud music on trigger of one of the outputs Q1-Q6.

When you add the Burglar Alarm block there is an automatic popup block that allows you to connect in the background the inputs and the outputs that are relevant. For example the Air and Tree devices that are applicable can be added as sensors. The lighting controllers, automatic blinds and music server zone blocks can also be connect as output items.

Loxone Config Burglar Alarm

INPUTS

AbbreviationSummaryDescriptionUnitValue Range
I1Motion SensorsSingle pulse to set off alarm (motion sensors)Digital0/1
I2Glass breakage detectorsSingle pulse to set off alarm (glass breakage sensor)Digital0/1
I3Window contactsSingle pulse to set off alarm (window contacts) (0 = closed, 1 = open)Digital0/1
I4Door contactsSingle pulse to set off alarm (door contacts) (0 = closed, 1 = open)Digital0/1
I5OtherSingle pulse to set off alarm (other devices).Digital0/1
TrTrigger including motion sensorsArms / Disarms the burglar alarm with Motion Sensors A single pulse immediately arms / disarms alarm system (toggle) Motion sensors are included and can trigger the alarmDigital0/1
TrNmArm/Disarm without Motion SensorsSingle pulse arms/disarms the alarm without Motion Sensors A single pulse immediately arms / disarms alarm system (toggle) Motion sensors not being used to trigger alarm (i.e. Night Mode)Digital0/1
AArm including motion sensorsSingle pulse arms the burglar alarm including motion sensorsDigital0/1
ANmArm without motion sensorsSingle pulse arms alarm system without motion sensorsDigital0/1
VTrigger delayed arming including motion sensorsSingle pulse arms alarm system with delay including motion sensors. The duration of the delay is defined with the parameter “Da”Digital0/1
VNmDelayed arm without motion sensorsSingle pulse arms alarm system with delay without the motion sensors. The duration of the delay is defined with the parameter “Da”Digital0/1
RResetSingle pulse disarms alarm system This will also cancel any active alarmDigital0/1
CTrigger AcknowledgeAcknowledge Alarm The current alarm and outputs Q1-Q6 are deactivated The alarm system, however, remains armed and the alarm is reactivated only when another detector is triggeredDigital0/1
DisDisableDisable input of the burglar alarm (child lock) Locks all inputs to the block in configuration but does not disable access via the appDigital0/1

OUTPUTS

AbbreviationDescriptionUnitValue Range
AQAnalogue Output – Value indicates the state of the alarm: 0 = disarmed 1 = armed with motion sensors 2 = armed without motion sensors0…2
Q1Digital Output – ON when silent alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D1” from the initial trigger of an alarmDigital0/1
Q2Digital Output – ON when audible alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D2” from the initial trigger of an alarm The selected Music Server Zones play the alarm soundDigital0/1
Q3Digital Output – ON when visual alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D3” from the initial trigger of an alarm The selected Lighting Controllers are set to alarm mode and, in addition, all the selected blinds are raisedDigital0/1
Q4Digital Output – ON when internal alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D4” from the initial trigger of an alarmDigital0/1
Q5Digital Output – ON when external alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D5” from the initial trigger of an alarmDigital0/1
Q6Digital Output – ON when remote alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D6” from the initial trigger of an alarmDigital0/1
AQnAnalogue Output – Value indicating number of active sensors
QtDigital Output – ON when test mode is active Only used if the parameter Tm = 1Digital0/1
AQrTime remaining in activation delay Remaining time in seconds until activation of the alarm systems0…∞
TQText Output – Providing last triggered sensor Text includes date, time and the name of the sensorTextText
QoDigital Output – When ON indicates that door or window are open during arming.Digital0/1
AQTText Output – Providing TTS when I4 is ON during arming (should be connected to the TTS input of a Music Server Zone)TextText

PARAMETERS

AbbreviationSummaryDescriptionUnitValue Range
Remanence inputRemanence Input: If active, the block resumes its last state after a Miniserver restart.Digital0/1
DaDuration of Arming DelayDefines the duration of the delay after which the Alarm System is activated.s0…∞
D1Delay duration for the Silent AlarmDefines the duration of how long, after the alarm is triggered, the silent alarm (Q1) should be delayed.s0…∞
D2Delay duration for the Audible AlarmDefines the duration of how long after the alarm is triggered the Audible Alarm (Q2) should be delayed.s0…∞
D3Delay duration for the Visual AlarmDefines the duration for how long, after the Alarm is triggered, to delay the Visual Alarm (Q3).s0…∞
D4Delay duration for the Internal AlarmDefines the duration of how long, after the alarm is triggered, the Internal Alarm (Q4) should be delayed.s0…∞
D5Delay duration for the External AlarmDefines the duration of how long, after the Alarm is triggered, the External Alarm (Q5) should be delayed.s0…∞
D6Delay duration for the Remote AlarmDefines the duration of how long, after the alarm is triggered, the Remote Alarm (Q6) should be delayed.s0…∞
TiDuration by which input pulses are extendedDefines the duration of how long input pulses are extended. This elongation is used when calculating the simultaneously active sensors. 0 = No elongations0…∞
T2Duration time before 2nd Motion SensorDefines how long a 2nd Motion Detector must be activated in order to trigger more than a Silent Alarm. Different triggers will continue to immediately trigger the alarm. 0 = this function is not being used.s0…∞
TmTest modeParameter – Test mode If turned to On only the Output (Qt) will be activated.Digital0/1
DmMaximum Alarm DurationDefines the how long the Alarm System will remain active before it reverts to a Silent Alarm 0 = Unlimited Make sure that the duration is longer than the longest delay (D1-D6), otherwise, this level will never be activated!s0…∞
CaAutomatic alarm acknowledgmentParameter – Automatic alarm acknowledgement The maximum duration of an alarm, at the end of this time the alarm is automatically acknowledged.Digital0/1
IiContact state changeParameter – Take into account the initial state of window and door contacts Defines whether the initial state of the window and door contacts should be taken into account If Ii = 1 (on), the alarm can be armed even if a window or door is open. The alarm will not be triggered until the status of the contact changes i.e. The window is then closed.Digital0/1

USER INTERFACE

The last 40 detectors to be triggered are listed in the burglar alarm user interface. You can arm the alarm through the app either immediately or with a delay. You can also acknowledge and disarm the alarm through the app.

              

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxoneSensors that are triggered by breaking a contact must either be inverted, or if all the sensors of this type are connected to a single input, then that input can itself be inverted.